Outer Central Asheville
puts residents close to some of Asheville's outlying retail hubs, which include traditional and unique dining experiences. Many are within a short walk of the entrance to the community. Taking a 30-minute drive lands residents at any of Asheville's exciting restaurants, from organic fare to hometown pizza, sushi to barbecue.
From the entrance of the community, a two-minute walk down Henderson Avenue puts you at Green Sage Cafe, a comfortable and chic spot to fill your belly or enjoy a latte while reading the morning paper. With a commitment to sustainability and fresh menus, Green Sage delights the taste buds of patrons. With a long list of vegetarian and vegan items on the menu, and the option to veganize a large portion of the other dishes, Green Sage remains a favorite for those living a healthy lifestyle. Try a refreshing chia berry lemonade during pleasant weather. For breakfast, order the Pura Vida Bowl, which combines black beans, brown rice, sunny-side eggs, sauteed kale, grilled sweet potato and avocado cilantro salsa into a festive meal. This cozy cafe also serves lunch and dinner, as well as beer and wine. Asheville's Citizen-Times took notice of Green Sage Cafe's commitment to local art by mentioning the "Zoom In" exhibition in autumn 2014. This exhibition showcased Asheville street photography.
Located just a 6-minute walk south on Henderson, Pacific Pagoda serves the sushi- craving residents of Outer Central Asheville. With lunch, dinner and take-out available, you have the option of enjoying an exciting sit-down meal or eating an authentic sushi meal at home. Order a starter from the sushi bar to taste an assortment, including salmon tartar, tuna or salmon tataki, or The White Tuna Volcano.
Asheville's bar selection gives patrons the chance to try one-of-a-kind brews, music and more in a variety of settings. Just down the road from Outer Central Asheville is Thirsty Monk Pub & Brewery, one of the company's four locations in the city. With a handful of brews on tap and in bottles, customers enjoy the brewery's signature beers.