#20 of 109 Asheville Restaurants

Fork Lore

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Fork Lore — Tantalizing Scratch-Made Meals in the Heart of Biltmore Park
Written by: Brittany Mendez
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Are you in the mood for southern dishes with a twist? Then, get on over to Folk Lore, an independent eatery located in the heart of Biltmore Park. For your trouble, you’ll get scratch-made food made from fresh, local ingredients plus specialty cocktails of all kinds.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Operating as a part of the Hilton Biltmore Park, Fork Lore makes it their mission to serve southern classics with a twist. Each dish strives to tell a tale with its fresh, local ingredients, time-honored recipes, and a whole lot of love. As a result of their efforts, you can count on all your favorite dishes quickly becoming a part of your story as well.

Whether you’re staying at the Hilton or just zipping through Asheville for the day, you can stop in for a meal to remember. As you walk through the doors, their friendly team will welcome you with open arms and lead you to your table of choice. You can cozy up in a booth or sit in an open table to enjoy all the extra room to stretch your legs.

Either way, your server will quickly provide an icy, cool glass of water and menus to pour over. Definitely aim to take your time as you look over all their offerings. You can even grab a tasty appetizer and a signature cocktail to sample their expertise while taking even more time to view the menu. Although your server will check back on the regular, you don’t have to feel rushed. You can take all the time in the world to make up your mind.

Once you put in your order, you won’t be left waiting too long. The chefs know their menu by heart and whip up each item with impressive efficiency. They don’t slouch on plating either. Every dish gets tons of artistic flair that’ll leave you unsure if you should disturb such a beautiful work of art.

Must-try items on their menu include:

Buffalo Cauliflower
A vegan delight, the Buffalo Cauliflower goes big on flavor – and you won’t even miss the meat. They create this dish by cutting up cauliflower in big chunks before cooking it up right in buffalo sauce. Before bringing it to the table, they sprinkle vegan blue cheese over it all to elevate the flavors even more.

Broken Yolk Sandwich
The Broken Yolk Sandwich is definitely the star of the breakfast menu, and for good reason. The dish starts by frying up two locally sourced eggs to your liking plus crisping the bacon up perfectly. After that, it’s just a matter of building your sandwich on grilled sourdough bread using eggs, bacon, cheddar, tomato, and mayo. As if all that’s not enough, they give you a single side of your choice, like their fresh fruit, breakfast potatoes, or cheese grits.

Fork Lore Fried “BLT”
You won’t believe the flavor-packed inside the Fork Lore Fried “BLT” and it all starts with their homemade fried bologna. Once that’s made to perfection, they place it on grilled City Bakery sourdough bread, and then add cheddar cheese, lettuce, and tomato. Before slapping it together, they put on a bit of Duke’s mayo and yellow mustard to complete their masterpiece. You get your choice of regular fries, sweet potato fries, or chips for no extra charge.

If you prefer to take your meal and run, order takeout using the online ordering system on their website. They are happy to create your meal from scratch, and then bag it up for easy transport anytime from 11 AM to 10 PM. If you’d prefer to stay in without missing out, order delivery instead, and they’ll quickly bring your order right to your door.

Insider Tips:
-Many of their menu items are gluten-free. So, if you need to skip the wheat just look for “(GF)” next to the item description.
-Their menu doesn’t even touch on all the spirits they have available. To get an inside look, scan the QR code at the top of that section or just ask your server for the full list.
-If you absolutely fall in love with their desserts, you can grab a full cake or pie for the road and enjoy slice after slice at your leisure.