Juice Bars in Downtown Charleston

If you are looking for culinary options, Charleston, SC can meet just about any inkling you may have. If you are searching for something light and fresh to balance out the rich, Southern delicacies that fill the menus at our famous local restaurants, we’ve compiled a list of juice bars for you, all within walking or biking distance of our hotel in the heart of downtown. These juice bars offer everything from detox cleanses to acai bowls to salads packed with the freshest local ingredients. Each spot has its own unique character, from the artwork to the outdoor patios, and you may find yourself wanting to stay and enjoy the atmosphere a bit longer than you might expect. Read on for our list of juice bars downtown.

Huriyali Gardens

Huriyali Gardens

Bringing the LowCountry organic and nutritious products to nourish one’s mind, body and soul. A hidden gem on the upper peninsula where you can enjoy acai bowls and many more fresh specialties including cold-pressed juices, organic wraps and unique salads. Relax for a while in their outdoor garden area surrounded by peace and quiet.

401 Huger Street | 843 207 4436 | huriyali.com

The Daily Juice

The Daily

A neighborhood marketplace with top-notch coffee, breakfast, juice, smoothies, pastries, breads, wine, beer, and grab-and-go provisions. With easy parking and a location on King Street, a short drive from the hotel, this makes for a great place to start your day, especially if you are leaving downtown to go on adventures in the greater Charleston area. Meet a few locals and enjoy a wide variety of local made goods.

652 King Street | 843 619 0151| shopthedaily.com

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Beech

Just a couple blocks up King Street from the hotel, this healthy spot features acai bowls, poke bowls and juices. Great for a quick stop while you’re in the heart of King Street’s shopping district.

315 King Street | 843 212 5414 | thebeech.life

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Five Loaves Juice Bar

The newest addition to the Five Loaves family offers several juice and smoothie varieties. Nestled away from busy King Street, perfect for exploring the quieter streets of the peninsula.

43 Cannon Street | 843 937 4303 | fiveloavescafe.com

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Every Father deserves a great gift, but they are often the hardest to shop for. From the boating island lifestyle dad, to the more practical, clean-cut man in your life; The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place have the perfect gift for yours. This Father’s Day, head to The Shops and snag one of these great gifts they have to offer.

Are you always left wondering at every holiday and birthday what to get the guy who has everything they need and more? Then add a little gift from The Art of Shaving into his everyday routine. They supply all of dad’s shaving essentials, from the basics to top of the line accessories that can add to his daily method. They are even equipped with a private treatment room so he can sit back, relax and enjoy without lifting a razor.

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Most dads are guilty of a sweet tooth, and Godiva has all everything you need to help him indulge. From strawberries to pretzels to chocolate cigars, you’ll be his favorite child if one of these are in his gift basket. The chocolate cigars are always a top-seller, but this year is the last holiday they will be available. Treat dad to a cigar before the smoke clears.

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If your family is planning to celebrate on the water this Father’s Day, stop by Tommy Bahama for new swimwear and summer collars for dad. The relaxed fit and comfort of Tommy Bahama will add to his summer style and ensure he can take a break this weekend.

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What dad doesn’t love a comfortable pair of shoes? Sperry has a shoe fit for every man. Explore their nautical collections for boat-lovers, and the loafer style for a dad who is channeling summer on land this weekend.

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If you’re looking for a refreshing and masculine gift for dad, the L’Homme Gift Set by L’Occitane does all the shopping for you with just one stop. Dad’s favorite products, including shower gel and cologne are within the set, and will have him feeling refreshed and pampered on Monday morning.

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Don’t forget to seal the deal with a card. Dive into Papyrus‘ vast collection with every dad in mind to pair with your thoughtful gifts. Each card is unique in its own way, just like dad, and adds a creative touch to every gift.

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For more holiday and birthday gift ideas, stop by The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place or follow us on Instagram. The Shops are located on the lobby level of The Belmond Charleston Place hotel, along King, Meeting and Market Street.

