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Our Favorite Small Businesses on Haywood Road in West Asheville

West Asheville has a thriving art, culture, music, and food scene - and Haywood Road is right at the heart of it. It's a pretty awesome place to live, and today we're listing some of our very favorite places to eat, shop, and hang out on our beloved Haywood Road in West Asheville. 

In honor of Small Business Saturday, here are some of our favorite businesses on Haywood Road.

Asheville Sandwich Company

794 Haywood Rd.
11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Making a good sandwich is basically an art form, and these guys do it like no other. Asheville Sandwich Co. is a top 10 sandwich joint in Asheville according to Yelp, and their goal is, simply put, to be the best sandwich restaurant ever. We think they're killing the game. If you're in the mood for a classic (tuna melt, BLT, Cuban, Reuben, etc.) or something more adventurous, like a gluten-free, vegan sandwich, they've got you covered. 

You can check out their menu and purchase a gift card online here.


794732 Haywood Rd.
M-F 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For all the Haywood Road fashionistas on a budget, Reciprocity is a closet staple. (I got my favorite pair of black heels here.) They specialize in Free People, Anthropologie, J. Crew, Urban Outfitters, Frye, and other boho-inspired brands on deep discount. They also accept consigned items in good condition, so if you're looking to sell some gently-used treasures, Reciprocity is a great spot for that, too.

Follow their Instagram for some true #DimeStoreMagic!

Standard Pizza Company

631 Haywood Rd. or 755 Biltmore Ave.
11 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday. (They close at 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.)
12 p.m.-midnight Sundays

A life without pizza isn't a life worth living, in my opinion, and that's why I love Standard Pizza. They serve up some of the best pizza in town and even stay open late on the weekends (2 a.m.!) so you can satisfy your midnight munchie cravings. They also have gluten-free and vegan options for those with dietary restrictions.

Check out their menu and treat yourself to some take out!

The Amp Shop

841 Haywood Rd.

9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday 

The Amp Shop specializes in custom, hand-built amps as well as repair for recording and DJ equipment, effects processors, keyboards, lighting equipment, and anything else used in the music production or performance process. And they're not just limited to digital! The Amp Shop can help repair your analog music equipment, too.

A perfect place to shop for the musician in your life!

Haywood Common

507 Haywood Rd.
11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Haywood Common is the brick-and-mortar location of the food truck Belly Up, and boy is it delicious. The menu, developed by Chef Rob Starr and his wife Hannah, has a distinctly California twist and focuses on hyper-seasonal ingredients. They source their produce and protein from local sources and farmers markets as often as possible. Also, the bartenders make a mean craft cocktail.

See their menu here.

Pizza Mind

50285 Haywood Rd.
11:30 a.m.-12 a.m. Monday-Thursday
11:30-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday
12 p.m-12 a.m. Sunday

Pizza... so nice, it's on the list twice! Pizza Mind is on the opposite side of Haywood from Standard Pizza. Its menu features not only delicious pizza but a full sandwich menu and bar with draft beer. Any time I go to Pizza Mind, I always walk away very satisfied, and very, very full. (Maybe too full.) 

You can check out their here.

We live, work, and play in West Asheville.

Owner/Broker in Charge/REALTOR

About Pierrette: 

Pierrette is most fulfilled when she is working on behalf of someone else. She has a sharp wit, perspicacious mind (big word alert!), and a dark, dry humor.  She values life itself. Pier earned her PhD in English Literature with a concentration in Critical Theory in the early aughts - she finishes what she starts. The more complex the situation, the more pleasure it is for her to understand fully, to offer creative solutions, and to protect your interests to the fullest. Pierrette works hard every day, with intelligence, integrity, authenticity, transparency, and kindness. She has been a REALTOR® for a decade and the owner and broker in charge of Rouleau Real Estate Group since 2018. 

Pier has three rescued pups, a rescued feline, and spends her downtime in the yard, on a walk, planting a garden, cleaning her West Asheville cottage (her truly favorite pastime), and taking pleasure in her friends, family, and partner. She is guardian to a delightful senior citizen who is living in memory care. 

Pierrette Rouleau, PhD has earned the Accredited Buyer Representative® designation, the Seniors Real Estate Specialist® designation, and the Certified Residential Specialist® designation which is the highest credential awarded to residential sales, agents, managers and brokers. Pierrette's talents, worth ethic, and her servant's heart will ensure your real estate experience is platinum and fun.

Pier lives, works, and plays in West Asheville. The NC Mountains have been home to her since 2005. She loves both the solitude of a small town and the excitement of the city, with the grandeur of the mountains as the common thread. She loves a good drive in the NC Mountains. She was a hospice volunteer caregiver to several long-term patients. 

Please reach out to her. She would love to connect.

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