Asheville is a city of constant change, with new businesses popping up as others close. It can be challenging to keep up with all the latest places to explore. To simplify things, we’ve compiled a diverse list of the newest Asheville restaurants, bars, breweries, and other businesses. Whether you’re a foodie, a beer enthusiast, or simply looking for a unique experience, there’s something for everyone in our mountain town. 

Check out what’s new this month below. 

Visuals Rooftop Bar | If you’re looking for an unparalleled view of the city, head to the newly opened Visuals Rooftop Bar—another addition to the Burial Beer Co. brand. This stunning venue, located on top of Burial’s Eulogy Music Hall, offers a wine menu featuring glasses and bottles of its own Visuals natural wine brand, aperitifs, craft cocktails, ciders, and your favorite Burial beers. You can also savor a delightful culinary experience with their sustenance menu that features charcuterie and cheese boards, pickled veggies, tinned fish, and assorted pastries. The rooftop plans to host regular live music and other events, elevating your experience to new heights!

Chai Pani South Slope | Discover the vibrant flavors of India at the newly opened, larger location of Chai Pani at 32 Banks Avenue in the South Slope Brewing District, which used to house Buxton Hall Barbecue. This locally-loved eatery brings a fresh, colorful approach to traditional Indian street food, and now it has so much more space to accommodate its growing fan base. Choose from a delectable array of dishes such as the famous okra fries, Bhel Puri, and mind-blowing thalis, all crafted with authentic spices and ingredients. The lively ambiance, adorned with eclectic decor, sets the perfect backdrop for a casual meal when visiting Asheville.

Luminosa | Luminosa is the newest addition to Asheville’s elevated dining restaurant scene. Located at 77 Biltmore Avenue, this spot offers a sophisticated yet cozy atmosphere with a menu that combines modern Appalachian cuisine and Italian food. From innovative starters (like bone marrow tater tots) to sumptuous main courses (like lemon pizza) and decadent desserts (like chocolate semifreddo), every dish at Luminosa is a testament to culinary excellence. Complement your meal with a selection from their wine or artisanal cocktails list as you cheers to a great meal!

El Patio de Guajiro | The owners of the Guajiro food truck, which opened in 2022, have decided to expand their business into a brick-and-mortar. El Patio de Guajiro is now occupying the space inside the Asheville Cotton Mill Studios at 342 Depot Street, previously home to the Great Wild Nowhere bar and music venue. The new space will feature a cocktail bar serving beer, wine, cider, and cocktails for diners to order along with their Cuban comfort food from the food truck menu. The food truck at El Patio de Guajiro uses its time-honored recipes and fresh ingredients to transport you to the heart of Cuba. Think mariquitas, tostones, black bean soup, and Cuban sandwiches, to name a few of their specialties. 

BattleCat Coffee East Asheville | BattleCat Coffee, a beloved coffee shop in West Asheville, has recently opened a new location in East Asheville at 885 Tunnel Road. Known for its eclectic style and welcoming vibe, BattleCat Coffee has earned a loyal following for its expertly brewed coffees and inviting atmosphere. The new location features a spacious interior adorned with local art and cozy seating, perfect for catching up with friends, working remotely, or enjoying a moment of relaxation. From coffee drinks, teas, and delectable pastries, BattleCat Coffee’s new East Asheville location promises to be another community oasis.

Romeo’s Vegan Burgers | Savor plant-based delights at the newly opened Romeo’s Vegan Burgers at 28 Westgate Parkway. This eatery is redefining fast food with its 100% vegan menu, offering a wide range of mouthwatering options that are both delicious and cruelty-free. From their signature Romeo burger, made with a flavourful plant-based patty, to their crispy chicken kale salad and chili cheese fries, every item is designed to satisfy cravings—for vegans and non-vegans—without compromise. Committed to sustainability and quality, Romeo’s Vegan Burgers uses locally sourced ingredients and eco-friendly practices to create food that’s good for you and the planet.