A guide to plant-based eating in Charleston, S.C.

Basic kitchen dishes | Photo via @basickitchen

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From seasoned vegans to curious carnivores, more + more people are opting for a veg-friendly diet (meatless Monday, anyone?). Between the benefits for your body and the planet, it’s easy to see why people are choosing to try meat-free fare.

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

Gnome Cafe, 109 President St.
📸: @gnomecafechs
Our Eat: Breakfast burrito + portobello “bacon”

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

Basic Kitchen, 82 Wentworth St.
📸: @basic_kitchen
Our Eat: Cauliflower “Wings”

Dell’z, Various locations
📸: @eatdellz
Our Eat: Kitchen Sink Overload

Colorful bowls | Photo by @huriyali

Huriyali, 401 Huger St.
📸: @huriyali
Our Eat: Goddess Bowl

Butcher + Bee, 1085 Morrison Dr.
📸: @butcherandbee
Our Eat: Grilled Mushroom Pita

Five Loaves Cafe, Various locations
📸: @fiveloavescafe
Our Eat: Eggplant Parmesan

Kid Cashew, 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt Pleasant
📸: @kidcashewcharleston
Our Eat: Quinoa Stuffed Avocado

Caviar + Bananas, 51 George St.
📸: @caviarandbananas
Our Eat: The Far East Salad

Delecta Bowl | Photo by @beech.charleston

Beech, 315 King St.
📸: @beech.charleston
Our Eat: Delecta Bowl

Vintage Coffee & Cafe, 219 Simmons St., Mt. Pleasant
📸: @vintagecoffeecafe
Our Eat: Almond Butter Toast

The Gathering Cafe, 1124 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., West Ashley |
📸: @gathering_cafe
Our Eat: Quinoa & Market Vegetable Burrito

Verde, Various locations
📸: @eatatverde
Our Eat: Lentile Giant

Avocado toast | Photo by @theparkcafe

The Park Cafe, 730 Rutledge Ave.
📸: @theparkcafe
Our Eat: Avocado Toast

Brown Dog Deli, 40 Broad St.
📸: @browndogdeli
Our Eat: Veggie Dog

Jack of Cups Saloon, 34 Center St., Folly Beach
📸: @jackofcupssaloon
Our Eat: Coco Lime Noodle Bowl

Harbinger Cafe, 1107 King St.
📸: @harbingercafe
Our Eat: Butternut Squash Salad

Disclaimer: This is by no means a definitive list. If there is a restaurant or a dish that makes you say “kale yeah”, lettuce know in the comments below.