Here in Charleston, there is an abundance of delectable foods like shrimp and grits, she crab soup, crab cakes, baked mac n’ cheese, the list goes on. When traveling, it can be hard to choose a more nutritious option with so many yummy choices everywhere you go. Along with those savory, Southern bites, Charleston has plenty of fresh and delectable options to fuel you for a day of sightseeing around the Holy City. So pop into any of the restaurants below to fuel up on good-for-you-food when visiting Charleston and you won’t be disappointed.
Caviar and Bananas
51 George Street Charleston, SC 29401
This gourmet shop has everything you need to please your palate and excite your senses. With a wide range of prepared and packaged options, you won’t leave hungry or empty handed. Pick up an assortment of healthy snacks like Sahale Fruit and Nut Snack Mix or a Green & Black Organic 85% Dark Chocolate Bar to enjoy throughout your time in Charleston.
Tip: Order the “Lunch Box Special” from the prepared foods case to try multiple items like the famous Kale Salad, Thai Peanut Salad and Garganelli Pasta Salad with a discount.
Brown Dog Deli
40 Broad Street Charleston, SC 29401
Located in the French Quarter, Brown Dog Deli uses local and fresh ingredients to bring back timeless deli classics. With a hot dog menu plus a vegetarian and vegan menu, you can find something for everyone at this shop.
Tip: It is small and fills up during lunchtime. Get there early and grab a seat on their outside deck to enjoy your meal in the beautiful Charleston weather.
Five Loaves Café
42 Cannon Street Charleston, SC
If you’re looking for a place to sit down and enjoy healthy, homemade soups, Five Loaves Café is exactly where you need to go. Their Gluten Free soups are made fresh in store each day and popular options include Mexican chicken chili with lime, avocado and cilantro as well as roasted red pepper, tomato, basil and bleu cheese.
Tip: Come with friends and suggest each person order a half soup and half sandwich to share. This way you can try a wider variety of their homemade soups and sandwiches.
315 King Street Charleston, SC 29401
From acai to poke bowls, this trendy restaurant has a something for both the sweet and savory traveler. Pick the original beech bowl filled with scrumptious fruits and granola or design your own poke bowl with option of ahi tuna and seaweed salad.
Tip: If you are a coffee lover, pick up a cup of a delicious local brew courtesy of Second State Coffee.
96 Wentworth Street Charleston, SC 29424
Located on the College of Charleston campus, the newly opened Marty’s Place presents made-to-order vegan, vegetarian as well as kosher menu items. Some delectable options include the black bean torta with coconut chipotle mayo and the five spice fried quinoa with onions, sweet potatoes, peas and carrots served with pita.
Tip: If you are looking for a lighter option, try the daily special, which includes a choice of soup or salad and a drink.
Choose to dine at any of these delicious lunch spots the next time you are vacationing in the Holy City and sticking to your New Year’s Resolution will be a breeze.