Wanderlust CreativeFoods in Fayetteville, West Virginia, offers a fun fusion-style dining experience no matter what you're in the mood for!
We were in the Fayetteville, West Virginia, area one weekend for a whitewater rafting trip during Gauley season.
It was a great adventure, but after a long day on the water, we were oh so ready for a good meal!
We first headed to Pies and Pints (which we love), but this time there was a one-hour wait — more time than we were willing to spend. Since other restaurant options in the area are limited, we were excited to find Wanderlust CreativeFoods just a few minutes down the road!
It turned out to be a pretty cool discovery. Wondering what's so "creative" about it? Here's what our visit was like.
Menu Options at Wanderlust CreativeFoods
This place is an eclectic “fusion” restaurant. (I should note, it's not fusion as in mixing flavors from different cultures into one dish; it's more that they have lots of different styles of food all at one place. Tacos, curry and French mussels, etc.)
The menu options looked great, and as soon as we walked in, I could smell something amazing was happening.
We arrived around 6:30 p.m. on a Saturday evening during Gauley season, one of the busiest times of the year here, and there was a line to order. As we waited in line (for about 10 minutes), we looked at the menu and picked what we wanted.
You can check out the menu, any specials, and occasional updates to their hours at their Facebook page.
The line was long and there’s only one small dining room, so I wasn’t sure if we’d need to order our food to go. Happily though, the tables turned quickly, and the woman who took our order assured us that we’d probably only wait about 15 minutes for a table.
We placed our order, then waited as we sipped our drinks. A group that was leaving gushed to us about how wonderful the brussels sprouts were. (I regret not ordering them!)
A table opened up just a few minutes later, and we were seated before the food came out. Happy timing!
For an appetizer we shared Tacos Hay Tres with cauliflower. They were amazing.
For dinner, my husband had the lamb burger with fries, and I had the chicken tikka masala.
Everything was incredible, including the drinks.
We tried a hard cider and beer, both made in West Virginia. The elderberry cider was from Hawk Knob, and the cucumber dragonfruit gose was from Big Timber Brewing. They were refreshing and delicious.
I’d happily return to this place next time we’re in the area. If you're sightseeing in the New River Gorge area, I hope you get a chance to try it too!