Southside Kitchen

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**SCHEDULE CHANGE**: Please note that Southside Kitchen will be CLOSED for lunch on Thursdays, from March 2 to April 6, as students will be using that time to prepare for our Cycle 14 Kitchen Ready Pop-Up Dinners.


Beginning March 2, we invite you to join us between 5:30 and 7:00 pm in Southside Kitchen for our weekly Thursday evening Pop-Up Dinners. These three-course meals prepared by the Kitchen Ready students are open to all and served free of charge. Donations are welcome and go directly to our students! Reservations are not required. Guests will be seated in the order they arrive, as space becomes available.


Southside Kitchen is open!

Lunch is served free of charge, Monday – Wednesday from 12-1 PM. 


Southside Kitchen Menu*


Week of March 20-23


Monday, March 20

Garden Salad, Bistro Burger, and Fresh Fruit


Tuesday, March 21

Baba Ganoush, Cucumber Salad, Pita, Braised Lamb, Yellow Rice, Garlic Sauteed Zucchini, and Baklava


Wednesday, March 22

Garden Salad, Turkey Pot Pie, Roasted Root Vegetables, and Chocolate Cake 


Thursday, March 23

CLOSED FOR LUNCH – Join us between 5:30 and 7:00 pm for our Southside Kitchen Pop-Up Dinner!


*Menus are subject to change. Vegetarian options available.





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 students-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 students. 


Southside Kitchen is a social enterprise operated through a partnership with A-B Tech and the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville. 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!