All of my favorite things in one place: The Avett Brothers playing on the speakers, goat cheese in the grits, mimosas, and food so good that I literally did a Happy Dance in my chair. The glee of the moment, tastes, sounds and smells overtook me. I couldn’t help it. For years we have tried to get into to Tupelo Honey, but were always dissuaded by the long wait times. We got there on a Friday morning around ten this time, and only had to wait for about fifteen minutes. Every second was worth it; now I understand why it is always packed. Every. Single. Bite. Was. Delectable. It is kid-friendly, gluten-free friendly, vegetarian and carnivore friendly, locally grown and scratch-made perfection. I didn’t want to ever leave. I could live forever on the Appalachian Eggrolls and the Breakfast Bowl, and I was sad I didn’t have space in my gluttonous gut for the Sweet Potato Pancakes. I hear there is another location on the Southside of Asheville that takes reservations, but if you prefer the original, they do offer call ahead seating. I have never seen Tupelo Honey lacking a wait time, though, and now I understand why. It is potentially the best breakfast I have had in years.
Serving Asheville's finest homemade ice cream for over 30 YEARS! All homemade, in-store, fresh daily flavors with options galore. Making vegan soy ice cream and sorbets as well as sugar free options. Organic, fair-trade coffees and espresso on the menu with heavenly ice cream/coffee combos. Locally owned and operated, keeping it as natural as possible with simple ingredients. SAY NO TO CHAINS!! Indulge in one of Asheville's oldest stores, bringing the sweetest treats and the best customer service from friendly staff. Featured in Southern Living magazine this year and voted Best in WNC.
Another one of Asheville's family friendly places to visit. The menu itself is Americana and even offers breakfast all day long. As someone who could eat breakfast three times a day, this earns major points with me. And the breakfast menu is pretty darned good. All three of my kids (6, 10, 12) have their favorites and for once they all agree. When we take them they either get the chicken strips or the chocolate chip pancakes. We typically visit at the lunch hour and we have yet to have to wait for seating no matter how crowded they are. I imagine that Sunday at lunch might be a different story