Vegan foodAre you a vegan or vegetarian? Maybe you just love incorporating fresh, raw foods into your everyday diet? Charleston is a great place to find healthy, vibrant foods and some of the tastiest vegan and vegetarian cuisine. Here are some local spots where you can find fresh and delicious vegan and vegetarian fare in and around Charleston:

Dellz Uptown

This vegetarian restaurant offers vegan-friendly American and international cuisine. Takeout is available upon request. Try the house specialty Thai bowl! It’s a local favorite, plus it’s gluten-free and vegan. All menu items at Dellz can be made vegan. Address: 511 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403 Phone: 843-641-0352 Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-3pm, 5-8pm, Sat 8:30am-3pm, 5-8pm, closed Sun.

Dellz Vibez

Located around the corner from Dellz Uptown, this juice bar serves smoothies, juices, hot drinks, and soups daily. There are many delicious vegan options available! Grab something to sip on or eat on-the-go. Address: 569C King St (at Cannon), Charleston, SC 29403 Phone: 843-577-8900 Open Mon-Sat 7:30am-8pm, Sun 10am-7pm.

Alluette's Café

Alluette’s offers a friendly atmosphere and tasty vegan and vegetarian options for lunch and dinner. Enjoy American Southern cuisine in the heart of Charleston. Try their vegan desserts, too! Address: 80 A Reid St (at Meeting St), Charleston, SC 29403 Phone: 843-577-6926

Black Bean Co.

Black Bean Co. is considered an “energy food” restaurant, serving American organic food in a fun, friendly spot. Enjoy breakfast options, Rainforest Alliance brand coffee, vegetarian wraps, gyros, salads, and countless vegan and raw meal options. Address: 429 King St (near downtown), Charleston, SC 29403 Phone: 843-227-0990 Open Sun-Thur 8am-9pm, Fri-Sat 8am-10pm.

Cafe Paradiso

Address: 51 S Market St (at E Bay St), Charleston, SC 29401 Phone: 678-777-3129 Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, American, Non-veg Serves meat, veg options available. Lots of sandwiches, salads, breakfast, and coffee. Has veggie burger, veggie sandwich, falafel pita and vegetarian salads. Everything is either vegan or easily made vegan. Has outdoor seating. Inexpensive.


Enjoy a modern interpretation of traditional Vietnamese fare in this warm, inviting restaurant. Vegetarian and vegan options are available, including an entire vegan menu prepared by the chef. Address: 340 King St, Charleston, SC 29401 Phone: 843-720-3631 Open Sun-Thur 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm.

Gathering Cafe

This family-owned restaurant is a favorite in Charleston. You’ll find lots of American and Italian specialties, make from seasonal, organic, and local food sources. There are plenty of vegan and vegetarian options available to enjoy! Address: 1124 Sam Rittenberg Blvd (at West Ashley), Charleston, SC 29407 Phone: 843-297-8380 Open Mon-Sat 11am-3pm, 4:30-9pm.

Earth Fare - Charleston

This healthy supermarket offers local and organic produce, fresh salads and a hot food bar, bulk food staples, vegan-friendly groceries, and natural foods. Address: 74 Folly Road Blvd (at S. Windemere Shopping Ctr), Charleston, SC 29407 Phone: 843-769-4800 Open daily.

Three Little Birds Cafe

Head to Three Little Birds for all-day breakfast food, a lovely outdoor atmosphere, and vegan and vegetarian options, including burgers, salads, vegan cheese, and spelt breads. Address: 65 Windermere Blvd (at Folly Rd), Charleston, SC 29407 Phone: 843-225-3065 Open Tue-Fri 7:30am-3pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Sun 9am-2pm, closed Mon. Are you a vegan or a vegetarian? Know of any great food spots in Charleston? Share them with us below.