West Asheville has a reputation for being cool and hip, and the restaurants along Haywood Road—the main drag in West Asheville—live up to the hype. You can find everything from breakfast cafes and bakeries serving up Southern-style biscuits, to healthy vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free fare, to down home comfort food, diner fare, elevated new American, tacos, noodles—even oysters!
West Asheville is also home to a number of unique bars and neighborhood pubs serving up craft beer, specialty cocktails, and cider. Some feature late night menus, host live music, and even have pool or ping pong tables. If you’ve got a furry friend (or two) in tow, hit up one of the dog-friendly patios. West Asheville locals are a mix of young families and post-college kids, with a welcoming artsy vibe.