Top 10 Vegan Restaurants In Charleston, South Carolina

vegan restaurants in charleston sc
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The largest city of South Carolina is popular for its mile-long history in slave trading. Today, this coastal city is an authentic combination of old-world charm, a wide range of water activities, and a relaxed urban lifestyle. The city is flanked by water, and the rivers Ashley and Cooper flow through the downtown only to meet the Atlantic Ocean. Along with its history, the city has a thriving food scene. Being a coastal town, the native cuisine of this town flaunts lots of seafood. Although, seafood is not the only culinary attraction of this town. If you are opting for a vegan diet, the city has a number of interesting eateries for you. Scroll down to find some of the top vegan restaurants in Charleston, South Carolina.

1. Gathering Cafe

Posted by The Gathering Cafe' on Saturday, 29 June 2019

This cheerful restaurant is located in the area of West Ashley, Charleston. It is dedicated to serving healthy, organic food that is made with local, fresh ingredients. It offers a selection of vegan-friendly dishes, which are also tasty. Here, you are to get specialized vegan bowls, like teriyaki bowl, Santa Fe bowl, and panang curry. Made with interesting combinations, these bowls are very filling. There are various options of fruits, salads, as well as wraps in this category. Along with meatless options, this restaurant serves gluten-free dishes too.

Gathering Cafe

Address: Orange Grove Plaza Shopping Center, 1124 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC

Website: Gathering Cafe

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 8am - 8pm; Sat: 9am - 8pm; Sun: 9am - 3pm

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2. Gnome Cafe

Lunchtime salad or grit bowl????....... #allveganallthetime

Posted by Gnome Café on Thursday, 10 January 2019

This vegetarian café serves delicious breakfast and lunch. Its main aim is to serve delicious food so that plant-based diets won’t be deprived of rich tastes. Here, you can find the vegetarian version of your favorite food. It uses absolutely quality ingredients to bring bold flavors, even in the vegan menu. Expect to find lots of salads, sandwiches, and desserts. The vegan crème cheese is a special favorite of its visitors. Apart from the delicious food, you can order excellent coffee too. The coffee beans are specially supplied by the friends of the owner from Stumptown. This small café is located in the heart of downtown Charleston.

Gnome Cafe

Address: 109 President St, Charleston, SC

Website: Gnome Cafe

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 3:30pm; Sat: 7am - 3pm; Sun: 10am - 2pm

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3. Dellz Uptown

Traditional Bean & Rice Bowl w/ black beans, long grain brown rice, house made mango salsa, lots of veggies and tons of luv! One of our 3 delicious bowls!

Posted by EatDellz on Tuesday, 28 May 2013

This southern bistro is a part of the Westside section of Charleston. It is famous for vegetarian and vegan dishes, which are equally tasty as their non-veg counterparts. The restaurant has a wide variety of starters, wraps, pizzas, and bowls. One of the most famous dishes of this restaurant is a wrap called Hummer 9, made with black-bean hummus, fresh lime, avocado, and salsa. The vegans must try the specialized cheese, spicy sour cream, rice and beans, chips, salsa, and sriracha. The vegan-friendly Da Sauce is a great topping you must try. The interior of the café is also interesting—you can find one wall full of album covers, the top favorite ones of the owner.

Dellz Uptown

Address: 511 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC

Website: Dellz Uptown

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 8pm; Sun: 8am - 3pm

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4. Revival

Palate teaser! Every bite will make you want more and more. #palatepleaser #plating #revivalchs

Posted by Revival on Monday, 11 March 2019

One of the best fine dining options in the city is part of The Vendue art hotel. Like its name, the restaurant is dedicated to reviving old recipes and serving them in the best manner. Thus, it brings you dishes that can be found only here. It has separate vegetarian and vegan-friendly items, along with gluten-free options. Some of the unique food choices you can try are low-country pirlou with Carolina gold rice, burrata, and Holy City tomato salad. This restaurant has a wide range of fine wines and cocktails, along with some refreshing beers.


