Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C.
George Vanderbilt’s 250-room castle is America’s Largest Home and a top attraction in Asheville. Plan a visit to Biltmore House, explore 8,000 acres of grounds, or book a behind-the-scenes tour.
Elegance and grandeur abound at Biltmore, America’s largest home. This French Renaissance castle in the heart of Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains is an architectural jewel. The home features 250 rooms, including 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms and 65 fireplaces.
In addition to the house, the 8,000-acre estate is home to forested trails and beautiful gardens, which include one of the country’s most complete collections of azaleas. Biltmore is also where you’ll find the nation’s most-visited winery. As you explore the estate, enjoy shopping, dining and luxury accommodations.
Biltmore is as magnificent today as it was when it was built more than a century ago. George W. Vanderbilt created the estate in the 1890’s as a grand retreat in the North Carolina mountains. The estate officially opened to his friends and family on Christmas Eve 1895. Mr. Vanderbilt brought in Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture, to design the gardens and trails. Biltmore was the last great project for Olmsted, whose work also includes New York’s Central Park and the grounds of the U.S. Capitol. The Estate is still privately owned and operated by George Vanderbilt’s descendants
When the sun sets on Biltmore Village and the local shop owners return to their homes, the Corner Kitchen keeps cooking. Enjoy the warmth of our illuminated interior with comfortable cuisine. Order a unique cocktail and gaze upon the mountain sky from the comfort of our pristine patio. Find out what locals have known for nearly 16 years — dinner doesn’t only happen downtown in Asheville.
The Blackbird’s goal is to delight guests with cooking grounded in the traditions and ingredients of the Carolinas creating an affordable and vibrant menu – Modern Southern with a “nod” to tradition.
At Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack, we pay homage to “Nashville style” hot chicken and southern soul food. We prepare our unique fried chicken to order and it all starts as “Plain.” From there we can add the spice from mild to extra hot (lots of folk just love it without the spice).
We take pride in being one of Asheville’s locally owned, independent restaurants. We source quality and local ingredients for the classic American recipes that we make from scratch daily. Our birds are naturally raised for superior quality and flavor.
We are an independent, family owned company founded in 1999. We strive to produce high quality, fresh breads and pastries for our retail and wholesale customers. We source products from local businesses when possible and we believe in giving back to our community through donations and interaction.
An Asheville staple for more than 10 years, City Bakery serves some of the best sandwiches, salads, and soups in town. Artisan Breads, scratch-made pastries, cakes and desserts as well as great breakfast selections are available 7 days a week.
Indian chaat (street snacks) plus homestyle platters (thalis) in a funky, laid-back space.
Chai Pani literally means “tea and water.” It’s slang in India for going out for a cup of tea, a tasty bite, a snack, or “a little something.” In Downtown Asheville (and now in Downtown Decatur) it means innovative, fun, affordable and delicious Indian cuisine. We’d go so far as to say it’s “mindblasting.”
Some of the best food of any country is its street food, and Chai Pani features chaat – crunchy, spicy, sweet, tangy, brightly flavored Indian street snacks. And because there’s nothing more comforting and delicious in any culture than a home cooked meal, Chai Pani also brings you thalis – traditional family meals highlighting India’s amazing culinary diversity.
The New York Times was particularly taken by our “fresh, cilantro-strewn takes on Indian street food,” GQ Magazine lauded our “Indian street food with a twang,” and New York Magazine called us “a star in downtown’s dining scene.” The Huffington Post had us on their list of “Top 10 Cheap Eats in the US,” and even Fox News called us the “hit of their Asheville trip.” (We’re just glad we could get them all to agree on one thing)!
We’ve made it from Bombay to Buncombe, so step off the sidewalk and into the street – Indian Street Food that is. (Couldn’t resist!)
