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The Asheville area's food prowess isn't just limited to the city limits. The quaint town of Black Mountain has a wide variety of dining options and is just 20 minutes east of downtown Asheville. Below, we've listed some Black Mountain dining recommendations we think you'll enjoy.

Black Mountain Breakfast & Brunch

Louise's Kitchen

Louise's is a local favorite for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Come sit on their wrap-around porch or dine inside and enjoy some amazing french toast or a Big Boy Burrito. Louise's serves local and organic ingredients sourced from area farmers and merchants. Louise's serves up delicious mimosas and drip-style coffee from the local roasting company, Dynamite, but if you want some specialty coffee, walk across the street to cup of jomo within the WNC Outdoor Collective or up the hill to Dripolator Coffeehouse

Blue Ridge Biscuit Company

Blue Ridge Biscuit Company is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch but their massive biscuits served with creative toppings may leave you full for the rest of the day.

Cousin's Cuban Cafe

Serving up authentic Cuban dishes, pastries, and coffee for breakfast and lunch, this newly-opened Cuban café pays homage to the owner's Cuban heritage and welcomes everyone to experience what Cuban culture is all aboutflavorful dishes, strong coffee, and great conversations. Bienvenidos!

Foothills Grange

Just steps away from Foothills Meats, The Grange’s expansive outdoor space features seating for 250 people with covered picnic tables, a large patio with seating off the main building, a kids’ play space with dirt piles and Tonka trucks, and a permanent food truck serving Foothills’ classics menu of house ground hamburgers, secret recipe hot dogs, specialty sandwiches and famous tallow fries. The main building includes an airy indoor bar with 16 taps, a large bottle and can selection, and slushies for kids and adults. 

Thirteen Pennies Cafe

Thirteen Pennies Café is housed inside the Mountain Home Thrift Store building in Swannanoa. It offers breakfast and lunch items while providing training and hands-on job experience for youth in the culinary arts training track of the Home’s Apprenticeship Program. The café is named for the first financial gift made to the ministry in 1904.

Moments Coffee Bar

Take a moment at this adorable coffee bar and eatery in Swannanoa. Serving up freshly made breakfast and lunch sandwiches, traditional and specialty coffee drinks, and in-house baked pastries, there's a mountain view out the window and a cozy ambiance to enjoy. 

Four Sisters Bakery

Four Sisters Bakery is located in a cozy alcove of Black Mountain. They serve a variety of delicious baked goods, cinnamon rolls, biscuits and gravy, chocolate or ham and cheddar filled croissants, and scones and they also cook up a tasty gluten-free quiche. 

Taco Billy 

The sensational taco joint from West Asheville has opened a second location in downtown Black Mountain that's open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their menu features a handful of breakfast tacos, build-your-own tacos, and options for those with food sensitivities and varying dietary preferences. We recommend trying the Migas Taco with eggs, onions, jalapenos, tomatoes, crispy-fried tortillas, and Colby-jack cheese, or the Santi lunch taco with chipotle-stewed chicken tinga, queso fresco, avocado, and chipotle crema. 

Dough House

The sibling store of the beloved vegan food truck, The Trashy Vegan, often stationed outside of Fleetwood's in West AVL, this vegan donut shop serves up delicious made-to-order donuts, "hot knots," bread pudding, and coffee. Their flagship flavors are Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, and Chai, and they always have a rotating flavor as well (previous ones include Sea Salt + Pretzels, Peach Jalapeno Jelly w/Tamarind Glaze, and Cookies N' Cream). Any of their flavors can also be made gluten-free at no additional cost.

Open Oven Bakery

From the makers of Asheville's "grown-up" grilled cheese sandwiches (Melt Your Heart food truck),  Open Oven Bakery is an ideal spot to grab breakfast or brunch, or lunch. We are fans of their specialty breakfast sandwiches The Standard, and The Morning Melt, and rumor has it, the biscuits and gravy is some of the best in town. Open Oven also offers an assortment of omelets, waffles for breakfast and some of their prized grilled cheeses, soups, and burgers for lunch. They are conveniently open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can also check our blog post on best Asheville area breakfast spots!

Black Mountain Casual Lunch & Dinner

Veranda Cafe & Gifts

Veranda is located in the center of town and while they are not open for dinner, their delicious lunches are tough to pass up. From the hearty McDibbs Roast Beef Au Jus, to the Turkey Berry Brie sandwich, custom salads, wraps, and soups -- there is no short supply on filling lunch options.

