Stop into Mixson Market for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a quick snack. Choose from gourmet coffee, artisinal sandwiches, and craft beer. It also sells household items and cookbooks.

Mixson Market
4338 McCarthy Street
Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 471-2850

Voted "Best Corner Store" by its customers, Queen Street Grocery is a local staple. Stop by for pressed sandwiches or fresh juices, as well as wine and craft beer.

Queen Street Grocery
133 Queen Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-4121
Order the bone marrow bread pudding.
The Macintosh
479 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 789-4299

Though the wood-fired pizzas and pastas conjure Italy, Jacques Larson relies mightily on the flavors of the Lowcountry. Oyster mushrooms from the nearby Mepkin Abbey join earthy kale and a runny Sea Island egg under shards of Parmesan.

The Obstinate Daughter
2063 Middle Street
Charleston, SC 29482
(843) 416-5020

Here, it's all about everyday eating done well. From a salad of roasted cauliflower with hazelnuts to the exemplar of fried egg sandwiches, restaurateur Karalee Nielsen delivers locally-sourced food without the farm-to-table luxury tax.

The Park Cafe
730 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 410-1070

Order the Pork Scrapple Sandwich, on a hard roll, with aged Cheddar and a silky farm egg cooked over-easy. Or the Bowl-o-Noodle, house-made noodles with pork confit and a runny egg in pork broth. Go all-in by adding kimchi, sesame greens, pickled mushrooms, and an extra helping of pork.

Two Boroughs Larder
186 Coming Street
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 637-3722

Tucked in an old gas station in Charleston, Xiao Bao Biscuit has given the Peninsula a new take on the lunch counter with their Asian comfort foods, such as Tenri-style ramen (thin, straight noodles in a soy-based broth) with pork belly, kimchi, stewed greens, and a slow-cooked farm egg.

Xiao Bao Biscuit
224 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29401