August 30, 2023

How to Shop Small at Freshfields Village: Dining

Shopping small is so important for many reasons, including giving back to your community, making a major economic impact, and creating a greater sense of community! We’ve made shopping local in Charleston at Freshfields Village easy, by creating a guide for how to shop small: dining edition! We’re diving in fork first and feeling good about enjoying a delicious meal and uplifting small businesses in the lowcountry at the same time.

FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen

Sipping delectable wine paired with an enticing charcuterie board and supporting the local economy in the lowcountry while doing it? Say less! Up first on our guide to shopping small in Charleston at Freshfields dining edition is none other than FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen. A haven for wine enthusiasts, this charming spot in The Village boasts an impressive selection of 48 exceptional wines by the glass every day. Pro tip: take home one of their 840 hand-selected wines available by the bottle and feel good about shopping small in Charleston at Freshfields while doing it!

Hege’s Restaurant

Hege’s is where fine dining and supporting local go hand in hand in Charleston at Freshfields. Savor French cuisine while making a major impact on the community! Hege’s menu is a testament to their commitment to fresh, seasonal, and local products. So, the next time you’re in Freshfields Village, don’t miss out on the opportunity to savor the flavors of Hege’s.

La Tela Pizzeria

What does pizza, pasta, and wine have in common? You can indulge in these dishes and shop small in Charleston at Freshfields at the same time! La Tela Pizzeria is dedicated to supporting local farmers, sourcing seasonal ingredients from farmers on nearby islands like Johns Island and Wadmalaw Island, bringing a taste of the local Charleston area to their traditional Italian fare. When you dine at La Tela you’re not only indulging in flavor-forward dishes, but you’re also supporting local businesses and the community.

Café Eugenia

Café Eugenia is a stop you don’t want to miss while you’re shopping local throughout The Village. This charming café and gourmet market is all about supporting the community,  using the freshest ingredients sourced from nearby farms and purveyors. Whether you’re in the mood for a fresh and vibrant salad, a mouthwatering sandwich, or a cheese and charcuterie board, they have it all. When you dine at Café Eugenia, not only are you treating yourself to incredible food and drinks, but you’re also supporting the local community and economy. It’s a win-win situation!

Java Java

Java Java is a must for all coffee enthusiasts looking to support Charleston-based businesses. Java Java takes pride in using locally sourced beans from King Bean Coffee Roasters, ensuring that every sip is full of flavor and supports the local economy. Plus, not only are their pastries baked in-house, but they also partner with a nearby bakery called Sweets & Treats to offer even more delicious treats. You can feel good about supporting small businesses in Freshfields Village while enjoying your favorite coffee concoction.

The Co-Op Frosé and Eatery

The Co-Op is a can’t miss, grab-and-go spot when shopping local in the lowcountry. Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast until 11 am, or grab one of their gourmet sandwiches for a satisfying lunch. And let’s not forget about their coffee and house-made frosé! When you dine at The Co-Op, you’re not only getting tasty treats but also becoming part of a community that values small businesses in Charleston at Freshfields.

Supporting locally owned and operated businesses is so impactful in bolstering the local economy, creating a sense of community, and supporting your neighbors. Refer to this guide when you’re looking to give back and don’t forget to tag us on social media @freshfieldsvillage when you do. P.S. phone doesn’t have to eat first!

See all of our Village dining options here.