Rise Above
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25 Sweeten Creek Rd.


1207 Charlotte Highway

Scratch made goodness

Mixing traditional and novel deli sandwiches and side, we keep our menu simple so we can focus on making everything the best it can be.

More than just a hot line, our kitchen team lovingly prepares sourdough breads, hand shaped pretzels, smoked & brined local meats, raw ferments, vinegar pickles and condiments.

Most of our foods take hours, days or even weeks to prepare. It's quite a journey from simple ingredients to your plate. We hope you enjoy the care in every bite!


We're so lucky to partner with some amazing Western NC food producers!

Greenshine Farms Produce
Marshall, NC

Hillman Beer (Beer)
Asheville, NC

Lindley Mills Flour
Graham, NC

Hickory Nut Gap Farm Meats
Fairview, NC

Smiling Hara Tempeh
Barnardsville, NC

No Evil Foods
Candler, NC


It's Pronounced  
\ kə-ˈnish \

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My husband and I have ordered almost everything on the menu and everything is delicious. The ingredients are good quality and most everything, including the bread, is made in-house. My favorite item is the pecan pie. I cannot have enough of that pie!

— - Karyn via Yelp @RiseAboveDeli

The pig missile, a grilled brat served in a hollowed out fresh pretzel roll with sauerkraut and whole grain mustard is something you just have to order to believe just how creative and awesome it is!!!

— - Michael via Yelp @HillmanBeer

The vibe [at Hillman Beer] is so Asheville but with amazing high dollar taste and not the prices. The food [at Rise Above Deli] is on point! Don’t negate it because you think it’s just beer (which they do so well!!!). The creative menu really does make this spot a lunch or early dinner destination. The staff will bend over backwards to make your visit a great one.

— Jen via Yelp @HillmanBeer


It is essential that you know everything is made on-site - the bread, the buns, the salads. And it makes a real difference. The burger buns today were epic.

If you are looking for outstanding, handcrafted, locally sourced food, and excellent, responsive waitstaff, this is your spot.

— - Crystal via Yelp @RiseAboveDeli






We employ
Great Folks.

Brandon Murry & Montana Fain

Thanks to the success our awesome kitchen & front of house staff have helped us build, we're excited to announce we are now living wage certified by Just Economics WNC.