Asheville, NC

Charming, delightful, quaint, adorable, and pleasant are all synonyms for “cute” (according to the thesaurus app on my phone); also, they can all be used to describe the city of Asheville. Asheville, North Carolina has been at the top of our “must visit” U.S. cities list for a while now. We’ve all heard from someone who knows someone who loves it there, right? When my friends evacuated Florida last hurricane season, they took a family trip to Asheville and loved it so much they wanted to move there! After visiting for a few days last month, I can totally see why…

LET’S ALL MOVE TO ASHEVILLE!

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First of all, the food. The very first place we went to in Asheville was White Duck Taco Shop located at the edge of the River Arts District of town. For the love of all that is holy, their Bahn Mi style tofu taco was soooo freaking good. They have a taco/beer happy hour special that we took advantage of and our dinner was less than $20. Boo ya!

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Although we eat mostly “whole food, plant based” (look at us, we’re practically vegan!) at home, we don’t usually stick to this style whilst on vacay. We, like, couldn’t not go to Luella’s BBQ while we were in town. Even though they have tempeh options on their menu, I still opted for a giant plate of meat which was delicious… But eating too much meat too quickly = about-to-pop, food baby bloat. I’ll try to slow down next time, but I really can’t make any promises.

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There are so many great breweries in Asheville! We stopped at Archetype on our first night in town and loved the atmosphere. We drank beers, played a made up, 2 person version of Cards Against Humanity, and listened to a folk musician jam session.

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We didn’t actually go to this restaurant, but check out that banana leaf wallpaper inside!

Joel was really excited to find out there’s a New Belgium brewery in Asheville. This place was impressive, not to mention pretty busy for a Tuesday afternoon. I loved how once you show you’re of age to drink, you get your hand stamped with a bearded hipster dude. Cool!

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look: a rainbow!

It really seemed that everywhere you look in Asheville, you see charm. Next time we go there, we are totally staying at the Mountaineer Inn (they have “tasty vittles” and a “cement pond”- whatever that means!).

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Don’t even get me started on the street art! I’ve never seen so many adorably painted parking lots!

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na na na na na na na na, BATMAN!

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the coolest stuff we’ve ever seen, for sure.

We’ve been trying to get a Blumer Family vacation on the books ever since I officially joined the Blumer Family and we think Asheville would be the perfect place to meet up! There was so much we didn’t see/do this time around, like visiting The Biltmore or eating at Biscuit Head, which is all the more reason to go back! WE FRIGGIN’ LOVE YOU, ASHEVILLE!

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