From sweet potato pancakes with peach butter to shrimp and grits, Tupelo Honey is known for its casual, colorful and whimsical atmosphere as well as its unique flavors. Embracing its place in the heart of the city, the restaurant reflects the artistic diversity and creativity that makes Asheville hum.
Chef Brian Sonoskus, a graduate of Johnson and Wales, has been Executive Chef at Tupelo Honey since 2001. His attention to fresh, local and imaginative cuisine is inspired, and locals and visitors alike enjoy his take on breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chef Sonoskus is active in support of the Chefs Move to Schools effort, the initiative introduced by First Lady Michelle Obama intended to focus attention on childhood obesity and educating school children about healthy eating.
Owner Stephen Frabitore has actively engaged the restaurant and its employees in Asheville Independent Restaurant Association, as well as various non-profit causes. Since 2008, Frabitore recognized the need for an independent, creative restaurant in South Asheville and opened up Tupelo Honey Cafe's second location. With the same great menus and food as the downtown original location, Tupelo South has become a local favorite, as well as a hot spot for visitors to the area.
The restaurant has received accolades from the New York Times, Southern Living Magazine, The Food Network, Turner South Television, Hemisphere Magazine and Our State Magazine. Tupelo supports more than 25 farms and artisanal food purveyors and is also active in support of many organizations and efforts in the community, including the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, MANNA FoodBank and the YWCA’s learning garden. An expansive new learning garden is being planned for Estes Elementary School.
The Local Buzz
Asheville is the first Green Dining Destination in the country, with 16 Certified Green Restaurants ®. Tupelo Honey Cafe is proud to be a part of this exciting accomplishment!
We are SO excited to announce we will be developing a BRAND NEW Tupelo Honey Cafe cookbook with plans of publication in early 2014!
Sunday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday and Saturday: 9am - 10pm