Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada
§ Reviewer's choice
(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see North Charleston.)
334 E. Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401
Middle Eastern. Doe's offers sandwiches made with freshly-baked pita bread and a variety of fillings, as well as salads, stuffed grape leaves, hummus, and other Middle Eastern foods. Open daily. Counter service, vegan options, take-out, $.
41B George St., Charleston, SC 29401
Vegetarian. Patat Spot Friet & Falafel is a European-style snack bar that is completely vegetarian. Specializing in Friet, which are fresh, hand-cut fries, they have a multitude of special sauces and toppings available to try on the fries. Patat Spot is located in the heart of Charleston, next to the College of Charleston campus. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Counter service, vegan options, take-out, VISA/MC/AMEX, $.
65 Windermere Blvd., Charleston, SC 29407
Café. Three Little Birds Café & Catering is a fun, friendly, easy-going café serving fresh, unique, affordable food for all dietary needs. Choose from a variety of breakfast items, sandwiches, sides, and salads. You can substitute vegan cheese and spelt bread on any sandwich. Enjoy the folksy Bluegrass music along with a savory Homemade Veggie Burger, Fresh Fruit and Granola Soy-Yogurt Bowl, or Grilled Veggies and Vegan Cheese on Tuscan Bread Sandwich. Three Little Birds is off Folly Road, behind Earthfare and Staples in the South Windermere Shopping Center, West Ashley. Open Tuesday through Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Open Sunday for brunch. Closed Monday. Full service, vegan options, take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages, VISA/MC/DISC, $.
922 S. Main St., Columbia, SC 29201
Chinese. Voted "Best of Columbia" for three consecutive years, Miyo's lets you create your own plate with choices from more than 30 kinds of fresh vegetables; dishes can be steamed with no oil, starch, and/or MSG. Or choose from vegetarian appetizers, like spring rolls and dumplings, and entrées, such as American and Chinese versions of Buddhist Delight. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday. Full service, vegan options, non-smoking, reservations recommended, macrobiotic options, fresh juices, wine/beer/alcohol, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$.
2803 Rosewood Dr., Columbia, SC 29205
Natural foods deli. Located near State Fairgrounds & Midlands Technical College, Rosewood features both a natural foods store and a deli. Their chef, who has over 20 years experience with vegetarian cooking, serves up such vegan or vegetarian options as as Seaside Cakes, Jerk Tofu, Seitan Pƒté, and a tofu-based cream-filled Crumb Cake or Cheesecake. They even make prepared pizzas to be baked at home. Special dietary needs are readily accommodated. Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for lunch and early dinner. Deli-style, macrobiotic/vegan options, take-out, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$.
18 N. Main St., Greenville, SC 29601
Indian/Pakistani. Handi Indian Cuisine offers North Indian fare in an elegant atmosphere. The menu includes a section of vegetarian and vegan specialties and a lunch buffet is offered daily. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations are accepted. Handi is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, vegan options, take-out, catering, beer/wine/alcohol, special beverages, VISA/MC, $$.
59 Liberty Ln., Greenville, SC 29607
Indian. India Palace serves vegetarian specialties including appetizers, curries, and vegetable and rice dishes. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, VISA/MC, $-$$.
495 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC 29607
Middle Eastern. Pita House offers excellent traditional Mediterranean vegetarian dishes, including hummus, baba ghanouj, falafel, fresh-baked pita bread, and a vegetarian plate. Cash only. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday. Limited service, vegan options, take-out, $.
1421 Laurens Rd., Ste. A, Greenville, SC 29607
Vegetarian/Indian. This vegetarian Indian restaurant offers friendly service and Bombay-style cooking, including samosas, rice dishes, and curry dishes. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday. Full service, vegan options, take-out, catering, VISA/MC/DISC, $.
627 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Ste. B, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
923 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Vegan/raw foods/organic/juice bar. The Sprout has two locations -- a café in Mount Pleasant and a grab-n-go in the Mount Pleasant Whole Foods. The menu is varied with highlights including Pad Thai, Mock Egg Salad, and Japanese Quinoa. Their extensive juice bar is full of juices with eclectic names such as Eye Doctor, Alkaline Battery, and the Green Monkey. The Sprout on Johnnie Dodds is located next to EcoFitness in the East Cooper Shopping Plaza, off Frontage Road along Highway 17 North. The Whole Foods location is open daily for three meals. Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sunday. Limited service, take-out, catering, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, smoothies, beer/wine, VISA/MC, $.
1209 38th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
3767 Renee Dr., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
3320 S. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Natural foods. This natural foods store and café offers a menu including Thai, Indian, and Vietnamese dishes, organic peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, a hummus and veggie pita, a veggie burger, a Fakin' Bacon Sandwich, and grilled cheese sandwiches made of dairy, soy, or rice cheese. Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for brunch. Counter service, vegan options, take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, $.