Eating Well in the Lowcountry
Charleston’s Healthiest Restaurants and Grocery Stores
September marks the next edition of Charleston Restaurant Week , from September 5 - September 16. This 12-day celebration features discounted pre-fixe menus from restaurants on Daniel Island, Downtown Charleston, Mount Pleasant, West Ashley, James Island, Sullivan’s Island, the Isle of Palms, John’s Island, Kiawah Island, Folly Beach, North Charleston, and even Summerville. While the Lowcountry is filled with amazing restaurants and award-winning cuisine, it isn’t always the healthiest place to indulge.
Here are 10 restaurants that serve heart and mind-healthy meals in the Lowcountry.
- Gnome Cafe, downtown Charleston: a hip cafe that serves vegan and vegetarian plates
- The Gathering Cafe, West Ashley: Organic-focused comfort food
- Five Loaves Cafe, Mount Pleasant, downtown Charleston, Summerville: Soups, salads and sandwiches with lunch and brunch options
- Beech, downtown Charleston: Raw foods, salads, poke bowls and smoothies
- Basic Kitchen, downtown Charleston: serves seasonal grain and veggie bowls
- Graze, Mount Pleasant: healthy and eclectic ever-changing menu
- FIG, downtown Charleston: Southern classics with seasonal ingredients
- The Grocery, downtown Charleston: Upscale restaurant with an innovative seasonal menu
- Circa 1886, downtown Charleston: seasonal and local menu of elevated Lowcountry cuisine
- The Mustard Seed, Mount Pleasant: Vegetarian and health-minded options with clever rotating specials
If eating out isn’t something you want to do, Charleston has several health-foods stores like Whole Foods in Mount Pleasant (with a second location now open in West Ashley), Earthfare located on James Island, and Trader Joe’s in Mount Pleasant.
Keep in mind that Senior Helpers Charleston’s Home Health Care professionals can assist with transportation to and from restaurants, dining out, and grocery shopping.