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How to Eat Farm to Table Fresh in Waynesville


When it comes to food, there’s no question that fresh is best! In Waynesville, many of our restaurants work with local farmers to provide fresh and locally grown ingredients. Not only can you expect a delicious meal, but you can feel good knowing you are supporting local farmers and enjoying a dish made with regionally sourced ingredients. If you’re looking to satisfy your culinary cravings with farm-fare options, welcome to your foodie haven.

Keep it Casual 

Whether you’re exploring the vibrant arts and shopping scene downtown, or spending the day hiking nearby trails, make sure you don’t forget to refuel. Grab a sandwich melt with crusty bread from The Patio Bistro, a friendly deli offering various healthy and hearty dishes. Looking for a fresh meal to take on the go? Grab a picnic basket from the 828 Market on Main filled with savory meats and cheeses. The Swag also offers an enticing packed lunch to take with you on your next adventure—hiking trail maps included! On Wednesdays, they host a specialty picnic buffet at noon with Angus burgers and cast-iron fried chicken on top of Gooseberry Knob. That’s a meal worth marking your calendars for!

Make it Fresh and Fancy

If you’re in the mood for a classier cuisine, there are many delicious options for a special night out.  Birchwood Hall serves tasty Southern cuisine with a modern twist, using lots of homegrown provisions to give you a meal that’s hard to forget. Frogs Leap Public House will delight you with their flavorful creations and beautifully plated presentations for a unique fine dining experience. If you’re looking to get the perfect wine pairing with your meal, consider an evening at The Chef’s Table. These restaurants will send your taste buds on a wild adventure.

Hand-pick for Home

If you can’t get enough of our unique flavors, then consider taking a little piece of Waynesville home to your own dinner table! This spring, Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market will be open for all your produce picking pleasures (say that 5 times fast). Take a stroll around to visit all the local vendors and small businesses offering fresh food and handcrafted treasures. Another stop for produce straight from the farm is The Ten Acre Garden. Check out their on-farm market and their seasonal opportunities. Picking your own fresh fruits and veggies can be just as satisfying as eating them.


Whether you enjoy a farm-to-table meal at a restaurant, pick up takeout to enjoy in the comfort of your hotel or cabin,  or grab fresh ingredients to cook at home, Waynesville is home to delicious farm-fare offerings for a meal you can feel good about eating.


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