1) Asheville, NC: Early Girl Eatery from The 10 Best Locavore Cities in America Right Now Slideshow

The 10 Best Locavore Cities in America Right Now Slideshow

Early Girl Eatery
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1) Asheville, NC: Early Girl Eatery

Asheville is the unofficial hippie capital of North Carolina, so it’s no wonder that this Southern gem is a hot spot for locally sourced food. It doesn’t hurt that the climate in North Carolina lends itself to nearly year-round farming, with a multitude of crops available to help chefs bring their creations to life. The local population is very food-focused, and the restaurants prove that, especially places like Early Girl Eatery. An all-day breakfast joint that is more Ina Garten than IHOP, Early Girl serves up comforting favorites like biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, and multigrain pancakes, all made with ingredients from local farms.