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Early Girl Eatery

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Wed., 01-23
20:00
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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BREAKFAST‏
$3.25
Quick Bread
Served warm pumpkin ginger or banana
$2.50
With cheese $3.00
With bacon $4.00
With sausage $4.00
With country ham $4.00
Egg Biscuit
$4.00
Biscuit and Gravy
Our homemade‏ biscuit topped with vegetarian herb cream gravy or benton’s smoky bacon gravy
$6.00
Southern Breakfast
2 Eggs any style with grits and toast. Gluten free option: tomato replaces bread.
$8.00
Multigrain Pancakes
Three cakes‏ with organic maple syrup
$8.00
Shrimp and Grits
Jumbo shrimp‏ sautéed in a spicy brown sauce with peppers, green onions, tomato and andouille sausage over stone-ground grits poached free-range chicken in a cream gravy with carrots, peas, celery and onion over a biscuit
$9.00
Vegan Tofu Scramble (V)
Marinated organic tofu with peas, red onions, mushrooms, tomato and spinach, served with toast
$9.00
Local Sausage and Sweet Potato Scramble
Eggs scrambled with local pork sausage, shiitake mushrooms, sweet potatoes, bacon and green onion, served with toast. Gluten free option: tomato replaces bread.
$9.00
Country ham $+1.50
Early Girl Benny
Grit cakes topped with tomato, spinach, poached eggs, tomato gravy and avocado, served with toast
$8.00
Black Bean and Cheddar Omelet
Topped with salsa and sour cream, served with homefries and toast. Gluten free option: tomato replaces bread.
SIDES
$4.00
Fresh Fruit (V)
$3.00
One Pancake
$1.50
One Egg
$1.00
Toast
$1.50
Biscuit
$2.00
Homefries (Gf)
$2.00
Stone-Ground Grits (v, Gf)
$2.00
Vegan Tomato Gravy (V)
$2.00
Vegetarian Herb Cream Gravy
$2.00
Benton's Smoky Bacon Gravy
SOUP & APPETIZERS‏
Cup $2.50
Bowl $3.00
Soup of the Day
$6.00
Broccoli Cheddar Hush Puppies
Served with apple butter or creamy garlic dressing
$8.00
Early Girl Platter
House hummus, pimento cheese and avocado relish, served with fresh fruit and crostinis
$9.00
Fried Green Tomato Napoleon
Fried green tomatoes layered with fresh basil and herbed goat cheese, topped with salsa and balsamic dressing, served over grits
SALADS
$3.50
House Green Salad – Small (Gf)
$6.00
House Green Salad – Large (Gf)
Topped with tomato, cucumber, organic carrots and farmstead cheese
$8.00
Toasted Almond and Ginger Salad (v, Gf)
Greens tossed in a sweet ginger dressing with toasted almonds, sunflower seeds, celery, diced oranges and red pepper
$9.00
Fried Chicken and Bacon Salad
Green leaf lettuce topped with farmstead cheese, bacon, diced cucumber, tomato, grated carrots, fried chicken and your choice of dressing
$7.00
Caesar Salad
Romaine tossed with caesar dressing, topped with parmesan cheese and grit croutons. Gluten free note: our croutons are gf, but come from our fryer which is also used for non-gf items.
$8.00
Apple Walnut Salad
A bed‏ of fresh spinach topped with local apples, chopped walnuts and local goat feta cheese with your choice of dressing
$9.00
Cobb Salad
Tomato, boiled egg, bacon, grilled chicken and avocado over chopped romaine, topped with farmstead cheese and cobb dressing
$9.00
Chicken Salad Plate
House chicken salad with fresh fruit
Salad $+1.50
Grit Croutons to Any Salad
(Gf note) this item is gf but comes from our fryer which is also used for non-gf cooking
SANDWICHES‏
served with cup of soup, French fries or vegetable
$8.00
French fries
Vegetable
Vegan Bean Burger (V)
A multi-bean‏ BBQ patty with avocado relish, lettuce and tomato
$8.00
French fries
Vegetable
Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich
House pimento cheese grilled with fresh spinach and tomato on whole wheat
$9.00
French fries
Vegetable
Cheeseburger
Locally raised hormone-free beef topped with farmstead cheese, basil mayo, lettuce, tomato and grilled red onions
$8.00
French fries
Vegetable
BBQ Pork Sandwich
Chopped hormone-free pork with ginger coleslaw
$9.00
French fries
Vegetable
Tempeh Reuben
Baked local tempeh, sauerkraut, russian dressing and swiss cheese
$7.00
French fries
Vegetable
Avocado and Sprout Sandwich
On wheat toast with local alfalfa sprouts, tomato hummus. Vegan option, rye or kaiser roll.
$9.00
French fries
Vegetable
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
With herbed goat cheese, fresh spinach, bacon and tomato
$8.00
French fries
Vegetable
Catfish Sandwich
Topped with house tartar, lettuce and tomato
MEAT & TWO
Choose one protein and two vegetables with a biscuit
Proteins:
$15.00
Pan-Fried Free Range Chicken
With herb cream gravy
$15.00
Sautéed Local Mountain Trout
Topped with pecan butter
$14.00
Grilled Pork Loin
Smothered with benton’s smoky bacon gravy
$13.00
Sweet Potato Black Bean Cakes
With sour cream and avocado relish
$14.00
Pan-Fried Catfish
Topped with pear chutney
$14.00
Meatloaf
Prepared with local, hormone-free beef, topped with tomato gravy
VEGETABLE PLATE‏
Choose four vegetables with cornbread
$11.00
Vegetables:
$11.00
Cucumber Onion Salad (v, Gf)
$11.00
Stone-Ground Grits (V)
$11.00
Applesauce (Gf)
$11.00
Iron and Clay Peas
$11.00
Ginger Coleslaw (Gf)
$11.00
Broccoli Salad (with Bacon) (Gf)
$11.00
Candied Yams (v, Gf))
$11.00
Mashed Potatoes
DRINKS
$1.95
House Coffee
$1.75
Spring Water
$2.95
San Pellegrino
$1.95
Organic Milk
$1.95
Organic Chocolate Milk
$1.95
Iced Tea
$2.25
Reed's Ginger Brew
$2.25
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
Soda
JUICES‏
$3.75
Fresh Squeezed Orange
$2.25
Organic Apple
HOT TEAS
$2.25
Pot of Hot Tea
Green
Sencha
Black
earl grey, English breakfast
Herbal
India spice, chamomile, lemon ginger, moroccan mint
About
Early Girl Eatery is a critically acclaimed dining destination that has been highlighted in Southern Living, Garden & Gun, Wall Street Journal, and Bon Appetit. Established in 2001 and locally owned, the restaurant serves southern food and features local and seasonal ingredients. Located on Wall Street in downtown Asheville, the restaurant boasts a casual and charming atmosphere. Early Girl Eatery serves breakfast and lunch daily. The restaurant also serves dinner Wednesday through Sunday; reservations are only available for dinner.
PRICE RANGE
US$12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You walk in to the cramped front counter and then after a brief internal panic realize there are actually tables in the back. Service was good. Food was tasty and filling. The gem of this meal was their homemade preserve. I could put that on...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 12glendap
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tried several places. All with waits but settled here for a 30 minute wait. Great food. Great service. Sausage was excellent. The cinnamon biscuit fruit French toast was great per a friend. Will definitely go back. Great place guys

