Founded in 2011 by local foodie Stephen Steidle, Eating Asheville has a legacy of showing off Western North Carolina’s vibrant culinary mecca with authenticity and passion. Stephen’s vision celebrates the union of locally produced foods and the bevy of world-class chefs attracted to the area, a union that has given way to Asheville’s nationally-acclaimed food and beverage scene!
After attending food tours around the country, it was clear to Stephen that Asheville needed a food tour illuminating the foodie phenomenon of this city, shared from the perspective of passionate locals who’ve contributed to its success.
Asheville is home to an astounding seven James Beard-nominated chefs and hundreds more inspired and talented chefs who use the local bounty to push the boundaries of the palate. Committed to local and seasonal offerings, our local, award-winning chefs have impacted this city’s small (but oh-so-rich) food scene and we can’t think of a better way to get a taste of it all!
Hungry for a taste of Asheville, but don’t know where to start?
Rhubarb, Chai Pani, Zambra, Table, The French Broad Chocolate Lounge and many others – we’re proud to call 30 of Asheville’s most popular restaurants our partners. Every day Eating Asheville takes guests to six or seven of Asheville’s top places to eat, open just for us! Usually the chef or restaurant owner talks with us about the culinary style and the plate and pairing they’ve prepared for us.
Join our walking food tour as we experience Asheville one bite and sip at a time. Fit for foodies and everyone that eats!
Historic downtown Asheville is perfect for traveling by foot. Join our experts on a guided tour of our delicious city!
An Abundance of Quality Ingredients from Asheville’s Best Restaurants
Our chefs have the good fortune of a bounty of highest-quality fruits, vegetables, meats and other ingredients produced locally. On Eating Asheville’s tours, the menu changes every day as our Chef’s choose the freshest, best ingredients for the daily menu.
Here’s an example of six plates served on one of our recent tours:
- Hickory Nut Gap pulled pork with slaw
- Hand cut chips with truffle oil, goat cheese and Rosemary
- Devils on Horseback – dates stuffed with almond, wrapped with house-cured bacon
- Sturgeon rillettes on house made crackers, with pickles on a bed of pea shoots
- Spinach salad with sautéed shrimp
- Chocolate bar and maple-bourbon truffle