This restaurant serves down-home, Southern cuisine, with favorites like fried chicken and cheese grits. A Certified Green Restaurant, Tupelo Honey Cafe offers breakfast (with complimentary biscuits and jam), lunch and dinner, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. It also offers gluten-free entrees and a kids’ menu with funky offerings like Color My Plate, in which kids choose three farm-fresh sides — options include smashed sweet potatoes and black-eyed peas.
Tupelo Honey Cafe has three locations in Asheville, all of which are extremely popular for breakfast. Make a reservation or get there at 9 a.m. to avoid a wait. If you do have to wait for the location downtown, head to World Coffee Cafe, a 5-minute walk away.