For two decades, Karen Donatelli Cake Designs has specialized in creating beautiful, delicious, custom and specialty desserts. Karen and her team constantly work to make each cake, pastry and dessert a renowned piece of culinary art, specializing in dramatic confections that reflect clients’ personalities proving that designing and creating custom and specialty desserts is both an art and passion. The masterfully, crafted delicacies provide a unique and eye popping design with superb and innovative flavors. Products are delivered on time and just as they were ordered.
It is hard to put into words the feeling of being in one of those great, neighborhood Italian restaurants we have all grown up with. The aromas of home-cooked Italian food, along with the rhythmic sounds of martinis being shaken to chilling perfection sets the tone for a night of fun and laughter. This combination of homemade cuisine and warm, friendly atmosphere makes you feel like part of the family. And it means you could only be at Vinnie’s.
Here at Sweet Elegance, located in beautiful Asheville, NC, we consider it a privilege to work hand in hand with you to make your special day as truly memorable and wonderful as possible. We accomplish this by joining your vision and our creative gifts to design and execute astonishing cake creations. Any event from an elegant wedding to a festive birthday celebration can be elevated to a higher level when one of our creations arrives to the party!
Hip eatery in a former 1927 bus depot offering elevated small plates, cured meats, sherries & wine. Cúrate is a celebration of authentic Spanish cuisine. For those who have visited Spain, the Cúrate menu will bring back memories of the country’s best jamón Ibérico, vermuterías, and lively tapas culture. In recognition of the restaurant’s all-Spanish wine list, Cúrate was listed as one of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2018. Cúrate means ‘cure yourself’ in Spanish, reflecting the belief held by chef Katie Button and her family that there are curative effects in sharing good food and wine with family and friends. Experience the essence of Spain in downtown Asheville… one plate at a time.
Creative all-vegan cuisine, craft beers & biodynamic wines served in a spare, modern setting.
Plant is an evolving chef-driven vegetable, fruit, and active-foods restaurant in Asheville, NC. We serve dinner from an open kitchen and bar, with 13 tables, 47 seats, kitchen-side dining, and a seasonal patio.
Farm-to-table American cuisine, craft cocktails & a robust wine list in an upscale-casual setting.
We are a group of cooks, farmers, waiters, cheese-makers, organizers, ranchers, brewers and dishwashers who share a common philosophy about how we eat and in a larger sense, about life.
We believe in the importance of working locally, not just using ingredients from our surrounding area, but also in our contribution to the community. The success of our restaurant has always been closely entwined with the health and progress of our community. For 35 years we have supported the arts, local-needs and education programs.
Our clients have returned over the decades, we hope in part because we have always tried to treat them as family… and friends. Some might say, our food tastes good, perhaps even memorable. Each day, we do our utmost to prepare and present fresh food in a creative manner with a craftsman’s hand. Working in the most sustainable way possible is important.
The Market Place has been a fixture in downtown Asheville since 1979. Though it’s beginnings rose in the streams and mountains of western North Carolina – a place of mountain trout and small farms – it also has a hand and heart inspired by traditions far from our borders. This mélange of local food prepared with other worldly traditions of the table may have helped the Market Place garner national attention but the keen reverence for the heritage and roots of Appalachia has always remained at the center of what we do.
Family-friendly chain serving American comfort food with a Texas twist, plus cocktails.
We use quality ingredients and take the time to prepare them in our kitchen because it tastes better that way. And really, isn’t that the point?
At Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, we’ve been graciously serving made-from-scratch goodness since 1979. Our founders, Aubrey Good and Doug Rogers, believed that when a meal is prepared and cooked fresh just for you, it not only tastes better, it makes you feel good.
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen serves made-from-scratch favorites in a welcoming place. Enjoy House Smoked Baby Back Ribs, hand-battered Country Fried Chicken, Scratch Burgers, Homemade Onion Rings.
