BimBeriBon – what does it mean?

West Asheville – Before spilling the BimBeriBon beans on what the name means, I want to tell you about this sweet new West Asheville eatery.

Order at the counter where a large menu is posted on the wall, or step up prepared after looking at one of the paper menus available, especially if they’re busy.


After ordering, be sure to walk the length of the counter, noting the espresso station and a bakery that puts out gorgeous breads and sweets.


BimBeriBonAfter looking at all those goodies, know that BimBeriBon’s tag line is “Real Feelgood Food”. They are completely gluten free and use no refined sugar, substituting coconut oil, honey, and natural oils for sweeteners.

My sister and I stopped in for breakfast one day before going on the Grovewood Village History Tour. If you get the chance, go on the tour. It’s an informative and interesting look back at the historic weaving and woodworking complex of Biltmore Industries located next to the Omni Grove Park Inn.

We both liked the Dosa Masala she ordered. Tasty and a big portion.

Dosa Masala: sweet potato, kale, pickled mustard seeds, cilantro chutney, raita (V)

I loved my Dutch Baby Pancake! Of course, I’m a sucker for dessert that masquerades as breakfast. The portion size was perfect. If it had been much bigger, it would have been too much. Know that it’s normally served with chocolate chips on top. I asked them to hold the chips.

Dutch Baby Pancake: stewed stone fruit, crème fraîche, flax, sorghum (V)

A friend and I had lunch here a couple months later. I really enjoyed my Avocado Toast: made with house-made millet toast, a fried egg, pink peppercorn, smoked salt, and tomato (V). It’s too bad I don’t have a photo to share. It was beautiful to look at and the toast was absolutely delicious. 

Unfortunately, my friend was less than impressed with the Sardines Catalan Escabeche, saying it was “okay”, but not something she’d order again. Try it for yourself if you like sardines. Presentation was cute with sardines in a small tin.

There’s a board in back where people post their take on what BimBeriBon means. Some are short and sweet. Some humorous. Some explain in detail after serious thought and introspection.


Epicurean Notes:

  • BimBeriBon is co-owned by Reza Setayesh (founder of Rezaz and a co-owner of Baba Nahm) and Mitch Orland
  • They’re open 7 days a week for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • There’s lots of free parking on the street and in a lot.
  • They serve wine, hard ciders, and have a full bar.
  • BinBeriBon makes their bread, syrups and other items in-house.

697 Haywood Rd
Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: (828) 505-0328

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