South Carolina Specialty
Charleston Farmers Market
329 Meeting St., Harleston Village
If you’re wandering through Charleston on a summer Saturday, you’re likely to come across this busy farmers market without looking too hard—its hosted in Marion Square, a super central green space that’s flanked on one side by King Street and the College of Charleston and the other by Museum Mile. The market runs every Saturday from April through November (it really even extends into December, when it converts into a holiday market). There are plenty of prepared foods vendors, and it’s undeniably fun to peruse and taste local bounty like peaches, muscadine grapes, and okra. Definitely pick up some boiled peanuts to snack on while you’re strolling.
Dixie Supply Bakery & Cafe
62 State St., French Quarter
This family-owned café is run by husband-wife duo Allen and Kris Holmes. Allen’s family has lived in Charleston since the 1600s, and the recipes here are true South Carolina specialties, passed down to him from generations of Charlestonians. Go for classics like the crab cake sandwich, fried green tomatoes, and tomato pie.
652 B King St., Cannonborough
A bit north of the Upper King's Design District, but still on King Street, The Daily is run by the folks behind the restaurant Butcher & Bee. The coffee here is by fan favorite Stumptown, and The Daily also serves cold-pressed juice, egg sandwiches, bakery goods and bread, plus wine and beer.
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