Visiting Asheville? Lucky You!

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Downtown Asheville

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Check out our favorite stops for shopping and dining

Downtown Asheville Shopping

There are so many fantastic independently owned shops in Asheville, it would take days to list them all that are worthy of a visit but these are a few of our absolute stops!

We’re bit biased about Broadway Street, but it’s home so we need to first mention these gems, which btw are all woman owned!

C&Co for locally made organic plant based skincare and natural spa with an amazing staff!

L.O.F.T. which is Lost Objects, Found Treasures and perfectly describes what you’ll find there!

VaVaVoom our neighbors who offer high quality sex wellness products (and pretty lingerie!).

Spare Chaynge is your spot for all fun things vegan! Including bags, clothing and gifts.

Beyond Broadway Street

For women’s clothing check out these shops, also all woman owned.

Boutique LP - Classics with a modern edge

Edge - Contemporary modern clothing

Hazel Twenty -you can find menswear and kiddo stuff too!

For jewelry( after you’ve shopped here:))

Mora Modern, creative and original jewelry

Fox & Beaux specializes in custom, one of a kind engagement rings and other jewelry 

For shoes

Tops SO MANY SHOES! Excellent brands and great style

For books, we’re all avid readers her at Embellish so we need to mention the best book store in town.

Malaprops 

Downtown Asheville Dining

Asheville’s reputation as a hoppin’ food scene is well deserved. The choices are varied and I’ve rarely had a poor meal in this town. But, it’s busy around here so better to make a reservation than be disappointed if you have a popular favorite in mind!

Some of our favorites (but hardly a complete list)

Limones Mexican & Californian Cuisine

Zambra Tapas & Wine Bar

Blue Dream Curry House Curries from around the world

Chai Pani Indian street food and James Beard Foundation Winner

Cucina 24 Italian, and James Beard Foundation Semi finalist Best Chef

Curate Spanish tapas and cuisine and James Beard Foundation Winner (seeing a trend here?!)

Itto Ramen Bar & Tapas Ramen, ramen, ramen

Buxton Hall BBQ Carolina bbq (and my favorite fried chicken sandwich)

Little Bee Thai Authentic Thai food

Mountain Madre another neighbor, family owned Mexican Kitchen and Agave Bar

Sovereign Remedies our favorite cocktails in the hood

Rowan Coffee our neighbor and the most beautiful coffee shop you’ll sit in

 

If you’re headed to our neighborhoods… 

West Asheville 

West Asheville Mural

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Shopping

Whist Greetings & Gifts

Reciprocity Mix of new and resale boutique clothing, and always a great shoe/boot collection!

Flora Flowers, and you’ll find books and coffee in the same space

Food and drink

Sunnypoint Upscale comfort food, great breakfast

Leos House of Thirst perfect spot for an afternoon rose and small plate

Jargon modern American and super creative cocktails 

Biltmore Village

Biltmore Village Food

photo by @finch_avl 

Shopping

Scout Boutique A beautiful collection of women’s clothing and dresses

Provisions A modern day mercantile for gifts and home goods

Food and drink

Well Bred Bakery & Cafe Exceptionally handcrafted edibles

Finch Gourmet market & wine bar, do not miss the hummus!

Corner Kitchen Farm to table goodness

 

Photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash

And go for hike! I’ll cover that in a future blog, plus more to do while visiting, so be sure subscribe to our email list!

Again, this is hardly a comprehensive list. This town is built on small, independent business, so explore, there’s so much to see/do/eat! 

xo

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