You can't fully enjoy Charleston, South Carolina as a culinary destination without sampling from a wide variety of restaurants for each meal. The eclectic mix of different styles, flavors, traditional and new age recipes is unique Charleston. In Charleston, and perhaps all of the Southeast, we like to slow things down, savor every bite, and nearly always order dessert. During your next visit to Charleston, live a little; order something decadent to as a finale to your evening out, preferably at a local spot that specializes in the sweet stuff.
Of course, dessert comes in all forms across the "Holy City," from handmade French chocolates at Christophe Artisan Chocolatier & Patissier, to the simply divine (and world-famous) Coconut Cake from Peninsula Grill, or cannolis at Carmella's. If it's a romantic, fine dining setting you're seeking, make a reservation at Wentworth Mansion's Circa 1886 or the authentically adorable Chez Nous; both are sure to please your date, and your sweet tooth. Of course, you may want to grab your dessert ahead of time, to enjoy late night (or anytime of day). In that case, grab some baked goods and cookies from Spring Street's Wild Flour Pastry or Sugar Bakeshop on Cannon Street. Any doughnut devotees out there? Don't miss the opportunity to snag a few from Charleston's own Diggity Doughnuts or Glazed Gourmet for never before seen (or tasted) flavors at each doughnut shop.