Discover some of our area’s most common edibles of woods and meadows just five minutes from downtown Asheville. Afterwards, enjoy a free appetizer featuring edibles seen on the tour at the Grove Park Inn’s sunset-view restaurant.
- Adults Ages 12+
- Children Ages 5-11
- Children Ages 4 and younger
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Join us for three hours off the “eaten” path as we find and gather over a dozen wild edibles. We whip up a little tasting right on the trail. Take home the rest of your finds and/or get ready for some find dining when one of our award-winning restaurant partners prepares your catch of the day, with lunch, brunch or dinner, for free. Wild mushroom pizza, daylily tamales, sassafras root beer, wisteria ice cream… it all depends on what we find!
Various natural areas 15 to 45 minutes from downtown Asheville. Tour locations are chosen three days before the tour, judging by the forecast and on what wild foods are out at the time.
We meet on site. You will receive an email with a link to directions, which will also be posted on our website.
- 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 any Asheville Food Tours or Navitat booking
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 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.