Try these homegrown goods and support Charleston makers.
As a premier Southern food destination, Charleston is home to myriad makers who are experts at crafting edible, artisan goods. We’re thrilled to offer some of the city’s best local products to the rest of the country on the Local Palate Marketplace. Perhaps you know a Charleston lover who misses the flavors of the Lowcountry—or maybe that’s you. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a loved one, our Marketplace makes it easy to order for yourself or send a taste of the Holy City. From locally-made potato chips to all-natural honey, here are a few of our favorite Charleston goods.
Lowcountry Kettle Chips aren’t your average potato chips. Extra crunchy and delicately salted, these chips come in six untraditional flavors, all of which reflect the palate of the Lowcountry. Take your pick from Bloody Mary, Bull’s Bay Sea Salt, State Fair Fried Pickle, Carolina Reaper, Spicy Pimento, or Mustard BBQ Sauce. Stock up on these snacks for the next time your next crunch-craving strikes.
Cold-smoked with hickory, Holy Smoke Smoked Olive Oil is 100-percent natural extra virgin olive. With a smoky, buttery flavor, it makes everything it touches taste better. Drizzle it on sandwiches, salads, or your favorite pasta dish. Makers Max Blackman and Kyle Payne describe it as “liquid bacon that’s good for you!”
Burnt and Salty’s versatile sauces merge unlikely flavors with traditional ingredients to create savory, spicy flavor combinations that enhance meat, veggies, and more. Their Zesty Cocktail sauce pays homage to Charleston’s bountiful waters, while their Korean Mustard marries the best of mayo and mustard. This trio comes with the spicy version of their Korean Mustard, too.
Made-by-hand, Callie’s fluffy, buttery biscuits have a cult-like following—and an indulgent helping of sharp cheddar cheese makes them all the more mouthwatering. If you can’t stop by Callie’s Charleston shops, order these biscuits straight to your door. The 24-pack comes ready to bake and enjoy in about 30 minutes. Browse our full selection of Callie’s sweet and savory biscuits here.
Carolina gold rice is intrinsic to the South’s history. Harvested in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, Lavington Farms Charleston Aromatic Gold Rice boasts a rich texture, golden hull, and signature nutty flavor. Use it in this recipe for Carolina Gold Risotto with Pumpkin, Sage, and Country Ham for an authentic Lowcountry meal.
An hour’s drive south of Charleston, tupelo trees, blackberries, and clover thrive on the humid shores of the Edisto River. It’s a prime habitat for honeybees, and this all-natural, raw nectar goes straight from the beehives to the bottle. Add a drizzle of Edisto Gold Honey’s unadulterated sweetness to everything from bread to fried chicken.
Written by Daniela Johnson