5 Food Trucks We Would Follow Anywhere in Asheville
August 27, 2021
Delicious food is a hallmark of Southern culture and being in the Blue Ridge mountains adds many more delectable options. Though Asheville has many restaurants popular with tourists, eat like a local at a food truck. Whether you want Asian-Mexican fusion or the best grilled cheese, we recommend these five mobile options. Also, these are great for outdoor dining during the pandemic. Plus no reservations are required!
Head east out of town to Highland Brewing, the home of Appalachian Chic Food Truck on Tuesdays. The menu changes with the seasons and features local products. We always order the Best Cluckin’ Chicken Sami (make it Nashville hot if you dare.) Not-to-be-missed sides include Truckmade Tots. Also, try the Apple Brandy Farms Classic Burger. Vegetarians can substitute Beyond Burger and/or gluten-free bun. Besides an outdoor deck, Highland Brewing has a meadow area with picnic tables nestled in the shade. Grab a Gaelic Ale from the bar.
**Update: Unfortunately this food truck was vandalized in April 2022. Stay tuned for more news. If you are on the South Slope, go to Deli LlaMMMa Food Truck, parked at Catawba Brewing Company every Thursday through Saturday. It’s “mmm” good. Particularly Thursdays are extra special with their Wing Thing deal–a plate of hot wings, fries, and draft beer for $15 (subject to change.) Place your food order at the truck, then take your beer token into Catawba for a cold one. The menu has plenty of other options, most of which can be made vegetarian.
Another favorite food truck is El Kimchi at New Belgium Brewery on Fridays. Scenic river views, craft beer, and fusion “Korean Barbecue & Mexican Goodness”–we love it all! First, order the pork dumplings, ask for extra crispy. Follow up with Bibimbap or the Burrito (as big as your head) with teriyaki chicken. If it’s Saturday, El Kimchi is at Wedge Studios.
Number four is Melt Your Heart Food Truck, parked at Wedge Studios on Friday. Of course, on Saturday find them at New Belgium Brewery. Build-your-own or try the Firebird with turkey. Order the Heart Attack, smoked Gouda pimento cheese with bacon, at your own risk!
Last but not least, Bear’s Smokehouse is permanently parked on the South Slope. Place your order seven days a week. From pulled pork to chopped chicken, Bear’s serves up eight kinds of meat AND three vegetarian options. Not to mention salads, sandwiches, plates…an endless combination to build your perfect plate of barbeque. The turkey breast is so good, it’s like Thanksgiving all year long. The Super Spud is a meal all on its own. Above all, order the broccoli salad.
If you forgot dinner reservations, Bear’s Smokehouse is the perfect takeout option on a busy weekend in Asheville. Delivery right to your B&B!
If you’re coming to the city in search of the best food, you’ll want to stay in the best accommodations as well. Our historic bed and breakfast features stunning guest rooms and spacious common areas. Wake up each morning to an indulgent breakfast followed by fresh baked cookies in the afternoon. Travel around the city easily by staying in the heart of historic Montford at Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast!
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