Lunch

Picnic

You can choose from a great number of options for lunch in the immediate area around the Inn and close by. We can also provide you a lunch picnic basket if you let us know you will be needing one, for what days and times, within 3 days of check-in. You can use the online "How Can We Help You?" form on the right or our concierge services requests form by clicking here. Lodging at The Mast Farm Inn includes a country gourmet breakfast for two at our restaurant Simplicity at The Mast Farm Inn.

You will find below a listing of local options for Lunch, Snacks, and Food Shops & Markets, as well as links to local dining guides. There are untold lunch options in our area ranging some of the finest award winning restaurants in North Carolina, to rural diners, national chains, fast foods and convenience stores. We have added the mention Highly Recommended to those restaurants which have been highly recommended by our guests and have added several restaurants we recommend. As many of our cottages and cabins have full kitchens, we have also included food shops and markets in case you would like to cook at home. All of this information is also available at the front desk, so do not hesitate to ask for suggestions, recommendations and directions while here, you can also request more information from our concierge services by clicking here. Keep in mind we are out in the country, so driving times will vary between 3 minutes to 45 minutes depending on your selection, and your preference for main roads or country road shortcuts.


Lunch

1861 FarmhouseFaceBook
Highly Recommended. A one-of-a-kind experience! This 150-year-old house has beautiful views of the valley. Sip a glass of wine from a rocking chair on the front porch or in our beautiful wine room, which is actually the two original brick rooms of the house. You will feel like you have truly stepped into the "old world" when you cross the threshold to the wine room. Participate in a tasting – just $5 which includes your gift of our beautiful 1861 Farmhouse etched wine glass. Enjoy a wonderful selection of 1861 Farmhouse Private Label wines, from Chardonnay to Pinot Noir.

1861 Farmhouse MarketFaceBook
Highly Recommended. This terrific stop in the heart of the North Carolina mountains features the best sandwiches you will ever taste. Fresh baked break daily, local fresh produce, the highest quality meats and special mustards and sauces create a taste that has had people coming back to this location for 19 years. Homemade fudge blended upstairs and a bakery written up in Southern Living for the desserts makes this a must stop when visiting the Banner Elk, Boone or Blowing Rock, North Carolina area

Earth FareFaceBook
Highly Recommended. As one of the largest natural food retailers in the nation, Earth Fare makes healthy eating convenient, affordable, fun and – of course – delicious! With 21 stores in six states, we offer everything from ready-to-go meal options, local and organic farm fresh fruits and vegetables, and full service meat, poultry and seafood departments.

Banner Elk Cafe & The Lodge Espresso Bar and EateryFaceBook
Highly Recommended. Located downtown Banner Elk, The Banner Elk Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Great food, ranging from eggs Benedict to big juicy burgers. For the healthy and weight conscious we offer grilled mahi and chicken sandwiches, salad bar, and homemade daily specials. Dinner nightly offering: Ribs, Steaks, Fish and always fresh and creative specials and from our talented Chef. The Lodge Espresso Bar and Eatery, friendly coffee-house atmosphere with a smoothie bar, fresh bakery, and gourmet food. Serving, delicious salads, seared Tuna, pizzas, pastas, and wraps. Best Bloody Mary and Cadillac Margaritas in town.

Bistro RocaFaceBook
Bistro Roca Restaurant provides American Bistro fare, including unique salads, sandwiches and appetizers, homemade desserts and inspiring entrees. Specializing in hand tossed, wood-fired, Neapolitan style pizzas and French influenced comfort food, Bistro Roca has been serving the North Carolina High Country since 2004.

Woodland’s BBQFaceBook
Located just minutes south the Blue Ridge Parkway on Highway 321 Bypass in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, The Woodlands Restaurant specializes in North Carolina Barbecue Pork and Ribs, catering, great food and nightly entertainment. Our Restaurant’s Menu features barbecue beef, pork, chicken and ribs. Home style Mexican food as well

Old Hampton Store & BarbequeFaceBook
Visit a step back in time at the Old Hampton General Store, located at the foot of Grandfather Mountain in Linville North Carolina. This Historic 1920 general store and grist mill, was the original train stop for the Tweetsie Railroad. Located inside the store is Uncle Lee’s Barbeque. You can sit inside on the front porch and enjoy the best barbeque in the south, served on sourdough buns baked fresh daily at the country store. To top off the meal, try the banana pudding or a slice of homemade pie a la mode!

Carolina BarbequeFaceBook
Down home southern restaurant that serves up good pork BBQ, smoked with hickory wood for 12 hours, then chopped fresh every morning. Every Friday & Saturday come on in and listen to live Bluegrass Bands. All of our sides are made in house, sauces are our own original recipes. Our catering services come with a personal guarantee "If it’s not right, we’ll make it right" Come in for an experience you’ll never forget!

