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October 1, 2022

For the Foodie

In celebration of ᏔᎷᏣ The Basket

A non-comprehensive list of native-owned or loved food and beverage destinations to explore!

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Sassy Sunflowers Bakery and Cafe

Great stop to fill up on a cup of soup, salad, or sandwich.

1655 Acquoni Road Cherokee, North Carolina 28719

Nicki's Fry Bread

Native-owned Cherokee Fry Bread food truck. Check social for dates and locations.

Learn more on Facebook or Instagram at @nikkis_frybread

Paul's Family Restaurant

Comfy cottage like atmosphere offers a menu featuring buffalo burgers & Indian tacos in fry bread.

Learn more about Paul's Family Restaurant.

Granny's Kitchen

Southern country cooking served buffet style.

Learn more about Granny's Kitchen.

Bearmeats Indian Den

Bearmeats Indian Den holds a farmer's market with canned foods, old-fashioned stick candy, popcorn on the cob, and more.

Learn more about Bearmeats Indian Den.

7 Clans Brewing

7 Clans Brewing is a majority-female indigenous owned company located in the heart of Western North Carolina.

Learn more about 7 Clans Brewing.

Native American Brewing

This indiginous and women owned operation brings together heritage and the earth’s bounty to create craft beverages with a deep connection to the land and the Eastern Band of Cherokee’s rich past.

Learn more about Native American Brewing.