It's no secret that Charleston is one of the South's leading foodie destinations, stacking up more accolades each year for its talented chefs, one of a kind restaurants, and even its tradition of southern hospitality. Traveling to any city when you're committed to eating gluten free, and many visitors assume that gluten-free menu items are hard to find in a southern city, as southern cuisine is often thought of as mostly fried or barbequed. Not so in Charleston, where the restaurant scene is as diverse as any major city, and plentiful gluten-free dishes are served throughout town.
Gluten-free diners need only to stroll down King Street to find the ideal restaurant for a satisfying gluten-free meal. For breakfast, gluten-free eaters should make a visit to the gourmet grocery, upscale deli and coffee bar-in-one that is Caviar & Bananas. When it comes to finding a midday meal in the Holy City that satisfies all dietary restrictions, the options are plenty: simply take your pick from soup and sandwich combos at Five Loaves Cafe, the rice wraps at Brown Dog Deli, or a couple of slices of gluten-free pizza, (yes, you read that correctly), from Mellow Mushroom.
Selecting a gluten-conscious dinner destination is easy in Charleston! If it's spicy Asian food you're after, visit Basil on Upper King, or venture down the street to Co, a Thai and Vietnamese hybrid offering an entire menu of gluten-free items! For a lighter alternative, stop into Verde, a salad bar with dozens of toppings and dressings.
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