It's a mix of classic Southern cuisine with international influence and new site-specific foodie trends.

The 8 Best Food Dishes in Asheville


The barbecue competitions that occur throughout the country are a testament to the popularity of this food.


Fried green tomatoes topped with pimento cheese

If you're in the market for a good Southern-style fried green tomato, this recipe is the perfect way to start.


Krispy Kreme Cheerwine Doughnuts

To celebrate their business anniversaries, Krispy Kreme and Cheerwine are releasing another one-of-a-kind treat: a new soft drink that blends the two favorite flavors.



Bojangles is a staple in the Carolinas, and its biscuits are a surefire breakfast hit. They’re served with boldly seasoned chicken and Legendary Iced Tea(r).



A fast-food chain, Cook Out is known for its burgers, milkshakes and North Carolina-style pork barbecue.


Deviled eggs

They are typically made with a mixture of egg yolks, mayonnaise (Duke's works great), mustard and sweet pickle relish.


Fresh seafood from the coast

Asheville is known for its robust farm-to-table foodshed, and one of the best ways to experience this vibrant culture is with a meal at a seafood restaurant.


Shrimp n' grits

A classic Southern dish, shrimp n' grits is a must-have for any home cook. It's easy to make and comes together quickly, making it perfect for a quick weeknight dinner.