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TimEE60
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worth the wait! Come early if you don’t want to wait... Food was outstanding, good service. A must try while in Asheville! Don’t miss it.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank S8770VJjenniferl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very strange dish. Potatoes, eggs, pulled pork, smothered in bacon gravy. Sounded introsince I like all of these separately. But put them all together and it’s wet and weird. It’s s miss for me.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ArieFromATL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was fairly good, slightly expensive. Eggs and bacon were tasty, Coffee very strong but I got hot water to help with that!! Not much ambience though and floor was slippy.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank danamandas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just one visit, so this may not be the quality all the time. We found the tables crowded together, so a bit uncomfortable sitting so close to others. Restrooms were not easy to get to, but I understand that because it is a older building....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Johnny B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our Early Girl breakfast this morning, complete with locally sourced products, great service and delicious food. Traditionalists will be happy with the Southern Breakfast or pancakes while the more adventurous will enjoy the Veggie Bowl, Spinach Potato Cakes or daily specials. I loved...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jgmills
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has been a standard restaurant stop for us for many years, but it is getting old and tired. The food was mostly mediocre, as was the service. Decor, if you can call it that, is dated. For what we received, I would also say...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Glozelle
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food was pretty good but nothing extraordinary. We waited about 45 minutes for our food though which was too much for what we ordered.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ldy66
Reviewed December 15, 2018

this was next door to the shop we wanted to go to, so it seemed like a good place for breakfast.... walking in felt like going to someone's house....love the screen door.... a sign stating brew available at breakfast cracked me up!!! we were seated...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank beaglechase
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natalieb918
May 23, 2018|
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Response from bgood3 | Reviewed this property |
No outside seating......not sure about pet friendly. Really good, though
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StefaniUsa
March 29, 2016|
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Response from Linda C | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. For instance they use croutons made out of grits for their salads. I had a friend with Celiacs visit me here, and we found that it's pretty easy to find gluten free options in most restaraunts. There is a... More
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