My Father's Pizza and Pasta

If you've visited Black Mountain before, you've probably heard of My Father's Pizza. This is a classic Black Mountain establishment with some great pizza, pasta dishes, and salad options.

Fresh Wood Fired Pizza and Pasta

Located steps away from the Greybeard office, this wood-fired pizza joint serves gourmet pizzas and pasta and sources many ingredients from local farmers.

Goldfinch Kitchen

Offering a lovely patio with outdoor seating, creative plates, and craft cocktails, this newly-opened restaurant sources locally whenever possible and is Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free Friendly. From tacos to specialty toast to bowls like Bahn Mi and Red Curry, their menu promises variety and flavor. We also suggest pairing your dish with a signature cocktail or infused libation. 

The Grocery Market & Bar

Formerly known as The Artisan, this elevated bar and market is located within the charming and upscale Village of Cheshire. Their market offers several varieties of house-made sausages, soups, salads, cheeses, meats, seafood, dry goods, and local fare along with a curated boutique wine selection. Their bar offers cocktails, a killer wine list, and local draft beer alongside an “elevated bar food” menu using fresh, local, and responsibly-sourced ingredients. Pick up some items to make a gourmet meal at home, or enjoy food and libation on their spacious outdoor patio. 

Black Mountain Kitchen + Ale House

Home to Black Mountain's "ridiculously great fried chicken" and the best local brews, this beloved local establishment believes that the world is a better place with wings, a burger cooked to the right temperature, and a sandwich with house-made “anything you can think of” on it. Serving up creative Southern comfort food and offering mountain views that can't be beat from their patio, this is a great spot for dinner with friends or family. 

The Trailhead Restaurant and Bar

If you're looking to grab a burger while in Black Mountain, this is a great spot. The Trailhead also serves everything from delicious sandwiches to seafood dishes and keeps a dynamic selection of local craft beers on tap.

Ole's Guacamoles Mexican Kitchen

Ole's has got you covered if you are in the mood for some authentic Mexican cuisine, delicious burritos, tacos, and more.

Sake Sushi Japanese Cuisine

If you're in the mood for sushi, Sake Sushi is your only sit-down option in Black Mountain. Don't worry though, it's a great spot to grab a variety of sushi or enjoy some stir fry noodles, located in the Cheshire Village area.

Phil's BBQ

Since it opened in 2007, Phil's BBQ Pit has been providing a place for friends and family to gather and enjoy quality barbecue in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Using only the choicest cuts of meat, rubbed with their special blend of seasoning and slowly smoked with hickory hardwoods, they are the place for BBQ in Black Mountain. Offering a charming "down home" interior with red gingham tablecloths and a collection of hats and license plates as well as a spacious, covered outdoor patio, you'll be craving their sweet tea and savory sides long after you've left. 

Black Mountain Fine & Upscale Dining

La Guinguette Creperie

La Guinguette has some exciting dishes that combine french and Latin cuisine for some truly delicious eats. Come enjoy an empanada, tamale, or savory crepe!

Que Sera

Que Sera offers an upscale yet casual dining experience in Black Mountain's historic train depot, The Junction. Their food includes gourmet southern cuisine. You can also try their sister restaurant, located next door, Tayloe's Oyster Bar.

Black Mountain Bistro 

This locally-owned and locally-run bistro has had five generations of Swannanoa and Black Mountain natives be part of its team since opening in 2005. Serving the best quality food at reasonable prices, everything on their menu is made fresh daily. Offering "old south flavors with a new south twist" it's a great spot for a casual lunch or special occasion dinner. 

The Bush Farmhouse

New to Black Mountain, The Bush Farmhouse plays hopscotch with South African flavors, cuisine, and drink. The fine cuisine and cocktails make this the perfect spot for a special occasion dinner or romantic date night. 

Pure & Proper 

The Pure & Proper is Black Mountain's newest downtown eatery where you can find something delicious at any time of the day—from morning espresso and street waffles to a light lunch sitting streetside on the patio, or a late dinner date sipping craft cocktails with friends. While every meal has that chef's touch, the dinner menu truly shines with appetizers like Duck Leg Confit and Venison Stew and main dishes like Roasted Swordfish and Bone-in Pork Milanese. 

Black Mountain offers a wide range of delicious restaurants beyond the list we've compiled. For more info, check out a larger list on Explore Asheville's website listing for Black Mountain dining.

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