Whether you’re looking for an easy night in, a spontaneous picnic in the woods or you want to socially distance, picking up takeout in Hendersonville is just as delicious as a full sit down restaurant. Here are a couple of great restaurants that will package up their delectable food just for you.
Just one block away from the inn, this zJapanese restaurant is one of the easiest meals you’ll find around. Each piece of sushi is created with the freshest ingredients and is masterfully crafted with love. Order a wide variety of appetizers, rolls, and nigiri for a colorful spread of delicious fish. Tempura, bento boxes, teriyaki dishes and more are also available. Umi is a popular dinner spot on Friday and Saturday nights so call in your order early to beat the crowds.
After a long hike or lengthy mountain bike ride through the mountains, nothing sounds better than a juicy hamburger or hot dog from Hot Dog World. It sounds ridiculous, a hamburger from Hot Dog World? But it’s true, one of the best burgers in town comes right from this locally owned, award-winning eatery. Dress up your burger or hot dog just as you like it and taste what all the hype is about.
If you’re heading out for a hike or a mid-afternoon rafting session on the river, stop by Monte’s Sub Shop and pick up a sandwich to enjoy in the great outdoors. Nothing is more rewarding after a long hike than the first bite into one of Monte’s signature subs. This local shop just north of downtown is the sandwich, salad, soup shop that you’ve been waiting for. On cold winter days, a cup of soup and their signature Ruben is all you’ll need to warm right up. The rest of the year, stop in anytime for a hearty and delicious sub packed with the finest quality meats, cheeses, and produce.
Tucked behind Guidon Brewing Company, this is one of Hendersonville’s best-kept secrets. Garden of Eatin’ is a food truck serving up Euro-Americana eats that pair perfectly with Guidon’s German-style beers. Pick up a six-pack to go and a couple of their signature dishes for a full spread of flavor. Popular favorites include the Currywurst, a traditional tomato curry sauce with german bratwurst, their special slow-roasted pot roast that will rival your grandmother’s, and whatever their special of the day is. You know it’s going to melt in your mouth and only a four block walk from the inn.
Just one block away from the inn lies a little mom and pop Italian restaurant that you don’t want to miss. Mona Lisa’s Italian is a go-to spot for lazy evenings where you want a full delicious meal without the effort. One bite of their homemade pasta and carefully crafted sauces will send you to culinary heaven. Stretch out of your comfort zone to try one of their more complex dishes like their Veal Mona Lisa, their signature dish, or authentic Timballo, a lasagna type dish made with crepes instead of pasta sheets that will transport you to the Abruzzo region of Italy.
These uniquely Hendersonville restaurants will satisfy any craving and make for an easy no-stress night out. Try one or try them all during your visit to Hendersonville. These great eateries are also owned by some of the most passionate locals so stop by, say hi, and enjoy the tastes of Hendersonville.