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Support local at Atlyss Food Collective
This is a picture headed into Atlyss Food Collective, the new grocery + cafe.
Come grab a wrap and enjoy lunch in the Lowcountry. | Photo by CHStoday.
Get this Charleston. We have a new local cafe + grocery. Atlyss Food Collective is located at 476 Meeting St. and opened on June 5.

In the heart of the peninsula, visitors can expect everything inside to be fresh, locally sourced, and compostable. You can order from the menu or pick up grocery items, drinks, and prepped items from the grab-and-go section.

The Collective has inside seating at the counter and outdoor seating where you can admire the greenery + artwork. The space also has wifi, for those who are laptop coffee drinkers.

A mural located at Atlyss Food Collective.

Atlyss Food Collective has cool alleyway views.


Photo by CHStoday.

Every Wednesday, Atlyss Food Collective hosts Wined Down Wednesday from 4:30-8 p.m. There’s food from The Swell, a mobile raw bar, as well as wine + beer.

The owner and founder of this new venture is Jenny Gaddy. After working in the restaurant industry as a chef in New York, she made her way to Charleston, where she worked in the kitchens of Zero George and the Maison. In 2019, she created Atlyss Food Co., a sustainable meal delivery that serves as the backbone of Atlyss Food Collective.

Here is the grab-and-go section at Atlyss Food Collective.

Need something quick? Grab-and-go at Atlyss Food Collective.


Photo by CHStoday.

The CHStoday team visited earlier this week for a morning pick-me-up and enjoyed a strawberry banana smoothie and avocado toast. We can’t wait to return.

Atlyss Food Collective is open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Tuesday, July 4
  • Fourth of July at BLU | Tuesday, July 4 | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | BLU Beach Bar & Grill, 1 Center St., Folly Beach | Celebrate the Fourth of July with live music, yummy eats, and patriotic flavors.
  • Wolffer Estate Wine Stand Pop-Up | Tuesday, July 4-Monday, Sept. 4 | 12-5 p.m. | The Charleston Place, 205 Meeting St., Charleston | Free | Take a sip out of summer at this pop-up wine event.
  • Stars, Stripes, and Skylines: A Rooftop Fourth | Tuesday, July 4 | 4-10 p.m. | The Rooftop at The Vendue, 19 Vendue Range, Charleston | $20-$25 | Join this all-day event with themed drinks, patriotic attire, and skyline views of Charleston for Independence Day.
  • City of North Charleston’s 4th of July Festival | Tuesday, July 4 | 5-10 p.m. | Riverfront Park, 1061 Everglades Ave., North Charleston | Free | Bring your family for this community party to watch fireworks and listen to live music.
  • Charleston RiverDogs vs. Columbia | Tuesday, July 4-Sunday, July 9 | Times vary | The Joe, 360 Fishburne St., Charleston | The RiverDogs return to the Joe for a special Fourth of July game.
Wednesday, July 5
  • West Ashley Farmers Market | Wednesday, July 5-Wednesday, Oct. 25 | 3-7 p.m. | Ackerman Park, 55 Sycamore Ave., Charleston | Free | Bring the whole family out to support local and buy fresh produce.
  • Dork-out with the Director at the Nathaniel Russell House Museum | Wednesday, July 5-Wednesday, Aug. 23 | 5-6 p.m. | Nathaniel Russell House Museum, 51 Meeting St., Charleston | $7-$15 | Explore architecture at this interactive historic house tour.
  • Adult D&D | Wednesday, July 5, Wednesday, Aug. 2, Wednesday, Sept. 6 | 5:30 p.m. | Bees Ferry West Ashley Library, 3035 Sanders Rd., Charleston | Free | Bring your A game for this dice-fueled competition.
Saturday, July 8
  • Breastfeeding Basics | Saturday, July 8 | 9-11 a.m. | Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, 2095 Henry Tecklenburg Dr., Mall 1 | Free | Current and expecting parents can learn the basics of breastfeeding, including benefits, techniques, and local resources.*
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News Notes
  • Isle of Palms has announced a free beach wheelchair program. Individuals can rent wheelchairs daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on a first come, first serve basis. Those interested should submit a Beach Wheelchair Rental Form in person on the second floor at the Public Safety Building. (WCBD)
  • Heavenly Cheesecakes by Tony, located at 1010 Old Highway 52, Suite B, Moncks Corner, will have a grand opening event on Thursday, July 6 at 11:30 a.m. This celebration will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, a giveaway, and door prizes. (Charleston Regional Business Journal)
  • Two outdoor festivals have been annouced to occur this fall. The Holy City Homegrown Festival will be on Saturday, September 23 at The Refinery. Lowcountry Dogapalooza will take place on Saturday, October 14 at the Hanahan Amphitheatre. (The Post and Courier)
  • The Palmetto Excel Center is a new adult-only high school at Trident Technical College’s North Charleston location. This program will be a tuition-free public charter school for adults to gain a high school diploma or GED. Classes start August 28, and applications are open now. (WCIV)
Today Is
  • Independence Day. America has been celebrating this day for 247 years, since the Declaration of Independence was formally adopted on July 4, 1776. Round up the kids, friends, or just yourself and head to one the Lowcountry’s many celebrations.
  • Calling all meat lovers: You may want to bookmark this recipe for bacon-wrapped sausage. Yes, you read that right.*
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I wanted to shoutout Addie, one of the team members I met at Atlyss Food Collective yesterday who made such a tasty smoothie. I already want another one for this heat. Have a safe holiday, yall.
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