Discover some of our area’s most common edibles of field and forest just five minutes from downtown Asheville. Afterwards, enjoy edibles seen on the tour at the Grove Park Inn’s sunset-view restaurant.
- Adults Ages 18+
- Teens Ages 13-17
- Child Ages 5-11
- Young Child Ages 4 and younger
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Join us year-round for three hours “off the eaten path” as we find and gather over a dozen wild edibles. We’ll whip up a little tasting right on the trail. Take home the rest of your finds or get ready for some find dining when one of our award-winning restaurant partners prepares your catch of the day. Wild mushroom pizza, daylily tamales, sassafras root beer, wisteria ice cream… it all depends on what we find!
Tour location is chosen from several options, all 5 to 45 minutes from downtown Asheville, by 5pm the day before the tour. We meet on site.
- Experts lead all ages and abilities
- Foraging plants and maybe mushrooms
- Cooking demo and tasting
- Appetizer featuring your finds (with meal purchased separately) at one of five Asheville restaurants
- Intro e-book
- 15% discount on Navitat or Asheville Food Tours
Frequently Asked Questions
How strenuous are the tours?
This is a not a hike. We cover less than half a mile on mostly level ground, stopping frequently.
What’s the difference between the foraging tour and the wild food stroll?
The stroll takes place at an in-town resort, lasts half as long, and does not include actual foraging, a cooking demo/tasting, or more than one restaurant option.
Does the tour include a meal?
No. The tour includes a small tasting and an appetizer featuring your finds (with lunch or dinner, purchased separately) at a local restaurant. For more info, see here.
Do we always find mushrooms?
No, but there are also edible wild fruits, nuts, greens, and more.
Do we spend all our time in the woods?
No, especially in colder months, when there’s more wild food in sunny areas.
Are dogs allowed?
No, but dogs can be brought on private tours by special request.
For more info and other FAQ, see here.