15 Breweries With Great Food In Asheville, NC (+ A Map!)

This article shares the best breweries in Asheville with food, from those with in-house kitchens to breweries with permanent food trucks.

Craving a delicious meal alongside your craft beer? This guide to Asheville breweries with food will satisfy both your taste buds and your hops cravings! We share details on food menus, beer offerings, what to order and more.

Breweries With Rotating Food Trucks

Before we dive into our list of breweries in Asheville with food, we wanted to call out a whole sub-section of breweries with rotating food trucks. These include Highland, Whistle Hop, Wedge at Wedge Studios, New Belgium and Hi-Wire RAD.

Archetype in West Asheville also has a noteworthy food scene. While they don’t have a kitchen or a daily food truck, they are right next to two awesome restaurants: Gan Shan West and Pizza Mind. Both offer takeout and are perfect for an evening at Archetype’s rooftop patio.

Map Of AVL Breweries With Food

Asheville Breweries With The Best Food

BBQ restaurant with an on-site brewery in South Asheville

12 Bones Brewing is the perfect example of a local brewery with great food. Unlike most Asheville breweries, 12 Bones was first a restaurant. A really good restaurant. And it’s without a doubt one of Arden, NC’s best restaurants.

They originally opened as a smokehouse in 2005 and expanded their offerings in 2019 by opening a brewery and taproom.

Today, their Arden location offers the best of both worlds– a production brewery and some of Asheville’s best BBQ.

There’s a food counter on the restaurant side with a few beers on tap. If you want a bigger draft selection, head over to the main brewery area. The brewery and restaurant are connected, so you can order from both counters and sit anywhere. You can also order from your table with a QR code on the brewery side.

As far as food at 12 Bones goes, they are known for their ribs. They have 4 different flavors (try the brown sugar rub!), as well as pulled pork, pulled chicken, wings, smoked turkey and even brisket. Brisket is available from Wednesday to Saturday.

They typically have around ten sides on the menu, plus a daily special. We love the mac & cheese and vinegar slaw! If you are a big sides person, check out their 4 sides plate.

12 Bones Brewing hosts Totally Rad Trivia on Wednesday nights at 7pm. They also have live music on Thursdays from 6-8PM.

Iconic South Slope brewery with excellent fare

Burial Beer in South Slope is a must-visit brewery in Asheville. We love them for their outdoor seating, insanely unique and creative brews, and excellent food offerings.

Their food menu includes an excellent double cheeseburger, as well as grilled cheese, catfish po’boy and a mushroom burger. These are all served with fries or a side salad. The cheeseburger is one of the best in town!

If you are looking for smaller bites, check out their ‘bar bites’ menu. It has chicken wings, goat cheese mushroom toast and even a tempeh bowl.

The food menu at Burial Beer is known to change, but everything is always delicious. If you are with children, ask about their kids’ menu.

Burial has a great biergarten setting in the back. It’s unexpected when you first walk up from the front by the Sloth mural. There are several tables scattered around and an additional rooftop seating area around the side. There is also indoor seating when needed.

New brewery in South Slope with wood-fired pizza

If pizza is your ideal brewery food, head to Terra Nova in South Slope! It’s Asheville’s newest brewery, located in the former Bhramari Brewing location.

Mission Pizza’s menu is short and sweet, but doesn’t compromise on quality. They offer an excellent selection of small plates such as pork meatballs and Italian chopped salad in addition to their wood-fired pizza. 

Mission Pizza is closed on Tuesdays but the brewery is open. They typically have a food truck on-site (but don’t plan on Mission that day!)

Brewery with great outdoor seating and excellent fare near Biltmore Village

Hillman Beer is a kid-friendly brewery with delicious food near Biltmore Village. It’s an ideal destination when the weather is nice because they have spacious outdoor seating, including a few tables by a creek.

As far as we’re concerned, Hillman Beer’s food specialty is burgers. Their signature burger, served with house pickles and sauce, is always an excellent choice. Don’t miss their burger + beer special on Wednesday nights.

Their food menu also includes a great Reuben, a fried chicken sandwich, a few salads and a soft pretzel appetizer.

Whether you crave a light and refreshing Nitro Pale Ale or a classic taste of their first creation, the Dingaudamnit Dunkelweisen, they have something to satisfy every palate. Additionally, their rotating specialty taps feature exciting options like Belgian wit sours and hard seltzers.

