Ask Leah! The Ingles Dietitian

Sponsored: Familiar Favorite gets 2024 Nod

Sponsored: Familiar Favorite gets 2024 Nod

Recently I interviewed Stu Helm, podcaster and Asheville Food Tours guide, for the “Ingles Information Aisle” on News Radio 570 on Saturday mornings at 8:00am (or via iheart radio).

Stu is always on the lookout for new restaurants and food spots and trends in food in the Asheville area. I asked Stu what one food trend was he was beginning to see and expected to see more of in 2024. His response was that he was starting to see more sandwiches on menus, citing affordability and familiarity as well as the ability for restaurants to source many local ingredients.

There are so many options for sandwiches …from the condiments you use to the type of bread, and of course the ingredients of the sandwich and on to whether you prefer hot or cold sandwiches…pressed or grilled.

What’s YOUR favorite sandwich?

Need some ideas for different sandwiches? Be sure and check out our Ingles Table magazine and recipes: Sandwich (

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Related Items

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian


Smokey Mountain News Logo
Go to top
Payment Information


At our inception 20 years ago, we chose to be different. Unlike other news organizations, we made the decision to provide in-depth, regional reporting free to anyone who wanted access to it. We don’t plan to change that model. Support from our readers will help us maintain and strengthen the editorial independence that is crucial to our mission to help make Western North Carolina a better place to call home. If you are able, please support The Smoky Mountain News.

The Smoky Mountain News is a wholly private corporation. Reader contributions support the journalistic mission of SMN to remain independent. Your support of SMN does not constitute a charitable donation. If you have a question about contributing to SMN, please contact us.