Asheville is renowned for its burgeoning food scene. With a robust number of tailgate markets, chefs have access to a plethora of local, seasonal ingredients. However, guests traveling with special dietary restrictions need not worry. In particular, many restaurants offer gluten-free options including the homemade breakfast served at Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast. We’ve outline several from our list of favorites.
A Certified Gluten Free Kitchen at Posana
This upscale farm-to-table restaurant in downtown Asheville offers a 100% gluten-free menu, making it a great option for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. Prices range from $30 to $50 per entrée, and the service is exceptional. Guests rave about the Butternut Squash Risotto and the Pan-Seared Scallops. There is a robust cocktail and wine menu as well as an outdoor patio, all in the heart of downtown Asheville.
Corner Kitchen in Historic Biltmore Village
Corner Kitchen is located in a historic bungalow just outside Biltmore Estate and offers classic Southern cuisine with a modern twist. Priced from $20 to $30 per entrée, reserve a table on the covered patio for outdoor dining. The service is attentive and guests rave about the gluten-free Fried Chicken and Shrimp & Grits. The menu changes monthly so choices may change with the seasons. With it’s location in Biltmore Village, do some shopping to work up an appetite before dinner.
French Comfort Food in Downtown
This French bistro serves authentic French cuisine and has several gluten-free options ranging from $20 to $40 per entrée. What’s more, Bouchon retains their staff which translates into excellent service. Guests love the gluten-free Steak Frites and the Escargot. Check out their sister restaurant, Rendezvous, in east Asheville for even more options. Innkeeper tip: do not skip the pommes frites.
Sister Restaurant to Corner Kitchen
Chestnut, a classis American restaurant, has a seasonal menu featuring locally sourced ingredients. They offer gluten-free options, and prices range from $20 to $30 per entrée. Also the menu has medium plates which are perfect for light eaters. Service is attentive, and guests rave about the gluten-free Fried Oysters and the Braised Short Ribs. When restaurants reopened for service in 2020, this was the first place we returned for fine dining. In fact, the petite filet is still one of Diane’s favorites and it’s naturally gluten free.
Lunch on the French Broad River
While all the other options are fine dining, White Duck Taco Shop offers a variety of creative tacos with gluten-free options available so it’s great for lunch. Prices range from $3 to $4 per taco, and the counter service is quick and friendly. Specifically guests love the gluten-free Thai Peanut Chicken taco and the Banh Mi taco. With multiple locations, our favorite is spot is in the River Arts District. Order tacos and eat by the French Broad River on picnic tables. If it’s Wednesday afternoon, then walk the greenway to the RAD Farmer’s market, due south from the White Duck parking lot.
What to Expect at Pinecrest
We feature a fresh hot breakfast served at 9 am at our Asheville B&B. By and large, guests with special dietary needs, like gluten free, will have strikingly similar options on their plates as other guests. In fact, Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache Cookies are a guest (and innkeeper) favorite and you’ll never miss the gluten.
Come stay and let us treat you right!