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Farm-to-Table Restaurants in Charleston

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Devyn spends her days creating content to build an online community of travelers. She is a firm believer there’s always something new to Discover in the Palmetto State.
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Bowls brimming with bright, fresh, locally sourced ingredients are in high demand at Basic Kitchen.

Nowhere else in our state has more true farm-to-table dining than the Holy City. Daily changing menus of one-of-kind Lowcountry fare are made even greater with the freshest seafood and produce available.

Here are just a few notable farm-to-fork and sea-to-fork finds to consider when visiting Charleston.

Basic Kitchen

What it's known for: Farm-to-fork is serious business at Basic Kitchen, where seasonal, local, high-quality ingredients are used to create dishes that are as nourishing as they are delicious.

Peek into their larder, and you’ll find it is always stocked with local produce, whole grains and legumes as well as wild-caught seafood and sustainably raised meat. 

Style: Casual, health-conscious dining for lunch, dinner or brunch; rotating daily menu with simple, seasonal dishes and seasonal cocktail program

Address: 82 Wentworth St., Charleston

Phone: 843.789.4568


FIG's gnocchi and lamb Bolognese is a marriage of local ingredients and culinary expertise.


What it's known for: FIG stands for Food is Good, and that sums up everything that comes out of the kitchen here.

Chef Mike Lata works with local farmers and fishermen to showcase the best of the Lowcountry on each and every plate. FIG is a Charleston must-eat.

Style: Southern, farm-to-table, James Beard winner, seafood

Address: 232 Meeting St., Charleston

Phone: 843.805.5900


Diners at Husk get inside info on the many regionally procured ingredients.


What it's known for: Husk is a celebration of all foods Southern, that is, if it's not grown or caught in the South, it doesn't come into the kitchen.

Executive Chef Raymond England operates the storied kitchen (founded and once helmed by visionary chef Sean Brock) with a strong focus on sustainability, heirloom products and support for local fishers and farmers.

The proof is in the menu, which changes daily according to procurements, as well as a floor-to-ceiling chalkboard identifying sources of local ingredients for discerning diners. 

Style: Southern, farm-to-table, family-friendly, James Beard award winner

Address: 76 Queen St., Charleston

Phone: 843.577.2500


The Grocery
The Grocery's wood-burning oven, in-house canning program and menu featuring seasonal ingredients make it a local favorite.

The Grocery

What it's known for: Chef Kevin Johnson uses seasonal ingredients from local farmers and fishermen to create the menu at The Grocery. His in-house canning program keeps local wares available all year long.

The wood-burning oven creates a feeling of warmth and comfort while guests enjoy an extensive list of cocktails, wine and craft beers on tap.

Style: Southern, farm-to-table, Lowcountry, brunch

Address: 4 Cannon St., Charleston

Phone: 843.302.8825


Fresh salads and more made with locally sourced produce fill the menu at Wild Olive.

Wild Olive

What it's known for: Regional Italian dishes sourced from local ingredients are a specialty at Wild Olive. House-made pasta and house-cured salumi shine here, as does whatever is growing in the fields nearby. You'll definitely want to come back.

Style: Italian, farm-to-table, family-friendly

Address: 2867 Maybank Highway, Charleston

Phone: 843.737.4177


SNOB, short for Slightly North of Broad, has been utilizing locally sourced ingredients infused with Southern and French cooking techniques for over 20 years.


What it's known for: Don't let SNOB's name fool you. It stands for Slightly North of Broad, which takes aim at the city's traditional boundary of high society.

The restaurant's true claim to fame is as a chief pioneer of the farm-to-table movement in South Carolina. For more than 20 years, SNOB has been merging the use of locally grown vegetables, meats and seafood with Southern and French cooking techniques, leading the way for restaurants to thrive serving local foods.

If you have trouble deciding, diners rave about the local grouper and the shrimp and grits.

Style: Southern, farm-to-table, Lowcountry, traditional

Address: 192 E. Bay St., Charleston

Phone: 843.723.3424


Bread and butter beets with pickled fennel and pistachio is brimming with earthy, vegan goodness from Sorghum and Salt.

Sorghum & Salt

What it's known for: Farm-to-table and sea-to-table cuisine are at the core of the Sorghum & Salt dining experience. The ever-evolving menu is chockful of gems like housemade ricotta, gnocchi with local mushrooms, and blue crab fresh from Lowcountry waters.

Style: Farm- and sea-to-fork dishes, vegan and vegetarian offerings, healthy and sustainable menu focus

Address: 186 Coming Street, Charleston

Phone: 843.872.6393



Devyn Whitmire
Devyn spends her days creating content to build an online community of travelers. She is a firm believer there’s always something new to Discover in the Palmetto State.