Greenville Recommendations

Wine

Your Booksellers Guide to Greenville

We love these places, their stories, and the memories we’ve made there. We think you will too.
Soby’s

Soby’s New South Cuisine

Soby’s is near and dear to our hearts. Literally! Across the street in another historic Greenville building, Soby’s offers a menu of southern-inspired cuisine which puts a modern twist on classic regional dishes and presents them in a casually elegant ambiance. It’s always charming, always rustic, always brimming with hospitality. We often host events at Soby’s, primarily our monthly Lunch & Lit’s, and are proud to work with them in giving people experiences they’ll never forget.

Passerelle Bistro

We already loved Passerelle Bistro because, well, what’s not to love about a little French-inspired bistro nestled in the crest of a lush green park?? But now we have Teryi Youngblood Musolf, the chef that opened Passerelle to begin with. There you can find steak and frites, mussels, pastries, champagne: a complete Parisian-ish escape right in the heart of our little southern town.
Passarelle Bistro
Southern Pressed Juicery

Southern Pressed Juicery

If you’re looking for a selection of juices, we recommend visiting our friends at Southern Pressed for their wide selection of bowls, smoothies, and other healthy foods. They offer clean eats that actually taste good.

Swamp Rabbit Cafe

This is a Greenville cornerstone! From the stecca bread that’s used all over and sells out daily, to the market and farm fresh meals, Swamp Rabbit Cafe feels like a farmer’s market that’s open all the time. Shop, eat, sit in the sun, or stop by for a snack while on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. If it’s nice outside, this Cafe is a must.

Swamp Rabbit Cafe
Jianna

Jianna

If you love pasta, oysters, or martinis, look no further. We all LOVE this place. The pasta is made fresh every day, the oysters are to die for, and the martinis are perfect every time. Plus, it’s situated on the second-story of the building overlooking Falls Park. On a nice day with all the windows and doors flung open, you can’t beat it.

Bar Margaret

Bar Margaret is a lot like us, different at different times. On weekday mornings, you’ll find a market offering a variety of local food items. Midday, you can stop in for lunch. Saturdays, you’ll find brunch. But evenings: you’ll find a full fare from dinner to drinks, featuring some of the best craft cocktails in town. It’s ever-changing but always incredible.
Bar Margaret
Community Tap

Community Tap

Think of Community Tap as the local pub combined with a wine store. On any given day, you can walk in and find friends from all over Greenville gathered for wine and beer, chatting in the laid-back spaces, and grabbing a bottle from the curated selection on their way out. Whether you want a drink now or later, you can find it at Community Tap.

Camp

If you want a date spot, or a night of culinary adventure with friends, you have to go to Camp. Because each plate is small, but incredibly crafted, we suggest getting lots of dishes and sharing! This modern American eatery offers classic dishes with reimagined, globally-influenced flavors. Think cool, comfortable, lively. Plus, we love Chef Drew Erickson. A lot.
CAMP
Fork and Plough

Fork and Plough

Fork and Plough embodies that “farm to table” ideal. With a menu that changes according to the season, this restaurant is perfect for getting a big veggie plate or a burger that will make you cry. Also shop their counter for pre-made items to take home for later. Trust us, you’ll want to.

Green Fetish

If you want something super healthy, you can’t do much better than Green Fetish. Think grain bowls, green bowls, soups, salads, and smoothies. Everything is customizable so you can get exactly what you want, how you want it. It’s our favorite mid-week reset.
Green Fetish
La Rue Fine Chocolate

LaRue Fine Chocolate

We offer some of LaRue’s chocolates, but you have to go visit the store itself. Started by our dear friend Elizabeth McDaniel, LaRue creates chocolates made with expertise, creativity, and some old-fashioned female gumption. But she knows life is more than a box of chocolates. Her shop is rounded out into a welcoming neighborhood nook featuring fine chocolates, craft cocktails, small bites, camaraderie, and conversation.

Sassafrass Flower Farm

Sometimes you want to escape the bustle of downtown. We can’t suggest a better retreat into nature than visiting our friends over at Sassafrass Flower Farm. Sassafrass Flower Farm is the lovechild between Sarah and George DuBose, who met, fell in love, and decided to grow fields and fields of flowers. You read that right: a farm, for flowers. Not only is it a beautiful place to go, but they often host events, such as flower picking, arranging classes, and children’s mornings!
Sassafrass Flower Farm
Custard

Custard Boutique

If you like our eclectic gathering of book titles, you’ll like Custard Boutique. Custard prides itself in helping people embellish their best assets, all while reminding us that sometimes the things we may not like about ourselves help make us unique. We especially love their wide selection of jewelry, stuff you’ll actually wear all the time, and love.

Given

If you like your shopping to make a difference, let us suggest Given! Right next to Fork and Plough, Given is a thoughtful curation of ethically minded, socially conscious goods. They strive to not just provide people with beautiful items, but ones that champion a great cause. You can find unique clothing items and one-of-a-kind gifts you’ll use again and again.
Given