Asheville is known as one of the premier “Foodie” towns in the country. Our guests staying at the Wright Inn Asheville Bed and Breakfast, tell us constantly of the superb dining experiences had in these establishments.
Our B&B guests ask constantly which is our favorite so we have compiled the below list which is based on food type. Click on their name below and you will be redirected to their website. Here you will be able to view their individual offerings which change on a daily basis.
Menu of “Local” Restaurants
The Marketplace – Has been a fixture in downtown Asheville since 1979. 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 they do. 20 Wall St. Asheville, NC 28801
Bouchon French Bistro – Enjoy an authentic French bistro experience at Bouchon. You’ll savor the food and delight in the wine and be very glad you did. 62 N Lexington Ave. Asheville, NC 28801-2823
Chai Pani– Chai Pani stands for innovative, fun and delicious Indian Street Food. From chaat (crunchy, spicy, sweet, tangy, brightly flavored Indian street snacks) to daily thali specials (home-style cooked meals), mango lassi and nimbu pani, Chai Pani serves genuine Indian cuisine 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. 22 Battery Park Ave. Asheville, NC 28801
Chestnut–The Chestnut consistently features local and seasonal flavors. Enjoy a salad, appetizer and tasty seafood, vegetables and deserts as well as your liquid refreshment. Kevin, Chef Joe and Chef Matt invite you to try the fresh taste of The Chestnut’s uniquely American cuisine. 48 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Cucina 24 – Classic Italian cooking. They specialize in handmade pasta, wood-fired pizzas and extensive seafood and local meats. 24 Wall Street Asheville NC 28801
Laughing Seed Cafe’ – An eclectic international approach to vegetarian dining. This has led to their popularity with vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Local products, organic ingredients and a flair for global fusion combine to give the dishes a unique and satisfying character. 40 Wall St. Asheville NC 28801
Lobster Trap – Famous for flying in fresh seafood and using fresh produce from local farmers, and featuring music from local musicians. 35 Patton Ave. Asheville NC 28801
Mela Indian Restaurant – Offers authentic North and South Indian dishes. 70 N. Lexington, Asheville, NC 28801
Nine Mile – A casual full-service vegetarian-friendly restaurant and bar nestled in the heart of Historic Montford. The cuisine consists of Caribbean inspired pasta dishes, rice dishes, a handful of traditional pasta dishes, daily specials, and an array of locally made desserts. 233 Montford Ave. Asheville NC 28801 (Note–Nine mile is the closest restaurant to the Inn.)
Posana – Enjoy a made-from-scratch dinner or weekend brunch on the spacious patio, or looking out onto Historic Pack Square from the dining room, lounge or bar. Posana Cafe utilizes local farmers and purveyors for items such as organic milk, goat cheese, fruits, vegetables, trout, lamb, pork and chooses to serve only hormone and antibiotic free meats and eggs. Posana’s pastry chef and culinary team are constantly evolving the menu to reflect seasonal and local specialties in addition to offering the region’s largest selection of gluten-free cuisine.
Table – Superbly prepared cuisine for everyone. Table offers an “urban” comfortable, friendly environment in downtown Asheville with exceptional welcoming service. 48 College St. Asheville NC 28801
Tupelo Honey – Southern Home Cooking with an Asheville Twist. A pleasant dining experience begins with utterly delicious food and is heightened by great ambiance. Tupelo Honey Cafe has an upscale, yet casual environment with touches of an authentic Charleston/New Orleans style. 12 College St. Asheville NC 28801
Carmels – This restaurant and bar is already known as a destination in downtown Asheville with its alfresco dining, romantic and intimate dining room and jazzy-chic bar. Serving continental cuisine. 1 Page Ave. Asheville, NC 28801
Zambra– This Tapas restaurant has one of Asheville’s most beautiful dining rooms, most daring menu and one of the area’s most extensive wine list. They subscribe to the ‘Farm to Table’ philosophy and use all-natural local products when available. Upscale dining in an unpretentious, fun and relaxed atmosphere 85 W. Walnut Street, Asheville, NC 28801
Short (5 -10 minutes) Drive
Fig – Set in historic Biltmore Village, Fig is a cozy bistro serving Chef William Klein’s modern interpretation of classic, pure, and market-driven French cuisine. 18 Brook St # 101 Asheville, NC 28803
Rezaz – The sophisticated menu emphasizes eclectic and traditional flavors of all Mediterranean countries. 28 Hendersonville Rd. Asheville, NC 28803
Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant – Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian features authentic Chicken Parmesan, Sausage and Peppers, Veal Marsala, Linguini and Clams in Asheville, NC 641 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804
While the above list is in no way a complete list, it does represent what we feel are some of the favorite spots of our guests.