Bent Creek Bistro

We hand-prepare locally sourced, fresh & seasonal fare!

From hearty sandwiches and hand cut salads to homemade soups and small batch sweets, everything is made with as many local ingredients as possible.

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Now Open!

The Bistro is excited to reopen for the 2020 season, serving up delicious food from the patio of the Education Center. Guests can enjoy lunch al fresco when they order at the window or order ahead online. Socially-distanced seating will be available in the Education Center Courtyard and Plaza, but the indoors remains closed. All food options are served in picnic-friendly packaging, ready to be taken to your favorite picnic spot on the Arboretum’s 434-acre campus!

Hours of Operation

  • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday

About Us

Operated by The Colorful Palate Catering, Bent Creek Bistro brings together the best food products of Western North Carolina and a passion for gracious service and culinary creativity! Bent Creek Bistro is located in the Education Center with dining options currently offered outdoors. The Bistro is open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday.

All of our bistro crew are people who love food and love people! Our aim is to exceed all of our customers’ expectations in both food and service.

Contact the Bistro Today!

Email: bcbistro@ncarboretum.org | Phone: 828.412.8584