Community Lunches

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


Southside Kitchen Menu*


Monday, August 21

Garden Salad with Tuna, and Chocolate Chip Cookie


Tuesday, August 22

Fried Chicken Salad, and Fresh Fruit


Wednesday, August 23

Fried Fish, Pinto Beans, Coleslaw, and Hush Puppies


Thursday, August 24

Southside Kitchen CLOSED for lunch today. 


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

Monday, August 28

Lunch menu TBA


Tuesday, August 29

Lunch menu TBA


Wednesday, August 30

Lunch menu TBA


Thursday, August 31

Lunch menu TBA


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 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!