There are many options for Mediterranean food in Asheville that will please your pallet and bring a variety of culinary traditions from Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Israel, Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, and Morocco to North Carolina! Mediterranean restaurants in Asheville offer traditional Greek food, Moroccon, Lebanese inspired dishes, and creative fusions from many Mediterranean regions, including Middle Eastern fare. (Feature photo: Rezaz Pan Mediterranean, now closed)
Mediterranean cuisine is one of the healthiest diets in the world with a colorful variety of fresh greens, vegetables, oils, lean protein, nuts, and grains. Most notable ingredients include fresh herbs like parsley, mint, and sumac, chickpeas, lentils, pine nuts, couscous, flatbreads like pita and lavash, tomatoes, olives, seafood, lamb, chicken, yogurt, and fresh cheeses like feta and halloumi.
Small plates or tapas are meant to be shared! Popular dishes include kebabs, Greek gyros, paella, chicken shawarma, ratatouille, spanakopita, baba ganoush, hummus, falafel, tahini, yogurt sauces like tzatziki to dip or spread, and fresh salads like tabouleh and fattoush. Don't forget baklava for dessert!
Looking for vegan options? Many Mediterranean dishes are vegan by nature or easily modified without compromising great flavor. See our Top Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Asheville for more.