Decorated with local art – including some impressive customer scribbles on the brown paper tablecloths – the Early Girl Eatery is one of the best brunch spots in Asheville, NC, a city no stranger to good eats (Tupelo Honey? Laughing Seed? Havana? Barley’s? Oh, decisions). But the Early Girl is worth a visit if for no other reason than their food is organic, local, delicious, and there’s something on the menu for everyone. The care these folks put into simple recipies like granola/yogurt/fruit is delightful, and they remain loyal to the farms and Southern charm around their clients to provide all sorts of deep south staples (grits, fluffy homemade biscuits, bacon, eggs) next to inventive quiches (duck?), sandwiches (fancy some grilled catfish?) and vegan-friendly items (the tofu scramble looked pretty awesome). The brightly lit, open and sunny little restaurant is conveniently located near downtown – in the Cat’s Alley – and the staff are friendly as can be. The decor changes as the Early Girl features new local artists, there are vegan, gluten-free, and low fat/low carb options – ANYONE can eat here, so if you’re driving through Asheville with a crowd, this is your spot. And you’re always sure to find locally-made jelly on your table and a smiling person to walk you through the joint’s delicious menu. Eat here. You will love it.
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