When one local business closes in Asheville, another opens, which makes it hard to keep tabs on all the newest places to experience. To simplify things, we’ve rounded up some of the newest Asheville restaurants, bars, breweries, and other businesses to frequent on your next trip to our mountain town.
Check out what’s new this month below.
Bad Manners Coffee | Originally a coffee pop-up that could be seen at various markets and events around Asheville, Bad Manners Coffee has now opened a brick-and-mortar at 697 Haywood Road in West Asheville. Their vision was to create an interior that gave goth Barbie vibes and a curated menu of delicious coffee drinks, teas, and more. Open Thursday through Monday, Bad Manners Coffee is the place to go for your next morning or afternoon pick-me-up.
BERADU: Speciality Market, Kitchen, and Bar | BERADU, a new specialty market, is now open in Black Mountain, NC, just outside of Asheville, and its restaurant and bar will be opening soon on December 27, 2023. Owned and operated by husband and wife team Chef Patrick and Maggie Beraduce, BERADU specializes in selling and serving regional wild game, invasive species, local fish, in-house charcuteries, fresh pasta, and other fare made in the Carolinas. BERADU is all about supporting local and sustainable businesses through delicious food, drink, and goods. Shop around the market before heading to your dinner restaurant.
The Pot Stirred | When partners Taylon and Aislinn realized the need for more alcohol-free and inclusive spaces in downtown Asheville, they opened The Pot Stirred—a woman and LGBTQ+-owned mushroom cafe and adaptogen bar located at 191 Lyman Street. Dubbed America’s first mushroom bar, The Pot Stirred offers elevated drinks (drinks that give the feeling of enjoying an edible), euphoric drinks (drinks that give a happy and creative feeling), and grounded drinks (drinks that provide a calming and relaxing effect). Each drink is infused with a mix of mushrooms and adaptogens to give the patrons a buzz without the booze. Find like-minded people in a comfortable and welcoming environment at The Pot Stirred!
Sweets & Seats | Want to shop for unique and luxury outdoor furniture while enjoying a local coffee and pastry? Sweets & Seats offers both in their new storefront at 81 Patton Avenue in downtown Asheville. From espresso, all-natural bubble tea, and Taiwanese shaved ice to eclairs, cakes, and cream puffs, this cafe has an extensive list of French pastries and specialty drinks to curb your sweet tooth. Owner Kanas Lam has a Diplôme de Pâtisserie and has launched several new restaurants throughout her career, but Sweets & Seats is her ultimate dream come true.
Rebel Burger | Rebel Burger, a new permanent food truck serving grass-fed beef, fresh and locally sourced plants, and mindfully chosen ingredients, has recently opened at the Hi-Wire Brewing Biltmore Village location at 2A Huntsman Place. Using local, natural beef from The Chop Shop Butchery, locally sourced plants from Mountain Food Products, and even spices from Spicewalla, this new food truck is inherently Asheville. Get a nutritiously delicious meal at Rebel Burger whether you dine in or order it to go!