Asheville Restaurant: Tupelo Honey Cafe

Tupelo Honey Café, Asheville Restaurant

Tupelo Honey Café, an iconic downtown Asheville restaurant (12 College Street) since 2000, features innovate New South fare at both its original downtown location as well as its location in South Asheville. From sweet potato pancakes with peach butter to shrimp and grits, Tupelo Honey is known for its casual, colorful and whimsical atmosphere as well as its unique flavors. The restaurant reflects the artistic diversity and creativity that makes Asheville hum, and they are expanding into other cities in the South.

Tupelo Honey Café

Chef Brian Sonoskus, a graduate of Johnson and Wales, has been Executive Chef at Tupelo Honey since 2001. His attention to fresh, local and imaginative cuisine is inspired, and locals and visitors alike enjoy his take on breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chef Sonoskus is active in support of the Chefs Move to Schools effort, the initiative introduced by First Lady Michelle Obama intended to focus attention on childhood obesity and educating school children about healthy eating.

Tupelo Honey Café

The restaurant has received accolades from the New York Times, Southern Living Magazine, The Food Network, and many more. Tupelo supports more than 25 farms and artisanal food purveyors and is also active in support of many organizations and efforts in the community.

Tupelo honey is high quality honey with low dextrose sugar content and a distinctive flavor made from black gum trees found in Northern Florida. A jar of Tupelo Honey sits on every table and is used to sweeten several of their recipes.

Shop Tupelo Honey Café’s on-line store! They ship goodies all around the globe. For more, go to Tupelo Honey's Web site.

What are the best places for a drink in downtown Asheville? Unwind with a drink and conversation at one of our friendly wine or cocktail bars.
Don't miss the drum circle, a favorite Asheville tradition for both locals and visitors. Anyone can participate by drumming, dancing or watching. Stop by the Asheville Drum Circle every Friday night... read more
Take home some delicious local and/or organic food from one of our many farmers' markets located throughout western North Carolina. Also, see our Guide to Farms to Visit in... read more