Forage & Feast in Asheville

Forage & Feast in Asheville

Forage & Feast in Asheville

Forage & Feast in Asheville

Forage & Feast in Asheville

Forage & Feast in Asheville

Forage & Feast in Asheville

Forage & Feast in Asheville

Forage & Feast in Asheville

Forage & Feast in Asheville

Forage & Feast in Asheville

TripAdvisor-ranked #1 foraging activity in the world

Our Tours

Where else on the planet can you walk in the woods, be entertained, and find a five-star meal coming out of the earth?

guest review

Ready to go WILD? Experience what brings millions to Asheville every year — the beauty of the the Blue Ridge Mountains and the vibrant food scene — with our unique forage-to-table tours.

We’ve been taking people “out to eat” for nearly twenty-five years. Led by expert guides, you’ll meet at least a dozen wild edibles, including ones you might find in your own backyard: greens, berries, mushrooms, flowers, roots, nuts… we never know what we might find! Then you’ll gather your goodies for a short cooking lesson and tasting. After the tour, you can take your harvest home or to one of Asheville’s top restaurants, where they’ll transform it into a wild appetizer, with lunch or dinner, for free.

For a truly unique, 100% Asheville experience, join us off the eaten path. Groups average ten participants and tours are suitable for all ages and abilities. Our introductory e-book is included, all equipment is provided, and your satisfaction is guaranteed. Discover how fun, safe, easy and delicious foraging can be!

Wild Food Stroll

  • 1.5 hours
  • in Asheville at The Omni Grove Park Inn
  • meet and taste 8-10 wild edibles (greens, fruits, nuts & more)
  • free appetizer at the Inn’s premiere restaurant featuring edibles seen on the tour

Foraging Tour

  • 3 hours
  • 20-45 minutes from Asheville
  • meet 12-15 edibles and forage for a cooking demo and tasting
  • free appetizer at one of several restaurants using what you foraged on the tour

Our Guides

Our guides are all experts in the field, including a former forager for over 75 restaurants, a naturopathic doctor, a board member of the North American Fruit Explorers, and an ethnobotanist with a master’s in Appalachian studies. For them, foraging is a way of life. With passion and precision, they make foraging safe and fun.

 

Becky is an encyclopedia of knowledge and our group had a great time, especially the kids! They were made to feel very included and Becky answered all questions very patiently. 

“Outdoor Dining at its Finest,” TripAdvisor

 Our guide Dimitri was a charm – fully knowledgeable, a caring teacher, funny, careful and a good singer – what could be better.

“We had a wonderful adventure from morning to night,” TripAdvisor

Jillian was as knowledgeable as she was accommodating to our rambunctious 4 year old. She even got him to try some wood sorrel which is incredible since he’s such a fussy eater. 

One of best adventures we’ve had in the entire country,” TripAdvisor

Justin was informative, engaged, and obviously very passionate and knowledgeable, which in turn made us more excited.

“A great way to reframe how you experience nature,” TripAdvisor

Alan is not only an expert at identifying plants & fungi; he is also a poet/singer/actor with hilarious stories conveying important messages. Just hanging out with him is worth the price of the ticket.

“Food is Everywhere,” TripAdvisor