#throwbackthursday: What I Ate In Charleston

Last Friday, I headed to Charleston, South Carolina for a few days and it was, in a word, lovely. Charleston is absolutely beautiful and basically the definition of southern charm.

I attended YALLFest, an amazing YA book festival on Saturday. I went for the first time in November 2014 and it was just as inspiring this time around.

I thought it would be fun to post what I ate every day since it can sometimes be a challenge to travel when you’re gluten-free and dairy-free.



Airport breakfast: Overnight oats (banana, 1/2 cup oats, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 3/4 cup almond milk — recipe from one of my favourite bloggers, Angela Liddon of Oh She Glows) with a scoop of peanut butter

Full disclosure: I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to catch two early morning flights, so I ate two lunches.



Lunch #1: Chicken, avocado, Mary’s Crackers

Lunch #2: Kitchen 208, which has a beautiful patio on King Street, Charleston’s main street

Salmon arugula salad

Snack: apple with peanut butter (my usual 3 p.m. snack)

Dinner: Rue du Jean, an amazing French restaurant

Steak frites (aka the best steak frites ever — seriously)



Breakfast: Another Broken Egg Cafe

Salmon with a salad full of vegetables and jicama

Mary’s Crackers (to get a healthy carb in)

Lunch: I went grocery shopping at a local market

Canned salmon, avocado, Mary’s Crackers

Snack: apple and peanut butter

Dinner: Sticky Fingers

Rib and BBQ chicken plate with cole slaw and french fries



Breakfast: Eli’s Table, one of my favourite restaurants in Charleston

Steak and two poached eggs, the best breakfast potatoes ever

Lunch: Closed 4 Business

Bunless burger with bacon, a few french fries

Mary’s Crackers (for another healthy carb)

Snack: banana and peanut butter

Dinner: Rue du Jean again (because it was amazing)

Green salad

Trout almandine with green beans and french fries

Full disclosure again: yes, I ate a lot of french fries on this trip. And enjoyed every single one.


Breakfast: Another Broken Egg Cafe again, I got the same salmon and salad

Airport Lunch: Canned salmon, avocado, Mary’s Crackers

Snack: banana, part of a spinach and chicken salad with quinoa, two packages of peanuts on the plane ride home

Dinner: Home! Salmon, sweet potatoes and peas

Have you been to Charleston?

Aya Tsintziras is a food blogger at www.ahealthystory.com. She posts gluten-free, dairy-free and mostly sugar-free recipes, lifestyle and pop culture stories on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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  1. Wow, did you research all these places before you went? It’s amazing how gluten free has expanded so much in the past 2-3 years. It’s a lot easier to find options now a days! 🙂

    1. This was my second time in Charleston so I had been to some of the places before/or had known about them. But mostly I winged it and thankfully found some good options 🙂

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