Dining in Asheville

Dining in Asheville

Asheville is a self-proclaimed “foodtopia” with a lively culinary scene including James Beard Award semifinalists and more breweries per capita than any other U.S. city. There are many restaurants within walking distance of the conference hotel, and we’ve listed several below. Not finding anything that interests you? You can find more dining options from Food & Wine Magazine or A Spicy Perspective.

Bouchon (0.2 mi) – Seasonal French comfort food menus created with local products from nearby farms and an all-French wine list.

Buxton Hall Barbecue (0.8 mi) – All-wood, whole-hog barbecue that is smoked in the Eastern NC style–low and slow over hardwood coals and infused with vinegar mop.

Buxton Hall Barbecue in Asheville, North Carolina

Buxton Hall Barbecue

Chai Pani (0.4 mi) – A mix of street food and traditional family meals highlighting India’s culinary diversity.

Curate (0.3 mi) – Authentic Spanish cuisine with tapas and an all-Spanish wine list.

Curate Restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina


Early Girl Eatery (0.4 mi) – Southern fare with all-day breakfast, local brews, and wine. Menu relies heavily on local produce.

Farm Burger Asheville (0.3 mi) – Upscale burgers made with grass-fed beef, plus shakes, beer, and wine.

Limones (0.3 mi) – Mexican food combined with french-influenced California cuisine plus creative cocktails served in a homey setting.

Mellow Mushroom (0.1 mi) – Chain pizzeria located in an old gas station featuring craft beer, calzones, and stone-baked pizzas.

Pack’s Tavern (0.2 mi) – Modern tavern with sandwiches, pizza, salad, and a vast selection of beer, wine and cocktails.

Posana (0.3 mi) – Contemporary American restaurant offering a seasonal menu focused on local ingredients.

Posana Restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina


Rosetta’s Kitchen (0.3 mi) – Vegetarian and vegan soul food with a focus on whole food, local, and organic dishes.

Strada Italiano (0.2 mi) – Italian menu representing all regions of Italy and featuring locally-sourced ingredients.

Tupelo Honey (0.4) – An all-day menu of Southern comfort food with a creative twist, plus craft beers and cocktails.

Twisted Laurel (0.1 mi) – Mediterranean using fresh, locally-sourced products.

White Duck Taco Shop (0.3 mi) – Tacos with eclectic, ever-changing combinations like Lamb Gyro and Thai Peanut Chicken.

White Duck Taco Shop on Asheville, North Carolina

White Duck Taco Shop