A Farm-to-Table Southern Comfort Food Experience!

Since 2001 we’ve been combining the best local ingredients to create delicious Southern-inspired comfort food. Thank you for allowing us to serve you for 19 years.
More than Made from Scratch ® guides us in every food decision. Sure we make all our food in house, but we go a step farther to source the highest quality ingredients. Our recipes reflect our belief that by making Local, Organic, Seasonal, or fresh ingredients our first choice whenever possible that we are serving the absolute best food to our guests.

We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner all day. Our specials change every two weeks.


Thank you for allowing us to serve you for the last 19 years.

We are a good old fashioned walk in business.  We don’t do any call ahead or reservations.  If there is a wait, to maintain social distancing, we use a text message waitlist system.

We are open daily from 8 am to 8 pm at all locations.  We serve a full menu all day, including breakfast.  We do dine in, carry out, and delivery at all locations. We are closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

All carry out or delivery orders should go through this website.

We have patio seating at:  444 Haywood is the only hard roof top. We are pet friendly.

Please email us with any questions that we didn’t easily answer here.  We want every guest to have a wonderful visit. Contact us

Farm To Table Cuisine

The farm to table movement celebrates fixing food with local ingredients, directly from the field to your table. The movement is popular and important for several reasons. First and foremost, food straight from the field tastes better. The fresher the ingredients the better the meal is. Local ingredients are also better for the environment as less travel means less energy consumption and less pollution. Also small farms tend to use more humane and environmentally friendly practices, raising free-range chickens, grass-fed beef and organic vegetables. Local farms also protect and enrich our culinary and agricultural culture, sowing heirloom seeds and raising heritage breeds so our table is enlivened by the same food traditions that nourished our parents, grandparents and beyond.

Buying from your neighbors makes sense. You are able to help the local economy thrive and you know where your food comes from. Farm to table gives you both a feeling of belonging and the power of really knowing what you are eating. Western North Carolina is a tight-knit community where farmers are appreciated and we chose to open Early Girl in Asheville because local ingredients are treasured and readily available. We hope our menu inspires you to come back and to support great food and community agriculture both here and in your town.

  • No place captures the flavor of Asheville and the rural mountains of western North Carolina like the Early Girl Eatery on Wall Street in downtown... a restaurant where people feel that they’re paying for the food on their plate and not everything else.

    Diana Schmitt Our State
  • Was excited to check out this place on our trip to Asheville, and it didn’t disappoint. Located downtown, this place seems like the place to grab a bite on a Saturday morning. There is a nice vibe and energy to this place. Full of locals AND out of towners. Food is locally grown, fresh, and in season.

    Lyrad V. Franklin, TN
  • ...we dream about the next time we will be able to come and eat at Early Girl. We finally got to come up yesterday, and it was fabulous as usual. Black-eyed pea hummus is a must. We don't eat out much because it's hard to find a place where you know what you're getting, but Early Girl is it. Thanks!!!

    Russell Easley, SC