One of the many reasons my husband and I moved to Asheville was the food scene. We loved the fact that Asheville was small, but it had a thriving food scene. It’s the kind of place where you can find a little of everything, and it’s pretty much all part of the farm to table movement. They even have Ethiopian fare! Seriously, I mention that just to let you know how diverse the culture is in this small mountain city. Today though I want to discuss Italian. I want to discuss the amazingness that is All Souls Pizza in the River Arts eDistrict. We have been here twice now, and I have loved it both times. It’s a great place to go especially if you have a family. Both times we’ve sat on the patio and let the baby run around meeting other babies from nearby tables. It has been joyous. Anyway let’s get down and dirty with the pizza.
You can see that my family loves it. Let me tell you why.
First of all,the local farmer’s market is hosted adjacent to their parking lot. This means that I can go shopping for our weekly needs and then pop on over for a bit of deliciousness at All Souls Pizza. Second, they have delicious food and a superb atmosphere. We started with a glass of wine for me and a beer for the husband along with a dish of warm olives on our last visit. Oh my goodness, I love warm olives. The flavor is so excellent and very little has to be done to bring it out. You can see the sprigs of rosemary just hanging out adding that little extra oomph to an already delicious plate. We shared these as evenly as possible considering I was popping them in my mouth one right after the other. Sorry, honey!
After that we shared a pie. This is my absolute favorite kind of pie. I probably love this kind of pie more than my husband loves cheesecake. In all honesty, I’m not a HUGE fan of pie. I’ll eat it though. There will be plenty of time to do a run down of amazing pie treats here in town though. Also, I’m sure I’ll be doing a comparison pizza post soon as well. I can’t get enough pizza pie! For now though let’s really discuss All Souls Pizza’s pie. I can tell you that they have two types of dough. You can get some of the pizzas on polenta dough! This time we had the smoked NC shrimp pie, and it was melt in your mouth delicious. What’s not to love. It’s a pie full of shrimp, oregano, cream, chilies, and mozzarella. I’m a sucker for a good mozza guys. I was in love from the first bite. In my head I was already making plans for my next trip to All Souls Pizza, and I hope you’ll try it out too.
What’s your favorite kind of pizza? Have you tried All Souls Pizza? Are you planning to now that you’ve read this post? If you visit Asheville and want a tour of the cities fine food establishments shoot me an e-mail, and we’ll go explore!