There's so much to do in downtown Charleston, that choosing a restaurant at midday mealtime here can be the trickiest part of your trip. There are just so many great options, often much more affordable than the city from where you've come! When it comes to choosing a lunch spot that's easy on the wallet and walking distance from all of the historic sites and museums, choose locally-owned, neighborhood restaurants, and you can't go wrong.
Work a memorable meal into your busy schedule with quick service and fantastic to-go and delivery options, or let yourself linger in the uniquely Charleston-style historic home and courtyard patio restaurant settings. Try Mellow Mushroom's delivery service at the end of a long morning or if just in need of a superior pizza pie, or swing by King Street's Butcher & Bee to check out the daily-changing menus. Head to vibrant Verde for a fresh create-your-own salad after shopping the Historic City Market, or before hopping on a carriage tour just around the corner.
Turn locavore with a quick trip to Caviar & Bananas, Bull Street Gourmet, or Fast & French, three great spots to grab picnic supplies before heading to the shady College of Charleston campus or Battery Park. Vegetarians and vegans will enjoy the variety and atmosphere of Charleston's many herbivore-friendly lunch destinations, especially at the health food meccas of Black Bean Company and Dellz Deli!