Posted on: June 13, 2024 Posted by: Sarah Giavedoni Comments: 0
food trucks are one option for quick meals in Waynesville, NC

Summer is here, and with that comes lazy days, long evenings, and cool mountain breezes. Otherwise known as the perfect conditions for a day of shopping on Main Street in Waynesville, NC!

If you’re like us, you have a shopping list to work your way through, and you’re excited to support local businesses. One thing that may not have made your list: Lunch.

Don’t let an empty belly spoil your summer shopping plans. Here are five great spots for a quick and easy meal as you shop Main Street in Waynesville.

If you’re an early riser: Orchard Coffee

For those who prefer to start shopping early, Orchard Coffee is a great place for handcrafted beverages and baked goods. This award-winning coffee bar and bakery plants the seeds for a successful day with specialty coffee drinks and a made-from-scratch breakfast menu. Feast on their gourmet take on avocado toast or snag one of their famous homemade donuts for the ultimate treat. We also recommend the Honey Cinnamon Latte and the sweet or savory Scone of the Day. Orchard is one of our favorite spots to walk to from the office.

39 Depot Street, Waynesville | (828) 246-9264 | 

If you work up an appetite: Church Street Depot

Sometimes when we’re shopping, we work up an appetite trekking around town. If you’re the same, stop over for a grass-fed burger or a “depot dog” from Church Street Depot. This culinary hotspot offers mouthwatering hand-pattied burgers, 100% Angus hot dogs, turkey burgers, sandwiches, housemade chili, coleslaw, and more. Don’t forget the hand-cut cheese fries on the side! For those ending their shopping day here instead, the Depot also offers “adult milkshakes” made with Mooresville ice cream. After a full day of hard work, you deserve it.

34 Church Street, Waynesville | (828) 246-6505 | 

If you want to eat while you shop: 828 Market on Main

Find everything you need, including a good meal on the go, at 828 Market on Main. They carry coffee, tea, and adult beverages, as well as snacks and prepared foods like sandwiches, hot dogs, soups, and chili. What’s more, it’s a great place to find jewelry, candles, soaps, hats, and other items on your shopping list! 828 Market on Main is a great spot to visit if you’re shopping with a friend or to enjoy a snack by yourself. On a nice day, you can enjoy their outdoor seating, set up for your convenience.

180 N Main Street, Waynesville | (828) 246-9900 | 

If you want your food on the go: food trucks

No one understands “food on the go” quite like food trucks. The food truck scene in Waynesville has grown considerably over the past few years and now includes several great options around town. Fuego is an American kitchen with a modern twist, offering a new menu weekly with options like mojo pork bowls and shrimp fried rice. Proceeds from the hand-pattied burgers and fresh-cut fries at Holy Cow Food Truck provide supplemental income for Haywood Pathways Center. Jose’s Taco Truck satisfies your south-of-the-border cravings with authentic tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and tortas. And the hot dog and burgers menu at Woof Street Bistro is so good it will have you howling! One of these amazing trucks is sure to be parked near where you’re shopping—check them out.

If you’re ready for a home-cooked meal: Kanini’s

Kanini’s was launched in 2008 specifically to offer convenient, quick, and nutritious meal options to the people of Waynesville. Their menu includes such various options as salads, tacos, burgers, wraps, and chicken and waffles. It’s easy to grab lunch or dinner in their dining room while you’re out. Or order their pre-prepared dinner options to-go for a ​​healthy home-cooked meal that’s ready to eat as soon as you get home from a long day of shopping on the town. Bring the family back to the table for food they’re sure to love without any of the stress of cooking. 

1196 N Main Street, Waynesville | (828) 452-5187 | 

Find what feels like home in Waynesville, NC!

Great food, even when eaten on the go, is just one way locals find what feels like home in Waynesville. High peaks surround the town, once billed as the Gateway to the Smokies and now the seat of Haywood County. But Waynesville’s proximity to Asheville offers residents the best amenities of a larger city while still holding on to its small-town atmosphere. For instance, the recently restored Frog Level Historic District is now home to a collection of small galleries, a coffee roastery, a microbrewery, and more. From outdoor adventures to cozy spots downtown, Waynesville welcomes people from many different backgrounds to visit and stay for life.

Does that sound like the perfect lifestyle for you? Find a great home in Waynesville now!

Where’s your favorite place to grab a quick and easy meal in Waynesville, NC? Share it with us in the comments!

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