A guide to plant-based eating in Charleston

Try these spots around town.

Basic kitchen dishes

We love the bowls at Basic Kitchen. | Photo via @basickitchen

From seasoned vegans to curious carnivores, more and more people are opting for a veggie-friendly diet. Between the benefits for your body and the planet, it’s easy to see why people are choosing meat-free fare.

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots and some reader recommendations to bring you the Lowcountry’s most delicious meatless eats.

Dell’z, 1617 Ashley River Rd.
📸: @eatdellz
Try This: Vegan nacho bowl with mango salsa

Basic Kitchen, 82 Wentworth St.
📸: @basic_kitchen
Try This: Cauli wings with buffalo sauce and vegan ranch

Neon Tiger, 654 King St.
📸: @neon_tiger_
Try This: Butternut squash mac and cheese

Cauliflower Wings

Cauliflower Wings from Basic Kitchen | Photo by @tayloradrake via @basickitchen

Butcher & Bee, 1085 Morrison Dr.
📸: @butcherandbee
Try This: BBQ pulled squash sandwich with barbecue sauce

Five Loaves Cafe, Multiple locations
📸: @fiveloavescafe
Try This: Thai coconut hot pot with alkaline noodles

Huriyali, Multiple locations
📸: @huriyali
Try This: Mermaid Bowl with banana, plant protein, and coconut flakes


Colorful bowls | Photo by @huriyali

Kid Cashew, 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd., Mount Pleasant
📸: @kidcashewcharleston
Try This: Quinoa-stuffed avocado with chipotle sauce

Caviar & Bananas, Multiple locations
📸: @caviarandbananas
Try This: Custom salad with toppings like toasted walnuts and avocado

Annie O Love’s Cookie Café, 1901 Ashley River Rd., Ste. 9
📸: @annie_o_loves_cookie_cafe
Try This: MacDaddy Chik’n Nachos


Enjoy grab-and-go dishes at this specialty food market.

Photo by Hack Hargett

Alcove Market, 320 Broad St.
📸: @alcovemarketchs
Try This: Rainbow Quinoa Bowl with cherry tomatoes and black beans

The Gathering Cafe, 100 Central Ave., Summerville
📸: @gatheringcaferestaurant
Try This: Vegan chili soup

Verde, Multiple locations
📸: @eatatverde
Try This: Unbeanlievable Burger with vegan cheddar and avocado

BKeDSHoP, Multiple locations
📸: @bkedshop
Try This: Vegan apple fritter donut

Brown Dog Deli, Multiple locations
📸: @browndogdeli
Try This: Vegetarian breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs and vegan chorizo

Jack of Cups Saloon, 34 Center St., Folly Beach
📸: @jackofcupssaloon
Try This: Cold noodle bowl in a spicy mustard dressing

Heads up: This isn’t a comprehensive list. If there’s another restaurant or a dish that makes you say kale yeah, lettuce know.