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Asheville’s best gas station eats

There’s way more than petrol at these nine area gas stations.

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Pon’s Thai Cuisine is a warm and welcoming spot.

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Sure, they’re convenient. But did you know that you can find a lot more than gas and to-go snacks at our local gas stations? Read along for the best gas station eats in Asheville.

Mr. Sushi South, 1578B Hendersonville Rd.

Not technically inside a gas station (but right beside one), Mr. Sushi has been serving up sushi rolls and Japanese hibachi dishes since 2017. Pro tip: the decorative holiday party trays are a beautifully festive way to nosh.

The Brew Pump, 760 Haywood Rd. #3136

West Asheville’s bar-in-a-gas station is beloved by locals for its casual ambience and array of beers on tap. And while there’s no kitchen inside, accompanying local food trucks — including El Kimchi, The Purple People Feeder, and Blessed Soul Food — are always on hand to keep guests fed.

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Sand Hill Kitchen’s award-winning burger. | Photo by AVLtoday

Sand Hill Kitchen, 491 Sardis Rd.

Located inside the BP gas station, this unassuming spot cranks out award-winning chicken sandwiches + burgers, hearty breakfasts like killer burritos, and sweet treats like banana pudding that could rival (or beat) your grandma’s. Bonus: there’s a drive-thru.

Black Bear Pizza, 3094 Sweeten Creek Rd.

Tucked away inside a South Asheville Shell station, here you’ll find Italian dishes including calzones, subs, salads, and of course, plenty of pizza that’s available in whole pies or individual slices. Bonus: vegan cheeses and cauliflower crust are also available.

Pon’s Thai Cuisine, 3101 Sweeten Creek Rd.

Located inside the Exxon gas station along South Asheville’s bustling Hendersonville Road, this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it spot dishes up generous servings of authentic Thai cuisine like curries, pad thai, crispy duck, and the highly addictive Tom Kha soup.

Patty’s Pupuseria, 1563 Patton Ave.

This eatery is connected to the Sunoco gas station and offers ample servings of authentic Salvadoran, Honduran and Mexican fare, including burritos, tacos, and their namesake pupusas.

Appalachian Chick, 195 Charlotte Hwy.

This Veteran-owned express deli is tucked away in Fairview’s Kounty Line Shell Station. It serves affordable, well-executed, Southern-leaning breakfast and lunch specials, like biscuits and gravy, fried bologna sandwiches, and even a livermush biscuit.

The Local Joint, 1185B Charlotte Hwy.

Fairview is full of hidden gems, and biscuits at this combination gas station-breakfast joint are a prime example. Locals also love the fluffy omelettes and Big Bear, a Cajun fried chicken biscuit with all the fixins’.

Red Star Kitchen, 1397 Charlotte Hwy.

One more round of applause for Fairview, which also is home to Red Star Kitchen. Housed in a Citgo station, this deli doles out Cuban, Italian, and Reuben sandwiches for under $10, along with a fresh array of soups + salads.

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