“Nourish your body and soul with the freshest Low Country ingredients combined with the best of what the world has to offer.” – Huriyali
Huriyali Gardens — the newest juice shop made a huge splash in Charleston. A one stop shot for fresh juices, vibrant acai bowls, avocado toast and giant picnic tables surrounded by plants and fountains.
The first time I stopped by was early one Thursday morning. I was alone in the garden with my little journal. Huriyali Gardens have a sense of serenity that I really don’t think you can find anywhere else in Charleston.
I’ve been back and forth on the juice cleanse trend but Huriyali’s colorful drinks make it a little too enticing.
Check them out at 401 Huger Street, their bright mint building is kind of hard to miss.
Xiao Bao Biscuit — Asian Soul Food
The best asian style food that will make you sweat. Xiao Bao is the most delicious family style dinner in Charleston. An old gas station converted into a chic distressed restaurant with an infamous blue door. What could be better?
Currently — the fried oyster sandwich from Leon’s is my favorite meal for lunch.
Perfectly fried oysters with lettuce, tomato, avocado, and comeback sauce on a soft golden brown bun. I am drooling. It is THAT good!
A little bit about Leon’s.. It used to be an old auto body shop so the outside seating and inside seating are separated by a garage door that is lifted during open hours. It has quite the unique atmosphere. The “Leon’s” in the painted sign on the building is pretty much original, kept from “Leon’s auto body shop.” The inside of the restaurant is the coolest and scruffiest restaurant in Charleston by far.
AND they have soft serve ice cream in cones for dessert. That’s all.
Every once in awhile I will write a post about my favorite foods, restaurants, shops, art galleries, etc. in Charleston. I should clarify . . my [current] favorites because let’s be honest, they change all the time.
Currently — The Park Cafe is my favorite breakfast place in Charleston. It’s a little building nestled in a neighborhood across from Hampton Park. It has the best avocado toast I have ever had. We all absolutely love it [can’t you tell]. All white chairs, a wall covered in plants, and windows for days. How could it not be the greatest breakfast place?
I am all about food. I love to eat. I am sure you will probably catch on to that down the road. Charleston is constantly changing and adding new delicious places that cater to people like me. The main goal I’ve had since the first day of freshman year is to eat my way through Charleston. I currently have a list of 150 restaurants, most of them downtown, and I am going to cross each one of them off by this December. Eating with friends is the only way to do it. Brooke Kiernan McCallion and Annie Reeves kindly introduced me to this little restaurant and they have shared so many wise words with me. These ladies happen to be two of my favorite bloggers in Charleston. But obviously avocado toast is our first love.
You must go.