HOT BUNS & TASTY MEAT
SWANNONOA, NC
HOT BUNS & TASTY MEAT
SWANNONOA, NC
HOT BUNS & TASTY MEAT
SWANNONOA, NC
HOT BUNS & TASTY MEAT
SWANNONOA, NC
HOT BUNS & TASTY MEAT
SWANNONOA, NC

WELCOME

A New York Deli in Swannanoa? You betta believe it! Brought to Swannanoa from his childhood in New York and named after his Mama, Zellas Deli is the newest concept from Chef Michael Reppert and John Tressler. With tasty sandwiches and soups and all the meat and cheese and chewy buns you care to eat, Zella's is hot buns and tasty meat at 2372 US 70 Swannanoa.
Grand Reopening: April 22
Zella’s is Moving & Imperial is Expanding!
We wanted to let everyone know that Zella’s will be moving our downtown location EAST!

Our new spot will be in the space formerly occupied by The Loot House (2372 US 70, Swannanoa)

The decision did not come easily, but we feel that it’s the best and most logical. The primary factor is that, Imperial, our cocktail bar & mezcaleria, which occupies the second floor of 48 College Street, has outgrown its britches. Longtime bartender & GM Drew Hendrickson, along with Ted Rautio & Darrick Teeter have joined the team to expand Imperial into the downstairs area that Zella’s occupied. A taproom with cocktails, beer, wine & spirits on draft will soon be opening in the former dining room area. And yes, there will be food. More details to come. Another huge factor, in our decision is that most of our family ties are East Asheville, Black Mountain, etc. Our kids all attend school there, and our amazing manager (Brian Stout) lives in Marion. So we feel that this decision will be great for all involved. Beyond all of that…..the area around exit 59 desperately needs Zella’s!

We will offer our current menu, which is great for quick to-go and sit-down lunches as well as a brand new dinner menu! More details to come, but we want to create a very simple, quality, and consistent , Italian spot that most of us grew up going to with our families. We want it to feel like home! We are also creating a special “under $10 menu” . We don’t want price to be a factor in folks getting to enjoy our food! We will VERY much miss our loyal downtown regulars, but we will still be available on all the delivery apps, our online ordering, and will even personally deliver if we can!

Our plan is to continue business as usual at 48 College until March 23rd. Then we will have a 2-to-3-week transition period and be open, at the new spot, mid April!

Many more details to come!
Team Zella’s & Imperial