Cheers to Health Conscious Traveling in 2022
on the Peaceful Side of the Smokies

It’s January, and it’s time to recharge and renew! If you are like the majority, you might be planning a getaway vacation, or embracing a healthier diet and mindset. How many times on a travel adventure have you found yourself hungry, causing you to settle for a gas station granola bar or a fast-food chain? When you travel through small mountain towns, especially in East Tennessee, it’s not easy to find light and fresh meals that a family can all enjoy.

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If you plan on heading towards East Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains for an adventure, you might find yourself among some rural areas along the way. Townsend, TN is one of those special places, coined “Peaceful Side of the Smokies,” with mountain views and pristine waters, and it sits at the base of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Until recently, Towsend hasn’t been much different than any other rural East Tennessee town, until the arrival of Peaceful Side Social Brewery + Craft Kitchen. It’s the area’s newest restaurant and gathering place, offering a fresh chef-driven menu with quick and casual service and an outdoor pet-friendly patio. If you want to make a toast you can order a glass of sparkling wine, or enjoy our curated selection of local microbrews and German beers.

Peaceful Side Social Townsend TN

Peaceful Side Social has something everyone in the family will enjoy, and you can relax knowing that it’s healthy, fresh, and created by an awesome team of people. The menu is designed to include anyone, no matter the dietary preferences, including vegetarians, vegans, plant-based or people who are gluten-sensitive. Keep reading to see some of the chef created menu options that will get your healthy new year headed the right direction.

Do you like something both healthy and hearty? Two options are the Half Chicken + Potatoes with Hearth Roasted chicken on the bone, and our most popular sandwich, the Pulled Chicken + Bacon Hoagie made with pickled red onions, basil pesto and arugula.

Chicken and Fries
Sandwich Chips

Looking for something light, fresh and flavorful? The Trout + Avocado Sandwich made with local trout smoked in house on sourdough toast is a crowd pleaser, along with the Fig + Pear Roundbread topped with balsamic reduction and hot honey.

Fig and Pear

Are your practicing Veganuary? If so, Peaceful Side Social has several options for you, including the Power Grain Bowl made with a quinoa and edamame blend, fresh veggies and house made citrus vinaigrette, or the Hummus Duo with original and black eyed pea hummuses, pickled veggies and flatbreads.


Vegetarians can enjoy a wide variety of options depending on your cravings. Some options include the classic Stone Hearth oven baked Margherita Roundbread or the simple Peaceful Side Salad made with local Sweet Valley Farms cheddar cheese and heirloom tomatoes.


Are you sensitive to gluten? Our Country Kale Salad is a healthy and delicious choice made with julienned green apples and Benton’s country ham. Before you leave, grab a gluten-sensitive brownie to end your meal on a sweet note.

Salad Bowl
Cookie Brownie

Next time you are on the Peaceful Side of the Smokies, make a point to check out Peaceful Side Social Brewery + Craft Kitchen, relax and take in the views from the patio, and enjoy the fresh and flavorful cuisine from our menu. We look forward to sharing our New Year’s plans with you as we begin construction on our brewhouse and beer garden this year. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay informed about our newest upgrades. Your adventures won’t be complete without us!