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Feb 24, 2012 06:59 PM

Veg.-friendly in Charleston

Not sure if anyone can help with this. I am traveling to Charleston next weekend with two friends. One of them is a gluten-free vegan. The second friend and I want to accommodate but we also want to try some of the fabulous seafood and Low Country food. Any ideas? We are staying near King and Church and we won't have a car. Thanks from a newbie.

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  1. I'm vegan and Happy Cow is my go-to resource, they're fabulous. Here is a link to Charleston

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    1. re: Rory

      Thanks, Rory. I should have been more specific. I found Happy Cow and also an urbanspoon list, but most of the places seem to be Indian or Middle Eastern or pizza or something else I can easily get here. I've never been to the SE and I want to be able to try some local food without inconveniencing my friend or making her eat plain lettuce :).

    2. Don't worry. Most of the chefs at the nice restaurants in the Historic District will accommodate your friend's requirements. I have a vegan friend and we've gone to High Cotton, SNOB, and FIG with no problem.

      Husk may not be as user friendly, so be aware.

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      1. re: Sue in Mt P

        Sue is correct. I eat in Charleston with a vegetarian quite frequently. Her favorite restaurant is FIG. Recently we had dinner at McCrady's and she was extremely pleased with the vegetable plate they made for her there as well. She has rejected the Husk menu.

        Full disclosure, my friend eats dairy and gluten, so your's will have it a little tougher, but I still think the two restaraurts I mentioned will do something she'll love.

        1. re: danna

          I'd call restaurants well ahead of time, The more time you give them the better & chefs usually love the challenge. Your friend could have amazing food. I've had.
          good luck!

      2. Thanks, all. I emailed a few restaurants and made reservations at two that offered immediately to accommodate my friend: SNOB and Coast.