Global wines & locally sourced Iberian tapas in a rustic space with Spanish & Moorish accents. Zambra is a charming nod to the tastes and traditions of the Western Mediterranean, offering downtown Asheville a contemporary twist on fine wine and tapas. In between the romantic amber-lit ceiling and smooth stone floor is a festive atmosphere that holds true to our name which means “gypsy dance of celebration.” We’ve carefully selected only the best of local ingredients and exotic Spanish wines to give our guests an unforgettable feast of the senses and a warm celebration of life.
Nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Well-Bred is an award winning bakery and café enjoyed daily by locals and tourists alike. Founded in 2002, Well-Bred offers two locations: The original Weaverville store located 10 minutes north of Asheville, and South Asheville’s Biltmore Village shopping location, just minutes from the historic Biltmore Estate.
Both locations offer unexpected delights both sweet and savory. With luscious pastries, gourmet food, fabulous breakfast treats, plus locally roasted coffee, just making a decision is going to be your biggest problem! Vegan and gluten-free options are also available, so that there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Red Ginger Dimsum & Tapas offers delicious dining and takeout to Asheville, NC.
Red Ginger Dimsum & Tapas is a cornerstone in the Asheville community and has been recognized for its outstanding Chinese cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff.
Our Chinese restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.
From donuts to wedding cakes Geraldine’s bakes all items in-house fresh daily. Fred starts with Big Ernie’s handwritten recipes.
These are tried and true delicious delights. Fred and Matt place the finishing touches on all of our cakes and pastries. RJ and WP, our experienced bread bakers, are busy supplying Asheville’s restaurants with buns and breads. And please welcome back to the baking scene in Asheville…. Aaron, former owner of Carolina Mountain Bakery and son-in-law of The Rolling Pin family (memories!) So enjoy the slideshow and visit Geraldine’s Bakery for ALL your sweet treat desires!
Long before working and training under some of San Francisco’s most talented chefs, Hugo Ramirez was raised on the intense and varied flavors native to his hometown of Mexico City. In fact, he still calls on his mother for the secrets of traditional Mexican dishes, which he reinvents in innovative and surprising ways. At Limones, Hugo’s love of Mexican food is combined with his training in french-influenced California cuisine.
Nine Mile is a casual full-service vegetarian-friendly restaurant and bar with three locations in Asheville, NC. The original location is in the heart of Historic Montford. The second location is in Downtown West Asheville on Haywood Rd. The newsest location is in Biltmore Park Town Square in South Asheville.
Our cuisine consists of Caribbean inspired pasta dishes, rice dishes, a handful of traditional pasta dishes, daily specials, and an array of locally made desserts.
We carry a variety of local and micro brews as well as a specially picked selection of wine. Our non-alcoholic beverages include Jumex Nectars, San Pellegrino, and Fountain Sodas (Yes, we have Cheerwine!). The West and South locations also serve an array of Caribbean Cocktails.
It is our pleasure to provide everyone from our nearby neighbors to our visitors from afar with great food and a pleasurable dining experience.
We invite you to come by and look forward to seeing you!
copper crown is the result of a dream 11 years in the making. Our mission is to provide a neighborhood gathering place in our community of East Asheville where delicious food and drinks may be enjoyed by all. We are nestled between many neighborhoods, including Beverly Hills, Haw Creek, Oteen and others. We are conveniently located en route to the Blue Ridge Parkway and a few minutes drive away from downtown.
We aim to provide a little something for everyone, and offer dinner seven days a week as well as lunch/brunch on both Saturday and Sunday, with menus focused on seasonal and locally sourced goods. All of our menus reflect both the diversity of our influences (American South, Italy, & New Orleans to name a few) as well as our support of many local farms.
Our bar program features signature cocktails, 8 draft beers, bottled beer selections, and full wine list. We have a fun list of spirited beverages for lunch/brunch as well. Stop by after work for a drink on our patio or join us for drinks later into the evening on the weekends.
Our dining room offers a cozy and unique environment that speaks to our love of modern-retro design. We were honored to partner with Form & Function Architecture and Design to bring our dreams to reality in creating a space that is both warm and entirely fresh.
