Shop Downtown Charleston for Your Foodie Friends

Shopping for your foodie friends and family is as easy as, well pie. Downtown Charleston has plenty of options for the culinary craftsmen on your Christmas shopping list. Head to Market Street for a great selection of gifts.

peanut-shopThe Peanut Shop has every nut you can imagine in festive packages of varying sizes. Plus, it’s a treat for you because you can sample every nut in the store while you shop.

market-street-sweetsMarket Street Sweets is definitely Charleston’s sweet spot. This shop’s specialty is pralines, but there are also cookies, peanut brittle, candies and chocolates. Gift boxes are available along with plenty of praline samples.

spice-tea-exchangeThe Spice and Tea Exchange located just off Market Street on Church Street also has a plethora of gift ideas for the food-lovers on your list. As the name suggests, this shop specializes in gourmet spice blends and gourmet teas, boasting more than 75 hand-mixed blends of cooking herbs and seasonings. Don’t forget to check out the selection of fine teas from all around the world and tea accessories. Foodies love the challenge of picking out the right tea to match their meal.

Charleston Cooks is located on East Bay Street near the corner of Cumberland Street. This shop is a bustling kitchen retail shop where culinary equipment and gadgets abound. Not only do they specialize in cooking artistry tools, but they also offer fun-filled cooking classes led by talented instructors. Gift cards for a culinary class would be a great gift for a foodie, but don’t pass up some of the gadgets that will aid in a foodie’s creativity in the kitchen.

pepper-palaceDoes your culinary comrade have a spice for life? Then the Pepper Palace on North Market Street is your go-to shopping spot. Choose from hand-picked gift boxes with various hot sauce flavors or enlist help from the shop employees who can help you pair hot sauces with different flavors of food and meat options. Talk about a HOT gift!

crab-houseFoodie’s will also love a restaurant gift card and there are many to choose from in downtown Charleston. In the Market area alone, there are AW Shucks and Charleston Crab House and on East Bay Street there is McCrady’s, Cypress, Magnolia’s and Slightly North of Broad.