Travel + Leisure Rank Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC in Top 10 of Best Food Cities in the U.S.

Asheville, NC – Ranked #8
Among multiple James Beard Award-winning restaurants, the cozy mountain town boasts 120+ restaurants that each offer something special. Honorable mentions from the article include Chai Pani – an indian street food joint situated in the historic Flat Iron building on Battery Park; Curate – Katie Button’s Spanish tapas restaurant that continues to grow and attract foodies nationwide, situated in a former bus depot, conveniently located on main street Biltmore Avenue; and Buxton Hall Barbecue – South Slope’s aromatic barbecue most known for its pulled pork and frozen cocktails.

Greenville, SC – Ranked #10
This former cotton mill town has revitalized into a vibrant city boasting arts, breweries, urban greenspaces, and of course, the eyes of culinary masterminds. Hundreds of locally-owned restaurants are planting roots and attracting the nearby locales of Asheville and Charlotte. Downtown staples like Camp offer eccentric dishes – mostly small plates – that are perfect for the wanderlust diner. Coral serves appetizers, salads, land & sea – noteworthy oysters on the half shell, caviar, and Chilean sea bass all adorn the comprehensive menu. Travel west to Comal 864 to the Mexican eatery owned and operated by 2023 James Beard semifinalist Dayna Lee-Marquez, or navigate north to Topsoil Kitchen & Market for farm-to-table freshness served up by Adam Cooke – another James Beard semifinalist from 2020. Energize with a cup-o-joe from Methodical at one of their three locations, or stumble through the countless craft cocktail bars like Neat, The Press Room, Vault & Vator, or Exile.

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