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, July 17

Menu TBA


Tuesday, July 18

Southside Kitchen CLOSED for lunch, as the Kitchen Ready students will be taking a field trip to A-B Tech. 


Wednesday, July 19

Beef Taco Salad, Yellow Rice, Black Beans, Salsa, and Apple Crisp


Thursday, July 20

Southside Kitchen CLOSED for lunch. Join us instead for our Pop-Up Dinner from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. See the dinner menu below. 


Pop-Up Dinner Menu, 7/20

Fired Green Tomatoes with Farmers Cheese and Sriracha Aioli
Pulled Pork Spare Ribs with Corn Cake and Eastern Carolina Barbecue Sauce
Braised Beef with Summer Vegetable Risotto
Chicken Tikka Masala with Jasmine Rice and Mint-Cilantro Chutney
Carrot Cake


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

Monday, July 24

Menu TBA


Tuesday, July 25

Menu TBA


Wednesday, July 26

Menu TBA


Thursday, July 27

Southside Kitchen CLOSED for lunch. Join us instead for our Pop-Up Dinner from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. 


Pop-Up Dinner Menu, 7/27

Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Swedish Meatballs
Shepherd’s Pie
Vegetable Lasagna with Smoky Tomato Sauce
Cream Puffs


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!