About The Rhu

Asheville and The Rhu are defined by a passion for celebrating amazing locally grown and crafted products. The Rhu, Chef John Fleer's companion to Rhubarb, is a bakery and cafe where this abundance is available to you directly. Not only can you enjoy coffee, breakfast, lunch and delectable pastries, but many of these locally and regionally produced products are available for retail purchase. You will find a wide selection of cheeses from the micro-creameries of the Blue Ridge, Benton’s bacon, Imladris jams and Sunburst Trout, among many other products. The retail shelves are stocked with pantry items and housewares crafted by regional artisans focused on utility and quality. Our selections are perfect for putting together a gift basket or enhancing your pantry with Asheville’s finest. Located in the beautiful 10 S. Lexington building behind Rhubarb, The Rhu offers an extensive selection of sweet and savory pastry and breads with several gluten-free choices available daily. A full menu of prepared and made-to-order foods make The Rhu the perfect place to relax and dine in or let us pack picnic of local cheeses and our bread and salads for your hike or gathering. A full breakfast and lunch catering menu is also available for delivery downtown.

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7 SW Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801 (Buncombe County)

(Restaurants and Bakeries)


Physical Address

10 S Lexington Ave.
Asheville NC
(Buncombe County)

Phone (828) 785-1799
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We purchase from the following

Farms in this Guide

Ivy Creek Family Farm Flying Cloud Farm Green Toe Ground Farm Gaining Ground Farm Ten Mile Farm The Culinary Gardener

Tailgate Markets in Our Directory

North Asheville Tailgate Market

Distributors In Our Directory

Mountain Food Products


Artisan Foods
baked goods, bread, honey, jam, preserves, flour, sodas, teas, vinegar, grits, pickles, hot sauce, hard cider

Dairy & Eggs
cheese, eggs, milk

dried flowers, fresh flowers

Fruits & Berries
apples, blackberries, melons, pears, plums, strawberries, watermelons

barley, popcorn, rye, wheat

fresh herbs

Meat, Fish & Fowl
pork, trout

Nuts & Seeds

Specialty Products
soap, candles, artisan crafts

arugula, beets, brussels sprout, carrots, cucumber, green onions, kale, lettuce, mustard greens, nettles, okra, pole beans, potatoes, radish, ramps, salad greens, salad mix, spinach, sweet potato, turnips, watercress, pumpkins, winter squash




We're listed as both a buyer and supplier in ASAP's Wholesale Local Food Guide, ASAP's Farm to Business Trade Directory.

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Store Hours

  • Sun. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon. 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tue. 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wed. 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thu. 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Fri. 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM