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Good Eats in Charleston, South Carolina

From Jessica

March 12, 2015

I’m headed to Charleston today, to tag along on a little business trip that Jim has and it got me thinking about very important things…like where to eat?! Charleston has turned into such a little foodie town over the past five years, and so many new & amazing places are popping up. I put together a little list of places I do love, and places I’ve heard others are loving. I’ll be sure to report back on my favorites!


Five Loaves Cafe They use healthy, locally grown ingredients to create their yummy cafe menu. Located at 43 Cannon street in this adorable pink house, Five Loaves Cafe couldn’t be more Charleston.


Saint Alban A great place to perch for several hours. Things with salmon on them are super yummy here. Coffee, precious sandwiches / tartines, tea, and great atmosphere.


The Obstinate Daughter You’ll have to venture out of the downtown area to Sullivan’s Island for this cuisine, but it is more than worth the trip. While the food may be rich, so is the history of this spot on the coast. Do not miss the geechie frites.


Leon’s Oyster Shop A great place for oysters.


Fuel Before it was a restaurant, Fuel was a gas station and a fish market. For me, it’s the perfect spot to sit outside under cafe lights in the summer and enjoy a few fish tacos.


The Ordinary One thing I love about Charleston is that almost every place used to be something else. In the case of The Ordinary, this building is an old bank. It’s by the same people behind another Charleston hot spot, FIG. They focus on upscale, fresh seafood and I can’t think of a better place to enjoy a cocktail and oysters on the half shell.


Chez Nous – My good friend, Lydia Robins Hendrix  says – “Really, everyone should go to Chez Nous at least once in their life. Sometimes multiple visits on the same trip because it’s perfection.”


Fast and French This place has been around for a while and has a great atmosphere. It’s affordable too!


Black Tap Coffee If you love Drip in Columbia, then you will love Black Tap in Charleston. Grab a copy of the Times and head over there for a great cup of coffee.


The Park Cafe Farm to table dining and a cozy atmosphere- what more could you ask for? I’m in love with the plants on the wall!


Butcher and Bee Pop in here for a really good sandwich. They update their menu daily.


Persimmon Cafe This walk up counter cafe has great coffee, sandwiches, gourmet popcorn, and more. Even more than that, if you’re a college student you can do your laundry here too- they opened inside College Laundry!


Diggity Doughnuts There is no shortage of great dessert in Charleston, but you cannot miss Diggity Doughtnuts. These vegan treats come in classic flavors but also include fun twists like peanut butter and sweet siracha glaze- the Nutty Rooster. Even better is that you no longer have to find their food truck around town because they just opened a storefront!

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