What I Ate Wednesday: Charleston Eats

What I Ate Wednesday Charleston, South Carolina | almost getting it together

I was in Charleston (South Carolina, not West Virginia) this past weekend, a city known for its food. The weather was kind of crappy, but that didn’t stop us from having a great time or eating a lot of delicious food. Oh, and once again, I can never remember to take photos of my food.  

Lunch – Blackened Catfish Salad and Tomato Tarragon Crab Soup from Five Loaves Cafe

Five Loaves Cafe Charleston South Carolina Blackened Catfish Salad | almost getting it together

Blackened Catfish Salad from Five Loaves Cafe with added avocado.

I actually had read about Five Loaves Café from the Charleston, South Carolina Ramblen page before I left. I’m typically okay finding something gluten free because I love salads and veggies, but it’s important to me to go somewhere that has cool salads and a good selection of protein.

Did you know She Crab soup was a thing in Charleston? I didn’t. I had oddly been craving tomato soup so when I saw an option for tomato soup and crab I had to take it.

Five Loaves Cafe Charleston South Carolina Blackened Catfish Salad with She Crab Tomato Tarragon Soup | almost getting it together

Tomato Tarragon She Crab Soup and Blackened Catfish Salad from Five Loaves Cafe.

Brunch – Mahi Folly Salad from Lost Dog Cafe
I love seafood. I probably have low-grade mercury poisoning because I eat so much of it. I also wanted a salad that involved an egg but that wasn’t possible, so I just got an egg on the side. After all this, I proceeded to eat a Kind Granola bar. I seriously need to never go to bed hungry because then I’m never satisfied the next day.

I actually don’t have a photo of my meal from Lost Dog Café because I was so hungry (I blame it on going to bed hungry Friday night) that I demolished my salad (oh, and an egg and bacon) before even realizing I should have taken a photo.

Snack – Fruit and Yogurt Bowl from Cafe Medley

Cafe Medley Sullivan's Island Charleston South Carolina Almond Milk Latte and Greek Yogurt with Fruit and Granola | almost getting it together

Almond Milk Latte and Greek Yogurt with Fruit and Granola from Cafe Medley.

Saturday was cold, rainy and dreary in Charleston. Why does 60 degrees in the South feel like 40 degrees in the North? We stopped for lattes (holla for almond milk as an option) and I had been jonesing for some Greek yogurt. I felt super satisfied after.

Dinner – Bacon Wrapped Scallops and Cheesy Grits at Blossom
We had a ton of restaurant recommendations in Charleston but Charleston is also one of those cities where you need to make a reservation in advance. I need to do a better effort of planning things like that. We wanted to try Husk but they were full so we went to Blossom, another farm-to-table restaurant downtown. We started off splitting a roast Portobello mushroom salad because Portobello mushrooms are my fave.

Roasted Portobello Mushroom Salad from Blossom Charleston South Carolina | almost getting it together

Roasted Portobello Mushroom Salad from Blossom

I couldn’t leave Charleston without eating grits and also I would die get a sniffly nose and a sore throat if I ate the traditional shrimp and grits, plus everyone knows scallops > shrimp. Then I ate chocolate sorbet and strawberry cheesecake ice cream because it was made in house.

Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Cheesy Grits Blossom Charleston South Carolina | almost getting it together

Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Cheesy Grits from Blossom

Housemade Ice Cream and Sorbet Blossom Charleston South Carolina | almost getting it together

Chocolate Sorbet and Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream from Blossom, both made in house.

I also had a glass and a half of pictured delicious dry rose. I’m excited for rose/iced coffee season, which are one and the same for me.

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22 comments on “What I Ate Wednesday: Charleston Eats

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Jessie on April 23, 2014 7:06 am

Mmmmm!! I want some of that yogurt bowl w/ granola & fruit. I think Id even throw a scoop of coconut butter on it as well.

Have an awesome day, darling
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Cassie on April 24, 2014 4:30 pm

THAT SOUNDS AMAZE. I might have to do that tonight :)

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on April 23, 2014 7:24 am

Those bacon wrapped scallops have my name written allllll over it. I’ve been to Charleston, but I’m pretty sure I was about 10 at the time so I didn’t actually appreciate the cuisine, lol.
And definitely on the waking up starved thing…I’m a ‘need a nighttime snack’ sort of person to ensure that I’m not tearing apart my kitchen at 5 am!
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Cassie on April 24, 2014 4:30 pm

It’s so sad to remember all the places you went as a little kid and didn’t appreciate… and so glad I’m not the only nighttime snack person!!

