It's strawberry season: Here's where to eat or drink the fresh berries around town

Berry delicious


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As we reported in January, the freak snowstorm that blanketed the Lowcountry with up to six inches (!) of fluff this winter meant no early harvest for strawberries. While most farmers were unfazed, and some even relieved, the berry bingers out there crossed their fingers that the good stuff would pop up in inventive dishes around town ASAP. Well y'all, looks like it's about that time. Check out our list below of area coffee shops, restaurants, and bars serving up the juicy fruit, reimagined as cocktails, milk, and even beer.

Strawberry Basil Gin Cocktail
The burger spot uses Limehouse produce, which can be local, from Florida, or California, and says that hopefully they will be getting a shipment of strawberries in from Boone Hall Farms.

Location Details HŌM
563 King St.
Charleston, SC
(843) 573-7505
Lunch, Dinner (Daily) & Sun. Brunch
Burgers and Bar

Harbinger Cafe
Strawberry Tahini Milk + Strawberry Loaf Bread
The milk is made with fresh strawberries and sesame seeds blended with pure maple syrup and light cinnamon for sweetness, recommended with the cold brew. The bread is made with strawberries, chia seeds, almond butter, and citrus topped with chamomile lemon glaze and micro mint. Both menu items use berries from GrowFood Carolina. 

Location Details The Harbinger Bakery and Cafe
The Harbinger Bakery and Cafe
1107 King St.
Charleston, SC
Breakfast, Lunch (Daily)
Coffee + Tea Shops, Bakeries and Cafés

Frothy Brewing
Strawberry Blonde Ale
The 5.2% ABV Strawberry Blonde Ale is made with fresh strawberries from Hickory Bluff Farms. Frothy's website describes the brew as "a real summer delight."

Location Details Frothy Beard Brewing
Frothy Beard Brewing
1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
West Ashley
Charleston, SC
(843) 793-2970
Tues.-Sun. 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Brewery and Local Foods

Sugar Bakeshop
Strawberry Cupcake + Strawberry Rhubarb Tartlets + Cakes
Sugar's got all the berries: the strawberry cupcake is back with chocolate or vanilla cake and a strawberry icing; the Strawberry Rhubarb tartlet is tart and sweet; and there are two strawberry cakes available for orders, one is a yellow cake with fresh, sugared strawberries in between each layer and strawberry icing and the other is a strawberry whipped cream layer cake with a Chantilly whipped cream icing sold with a cup of lightly sugared strawberries for serving. Sugar uses strawberries from Hickory Bluff.

Location Details Sugar Bakeshop
59 1/2 Cannon St.
Charleston, South Carolina
(843) 579-2891
Open Mon-Sat: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Bakeries and Gay-Friendly

Harold's Cabin
Gentleman Pirate cocktail + Seasonal salad + Jam + French Toast
The Gentleman Pirate cocktail is made with Red Harbor Rum, Ancho Reyes, strawberry, basil, and lime. Harold's is also featuring local strawberries in their Seed & Berry Salad with granola, pickled blueberry, strawberry, arugula, and a honey shallot vinaigrette. They’ll have a house made strawberry jam for breakfast and brunch, and they’ve been using strawberries in their quick bread French toast as well. They get their local strawberries through GrowFood Carolina.

Location Details Harold's Cabin
Harold's Cabin
247 Congress St.
Charleston, SC
(843) 793-4440
Mon.-Fri. 4-10 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m.-10p.m. Brunch & dinner
American and Bar

Strawberry Bowl
FIG is doing a strawberry dessert special served with lemon, streusel, and  meringue. They get strawberries from Shuler Peach Farm in Holly Hill, S.C.

Location Details FIG
232 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC
(843) 805-5900
Dinner, Closed Sun.
Modern American and Bar

King of Pops
Various popsicles
The mobile pop shop sells strawberry lemonade, strawberries and cream pops, strawberry basil pops, and a boozy strawberry margarita pop. They source their berries from Hickory Bluff Farm.

Indaco is serving a strawberry ricotta toast with local strawberries (most recent batch was from Wabi Sabi Farms), fava greens, housemade ricotta, olive oil and vincotto on grilled sourdough. 

Location Details Indaco
526 King St.
Charleston, SC
(843) 727-1228
Dinner (Daily)
Italian and Bar

The Macintosh
The Macintosh uses strawberries from GrowFood Carolina or Ambrose Family Farm to make a dish with lonzino, lamb quarters, and spring onion.


Location Details The Macintosh
The Macintosh
479 King St.
Charleston, SC
(843) 789-4299
Dinner & Sun. Brunch
Modern American and Bar

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