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May 27, 2014 10:37 AM

Asheville, Greenville, SC and Savannah

Hello! I’m going to be in Asheville for two days, Greenville, SC for one night and Savannah for two days. I’m looking for places to eat. I’m an athlete so I generally keep a healthy diet. I LOVE really great coffee and breakfast! I have a list of food allergies which includes tree nuts, peanuts, mushrooms, sesame, grapes, raspberries, strawberries, pineapple, I can’t have lactose, and I can have greek yogurt and real butter. I find it’s a rarity that a restaurant can’t accommodate these but still like to make mention and I try to always contact ahead to let them know I’m coming. Any and all suggestions are appreciated!

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  1. In Asheville, try The Laughing Seed Cafe - very good vegetarian, Early Girl Eatery - healthy breakfasts, Posana Cafe - locally sourced, and Tupelo Honey - great breakfasts.

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    1. re: ChristinaNC

      Thank you so much, Christina! Any others? I do eat meat, just not red meat! Any and all suggestions are appreciated!!

    2. Homegrown in Asheville is fantastic. We've had both breakfast and lunch and it's been great everytime.

      1. For Asheville, if you search you will find a lot of info and opinions on restaurants in Asheville.

        On the way to Greenville, I would suggest making a quick detour to Flat Rock Village bakery for coffee and pastries. If the timing were right, Restaurant 17 in George Hincapie's Hotel Domestique is very good, has a beautiful view, and depending on what kind of athlete you are (cyclist?) might interest you otherwise. But it is 15+ miles north of Greenville.

        If you want to eat in downtown Greenville I might suggest Koji if you like sushi. Make sure you don't order a "special", sit at the bar if at all possible. The fish can be quite variable depending on whether or not they understand you are serious about your dining. It can be FABULOUS fish , although pricey. If you're looking for a different type of thing in Greenville, give me an idea of what you're looking for and I'll try to target it.

        1. Any more suggestions out there? How about sea food in Savannah?

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          1. Thank you so much for all of the recs to date! I'm going to keep posting periodically in case anyone new decides to check in. I'm still looking for some good spots for all meals! I do have some reservations made but plenty of time to hear about more places! Thank you again!