Rosetta's Kitchen

Since 2002, this vegan soul food restaurant has been a cornerstone of the independent storefronts found on downtown Asheville’s Lexington Avenue. Its patio, framed with a floor-length curtain of macrame plant holders, is the perfect spot to catch live music and street performances from the wild cast of singer-songwriters and street performers who hang out downtown. A few standouts of the menu are the cast-iron cornbread served with gravy-smothered kale and the peanut-butter-baked tofu. Lean even harder into the New-Age, hippie energy and order from the local kombucha bar—they have fresh draft pours of what townies like to call “booch,” as well as cocktails and mocktails that feature “booched-up” versions of Old Fashioneds and margaritas.

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