Hillman offers flights, 32-ounce crowlers, 16-ounce pours and short pours (12oz.) They also have a few N/A options like Athletic Brewery non-alcoholic beer, Devils Foot, kombucha and soda.

Flavorful burgers and tallow fries at a local legend brewery

If you love a unique burger, head to Hi-Wire just down from Biltmore Village. There you’ll find the permanent food truck Rebel Burger, which has a small but mighty menu of burgers and beef tallow fries.

Their crown jewel is the Rebel Burger, a reimagined classic American smash burger. Imagine a smash burger with Adjika-spiced pickles, confit green onions, and a flavorful Lahore spice blend. It’s really flavorful and delicious– our first thought was that it tasted like a Baby Bull x Chai Pani collab.

Rebel Burger offers a spiceless Rebel Burger for those who prefer a milder experience. And for the little ones, they have a dedicated kid’s burger.

Apart from their burgers, Rebel Burger also offers an Abundance Bowl. It’s a vegan dish featuring black rice, cilantro and other flavorful toppings on a bed of cabbage and bok choy. The bowl is drizzled with a tamari vinaigrette and finished with a touch of peanut butter miso.

Rebel Burger

Downtown Asheville brewpub with a diverse and delicious food menu

Wicked Weed’s brewpub in downtown Asheville offers excellent beer, food and outdoor seating, as well as ample opportunity for people-watching. It’s located on Biltmore Ave, just next to The Orange Peel.

They have several different food menus, including their daily lunch + dinner menu, a late-night menu and a kids menu. Speaking of, kids eat free on Tuesday nights.

Their regular menu includes everything from a beef tartare appetizer to chicken wings, a kimchi fried chicken sandwich and their famous ‘Asheville Hot’ chicken sandwich. They also have soups, salads and even steak frites.

If you are dining with a group, try the Bavarian platter! It’s a fun way to kick a meal off at Wicked Weed. The platter comes with a giant soft pretzel, kielbasa, bratwurst, sauerkraut, pickles, beer cheese and Lusty Monk mustard.

Wicked Weed

Thai food truck at a West Asheville brewery

Cellarest is a great brewery in West Asheville with an on-site Thai food truck. Cassia set up shop at Cellarest in late 2023 and has been such a welcome addition.

Their menu changes every two weeks but they regularly update their Instagram with the latest. You’ll typically find menu items like stir fry, fried rice and a coconut curry. They also regularly have Firecrackers (crispy sweet potatoes + spicy mayo) and Firecracker Shrimp.

Cassia is open Friday through Sunday from 2-9.

Elevated fare served on East Fork dishes at in an ultra-cool space

Burial’s Forestry Camp is located in a former camp that previously housed Civilian Conservation Corps Workers. It’s a cool space, made even better by excellent brews and food.

Their food menu is somewhat similar to the one at their South Slope location. You’ll find a smash burger, mushroom sandwich and a few smaller ‘snack’ bites.

However, unlike Burial South Slope, Forestry Camp has several dinner entrees. The menu changes often but it typically features dishes like steak frites, fried oysters and even redfish. They plate their food on dishes by local pottery superstar East Fork.

And we saved the best for last– Forestry Camp has a dessert menu! Choose from seasonal ice cream, tiramisu or a s’more with chocolate ganache and a homemade marshmallow.

As far as beer goes, Burial is one of the top craft brewers in Asheville, consistently cranking out delicious, unique and creative beers in their death-themed style.

Burial Forestry Camp

Sour beer, Biergarten seating and excellent fare in Asheville’s South Slope

Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium in South Slope is the first sour beer dedicated taproom on the East Coast.

Their food menu includes a few handheld bites, like their Oazacan Burger with grilled pineapple and a carne asada burrito. You can get a traditional burger if you aren’t into pineapple on yours!

They also have an Italian sausage with Lusty Monk mustard and several smaller plates that are great for sharing. The cheese fries with bacon are always a good choice!

Pair your meal with one of their 8 signature flights. They also have beer from their regular lineup on draft, including their flagship IPA Pernicious. And yes, they have flights with non-sour options! One is even a Vidl wine flight.