Annie’s Bakery is a wholesale bread bakery that crafts high quality artisan bread the old-world way. Our doughs are created with a long fermentation. This process takes 48-72 hours and breaks down the gluten proteins making Annie’s bread easier to digest. Our breads are free from preservatives and additives.
In addition, we use an array of nutritious ingredients such as stone-ground whole wheat and locally milled rye flours, ancient grains, blackstrap molasses, seeds (millet, flax, sesame, and sunflower), and rolled oats.
The end result is great tasting bread that is good for you!
All Natural Ingredients • Handcrafted • Long Fermentation
Zero Additives • Zero Preservations • Zero Trans Fats
Old World Levain Bakery specializes in naturally leavened breads and European-inspired pastries.
Our products are handmade with intention, integrity, and aesthetic sensibility — our hope is that each of our creations is received as a gift and creates space for a moment of appreciation. We use the highest quality, whole ingredients, finding organic sources and staying as close to home as possible.
Our suppliers include Lindley Mills, Carolina Ground Flour, Farm & Sparrow Mill, New Appalachia Foods, Mountain Foods, Farm to Home Milk, Tima Tea, Heilbron Herbs, Sunburst Trout Farms, American Pig, local farmers’ markets, and our home gardens.
Sweet Promises is a Christian owned bakery. We are truly thankful for God’s Promises to us each day as we strive to serve him. We believe that it is with God’s grace that we are able to create wedding cakes and minister to young couples who are starting their new life together.
I’m a classically trained pastry chef, and I’ve worked in the restaurant industry for (cough cough) a looong time. That’s where I learned to be so witty. 😉 In 2014 I started making cute little custom cakes for friends and family. Just for fun, because I missed making art, because friends don’t let friends eat a dry cake. Then people started requesting them, paying for them, coming up with crazy ideas. I spent the next year or so making four or five celebration cakes a week, holding down a full-time job, and running my entire business from a Facebook page.
At a La Cupcakes! we say, “It’s not just cake… It’s dessert!” because our cupcakes and cakes are part of a meal… or a birthday, an anniversary, a wedding,… any event.
We have 12 unique weekly flavors made fresh every day for your pick up order only. Check out the online ordering form for your cake and cupcake needs! Don’t see the flavor you want? Call us at 828-418-3169. Because a La Cupcakes is a local, privately owned bakery you can talk to one of our Lead Bakers.
Gluten sensitive? Can’t eat dairy? Won’t eat sugar? Vegan? No problem! We have selections every day—and for your special order—to meet your dietary preferences.
Short Street Cakes is a family-owned Cake Shop located in West Asheville, North Carolina.
Our cakes are 100% natural and made from scratch, and represent the very best in the classic tradition of Southern Cakes.
Whether you frequent Asheville, NC’s eclectic downtown area, or are looking for an excuse to do so, make Old Europe Pastries a priority stop. We are Asheville’s longest running café, having opened our doors originally in 1994. While we have transitioned locations, our passion to deliver delicious coffee, impeccable cakes, pastries and traditional Hungarian desserts has never wavered. Having immigrated to America from Hungary, owner, founder and creator of all of our desserts, Melinda Vetro, works passionately and diligently to continue providing a great experience to every customer that walks through our doors.
Let us sweeten your day! Choose from up to ten delicious Bundt flavors made from the finest ingredients and crowned with our signature cream cheese frosting. To elevate your occasion, select from more than sixty unique handcrafted cake designs themed around holidays and celebrations throughout the year. They can be customized for any occasion, including birthdays, showers, weddings and graduations. For that extra touch, we carry a variety of retail items to enhance your celebration. Next time you need a one-stop shop for your upcoming gathering, bring the joy with Nothing Bundt Cakes!
An innovative, daily changing global menu & cocktails served in a modest cinder-block building.
The Admiral embarked not with a set course, but steered more in a general direction. In 2007, we aspired to create an unexpected restaurant that thrived on its talent and creativity.
