Hours: Tues.-Sun: 7am-9pm
You might not expect to find an authentic Jewish-style deli out in Summerville, but that’s part of the charm of Charleston Bakery. The cozy, casual eatery is worth the trek if you’re craving fresh bagels, homemade baked goods, or creative Coney dogs. Order at the counter, grab an old-fashioned soda from the cooler, and then take a seat. Start off the day with a fresh-baked croissant, jalapeño bacon cheddar grits, or bagel with lox (hand-cut and prepared in-house). For lunch, try a customizable “Wild Salad,” corned beef and pastrami sandwich, or the matzo ball soup. Whether used for the tomato pie or fruit tart, the fresh-baked pastry is stellar, so be sure to get something with it. And they’re known for their Charleston Rum Cake. —Erica Jackson Curran Dish (Summer 2013)
A Jewish delicatessen that bakes their breads fresh. Housemade smoked fish, pastrami, and more.