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street food

Bun Intended serves Thai-inspired street food and specializes in dishes from the Isaan region of Thailand! You can find us downtown at the iconic S&W Market, Asheville’s original food hall.

We also specialize in private catering of all sizes – click below to book us for your boutique wedding experience, special event, or any private catering needs.

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Located at the SW Market in downtown Asheville!

(We will always have seasonal specials as well)

Homemade Steamed Buns
Pork Belly Bao
 • 2 for $12
Cucumber, hoisin, pickled daikon, herbs, green onion
Tofu Bao (Vegan)
 • 2 for $12
Crispy tofu, cucumber, black vinegar, herbs, green onion, sesame (V)
Curry Chicken Salapao
 • $8
Closed steamed bun with massaman braised chicken and served with side of curry
Street Food
Chicken Satay Skewers
 • 3 for $12
Housemade satay marinated chicken skewers served with peanut sauce and a side of rice (GF)
Pork Skewers
 • 3 for $12
Lemongrass marinated pork skewers served with nam jim jaew sauce and a side of rice (GF)
Tofu Bites
 • 8 for $11
Fried marinated tofu served with sweet chili garlic sauce (GF/V)
Salads & Sides
Add Protein
 • $3
Grilled Chicken, Grilled Pork, Fried Tofu
Cucumber Salad
 • $7
Cucumbers, tomato, red onion, carrot, and light vinaigrette (GF/V)
Spicy Som Tum
 • $7
Spicy green papaya and green mango salad with fish sauce, Thai chili, tomato, and lime juice
Yum Woon Sen
 • $7
Cold noodle salad with tomato, onion, bell pepper, carrot, and tossed in a citrus vinaigrette (GF/V)
Jasmine Rice
 • $6
Topped with sesame seeds and green onions (GF/V)
Thai Tea Rum Slushee - $10
Thai Iced Coffee - $5
Thai Iced Tea - $5
Canned Bubble Tea - $4
Asian Soda - $4
Bottled Water/Soda - $3

About US


Bun Intended was founded in 2016 by three friends with a common goal: to serve the best homemade Thai street food specializing in steamed buns. Our menu’s inspiration comes from the Isaan region of Thailand, where Chef Shorty’s parents met and began the family tradition of cooking – we are honored to continue that tradition here in Asheville.

We live by three principles at Bun Intended – everything we cook is homemade, we always serve locally-sourced ingredients, and we guarantee an excellent customer experience.