The Ultimate Guide To Asheville
and the Western North Carolina Mountains
Western North Carolina
Mountain Cities & Towns
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A wonderful way to highlight a day trip into the surrounding mountains, no matter what your itinerary or destination, is to bring along a picnic lunch. This is particularly true if your exploring takes you on the Blue Ridge Parkway or deep into one of the national forests. Restaurants are few and far between, and besides, what could be better than eating a picnic lunch beside a wilderness waterfall or from a rocky overlook perched high above the green valleys below? If this idea appeals to you, then you are in luck, because not only does Western North Carolina have an unlimited supply of really great picnic spots, but there are three stores in Asheville within minutes of each other where you can purchase the ingredients for an unforgettable picnic lunch. They are located on Biltmore Avenue just as you leave Pack Square heading south. Park your car near any of the stores.
Laurey's (Yum!): Catering and gourmet to go, as well as easy
going breakfast (muffins and scones, breakfast burritos, wonderful
coffee). If your wish to have your picnic lunch prepared, Laurey's
can do it all for you. 67 Biltmore Ave., 252-1500. Monday-Friday 10
a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
French Broad Food Co-op: Just down the street is an outstanding organic grocery, run by a local cooperative. Fresh vegetables, fruit, cheese, crackers and more. 90 Biltmore Ave., Asheville NC 28801, 828-255-7650
Other Asheville Gourmet
& Organic Food Stores: