April 19, 2023

A Foodie’s Paradise

Blue Ridge has so much to offer food lovers. Between the restaurants, food and beverage boutiques, tours, fresh markets, and private chefs, you will have any number of ways to experience this quaint mountain town through your tastebuds. 


Start off with a Food Tour!

Whenever I go to a city as a tourist for the first time, I like to take a tour to get a lay of the land. The same can apply to Blue Ridge and its restaurants so why not get a sampling of many places at once on a food tour?


Blue Ridge Mountain Food Tours

Food Tour-Blue Ridge


Each three-tour tour makes several stops at various establishments allowing you to meet fellow foodies, local merchants, and knowledgeable store owners. Peek behind the scenes and visit with chefs and restaurant owners, many of whom had a hand in revitalizing downtown Blue Ridge.

  • The Fabulous Foodie Tour – $48/person – must be 21+
  • The Brew House Tour – $48/person – must be 21+
  • The Sugar High Tour – $48/person


Find Gourmet Treats

Blue Ridge has plenty of food and beverage boutique options so you can find  just the right ingredients to make chef-worthy food.


Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company

Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company


Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company offers 65 varieties of olive oil and balsamic vinegar from Italy, Spain, Greece, Tunisia, Chile, Australia, and other exotic destinations.

  • 511 East Main St. Ste. 100, Blue Ridge
  • 706.946.OILS (6457)
  • https://www.blueridgeoliveoil.com
  • Mon –Thurs. 10am – 5:30pm,  Fri. – Sat. 10am – 5:30pm,  Sun. 11am – 5:30pm


Right Choice Organics 

Right Choice Organics


The Pasta Market

The Pasta Market

  • 11 Mountain St., Blue Ridge
  • 727-463-1911
  • https://www.mountainpasta.com 
  • Mon.-Tues. 11am-5pm, Wed.-Fri. 11am-6pm, Sat. 11am-7pm, Sun. 11am-6pm


Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue Blue Ridge

Out Of The Blue offers an extraordinary selection of the finest wines, beers, and artisan cheeses from around the world. 

  • 647 East Main St., Blue Ridge
  • 706.258.2750
  • https://www.outofzbleu.com
  • Mon. – Thurs. 10am – 5pm, Fri.– Sat. 10am – 6pm, Closed Sun.


Tupelo Tea

Tupelo Tea Blue Ridge

Tupelo Tea features over 100 delicious and distinct flavored loose-leaf teas from around the world. Enjoy a cup of hot or iced tea, or a healthy tea smoothie plus taste both local & artisan honeys. 

  • 531 East Main Street, Ste 101, Blue Ridge
  • 706.946.8327
  • https://tupelotea.com
  • Open Every Day 10am – 6pm





Gather Blue Ridge


Gather offers locally sourced  foods and beverages  as well as unique  kitchen and home goods. To make your purchases that much sweeter, 1% of every one, every day, goes to local charities.

  • 544 E. Main St., Blue Ridge
  • 706.946.1100
  • http://www.gatherblueridge.com


Blue Ridge Cellars

Blue Ridge Cellars


Blue Ridge Cellars shares  local wines, ciders, and beers from North Georgia vineyards and breweries in addition to some great local gourmet foods.



Fresh From The Farm

Go straight to the source to get your produce.


Mercier Orchards

Mercier's Orchard Blue Ridge

Mercier Orchards, the largest apple orchard in the southeast,  is much more than a bunch of fruit trees.  

U-Pick Your Own Fruit – The orchard grows over 50 varieties of apples, along with strawberries, peaches, blueberries, and blackberries that you can pick.

Mercier’s Bakery and Deli – Our favorite offering at the bakery is the apple cinnamon bread. But just to be on the safe side, try one of everything.

Candy Kitchen – We always stop here for some fudge but they also have Caramel Apples, Fudge, Gelato, Sorbet, brittle and glazed nuts as well as Apple Cider Slushies.

Farm Winery and Tasting Room – Get a taste of  Georgia’s first Hard Apple Cider made from farm-grown apples. You can also try their own fruit wines and other regional wines in their tasting room.

In the Market – There are loads of jams, jellies, baking mixes, soup mixes, etc. Stock up!

Cafe– Enjoy breakfast or lunch in the cafe. It’s also a great place to sample the goods from the Mercier’s Bakery.

  • 8660 Blue Ridge Dr, Blue Ridge
  • 706.632.3411
  • Orchard Hours, Daily 9am to 5pm 
  • Cafe Fri. – Mon. 9am to 4pm
  • mercier-orchards.com


Blue Ridge Farmers Market 

Blue Ridge Farmers Market

This community market consists of farmers, hobby gardeners, artists, and crafters. It is open  from June through November and is located in the downtown City Park in front of the courthouse.

  • 400 West Main Street, Blue Ridge
  • 706.492.1152
  • https://www.facebook.com/DowntownMarketBlueRidge
  • Open Sat. 8am – 12pm



North Georgia Farmer’s Market  

North Georgia Farmers Market

This premier regional farmer’s market offering farm fresh produce, fruits, food, and handmade arts and crafts by local farmers and artisans.


Hire A Chef

If you don’t want to venture out, this is a great option.


Trey Griffith

Chef Trey Griffith

We learned about Trey from some of our Century View Lodge guests who hired him to prepare a meal. They loved the food and his engaging personality so we thought we should share him with you.



Go Out On The Town

There are SO many fantastic restaurants in Blue Ridge that run the gamut. The list of just the ones we like was overwhelming so I decided to focus on two of our favorite up-market choices.


The Black Sheep

Black Sheep RestaurantThis upscale restaurant has a great vibe. Enjoy everything from lamp lollipops to shrimp and grits while listening to New Orleans Jazz.

  • 946.3663
  • 480 W. Main St. Blue Ridge, Georgia
  • Closed Monday * Bar – Tues – Wed – Thurs – Fri 3pm * Dinner – Tues – Wed – Thurs 4-9pm * Dinner Fri 4 – 9:30pm * Brunch – 11am – 3pm * Dinner – Sat 5 – 9:30pm * Dinner Sun – 5 – 8:30pm



Harvest On Main

 Harvest on Main

This is one of our favorite places in Blue Ridge.  Chef and owner Danny Helman always has something special on the menu.

  • 706.946.6164 
  • Lunch – 11am-3pm Sun.-Sat. Dinner – 4-8pm Sun.-Thurs. * 4-9pm Fri.-Sat., Closed Sunday
  • harvestonmain.com

Another option is “Harvest at Home”

  • https://harvestonmain.com/harvestathome/

Check Chef Helman’s out his other establishments. 

Masseria Kitchen & Bar 

  • 671 Roberts Way, Blue Ridge
  • 706.946.1511
  • https://masseria-kitchen.com
  • Sun. – Thurs. 11am – 8pm, Fri. – Sat. 11am – 9pm 

Cucina Rustica and La Pizzeria @ Cucina Rustica 

  • 76 Forge Mill Road, Morganton
  • 706.374.3700
  • https://lapizzeria-ga.com
  • Mon. – Thurs. 11am – 9pm, Sat. 4 – 9pm, Closed Sun


So as you can see, there is no shortage of things to keep a foodie busy in Blue Ridge.  By the way, your tastebuds don’t care what season it is. Plan your visit today!