Instead of the "went there, done that" t-shirt or plastic namesake tchotchkes, take home a taste of Charleston with these pro-recommended and locally-made souvenirs.

 

Benne Wafers

Olde Colony Bakery has been selling the traditional wafer since 1940.

"This is a Charleston favorite. They are thin wafers made with toasted sesame seeds."
FED Pro > Bartender Jim McCourt

oldecolonybakery.com

Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.

Locally-made in Charleston, Jack Rudy's products will dress up your cocktail cart from tonic syrup to grenadine to elderflower tonic to Bourbon cocktail cherries.
 
jackrudycocktailco.comWhere To Buy

 

Christophe Chocolates

Christophe Paume is a third-generation French chocolatier selling his chocolate and pastry creations in Downtown Charleston.

"Anything from Christophe. Anything. Anything."
FED Pro > Pastry Chef Amanee Neirou

christophechocolatier.com 

Striped Pig Distillery

They have many different spirits made with seeds hand-picked from Myer’s Farm in Bowman, SC, including gin, vodka, whiskey, and rum.

"They offer tours nearly every day and are run by some of the coolest locals in town."
FED Pro > Bartender Megan Deschaine of 492

stripedpigdistillery.com

HIGH WIRE DISTILLING CO

Charleston's First Distillery Since Prohibition and located downtown. In addition a sorghum whiskey, they make a rum, gin, and vodka.

"I love the Sorghum Whiskey from High Wire."
FED Pro > Bartender Megan Deschaine of 492

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PALMETTO BREWERY BEERS

Take home beer from the oldest production micro-brewery in the state of South Carolina. They make a variety of pale and dark ales with year round flavors, as well as limited seasonal flavors. Recommended by bartender Megan Deschaine of 492.

palmettobrewery.com 

CONE 10 GALLERY

The gallery houses a group of artists that create ceramics.

"There are a few artists in the studio. It's a great place for a conversation piece or to find a new favorite mug."
FED Pro > Pastry Chef Amanee Neirouz of 492

cone10studios.com

SweetGrass Baskets

The baskets are woven from local grass. This is a craft brought to the Lowcountry by slaves nearly 400 years ago. The baskets were used for collecting cotton and rice in the fields.

"Handmade by descendants of West African slaves, these baskets are truly a work of art. They can take anywhere from half a day to three months to make."
FED Pro > Jim McCourt of Prohibition

Where to Buy

 

Geechie boy mill grits

You can find Greg Johnsman's grits in many area restaurants and you can buy them either online or at the general store on his farm.

"Greg Johnsman mills grits and rye flour using all 1930s milling equipment that he restored himself."
FED Pro > Chef Josh Keeler

"They're the best grits anywhere."
FED Pro > Pastry Chef Amanee Neirouz of 492 

geechieboymill.com | Where to Buy


FED PROS

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Josh Keeler

Executive chef/partner of Two Boroughs Larder in Charleston.

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Amanee Neirouz

Pastry chef at 492 in Charleston.

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Megan Deschaine

Bartender and bar manager at 492 in Charleston.

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Jim McCourt

Bartender and bar manager at Prohibition in Charleston.


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