March 06, 2013
429 King St. (Downtown)
Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Big, healthy wraps and salads. Energy food that's local, sustainable, green. Online ordering.
Black Bean Co. calls itself Charleston’s “premium organic, all-natural, speedy service restaurant.” It’s the creation of young Charleston native and Culinary Institute graduate Ellis Grossman, who eagerly and entrepreneurially offers healthy, ethical food all at a reasonable price. Black Bean’s wraps, inspired by world cuisines, roll up a variety of lean proteins, lettuces and vegetables, fruits, nuts, cheeses, and legumes inside fresh tortillas. There are also healthy soups and salads, often made with local ingredients. And the smoothies are a great option in the summer heat. Grossman has been growing his produce on a plot out at Thackeray Farms on Wadmalaw, ensuring that everything is indeed as fresh and local as he can get it. The prices have inched up a bit (the gyros are no longer the amazing steal of $4), but as we all know, particularly when it comes to food, quality doesn’t come cheap. They’ve added locations and will be opening a couple more in the near future. Cue the American fast food takeoever. —Stephanie Barna Dish (Summer 2013)
Dr. Ty says... Fantastic!! Excellent service splendid food... The zucchini muffins are out of this world. Thanks Black Bean Co. Dr. Ty ★★★★★
Johanna says... Chef Grossman your zucchini muffin is the bomb, thanks. Johanna ★★★★★
KrantosChick says... Surprisingly delicious. Somehow when I make healthy food at home, it doesn't taste nearly as good! And it takes longer. I ordered online on Sunday night - the site said the food would arrive in 45 mins. It came in 20! Great to have a healthy delivery option with easy online ordering (add/remove ingredients) - just like larger cities! This place is a new fave. ★★★★★