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Your Charleston Summer Reading List

The long, lazy days of summer are the perfect time to kick back and relax with a good book. Whether you plan to visit the Holy City in the coming months or are just missing her soulful beauty, these Lowcountry-centric novels will have you pining for a return trip. Catch up with an old favorite, dive into an easy pool-side read or immerse yourself in the area’s history with our Charleston reading list.

Fiction
South of Broad by Pat Conroy
Considered one of Charleston’s favorite sons, Pat Conroy was a New York Times best-selling author and writer of such well-known novels as The Great Santini and The Prince of Tides. Set mostly in Charleston, South of Broad details the life of Leopold Bloom King and his close group of friends. Conroy’s beautiful prose of the Lowcountry landscape endears his readers to the locations he details.

All Summer Long by Dorthea Benton Frank
The journey of a charming New York couple’s move to the South is captured throughout this novel. Frank creates a magical story about how life is full of unexpected changes, when the couple plans to relocate to Charleston, South Carolina for a more peaceful life. This irresistible read features the iconic Belmond Charleston Place, as well as its award-winning restaurant, Charleston Grill.

Culture
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Very Charleston: A Celebration of History, Culture and Lowcountry Charm by Diana Hollingsworth Gessler
Through many vibrant watercolors and visually detailed sketches, Dinana Gessler conveys Charleston’s unique beauty. The book includes rich detail on almost everything from the art of entertaining to the city’s renowned architectural and garden designs. Very Charleston is a fascinating read that has become an entertaining guide incorporating maps, an index and a handy appendix of sites for visitors and Charlestonians alike.

Charleston Blacksmith: The Work of Philip Simmons by John Michael Vlach
Renowned blacksmith Philip Simmons is the city’s most celebrated ironworker and has fashioned more than five hundred decorated pieces of ornamental wrought iron. The author details the methods, motifs and materials used by Simmons to create some of the city’s most treasured pieces. His mastery of the craft is displayed in the more than one hundred photographs found in his book along with a map to see the ironwork in Charleston.

Cookbooks
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The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen by Matt Lee and Ted Lee
Written by two brothers who grew up in the very heart of historic downtown Charleston, this book is a reflection of the city’s vibrant food culture. There are 100 recipes, 75 colorful photographs and numerous personal stories that introduce readers to the city’s exciting Southern cuisine. This cookbook is sure to inform readers of some of the best recipes Charleston has to offer.

Cooking the Gullah Way, Morning, Noon, and Night by Sallie Ann Robinson
Born and raised on Daufuskie Island, author Sallie Ann Robinson highlights some of her favorite memories and family recipes from life on the island. Well-known for its Gullah culture, the islanders traditionally ate what they could grow, catch and hunt. The unique food traditions of the Gullah people, containing African, European and Native American influences, can still be found today in Lowcountry cuisine.

Charleston Receipts

Charleston Receipts by The Junior League of Charleston
This well-known Charleston cookbook was first published in 1950, and it is the oldest Junior League cookbook that can still be found i print. The collection contains more than 750 recipes, sketches by Charleston artists and Gullah verses. The renowned cookbook incorporates some of the most unique recipes from the city’s past.

History
The H.L. Hunley: The Secret Hope of the Confederacy by Tom Chaffin
The legend of the H.L. Hunley, a Civil War submarine that sank the Union’s USS Housatonic and then vanished before returning to port in the waters off of Charleston, has intrigued generations. Historian and author Tom Chaffin presents an extremely thorough yet entertaining tale of the submarine’s fate and its subsequent recovery.

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Charleston!! Charleston!: The History of a Southern City by Walter J. Frazier Jr.
This extensive read traces the history of Charleston from its creation in 1670 and ends with the effects of Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Author Walter Frazier touches on every facet of the city; its people and institutions; its art and architecture; its recreational, social, and intellectual life; its politics and city government. All shaping the city we know and love today.

We hope that you enjoy the rich detail found in these delightful books. If you find yourself in the Holy City, we recommend visiting these great local bookstores: Belmond Boutique, Preservation Society of Charleston and Blue Bicycle Books. Belmond Boutique is found in The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place. The preservation Society of Charleston is a non-profit dedicated to recognizing and promoting local artists and designers. Blue Bicycle Books is Charleston’s premier locally-owned bookstore selling unique authors and genres.

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