Get off the beaten path. Try The Potato Wedge, just north of Beaver Lake on Merrimon. Where else in Asheville are you going to get fresh made pierogies? Get the blintzes (strawberry please). Plus some traditional Polish dishes. Stuffed cabbage and kielbasa anyone? Potato latkes (get a double order). Yeah, they have all the traditional breakfast offerings, but don’t come for that. And leave any hint of pretension at the door. This is like being in someone’s grandmother’s kitchen dining room.
On the radar is Bebette’s Beignets and Cafe, just opening on Tunnel Road. I’ll go just to try the beignets and coffee – but they are promising that they will soon also have food trucks to serve a wider menu of brunch dishes. That chance to mix and match brunch dishes sounds mighty appealing.
Max Patch, Mt. Pisgah, Mt. Mitchell, and DuPont are some of my favorite hikes on foot. If you want 360 degree views or waterfalls you can take your pick and go. Or just ride the park way and pick a spot to pull off and go hike!
When we take the horses out we love to go to Harmon’s Den, Cataloochee, and Tyron. There are endless horseback riding and hiking trails in WNC.
Posana is amazing, we love to go there as much as possible. It’s alll gluten free and they have the best gluten-free baked goods.
Sunny Point, Biscuit Head, Early Girl, and Tupelo Honey are go to places for a relaxed brunch. We love taking out-of-town guests to brunch to experience these Asheville staples.