Fill Up Your Charleston Picnic Basket at These Cafés

Fill Up Your Charleston Picnic Basket at These Cafés

Charleston has some great picnic spots – cozy pocket parks, benches by the water or vast green spaces to eat and people watch. You can also picnic from the water during a two-hour sail aboard the Schooner Pride, a tall ship reminiscent of trading vessels that once filled the Charleston harbor.

Beverages are available for purchase aboard the Schooner Pride and guests are invited to bring their own picnic to enjoy while taking in the sights of Charleston from the water.

Sure, you could make a PB&J at home, but this isn’t second grade. A classic place like Charleston deserves an upscale picnic so here are three places you can pick up some delicious eats for your picnic:

Ted’s Butcherblock – This neighborhood butcher shop and gourmet café serves up mouthwatering fare. Choose from a delicious selection of salads and sandwiches or grab a small charcuterie plate for nibbling. The aged Gouda mac & cheese is the perfect side dish. Ted’s – located at 334 East Bay St. – is open Tuesday through Saturday.

Caviar & Bananas – This tasty gourmet café has locations on George and Meeting streets. Design your own salad or choose from a selection of cured meats and artisanal cheeses. Both locations are open daily.

Persimmon Café – Order up gourmet sandwiches and paninis plus homemade sides, soups and hand-spun custards for a sweet treat. An adult grilled cheese or zucchini panini is sure to hit the spot. The café is located at 226 Calhoun St. and is open Monday through Saturday.

Your next Charleston picnic has never tasted so good.

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