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Gluten Friendly and Dog Friendly in Asheville

As I wind up my month-long visit to Asheville I wanted to share all the great Gluten-Friendly spots I found in and around downtown Asheville. The foodie scene here is legit. There are so many great places to eat, but my gluten-friendly round-up will help make your stops easier when you travel here.

Whenever I have the opportunity to sit at the bar, I do so I can meet new people. I love meeting new people, having interesting conversations, and learning about the wonders of humans. Honestly, I have come to know the most interesting stories from all across the Northeast. I am super excited to hear more of those as I continue my journey. 

Gluten Friendly and Dog-Friendly Spots in Asheville:

  • Pack’s Tavern – Although the menu does not specify gluten-free, I expressed to our server that I was gf. The manager came out to ask about my allergies, and shared what items on the menu I was able to eat without fear of gluten. He was awesome and the food was good. Tink was welcomed on the porch (which was inside and heated). They brought her a water bowl and several of the staff came out to love on her.
  • Taco Temple – This place is small and on the corner of Charlotte and Broad St. (just outside of downtown). You stand in line outside to order your food. Their tacos are prepared with homemade corn tortillas. We’ve eaten their breakfast tacos at least 3 times and they are outstanding! Don’t miss the tater tots that have a lime flavor sprinkled on them. They are legit!
  • White Duck Taco – Located in downtown Asheville, they also have 2 other locations around town. Their entire menu is listed on the chalkboard above the register and they always have yummy gluten-free options. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention their mixed drinks on tap that are seasonal and on point! They also welcome dogs.
  • Twisted Laurel – Is on the corner of Spruce and College, and has gluten-free pizza!! Not only that, but they have an entire dog menu and Tink got the pupaloaf (she didn’t hate it… haha!)
  • Carmel’s Kitchen – Although there aren’t exclusively gluten-free items on the menu, they were able to accommodate my request. The waiter and staff knew which items were gluten-free and safe for me to eat. The outdoor seating is dog friendly and the staff seems to love dogs.
  • Bone and Broth – Located on Charlotte St. near downtown, this restaurant is one of my favorites here. The restaurant does not have a porch for pups but it does have a very gluten-friendly menu and the salmon I had was absolutely wonderful. 
  • Battery Park Book Exchange – In downtown, loves dogs. The entire outdoor seating is dog-friendly!! Ya’ll this place is a bookstore AND a champagne bar. There is a ton of outdoor seating with comfy couches and they welcome dogs with open arms. They serve delish charcuterie boards.can accommodate gluten-free crackers for the charcuterie. They also have a plethora of wines and sparkling wine options.
  • The Edison at Omni Grove Park Inn – They don’t have an exclusive gluten-free menu, but the bartender told the kitchen I had a gluten allergy and they cooked our dishes accordingly. The view of the sunset over the mountains was divine and our bartender was awesome in his attention to detail and understanding our needs. Landon, (the bartender) made a few creative drinks for Larry and even sent out a gluten-free treat for us when he discovered that Larry had just gotten some great news! That simple gesture made our entire night super special, just by creating a special moment in our evening.

I’ll be sure to keep you posted about other gluten-friendly and dog-friendly places I visit, in the hopes that you will travel, meet new people, and experience life in a whole new way!

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