Hob KnobFaceBook
We cook our worldly foods using seasonal produce from our own farm, Hob Nob Farm, as well as many other organic local farmers.
We have chosen to celebrate ethnic diversity that makes this beautiful world what it is. We are all blessed to have a world of flavors at our fingertips everyday. We proudly serve 100% hormone – and antibiotic-free meats and eco-friendly fishes. All of our beans, rice, flours and juices are organic. There are no artificial flavors or coloring in anything we serve.

Our Daily Bread
A small cafe tucked away on Boone’s busy King Street. Great for lunch with a variety of excellent sandwiches and soups in a casual atmosphere. ODB only uses local and organic produce in season. Located just across the street from Mast General Store.

Pappy’s Barbeque and Country Cookin’FaceBook
Pappy’s Barbeque has a commitment to quality and excellence. In the 20 years that we have served Banner Elk and the surrounding communities. Pappy’s BBQ has always been committed in providing the best quality food, service, and atmosphere that we can provide. We will always work hard to treat each guest the way we would like to be treated when we dine out. We use only the best brand names available in the preparation of our food. Most of our recipes are old family favorites. The rest are new ones that we’ve come to fancy. We believe that buying the best that we can buy, preparing it the best way we know how, selling it at the absolutely best price we can, will keep you coming back for more.

Pepper’s RestaurantFaceBook
Pepper’s was established in 1975, serving the High Country its first taste of sumptuous, "deli style" sandwiches. In addition, we were one of the first restaurants in Boone to recycle all of our cardboard, glass, plastic, tin and aluminum. We have also cleaned up our own environment by becoming a 100% smoke-free establishment.

Stick Boy Bread CompanyFaceBook
We are a small, family-owned artisan bakery where high quality baked goods and great service come together to create a special experience for you, our customer. We offer everything from fresh baked breads, steaming cappuccinos, delicious cinnamon rolls, and decadent chocolate tortes. The best part is that everything is made right here in our bakery using the best ingredients and methods.

Melanie’s Food FantasyFaceBook
Melanie’s has been serving delicious home cooked food made to order since 1991. We use the freshest and highest quality whole food ingredients to create dishes that are nutritious and full of flavor. We use local and organic ingredients when feasible. We are very sensitive to vegetarian and vegan concerns and take the utmost care to cook meat items separately. Please let your server know if you have a food allergy or diet concern and we will do our best to accommodate you. Our bread and biscuits are made from scratch and provided by our local bakery, Stick Boy Bread Co.

Foscoe Country CornerFaceBook
Foscoe Country Corner is the place where everyone knows your name. A bustle of regulars—construction workers, skiers, business owners and locals—flows in and out of the double glass doors. Smiles beam from faces behind the register; friends greet each other by name en route to the deli counter; there’s talk of politics and fishing, sons and daughters, old friends and new, the weather.


Snacks

The Mast General StoreFaceBook
Quality goods at a fair price since 1883. The Mast General Store was started by Henry Taylor in 1883. WW Mast bought into the establishment in 1897 and purchased the remainder in 1913. Today, the Original Store in Valle Crucis is the patriarch of this family of stores. Listed on the National Historic Register as one of the best remaining examples of an old country store. This historic landmark, in the heart of North Carolina’s first rural historic district, has featured quality goods and traditional clothing since 1883.

Foscoe Country CornerFaceBook
Foscoe Country Corner is the place where everyone knows your name. A bustle of regulars—construction workers, skiers, business owners and locals—flows in and out of the double glass doors. Smiles beam from faces behind the register; friends greet each other by name en route to the deli counter; there’s talk of politics and fishing, sons and daughters, old friends and new, the weather.

Bare Essentials Natural MarketFaceBook
The High Country’s premier independent natural products market. Celebrating 24 years of Natural Health. "Beyond Customer Service to Community Care". Bare Essentials Natural Market offers quality, wholesome products free from harmful ingredients. We have just about everything you could want. And what we don’t have, we can get! We offer a complete line of organic and natural grocery items, including healthy dairy alternatives. In our produce department, we offer only organically grown products (from local farms when possible). You’ll find a full selection of aromatherapy, skin care products, soap, shampoos and most any kind of product to put on your body. And we also carry the finest whole food supplements, herbs, homeopathic medicines and specialty supplements.

Earth FareFaceBook
As one of the largest natural food retailers in the nation, Earth Fare makes healthy eating convenient, affordable, fun and – of course – delicious! With 21 stores in six states, we offer everything from ready-to-go meal options, local and organic farm fresh fruits and vegetables, and full service meat, poultry and seafood departments.

Bald Guy BrewFaceBook
The BGB is committed to using organic, shade grown beans. By purchasing eco-friendly beans, we support farmers using sustainable practices which maintain an equitable partnership between birds, farmers, consumers, and the environment.

