39 S. Market Street
Atmosphere: The BLOCK off bilmore (TBob, for short), is unlike any other establishment I have been to. It’s described as an “eco-vegan, social justice, solidarity bar”, with all vegan alcohol and food. All of the beverages, food items, and spirits are locally made, which supports smaller businesses in the community. TBob has only been open for about 5 months, but has already become known for its community-based events, Open Mic Night, and delicious cocktails.
Food: TBob hires local food artists to prepare and sell 100% plant-based foods on a nightly basis. This not only supports local cooks/chefs, it exposes customers to a variety of freshly made, creative dishes and snacks. Locally made gourmet potato chips, pretzels, and dark chocolate truffles are also available, in addition to absolutely fabulous coffee, served in small or large french presses. The food options are always different, which is part of the fun of stopping by! I’ve had many meals at TBob, including chana masala, mofungo, tempeh scramble with home fries, falafel, rosemary tofu and small plates/apps. I’ve had incredible desserts including the best cupcakes I have ever had!
Dig it or Ditch it? DIG IT! What’s better than a 100% vegan establishment that supports local businesses and the community? I like the fact that the food is made with care from local food artists, and it is always spectacular! If you’re in Asheville, stop by TBob for live music or a community based event, and order a plate of creative vegan food!