The Funkatorium

If you are a self-proclaimed science nerd (and even if you’re not), you’ll probably enjoy the science behind White Labs’ offerings. Located in downtown Asheville, White Labs is an expert in the art and science of yeast.

Learn about the art of yeast at this local taproom

What they love more than anything is educating customers on various yeast strains. They do this by brewing the same beer but with two different yeasts. This results in two completely different flavor profiles, demonstrating how different yeast strains can affect the flavor.

Not only are they known for their beer and brew process, but it’s also a much-loved pizza place in Asheville. Their pizza is Neapolitan-style and uses their special yeast strains in the dough. 

Choose from a variety of pizzas (we love the mushroom!) and sub vegan cheese, vegan sausage and gluten-free crust. You’ll also find a few salads, appetizers and sandwiches on the menu.

Brewery with a food truck run by local butcher Chop Shop

Wedge at Foundation has a permanent food truck on site run by local Chop Shop Butchery.

The food truck menu features a few burgers, including a Mushroom Swiss burger. You can make the burgers doubles or even triples!

They also have hot dogs, our favorite of which is the Carolina dog topped with slaw, chili, mustard and onion.

Apart from burgers and hot dogs, the Chop Shop food truck also has a few salads and a vegetarian falafel gyro on the menu.

Wedge at Foundation has plenty of seating, both indoors and out. They also have a few ping-pong tables in the back. It’s right next to 12 Bones, too, in case you want to sample some local BBQ.

South Asheville brewery with a BBQ restaurant

Sweeten Creek Brewing is a hidden gem brewery in South Asheville. They have a great variety of brews and an on-site Bear’s Smokehouse.

Bear’s BBQ has all of the classics you’d expect, from pulled pork to burnt ends, mac & cheese, collards and more. They also have a few unique creations, like cornbread topped with mac + cheese and choice of meat.

For vegetarian options, Bear’s has smoked portobello, smoked tempeh and Impossible meatloaf.

Bear’s BBQ and Sweeten Creek Brewing are in separate spaces, so you’ll need to order your beer from the Sweeten Creek counter.

Bear’s Smokehouse & Sweeten Creek

Alongside their signature pilsner, they offer a variety of malty options for those who prefer a richer taste. They also have a wide selection of IPAs, including their ‘Asheville Style IPA,’ a unique creation that merges East Coast and West Coast styles into a local favorite.

This is the second Asheville location of Bear’s Smokehouse. The first Bear’s in the area is one of the most popular restaurants in South Slope. Bear’s is originally out of Connecticut.

Impressive campus with a great brewery restaurant

There are two places to dine at Sierra Nevada’s Mills River campus. The first is their casual, order-at-the-counter ‘Back Porch’. You’ll find bar snacks here, like hummus and nachos, as well as a few sandwiches and kid-friendly meals.

If you’re looking for especially good brewery food, though, plan to eat at the taproom restaurant. This is where you’ll find their famous Joyce Farm torpedo chicken wings, various pizzas, and even braised lamb shank.

They also have menu items like a burger, charred cabbage and an apple cider brined pork tenderloin. The menu changes seasonally with the availability of products.

Sierra Nevada

Speaking of, Sierra Nevada grows a lot of their food on-site at their garden. Their menu also features several local producers.

Production brewery and pizza place in South Slope

Asheville Brewing is a local brewery with three Asheville locations. Their South Slope location is their production brewery. They also have a brewpub with a movie theater in North AVL and a takeout pizza place in South AVL.

The South Slope location has pizza by the slice and several signature pies. Try the Vanderbilt with banana peppers! And make sure to add a specialty crust topper. We especially love the parmesan crust.

Apart from pizza, you’ll find a ton of bar food appetizers on the menu, like wings, tater tots and a pretzel with cheese.

Asheville Brewing has both indoor and outdoor seating and a ton of beer on tap.

Movie theater brewpub in North Asheville

We mentioned Asheville Brewing’s production location above, but we didn’t want to leave off their movie theater brewpub in North Asheville.

They have a similar menu at this location– you’ll find pizza, fries, wings, nachos and salads.

As far as movies go, they play both new releases and cult classics, including kid-friendly flicks. You can buy tickets in advance or at the door. It’s a dine-in theater, so you can grab a table and enjoy a movie.

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