Bald Guy Brew Blowing RockFaceBook
At Bald Guy Brew, our goal is to serve up the best cup of joe your palate has ever tasted… whether it is a cup at our shop or a mug at your house. If you don’t like it, pour it out: Hassle Free Money Back Guarantee!

Conrad’s Coffee CompanyFaceBook
Established in 2000, Conrad’s Coffee Company began when Conrad Poe brought coffee as souvenirs from his worldwide travels as a personal security professional. As word spread in Boone, NC that Conrad had fresh, right-off-the-plantation coffee beans, requests for “souvenirs” came from more and more people, illuminating for Conrad the lack of freshly roasted, gourmet coffee in Boone.


Food Shops & Markets

Bare Essentials Natural MarketFaceBook
The High Country’s premier independent natural products market. Celebrating 24 years of Natural Health. "Beyond Customer Service to Community Care".  Bare Essentials Natural Market offers quality, wholesome products free from harmful ingredients. We have just about everything you could want. And what we don’t have, we can get! We offer a complete line of organic and natural grocery items, including healthy dairy alternatives. In our produce department, we offer only organically grown products (from local farms when possible). You’ll find a full selection of aromatherapy, skin care products, soap, shampoos and most any kind of product to put on your body. And we also carry the finest whole food supplements, herbs, homeopathic medicines and specialty supplements.

Earth FareFaceBook
As one of the largest natural food retailers in the nation, Earth Fare makes healthy eating convenient, affordable, fun and – of course – delicious!  With 21 stores in six states, we offer everything from ready-to-go meal options, local and organic farm fresh fruits and vegetables, and full service meat, poultry and seafood departments.

The Watauga County Farmers’ MarketFaceBook
The Watauga County Farmers’ Market has been in operation since 1974, and is located at the Horn In The West in Boone, North Carolina. The market is a direct link between our local farmers and the consumer. Local support for farming allows increased awareness of good land practices, preservation of rural landscapes and lifestyles, and the minimal use of pesticides. The members of the farmers’ market are proud of the high quality products we sell. We hope you will enjoy coming to the market as much as we do!

Ashe County Farmers MarketFaceBook
Ashe County Farmers Market is one of the few markets left in the country where all of the products are grown and made by local farmers and artisans. LOCAL FOOD. Shop for farm fresh eggs, fruit, honey & molasses, produce, fruit, fresh breads, cakes and pies, jams and relishes, culinary vinegars and farm raised meats. ARTISAN QUALITY CRAFTS. From lye soap made the old fashioned way to functional pottery, the crafts at the Ashe Market are high quality and uphold our rich Appalachian Heritage. You will find blacksmith forged iron work, wood carving, pottery, soap, candles, fine art, photography, fiber arts and floral arrangements. Sat. morning market starts April 9 from 8 am-1 pm. The Wed. morning market starts July 7 from 8 am-1 pm. We also have four holiday markets – November 20 and 27 and December 5.

Avery County Farmers MarketFaceBook
The Avery County Farmers Market is a cooperative of area farmers that produce freshly grown, organic and conventionally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh bread, homemade jams and jellies, herbal products, crafts, maple syrup, fresh eggs, potting plants, ornamentals, seedlings, and much, much more. Saturday 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Banner Elk Farmers Market
The Banner Elk Farmers Market is a cooperative of area farmers that produce freshly grown, organic and conventionally grown fruits, vegetables, fresh bread, homemade jams, jellies, herbal products, crafts, maple syrup, fresh eggs, ornamentals, and seedlings. Thursday 5:00pm — 7:00pm

Blowing Rock Farmers Market
Join us downtown for the finest in fresh fruits, veggies, whole foods, and meats from local farmers. Get your Holiday Treats at the the Special Holiday Markets in November and December. Hours:Thursday 4:00pm — 6:00pm

High Country Farmers Market
Regional vendors selling fresh vegetables, fruit, flowers, plants, eggs, pasta, baked goods, and crafts. Various local entertainment appearing randomly. Stop by and see what’s fresh, fun, and local. Hours: Sunday 11:00am — 4:00pm

Ingles SupermarketFaceBook
Mr. Ingle’s background certainly qualified him to know the preferences of shoppers in his territory. A member of a third generation grocery family, he worked in a grocery store started by his grandfather in Asheville, North Carolina where the company headquarters is still located. Ingles offers a full variety of brand name products supplemented with Ingles’ own Laura Lynn brand products which are equal or superior to National Brands and guaranteed by Ingles Markets. Ingles Private Label products are named after Mr. Ingle’s daughter, Laura Lynn Ingle.


Local Dining Guides

Boone Independent Restaurant Association • FaceBook
Boone Independent Restaurant Association • WebSite
Restaurants • Blowing Rock
Restaurants • Banner Elk
Restaurants • Boone
Restaurants • Beech Mountain

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