A wine and cheese board on an Asheville food tour.

Take a Bite of the Best Asheville Food Tours

Asheville is the great Culinary Capital of the South! This one-of-a-kind city is home to hundreds of breweries and award-winning restaurants. With stats like that, how do you know where to eat first? An Asheville food tour is the perfect solution! Read on to discover four of the best ways to get a taste of the city. Afterward, find more ways to sip and savor the best of Western North Carolina in our free Chimney Rock/Lake Lure Vacation Guide. Our guide has helped so many people plan the ultimate NC mountain getaway. Use it for recommendations on wineries, breweries, outdoor recreation, and more!

Take a Bite of the Best Asheville Food Tours


Eating Asheville partners with local restaurants to gives visitors the chance to do exactly what their name suggests! This company offers four unique tour options, including the Classic Tour, High Roller, West Asheville Tour, and Private Tours. From craft beer to fine dining excursions, Eating Asheville offers a variety of experiences that are sure to tickle your tastebuds. Visit the Eating Asheville website for more information!


Asheville Food Tours is one of the city’s most famous foodie excursions. This food tour company boasts a 5-star TripAdvisor rating with over 500 rave reviews. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the city’s best-kept secrets! Each tour lasts three to four hours. Participants can stroll from stop to stop, enjoying drink pairings and conversations with the talented folks who craft the meals.


You’ll find Creative Mountain Food Tours in the heart of Black Mountain, NC. They offer three mouthwatering options: The Ultimate Foodie Tour, the Pub and Grub Crawl, and the Dessert Tour. Each tour takes you to a minimum of five stops, so you can always look forward to a well-rounded dining experience. Grab your favorite pair of elastic-waist pants, and get ready to enjoy the best food that Black Mountain offers!


While this isn’t necessarily a food tour, a blog about Asheville’s eats wouldn’t be complete without a nod to the excellent beer culture. Asheville is a leader in today’s craft beer scene, and BREW-ed’s Tours is an excellent way to get a taste of downtown Asheville’s best breweries. Participating breweries include Asheville Brewing Company, Wicked Weed Brewing, Hi-Wire Brewing, Green Man Brewery, Twin-Leaf Brewing, and Catawba Brewing. You may even hear some local history along the way!


After you get a taste of the Culinary Capital of the South, head home to The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant to continue your foodie excursions. Our very own restaurant, The Esmeralda Restaurant, is known throughout the area as the No. 1 restaurant in Chimney Rock, NC. Our menu changes with each season and showcases only the best and freshest local ingredients.

When you book any of our lovely cabins, like the Rocky Broad River Cabin, you can always look forward to the best amenitiespackages, and top-notch service. Daily hot-plated breakfast and beautiful views of the Hickory Nut Gorge are a few perks to enjoy during your stay. If you are ready to plan your next vacation, check our current specials and book your stay. We can’t wait to host you at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant!

Steak at The Esmeralda Restaurant