With the procurement of a modest cinderblock building on the wage earning side of town we succeeded in our goal – to serve an inventive cuisine without having to hold on to convention, all in an atmosphere that lacks the restraints of standard technique.
We hope you find our décor timeless, our service gentle, and our cuisine inventive and delicious.
Explore Western North Carolina’s great outdoors with Nantahala Outdoor Center. The nation’s largest outdoor recreation company, NOC has led outdoor adventures since 1972 and earned recognition as “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure. Over a million guests visit NOC annually to embark on a diverse collection of more than 120 different river and land-based itineraries! Learn to kayak at NOC’s world-renowned Paddling School, or test the latest outdoor gear and shop at retail stores in Asheville, Gatlinburg, and Nantahala. Book a trip on one of seven rivers in the Southeast, or fly through the skies on the Nantahala Mountaintop Zip Line Adventure!
Having opened in 2014, Vortex Doughnuts and Coffee is proud to call Asheville home. Vortex is deeply committed to providing Asheville with the highest quality, hand made doughnuts on a daily basis. Every ingredient is thoughtfully chosen to provide the best tasting experience while supporting local and regional farmers, suppliers, breweries and more. Brewing 1000 faces coffee from Athens Georgia, Vortex offers a classic menu of espresso drinks alongside a signature drink menu as well as great drip and pour over style coffees.
Chiesa (Italian for church) is a quaint Italian restaurant featuring generations of family recipes, house-made pasta, and local ingredients. Located in the historic Montford neighborhood, Chiesa (pronounced kee-ay-sa) is housed in a building that has been at the center of the community for over one hundred years, serving as the local grocery store, then as a church, and since 2014, the neighborhood Italian restaurant.
Posana is a contemporary American restaurant in the heart of downtown Asheville on Historic Pack Square. With a focus on serving local, seasonable and sustainable cuisine, Posana sources unprocessed, premium ingredients from nearly 65 different local purveyors & farmers and our gardens in West Asheville. The menu changes regularly and seeks to accommodate a variety of diners’ needs. The restaurant’s warm welcoming main dining room is ideal for a weeknight dinner, weekend brunch, or a special occasion celebration. We can’t wait to serve you.
A West Asheville original, the Bakery is more than a place to buy hand-made bread. Our made-from-scratch sandwiches and pastries reflects our commitment to serving the best breakfast and lunch for an affordable price. We proudly use high quality ingredients with no preservatives sourced from many local farms. Our spacious family-friendly cafe offers a sunny place to enjoy a quick meal or relax over coffee with friends. We are a community gathering spot where our diverse neighborhood comes together to enjoy fresh local food.
Baked goods, treats, breakfast and sandwiches in the heart of West Asheville, NC We’re open for carry-out everyday from 8am – 3pm. Please feel free to dine on our patio!. Visit our online store for bi-weekly bread and pastry pick-up!
I want Rhubarb to be where the important stuff happens.
I believe in the power of the table, the value of passing food, and of sharing stories and listening. These moments around a shared table deepen the ties between people we care about, in turn strengthening the web of our families, friendships, and communities.
Sharing food is transformative. I have experienced it throughout my life with family and friends and strangers. As a chef, I have witnessed how sharing a meal can reveal insights and discovery – often unexpected – about who we are and why we do what we do. These experiences deepen the connections between us, connections that ultimately elevate our lives.
If you have not tried our cupcakes or ice cream, we’re sure you’ve heard about them! Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery can be found in the beautiful shopping and entertainment center of Biltmore Park Town Square, located in South Asheville, one exit away from the Asheville Regional Airport! We are known as one of the best bakeries in Asheville. Specializing in CUPCAKES and making our ICE CREAM right in the store. You would be missing out by not giving us a visit. Don’t miss out… come visit us today! Call us anytime 828-676-2711 to place an order or to discuss our other service options.
I’m just here to Bake the World a Better Place �
All items are made to order!