If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know I took a trip to Charleston this past weekend. I was there for a bachelorette party and decided to stay an extra two days by myself (first solo trip ever!) to explore the city I’d heard so much about. There was so much to see and do in Charleston, I could go back for another week and still not get it all in!
I plan to share a few posts with you guys so I can really get to everything. For my first post, I wanted to discuss where to eat in Charleston. Even though I was only there for a weekend, I felt like I got to experience several fun places!
coffee + breakfast | Black Tap Coffee
One place I was dying to try was Black Tap Coffee. I’d heard great things about their lavender latte and knew I had to give it a try. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. Since it was super hot and humid in Charleston, I had mine iced. So, so good!
coffee + snack | The Rise
One afternoon, I ventured into the coffee shop attached to my hotel called The Rise Coffee Bar. I had no idea what to expect as I’d never heard of this place, but was pleasantly surprised by some refreshing (and strong) iced coffee and a delicious monster cookie with oatmeal, m&ms and chocolate chunks. It was the perfect snack to hold me over until dinner and the atmosphere is so cute!
lunch + dinner | Poogan’s Porch
One restaurant that came highly recommended was Poogan’s Porch. This adorable place is the epitome of southern. I started with a tasty local beer and the crab soup, which was creamy and so good! For my “meal” I had one of the day’s specials: shishito peppers and fried okra. It was southern and delicious. I’d suggest making reservations so you definitely get a table as this place fills up quick!
dinner | The Watch
My first night in Charleston, I ate at The Watch with my bachelorette group. Coincidentally enough, this restaurant was connected to the hotel I stayed at (more to come on that later), The Restoration. I absolutely loved this restaurant! It’s farm to table and you can tell the food and drinks are top notch. I enjoyed the herb roasted chicken, while a couple other girls in my group ordered the lobster mac n’ cheese, which also looked great. Everything was served quickly and the service was great!
dessert | Jeni’s Ice Cream
The final night I was in Charleston, I decided to treat myself to something sweet. I’d heard great things about Jeni’s from several bloggers and websites and couldn’t wait to give it a shot.
I tried the salty caramel ice cream on a waffle cone and oh my gosh — AMAZING! I also sampled several other flavors and they were all incredible. I highly recommend this place.
There were quite a few places I didn’t get the chance to try, so I definitely want to go back! Husk (make reservations as soon as possible as this place fills up way ahead of time), Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit and Leon’s Oyster Shop are on my list for next time!