Address: 162 E Bay St, Charleston, SC

Website: Revival

Opening hours: 5pm - 10pm (daily)

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5. Butcher and Bee

Posted by Butcher & Bee Charleston on Tuesday, 13 August 2019

The name of this restaurant is a bit contradictory to the vegan lifestyle. However, it has a number of delicious vegan-friendly items. Located on Upper King in downtown, this Charleston restaurant is the second branch of this brand. The establishment sometimes serves an all-vegetarian menu, which can be made vegan upon request. The journey of Butcher and Bee started with sandwiches. The cooks used to make deliciously crafted sandwiches with a mix of special ingredients. To date, these special ingredients are sourced directly from farmers. Some of the vegan dishes you can try from the seasonal menu are Lettuce Turnip the Beet, mushroom tartare, braised pink-eyed peas, okra and corn risotto, mushroom paté loaf, and more.

Butcher and Bee

Address: 1085 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC

Website: Butcher and Bee

Opening hours:11am - 10pm (daily)

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6. Leyla Fine Lebanese Cuisine

Posted by Leyla Fine Lebanese Cuisine on Sunday, 13 October 2013

This restaurant is well-known for its exotic Lebanese food with rich taste. It has some specialized options for vegans along with vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. Among the vegan-friendly options, the cheese plate is a must-try, which includes an excellent assortment of Lebanese cheeses. The menu clearly indicates vegan-friendly items, making it easy for you to choose.

Leyla Fine Lebanese Cuisine

Address: 298 King St, Charleston, SC

Website: Leyla Fine Lebanese Cuisine

Opening hours: Sun & Wed - Thu: 11:30am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 10pm (closed on Mon - Tue)

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7. Sunshine Hummus of Charleston

Posted by Sunshine Hummus Of Charleston on Sunday, 22 September 2019

As the name indicates, fresh hummus is served in this vegetarian restaurant. This Mediterranean spot was first opened in New York City, where it had received huge popularity. The menu contains various options of salads, bowls, and plates. It includes a number of vegan-friendly options too, which you have to request from the staff. Moreover, the place is especially famous for serving the best hummus in the city.

Sunshine Hummus of Charleston

Address: 116A Spring St, Charleston, SC

Website: Sunshine Hummus of Charleston

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 7pm; Fri: 11am - 3pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm (closed on Sat)

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8. Five Loaves Cafe

Posted by Five Loaves Cafe on Wednesday, 2 October 2019

The one word that is intimately related to this restaurant is “sustainable.” It serves healthy and sustainable food, created with fresh and nutrient-rich ingredients. The vegetarian-friendly menu includes a number of vegan items too. The entire menu includes lots of greens indeed. The place also supports sustainable activities to build up the community. The café is even created with sustainable materials, and the staff recycles glass, cardboard, and plastics.

Five Loaves Cafe

Address: 43 Cannon St, Charleston, SC

Website: Five Loaves Cafe

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri: 11am - 10pm; Sat: 10am - 3pm, 4:30pm - 10pm; Sun: 10am - 2pm

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9. Cru Cafe

It's a Mac and Cheese kind of night. ?

Posted by Cru Cafe on Wednesday, 16 May 2018

This charming restaurant has been serving delicious items for almost two decades. Its specialty is adding a delicious gourmet twist to well-known comfort food. The place offers various kinds of food options along with vegan diets. You are to find here dairy-free, gluten-free, and regular vegetarian dishes. There are separate menus for lunch and dinner, and you have to ask for the vegan-friendly options.

Cru Cafe

Address: 18 Pinckney St, Charleston, SC

Website: Cru Cafe

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 11pm (closed on Sun - Mon)

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10. Marty's Place

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This charming café serves ready-to-order vegetarian and vegan food. All its dishes are created while following kosher dietary rules. Thus, it is designed to suit extra health-conscious people. This joint is actually a dining establishment of a college that operates during the fall and spring semesters of every academic year. It falls under the strict supervision of Kosher Commission of Charleston.

Marty's Place

Address: 96 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC

Website: Marty’s Place

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 8pm; Fri: 11am - 3pm (closed on Sat - Sun)

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A health-conscious city

Vegan Food
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The city of Charleston proudly flaunts a healthy lifestyle, which is reflected in every aspect of the place. Every restaurant on this list serves class A vegan-friendly items, without compromising the taste. Follow your cravings to indulge in some delicious treats that suit your vegan lifestyle!

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