Birthday freebies in Asheville, NC

It always feels like your birthday when you're eating a Neo burrito. | Photo by @neoburritoavl

Whether you’re the type of person who likes to broadcast your birthday to the world, or more of the ignore-it-until-it’s-over kind of person, there’s a good chance you can appreciate a special treat to celebrate, well, you

From bakeries to breweries, many businesses in Asheville want to show you some love on your day with a free or discounted goodie. Use our list below to find a spot to treat yo’ self. Pro tip: Always bring an ID or other form of birthday proof.

Neo Burrito

📍 1341 Parkwood Rd. + 4 South Tunnel Rd. 

  • Get a free menu burrito of your choice when you visit a store with your ID. 

Green Sage Cafe 

📍 5 Broadway St., 633 Merrimon Ave. + 1800 Hendersonville Rd. 

  • Enjoy a buy one get one free deal on any entree. Pro tip: Invite a friend to lunch and get your meal free.

Heiwa Shokudo 

📍87 N. Lexington Ave. 

  • Choose between a free helping of mochi or sake. (If it was up to City Editor Laura, it’d be sake all day

Archetype Brewing 

📍 174 Broadway St. + 265 Haywood Rd. 

  • Sign up for this brewery’s newsletter + provide your birthday to qualify for a free pint class.
The lavender honey is one of Editor Laura’s favorite truffle flavors. | Photo by @frenchbroadchocolate

French Broad Chocolate

📍 10 S. Pack Square + 821 Riverside Dr. 

  • Visit either the lounge or the factory for a free chocolate truffle. 

Farm Burger 

📍10 Patton Ave. + 1831 Hendersonville Rd.

  • Visit either location for a free milkshake.  

Nothing Bundt Cakes

📍 1838 Hendersonville Rd. 

  • Visit the store ahead of time to sign up and receive a softball-sized bundt cake with the flavor of your choice when your special day arrives. 

The Fresh Market 

📍 944 Merrimon Ave. + 1378 Hendersonville Rd. 

  • Sign up for this grocer’s loyalty club + get a free slice of birthday cake.