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Davida @The Healthy Maven on April 23, 2014 9:57 am

I HAVE to eat everything when I visit a city. Screw museums and culture. I’m all about the food. I want more pictures of you and your golden locks! Would eat everything here minus the bacon wrapped scallops, for obvious reasons ;)
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Cassie on April 24, 2014 4:28 pm

I promise lots more photos of my golden (thank god) locks soon… just for you!!

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Ang @ Nutty for Life on April 23, 2014 10:11 am

I need to go back to Charleston again for the food. But first, Savannah with you. We were only in Charleston for like a day and we ate at some Irish pub. I had some slammin’ jumbalaya (not sure how to spell that). We wanted to check out this one bakery but it closed before we found it. Oh well! The rest of my day was spent on a stupid battleship, which I am a little salty about.

I want cheesecake thanks to this.
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Cassie on April 24, 2014 4:28 pm

I’m so thankful no battleships were involved in my trip. Let me know when we’re going to Savannah and I’m there!

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Megan on April 23, 2014 1:53 pm

Love that you clarified South Carolina, not West Virginia. Hah. Alwayyys having to do it the other way around. Looks like such a delicious food day, especially Blackened Catfish Salad.

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Cassie on April 24, 2014 4:28 pm

It’s really funny that it is the other way around in WV!!!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on April 23, 2014 4:15 pm

I usually try not to complain about my allergies because I know there are way worse things in life, but oh.my.god do I hate them when I’m travelling. I would KILL to be able to east my way through a city, but the whole ‘potential to end up in a hospital’ thing really puts a dampener on that idea… especially when I always end up having to pass on dessert! :mad:
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Cassie on April 24, 2014 4:27 pm

It’s so frustrating having limitations… I wish that places just had at least ONE totally allergy free dessert! That’s what gets me, too!

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Matt @ Runner Savvy on April 23, 2014 8:00 pm

Everything looks delicious!
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Erin @ The Almond Eater on April 24, 2014 1:12 pm

I have never been to Charleston but I have heard wonnnnnderful things. Gimme that….catfish? I don’t know I’ve never had catfish but I like most seafood so I imagine I’d like it.
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Cassie on April 24, 2014 4:26 pm

It’s very mild and white-fishy, so like a mahi or cod… so good!!

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Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog on April 24, 2014 1:21 pm

I’m dying to go to Charleston and eat my heart out. Seafood is one of my favorites too. Everything you captured looks amazing. I especially love the Blossom eats. You can’t beat farm-to-table.
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Cassie on April 24, 2014 4:26 pm

I have to go back to eat at all the places I didn’t have a chance to eat at!!!

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Susie @ Suzlyfe on April 24, 2014 2:41 pm

I’m not sure that the disclaimer that it was not West Virginia was very necessary, as, let’s be honest, Charleston WV is known for very little :P I apologize to all West Virginians. Alex and I drove through there when moving to Chicago and it was very..interesting.. but they do have a beautiful capital building, and the scenery is beautiful.
I am so happy that you posted this, as Alex and I are going to Charleston for our anniversary in a month (and to a wedding in Seabrook), and we know of a few spots that we have to hit, but I need the low down beyond what all the big wigs tell you. I am definitely going to have to go to Five Loaves for the soup and the salad. I loooove she crab soup and blackened catfish (hello, I’m from Georgia!!). SOOOOO there.
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Cassie on April 24, 2014 4:25 pm

They were both special but seriously you can’t go wrong at anything at 5 Loaves. I grew up in WV so people assumed I was in Charleston, WV although I have actually no roots/ties to that state anymore haha. Feel free to e-mail me if you need more recs!

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Arman @ thebigmansworld on April 24, 2014 8:54 pm

I think we should create a foodie/travel blog where we travel and just….eat.

I swear I look forward to eating out in new places than actually seeing some landmarks (except the cliche ones).
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GiGi Eats on April 25, 2014 12:22 am

I AM OBSESSSED with catfish! Whole Foods makes Cajun Catfish out here in LA and I CRAVE IT every 5 seconds! Whenever I set foot into Whole Foods, the people working to prepared food section start dishing up some catfish for me!! HA AH! Your catfish meal makes me want MORE NOW – but Whole Foods is… CLOSED!! :( LOL
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