Where To Enjoy Gullah Cuisine In Charleston

Where To Enjoy Gullah Cuisine In Charleston

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At its heart, Gullah is a vibrant culture native to the Lowcountry, particularly the Sea Islands surrounding the Charleston area. In a sense, Gullah people are some of Charleston’s first preservationists. Brought to America in the 1700s and 1800s as enslaved Africans, they retained a deep connection with the heritage of their homeland. The Gullah imprint on Charleston culture runs deep, evident in the soulful flavors of Lowcountry cuisine. Gullah recipes have been passed through the generations and today’s chefs use local and seasonal produce to put a creative spin on traditional dishes, including okra gumbo, shrimp and grits, collard greens and more. Scroll on to discover where to get your taste of Gullah cuisine in the Lowcountry.

1. 82 Queen

2. Anson Restaurant

3. Bertha’s Kitchen

4. Charleston Grill

5. Charlie Brown Seafood

6. Eli’s Table

7. Florence’s Lowcountry Kitchen

8. Gillie’s Seafood

9. Glass Onion

10. Hannibal’s Kitchen

11. High Cotton

12. Husk

13. Jasmine Porch

14. Magnolias

15. Middleton Place Restaurant

16. Ms. Rose’s Fine Food & Cocktails

17. My Three Sons

18. Nana’s Seafood & Soul

19. Nigel’s Good Food

20. Page’s Okra Grill

21. Poogan’s Porch

22. Revival

23. Simply Seafood

24. SNOB

25. Swamp Fox

26. Virginia’s on King

27. Workman’s Cafe

Before you go, discover 14 Spots to Experience Gullah Culture in Charleston.


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