Visiting Asheville? Lucky You!
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, knowledgable 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
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.
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
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…
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
Little Louie's for creative hoagies and for real pirogies
Jargon modern American and super creative cocktails
photo by @finch_avl
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
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!