While writing about the Society House in Charleston, South Carolina—and its condo-style suites with fully equipped kitchens but without an on-site staff or restaurant—we were curious to know what it would take to live (and cook) like a local while on vacation.
The hotel is located in the heart of the historic district, at the intersection of King and Society, which makes it easy to get around. Here are just a few highlights of shops that sell what you might need to cook at home in the Holy City.
Charleston Cooks!: Find everything you might need to cook like a gourmet in this kitchen retail store. Plus, the shop offers classes to help fine-tune cooking skills.
Caviar and Bananas: This gourmet market sells all you need to make a memorable meal, but also provides prepared goodies, such as sandwiches, salads and even sushi.
Savannah Bee Company: This sweet store began in Savannah, but the Charleston location offers complimentary honey tastings and a variety of flavors. Find your perfect match for your morning tea.
Spice and Tea: With stores across the country, this shop is luckily only a few blocks away and sells everything you might need to spice up any home-cooked meal.