October 14, 2009

Did you know: Asheville is America's "Best Vegetarian-Friendly Small City?"

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According to HelpingAnimals.com, Asheville Ranked #1 among small cities as the MOST vegetarian friendly. Noted for being the "open-minded mecca for artistic people who are active in all creative adventures," Asheville is host to a variety of vegetarian restaurants, markets and other hot spots.

The website highlights notable spots such as the Laughing Seed restaurant, Barley's Taproom, Asheville Pizza Company and Mellow Mushroom. Serving as a hub for more than just vegetarian restaurants, Asheville is home to different kinds of humane businesses including Beaufort House, a bed and breakfast, and Animal Haven, a rescue for farm animals.

If you are looking for quick vegetarian food, check out The Earth Fare in Westgate Plaza! The hot food bar and salad bar offers a variety of vegetarian AND vegan foods to satisfy all of your cravings!

The Asheville area also has a vegetarian food service, Veg-In-Out , that supplies bulk gourmet vegetarian meals that can be delivered to your Asheville, NC cabin! Great food without leaving the house!

Asheville hosts a website devoted solely to vegetarians in the area. The site features vegetarian restaurant reviews, recipes to make at home and even a VegDiscount Card for discounts in and around Asheville. Want more? Carolina Mornings is also pet-friendly! Check out these pet-friendly Asheville cabin rentals! Our office also has gift bags for your favorite pooch so please stop by on your way through Asheville!

What is your favorite spot on the Western NC map for vegetarian food, pet-friendly Asheville cabins or restaurants?

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