I first heard about An Apple A Day a few months after moving to Asheville, but it took about 1.5 years before I actually experienced what all of the buzz around this quaint mom-and-pop restaurant was all about.
Based on the principle that food and nutrition play an active role in the prevention or growth of disease, An Apple A Day serves salads, wraps, soups, juices and desserts made from whole foods. A wrap, for example begins with, well, a wrap and the choice of three different homemade non-dairy spreads bursting with flavor; pesto avocado, lemon red pepper or apple cider tahini. Yum! Then they toss in some greens, quinoa and a pearled barley grain mixture with some red cabbage, broccoli, sweet potato, carrot, kale, seeds and nuts. Top it of with your choice of a dressing and you have a very satisfying, not to mention, nutrient dense lunch. I don’t know about you, but I have never seen a wrap on a menu filled with even half of these nutritious ingredients!
My favorite part about an Apple A Day, other than the food, is the complimentary water they serve. It’s green because it’s filtered with chlorophyll! How cool is that? In case you’re wondering, it tastes great and very refreshing. Chlorophyll is great for overall health – it’s an antioxidant that is benefits for your immune system, blood cells, cardiovascular system and energy levels.
So if you’re in Black Mountain be sure to stop by An Apple A Day for lunch (they are open Monday through Saturday, 11am – 3:30pm). The staff is very friendly and helpful, and the food is how food should be – made fresh with real ingredients. The restaurant is in the center of downtown Black Mountain so what better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than walking around outdoors, supporting local businesses and eating real food.