Southwest Caribbean soul food – even just the name of Coyote Kitchen’s specialty is intriguing. Whether you’re curious or you know exactly what to expect, come by Coyote Kitchen for some of the most fascinating flavors. They’ve got bowls, salads, and burgers and sandwiches, each full of combinations that you’ve never come across before and ingredients that can be switched in and out to suit any of your dietary needs. This is a great place to come for vegetarians, vegans, or ecologically conscious eaters – the fish are all eco-friendly, and the meat is all antibiotic and hormone-free.
Coyote Kitchen, 200 Southgate Dr, Boone, NC, USA, +1 828 265 4041
A relative newcomer on the scene, Trout & Barrel is shooting up the ranks of Boone restaurants quickly. And what’s not to like? They offer fish and barbeque prepared by a trained chef, in addition to a great selection of brews that will please even the snobbiest of beer drinkers. One of the best parts is the atmosphere, which is entirely relaxed and welcoming. Instead of a formal evening, you’ll get quirky decorations, friendly service, and surprising flavors that can turn your favorite dishes into something new and different. They constantly have specials, new beers, and even sometimes live music, so things never get dull.
Trout & Barrel, 2968 NC-105, Boone, NC, USA, +1 828 386 1457
While lunches at Melanie’s are excellent, it’s the breakfast section that has really catapulted them to local fame. When you have a look at the menu, you’ll find that there are vegetarian and vegan options almost everywhere. Try one of their breakfast plates, all of which are loaded with enough eggs and sides to keep you going throughout the day. You’ll be impressed with the quality of the food, its presentation, and even the prices.
Melanie’s Food Fantasy, 664 W King St, Boone, NC, USA, +1 828 263 0300