Community Meals

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Southside Kitchen is open!

Our community lunches are open to all and served free of charge, Monday through Thursday, 12:00 – 1:00 PM. 


Southside Kitchen Menu*


Monday, June 26

Chef’s Salad, Garlic Roll, and Yellow Cake with Buttercream Frosting


Tuesday, June 27

Barbecue Ribs, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, and Bread Pudding


Wednesday, June 28

Bologna Sandwiches, House-cut Chips, Garden Salad, and Fresh Fruit


Thursday, June 29

Chicken Pot Pie, Roasted Root Vegetables, and Lemon Tarts


*Menus are subject to change. Vegetarian options are available.

Monday, July 3

Menu TBD


Tuesday, July 4

Closed for July 4 Holiday


Wednesday, July 5

Menu TBD


Thursday, July 6

Menu TBD


Southside Kitchen is Green Opportunities’ soul food restaurant and interactive culinary classroom, located at the Arthur R. Edington Education & Career Center at 133 Livingston Street in Asheville, NC. GO Kitchen Ready Graduates and members-in-training are responsible for prepping, cooking, and serving all meals in Southside Kitchen, allowing them to gain invaluable hands-on experience running a commercial kitchen and providing “front of house” table service.


Meals are free and open to all. Donations are welcome and go directly to the Kitchen Ready Members enrolled in our training program. 


Southside Kitchen is a social enterprise operated through a partnership with A-B Tech and the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville. In season, we receive produce donations from the generous local farmers and gardeners at Gaining Ground Farm, Ten Mile Farm, The Lord’s Acre, and Southside Community Garden.


View our calendar for an up-to-date schedule of community meals and special events. We hope to serve you soon!