Lunch in Asheville

The Exchange is a standout among Asheville lunch spots, offering a menu that blends classic dishes with inventive new favorites. Renowned as the best lunch in Asheville, diners can choose from options like the Mushroom Teriyaki Bowl or the Restoration Smashburger, all prepared with locally-sourced ingredients. As one of the top Asheville lunch restaurants, The Exchange provides a setting that’s perfect for a midday meal, whether it’s a casual lunch or a business meeting. Located conveniently for those seeking lunch downtown Asheville, the restaurant’s atmosphere and service are as delightful as its food. Here, every dish is crafted to enhance your day in the heart of Asheville’s bustling downtown.


  • Broiled French Onion Soup | 10
  • Soup of The Day | 9
  • Warm Lentil & Quinoa Salad (VG/GF) | 13

    Spinach, Feta, Red Onion, Champagne Vinaigrette

  • Mixed Greens Salad (VG/GF) | 8/13

    Local Mixed Greens, Goat Cheese, Toasted Pecans, Pickled Strawberries, Lusty Strawberry Vinaigrette

  • Kale Salad (V/GF) | 7/12

    Marinated Mandarins, Pickled Shallots, Spiced Pumpkin Seeds, Fig Dressing

  • Chopped Salad (GF) 8/13

    Chopped Romaine, Bacon, Blue Cheese, Hard Boiled Farm Egg, Cherry Tomatoes, Pickled Red Onion, Ranch Dressing

Add On Selections:
Grilled Chicken +8, Seared Trout +14, Seared Scallops* +16, Grilled HNG NY Strip* (4.5 oz) +16


  • Parker House Rolls & Country Ham | 10

    Add Pimento Cheese +4

  • Grilled Asparagus (VG) | 13

    Local Farm Egg, Crystal Aioli, Black Pepper Biscuit Crumbs, Pickled Shallots

  • Truffle Fries (VG) | 10

    Parmesan, Truffle, Roasted Garlic and Caramelized Onion Aioli

  • Deviled Eggs (VG) | 8

    Local Farm Eggs, Pickled Mustard Seeds, Bacon, Paprika, Chives


  • 25/32/40
    Rotating Selection of Local Cured Meats, Cheeses, and Preserved Vegetables; Served with House Lavash, Lusty Monk Mustard, Imladris Farms Strawberry Jam


  • Caramelized Onion & Roasted Mushroom Flatbread (VG) | 15

    Goat Cheese, Black Pepper Crème Fraiche, Arugula, Truffle Oil

  • Barbecue Chicken Flatbread | 16

    Roasted Chicken, BBQ Sauce, Ashe Co. Cheddar, Mozzarella, Red Onion, Bourbon- Pickled Jalapeños

  • Italian Sausage Flatbread | 16

    Sopresatta & Coppa, Red Sauce, Mozzarella, Red Onion, Fresh Oregano


  • Gooey Chocolate Layer Cake | 12

    Chocolate Mousse, Ganache, Rotating Garnishes (VG)

  • Lemon Curd Tiramisu | 8

    House-Made Ladyfingers, Thyme, Honey Mascarpone (VG)

  • Seasonal Sorbet | 6


(VG) Vegetarian | (V) Vegan | (GF) Gluten Free * These items may be raw or undercooked at the guest’s request. Consuming raw or undercooked meat, poultry, seafood, shellfi sh or eggs can increase risk of foodborne illness.

MAIN Dishes

  • Crispy Trout Po Boy | 15

    Cornmeal Crusted Trout, Sprouts, Pickles, Crispy Shallots, Preserved Lemon Aioli, Fries

  • Restoration Smashburger* | 17

    Seared Double Patties, Caramelized Onion Dijonnaise, Ashe Co. Cheddar, Pickles, Shredded Lettuce, Fries

  • Exchange Burger* | 17

    Grilled Short Rib & Chuck Patty, Ashe Co. Cheddar, Lusty Monk, Bacon, Bourbon-Pickled Jalapeños, Fries
    Sub for Beyond burger +5

  • Fried Chicken Sandwich | 16

    Jalapeño Buttermilk Batter, Dill Pickles, Shredded Lettuce, Alabama White Sauce, Fries (Also Available Grilled)

  • Pork Belly Cuban Sandwich | 17

    Braised Pork Belly, Country Ham, House Dill Pickles, Swiss, Lusty Monk Mustard, Fries

  • Mushroom Bolognese | 23

    Roasted Mushroom Ragout, Fresh Pappardelle, Grana Padano (VG)

  • Mushroom Teriyaki Bowl | 15

    Carolina Gold Fried Rice, Seasonal Vegetables, Teriyaki-Glazed Mushrooms, Yuzu Aioli (VG/GF) Add Chicken +8