Bye—Bye Boring Lunch!

Cheese selections displayed in a glass case
Cheese selections displayed in a glass case

Mountain Fresh Grocery carries a great variety of wonderful cheeses.

WLunch at Mountain Fresh Grocery in Highlands, North Carolina, is always a special treat! They offer a plethora of delicious dishes to tame your hunger or “hangry.” Choose from juicy grilled burgers and sandwiches—or specialty dishes like grilled chicken with pesto and Greek yogurt spread on flat bread, southwest grilled chicken salad, baby back ribs, shrimp poboys, sautéed crab cakes or a juicy Lucy burger. The hand-cut fries and chips are all made in house and the coleslaw is scrumdiddlyumptious!

You can also enjoy a wood-fired NY style pizza or pasta with your choice of sauces and toppings—the pesto with chicken on angel hair pasta is a personal favorite. If you still need more to choose from try the salad, soup, pasta and pizza bar—yes, they probably have whatever your little heart desires.

Enjoy a glass of wine or a mixed drink from the wine bar and finish off with dessert fresh from the bakery. They offer dinner for two to-go Monday-Saturday, a potato bar in the evenings and a large selection of freshly roasted coffees and espresso.

If you still need encouragement to check it out, know that you can pick up a variety of specialty cheeses and accoutrements—and you may choose from a large selection of wine and artisan beers for those fun-loving, drop-in guests. Enjoy your lunch!

home made crackers in three flavors

Yummy home made crackers in three flavors


Accoutrments on display

Accoutrements for every taste bud


people ordering lunch

Step on up and check out the specials of the day …


pizza and pasta bar

Or choose the wood fire pizza or the fresh pasta!


pizza and pasta ready to eat

There is also a ready-to-eat pizza and pasta bar …


salad and soup bar to go

And a soup and salad bar.


Grilled salmon salad

I chose the special of the day—grilled salmon salad.


veyr big cupcakes

The cupcakes were staring me down—there was a whole case full of colorful treats.



home made breads on a rack

Their baker turns out loaves in many flavors and sizes.


a tray of doughnuts

Doughnuts and croissants tempt your taste buds.


coffee bean roaster in red

There is even a coffee roaster at work.


coffee varities on display

Choose a flavor to go with that doughnut—Mr. P. says they have the best coffee in town!


wine bar and hanging glasses

There is a wine bar for a glass or two or have one of the special lemonades.


red and white wine deisplayed

J. D. or Marilyn will help you select that special red or white—they know their wines.


rose' wine

My favorite section is the Rose for summer.


Rose' on special

There is always a wine that is on Special for the week.


fish counter on ice

There is a ever changing selection of fish.


steaks and meats on ice

Steaks and meats are ready for the grill!


to go food ready to take home

The food case has everything you need ready to go—check out the “Mile High Macaroni and Cheese” …


fresh pizza to go and ready to cook

Or the freshly made pizzas ready to go home with you.


J.D. the cafe owner

J.T. is the energetic owner of this Highlands ‘must see’ destination.


display of artisan beer

A large selection of artisan beers to “Make your own six-pack.”


Variety of bitters

Small batch Bitters and bar necessities


Extra Virgin olive oil in the steel cases

Don’t forget the olive oil in every flavor you could imagine


olive oil bottles

Extra virgin olive oil for those delicious summer salads


xo♥, Lissy
All photos by Lissy Parker for You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit the source.


June 3, 2016
June 10, 2016



  1. Reply


    June 8, 2016

    Sooo good to know that they have pizza by the slice! I was hoping they would add that :). Also their coffee is amazing. I always buy a bag of the beans and bring them back to Atlanta :).

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      June 8, 2016

      Margaret, I always buy the coffee. Perfect way to start the day1

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    June 9, 2016

    I always get a slice of their Coconut Cake as a take out. It’s my late night ‘snack’ spread out over three evenings!!!

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