The Charleston food scene is stunningly diverse and of incredible high quality. There is almost no reason why your taste buds should ever be disappointed when eating out here. This extends to the humble sandwich.
One of the sources of some of the most inventive and delicious culinary treats on two slices of bread is Butcher and Bee.
They say they “lovingly craft sandwiches using time-honored preparation techniques…[and] source the finest local ingredients the region has to offer… [that are] both adventurous and familiar.” The menu changes every day, which they post on their Facebook page, so you can check it out before you go. Today’s offerings include some interesting choices such as Pulled Squash, Chicken Schwarma and Banh Mi. B&B is located at 654 King Street.
Other notable sandwich sources are The Tattooed Moose ( check out their Duck Club — a triple decker filled with duck confit, applewood smoked bacon and hickory smoked cheddar), just about anything made by the Roti Rolls Food Truck, and the Glass Onion (which offers selections like “Crispy Pig Ear Po Boy with Buttermilk and Thunder Sauce” and “Buttermilk Fried Chicken Liver Po Boy”).
But perhaps my favorite single sandwich in Charleston is the Seafood Club (Lobster, Shrimp, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Smoked Salmon) at the Palmetto Cafe in Charleston Place. Just a bit pricey at $28, it’s a birthday treat for me!
Of course, there are plenty of sources for a less adventurous and delicious sandwiches as well. You will not go hungry.
What’s your favorite sandwich source in Charleston?