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Caviar & Bananas

Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop

Price: $

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Lunch: Ask any Charleston local about their favorite downtown lunch spot, and chances are they'll describe their usual selection from the hot cases at Caviar & Bananas. Located just off King Street on George Street near the College of Charleston campus, Caviar & Bananas is a gourmet grocery, restaurant and coffee shop in one. Eat indoors in the clean and modern interior, on the side patio for a prime people-watching experience or to-go for the makings of a sophisticated picnic lunch. The talented chefs and friendly staff can help you select from a wide selection of premade pasta salads, housemade daily soups, and hot entree options such as meatloaf, eggplant Parmesan, duck confit spring rolls, and more. Caviar & Bananas has it all - design your own salads, sushi, made-to-order sandwiches and wine and beer. Expect boutique restaurant prices, but all the flavor and meal personalization you'd expect for the price.

Take Out: You may be craving a stuffed sandwich or wrap, while a friend is begging for a refreshing salad. One person wants iced coffee and a muffin, while another simply wants to pick up some pasta salad, Eggplant Parmesan, and a bottle of wine for tonight. Stop what you're doing and head to Caviar & Bananas immediately--they have everything you need! For picky eaters or those with dietary restrictions, head to the build-your-own salad and sandwich stations, with items made quickly and freshly in front of you. Grab a few soft drinks, teas, or juice and pack that breakfast, lunch, or dinner to-go. You've got the makings of a perfect park picnic!

Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus: Gluten-free diners are in luck! Caviar & Bananas' delicious brunch, lunch, and dinner items are available at two locations, on George Street near the College of Charleston and within the Charleston City Market. This downtown hotspot is gourmet grocery, deli, cafe, and coffee bar all in one, ideal for a group of visitors with different tastes and dietary restrictions. Gluten-free diners will appreciate the vast variety of options at Caviar & Bananas, from freshly rolled sushi, cheese and charcuterie boards, design your own sandwiches made with gluten free bread, create your own salads with dozens of topping choices, and of course, their prepared deli side dishes. Popular prepped side items include the "Naked" Kale Salad, Succotash, and Quinoa Salad, all gluten-free!


51 George St
Charleston, SC 29401

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Expert Tips by Clare Sweeney

Charleston Local Expert

Lunch: "Avoid peak lunch hours during the school year - Caviar & Bananas is located less than a block from the College of Charleston campus, and is a popular lunch spot for the student body."

Take Out: "Yes, Caviar & Bananas is known for a multitude of to-go options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Did you know they also deliver?"

Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus: "Visit the create your own salad station for nearly unlimited gluten-free salad toppings and mix-ins with your choice of green base."

Best for Lunch Because: The variety of options at Caviar & Bananas is more than impressive: this gourmet grocery offers up sushi, hot entrees, and made-to-order sandwiches and salads.

Best for Take Out Because: Available for both take out and delivery, Caviar & Bananas offers an amazing variety of sandwiches, salads, sushi, deli case items, pastries, and much more.

Best for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus Because: Caviar & Bananas serves absolutely delicious salads, sandwiches, deli entrees and sides, as well as sushi - the sheer variety is a gluten-free dream!

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