You guys, there are so many things to do in Asheville. We were only there for a weekend. And it was Valentine’s weekend. And it was freezing cold. So, naturally, I tried to stay inside as much as possible. I’ve combined my top 5 favorite things about Asheville, because I love you. Now, most of them revolve around food and drink…because inside. DON’T JUDGE ME, OK?! LET ME LIVE MY LIFE. But, even if you’re only in Asheville for a day, you can totally handle this…
1. Breakfast at Tupelo Honey Cafe. Saturday morning brunch is what’s up. This place was packed. I mean, folks were willing to wait outside in the 20 degree cold for a taste of Tupelo. But, you guys. So tasty. I ordered coffee (shocker) and some sort of crazy ridiculous southern grits bowl with goat cheese and black-eyed peas (I KNOW RIGHT?!). Before your meal they bring you a piping hot biscuit with some sort of blueberry spread straight from heaven and…you guessed it…Tupelo honey. Just give me a cup of coffee and a basket of biscuits, please. I don’t need to see the menu.
2. Lunch (or dinner or a snack or SOMETHING) at Farm Burger. We hadn’t planned on stopping by, it was just freezing outside and we stumbled in, out of the cold, one evening. I didn’t hate it. Not even in the least. This, my friends, is magical goodness. Sweet potato hush puppies with apple butter. Have mercy! I am already trying to figure out how to Paleofy and replicate this recipe at home.
3. When you need a coffee break (and you most certainly will), you absolutely MUST stop in at the iconic Double D’s Coffee. It’s a double-decker bus turned coffee shop. How could you not check it out?! The downstairs portion is where you order and the barista makes all the goodness. A few steps up a little winding staircase, you’ll find booth seating, where you can sit and sip and people-watch.
4. I know it seems like all we did in Asheville was eat, but there are plenty of other things to take up your time. And money. A quick stop for some sweet threads at Honeypot Vintage is always a good option. I mean, there was no way I was making it out of the store without these shoes. And if one vintage stop isn’t enough to get your fix, there are a few others all on the same street (Lexington), within walking distance.
5. All the food and shopping and coffee can really wear a girl out. Urban Orchard Cider was the perfect spot to wind down and warm up and get our drink on. If you want a little something to eat with all that cider, get the Ruben. I mean. I have no words. I hate swiss cheese and sour kraut and corned beef. But somehow, all of those ingredients combined have some sort of Captain Planet effect and it’s like a party in my mouth. Possibly one of the top 5 sandwiches of my life. And incase you’re wondering, Dry Ridge was my fave.
Have you been to any of these spots in Asheville? Tell me all about it!
xo | Brooke