About Early Girl
Good Food Focused!

Since 2001 we’ve been combining the best Local, Organic, Seasonal, or Fresh ingredients to create delicious food. Thank you for allowing us to serve you for 20 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 further 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.

E-mail: mail@earlygirleatery.com

Frequently Asked Questions

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

We are a good old-fashioned walk-in business. Regardless of group size or circumstance, we don’t do any call ahead or reservations. If there is a wait, we use a text message waitlist system.  Please note, we do our best to seat groups together.  There are situations where we have to break a large group into small groups.

We have patio seating at: 444 Haywood Rd is covered. 8 Wall St is umbrella seating. 1378 Hendersonville Rd has both a covered/heated/cooled porch and a patio with umbrellas. 1515 Tryon Rd is umbrella seating with a very large overhang.

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

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

Special hours:
January 01, 9 am to 8 pm
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
8 am to 3 pm for the following dates: New Year’s Eve (12/31), the Big Game (a Sunday in February), Fourth of July, Friendsgiving in November, and Christmas Eve.

We are not a gluten free facility.

Many people ask about our grits

Many people know that grits are ground corn, but what’s different about our grits?

The grits come from a family farm in Marshall, NC.

James Beard nominated David Bauer, the farmer, is planting Organic heirloom Cherokee corn and 32 other varieties of grains and legumes.  The corn is part of a larger seed project to protect ancient grains and legumes for future generations.  The farmer at Farm and Sparrow believes that ancient and heirloom varieties should not be treated as historic entities but rather as a living being that continues to evolve in the field.

Ground on a stone mill in a restored 100 year old church.

We add salt and freshly made green hot sauce to cook ours. Out of respect for the seed we don’t try and hide its flavor.

Flavor notes: corn, a little salt, and a little spice.

Mouth feel: creamy with a few larger pieces of ground corn.

Local Products & Companies

Imladris Jams
Open Ridge Farm
O’Yeah! Hot Sauce
Smiling Hara Tempeh
Farm & Sparrow
Asheville Tea Company
Creasman Farms
Town Brewing Company
Rolling Greens
Sugar Creek Brewery
Catawba

Goodnight Brothers
Amelie’s French Bakery CLT
Annie’s Bakery AVL
Jagshead
Haw River Farmhouse Ales
Chris Bryant
Village Studio & Gallery
Sycamore Brewery
Brookwood Farms

Smiling Hara Tempeh
Soul and Soil Project
Stepp’s Plants Etc. Farm
Swaggerty’s Family Farm
Tim Hayes Farm
Urban Orchard Cider
Well Seasoned Table
The Wilson Family Farm
Kevin & Lydia—Yon Family
Legion Brewery
Red Clay Ciderworks