Who We Are

We are downtown Asheville's whole-foods kitchen-cafe. We serve lunch, dinner, late night, and Sunday brunches as well as hosting Community Cauldron Sundays (during the winter months). We have been open since 2002 and have been serving our extended family, friends, and wander throughers, creative vegetarian and vegan soul foods out of our colorful space at a brisk pace all these years. We have hosted hundreds of benefits, art shows, and musicians, we have fed the homeless, the wealthy, a good handful of celebrities, and everyone in between. We have nourished everyone who has pasted through our doors in the best way we know how... We are owned by the Wezeltown tribe, managed by a handful of dedicated employees who are currently working on a plan to become a collectively operated business. The hard working staff, that almost seems to live at the Kitchen, are a dedicated bunch that only put up with the cramped space and constant chaos because of a love for food and/or the philosophy of the establishment. We are frequented by a constant flow of creative souls of a wide spectrum, foodies, health nuts, vegans, vegetarians, and curious tourists. Please stop in, say hello, and allow us to feed you. It is always an honor.

Our Mission

We exist to nourish. We are dedicated to doing so by offering creative flavorful foods made of fresh whole foods, with a focus on local, seasonal selections, and honest open ingredient integrity. We also seek to foster an enriching space through close relationships with artists, musicians, and community groups; and maintaining a collective sense of humor. We strive to create a friendly inclusive atmosphere respectful of individual dietary choices, lifestyles, and backgrounds; and to honor the needs of our customers, community, and selves equally.

2nd Location - Rosettas Kitchenette at UNC Asheville

Rosetta's recently opened a satellite kitchenette on the campus of UNC Asheville. The response from students faculty and staff has been been very positive. We have scaled down the menu a few notches to provide the healthiest most affordable and fastest service possible. We have been opened since August 17th 2012. The model used at UNC Asheville is exciting and we believe that it can be duplicated and used in a number of various locations. Including shopping malls, schools, sporting events and Health care systems. As the wheels on Starshine Foods Inc continue to turn we hope to nourish and provide a positive environment for gatherings meals and snacks.