Downtown's Local Flavors

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    13 Nov 2018
    Clock 60min      Length1mi
    8 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Introduce yourself to Charleston in the best way possible, through its history, culture, AND local food scene!

    You'll follow us through some of Charleston's most recognizable landmarks, but also wander off the beaten path to discover small, hidden foodie gems. We'll introduce you to passionate small business owners, recommend delicious local dishes, and navigate you to stops with more locals than visitors. Along the way, you'll hear stories of classic Charleston history that will help you fully appreciate the city.

    Thousands of people have loved our 5-star rated live food tours, and now you can experience it with freedom of an audio guide!

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    St. Michael's Church, City Hall, Catholic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, King Street, City Market

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    Start at the Wells Fargo Bank Building at 16 Broad St, Charleston, SC. It is on the northwest corner of the intersection of Broad St. and East Bay St. Metered street parking is available. Closest parking garage is 25 Prioleau St, Charleston, SC. You can take the 211 King/Meeting DASH Shuttle bus to the Church St. stop and walk 2 blocks East on Broad St. to the starting point.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    There are five restaurants and shops to stop in along the route. You can pop in for a quick snack, or stay for a full meal - whatever sounds good to you! Many restaurants have a unique ambiance that will likely draw you in for a moment of rest.

    Best time of day:

    We recommend starting the tour around 11AM - this will allow you to sneak into some places before they get busy, and allow you to reach all of the restaurants before they close for the day. Please note one of the restaurants is CLOSED on Sundays; however, all restaurant hours of operation may be subject to change without notice.

    Please see opening times for all the stops below:

    Brown Dog Deli
    Monday: 11am-6pm
    Tuesday-Thursday: 11am-6pm
    Friday, Saturday: 11am-8pm
    Sunday: 11am-4pm

    Gaulart & Maliclet Cafe
    Monday-Wednesday: 8am-8pm
    Thursay-Saturday: 8am-10pm
    Sunday: Closed

    City Market
    Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-6pm
    Friday, Saturday: 9:30am-10:30pm
    Sunday: 9:30am-6pm

    Lowcountry Olive Oil
    Monday-Saturday: 10am-6pm
    Sunday: 12-5pm

    Christophe Artisan Chocolatier
    Monday: 8am-7pm
    Tuesday: Closed
    Wednesday-Saturday: 8am-7pm
    Sunday: 9am-6pm


    Charleston's city streets are often uneven (and sometimes paved in cobblestone!) so please watch your step as you take in the surroundings.
    Also, please note this tour is not a loop - you'll end up about 0.5 mile from the starting point, and we'll help you navigate after the tour is over. Any food is purchased separately.


    Plus Write a comment


    This was such a great decision! I love doing food tours when I visit new cities. This was such a unique spin. It was perfect - we used wireless earbuds and walked around the route. The tour used our location to give us history lessons, and recommended where to go and what to try. Since it is self-guided, we could take our time and choose what we wanted to try. 10/10 recommend!

    Posted by Katrina R , 6 months ago

    We downloaded for our weekend in Charleston. It was great. We had the first two places for dinner and the last two for breakfast in the morning. We liked it bc a) we got to choose what we wanted to eat b) we didn’t have to be on a tour with strangers and c) we could hear everything the guide was saying at all times. Would do it again and think anyone should do this food tour.

    Posted by Mel , 12 months ago