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Update October 28: Stephanie Barna from the Charleston City Paper swung by the spot and seems glad to have a reinvented salad bar back in Charleston — and generally likes the spot.
— Update by Ken Hawkins.
First reporting: Toss, chop and wrap to lunch at Verde, King Street’s newest locally-owned restaurant. With a focus on fresh, healthy foods, and beverages, Verde is bringing quick service salads to the Holy City, and adding a mix of ingredients and dressings designed to appeal to local palates.
Verde has sprung to life at 347 King Street, with recovered woods, community tables, and spring colors throughout the space.
The restaurant is the brainchild of Jennifer and Sam Ferrebee, local professionals who have long sought to bring a very green, very fresh restaurant downtown. “We love living in this culinary hotspot, and just felt like Charleston was ready for a quick serve salad place,” said Jennifer Ferrebee. “Verde is all about fresh, vibrant, fast food for foodies.”
Salads start at $6.95, or guests can “Create Your Own” salad chopped, tossed or wrapped. Start with a base, built it with dozens of topping choices, top it with protein and dress it with one of 15 housemade dressings (including Curried Vinaigrette, Agave Mustard, Sweet Tea Vinaigrette and Wasabi Honey).
The menu will change seasonally, with daily soup and salad specials, and guests can enjoy a complete, healthy lunch for under $10. Local sweets will also be available from YesUMay Cookies, gRAWnola and others.
Boylan’s Soda – a cult favorite – flows from the first Boylan fountain to hit South Carolina. Boylan sodas are naturally sweetened with cane sugar, and contain no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Verde will feature the company’s most popular flavors for $1.95. Additional teas, juices and waters are also available.
Verde is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (843) 579-2884 for more information, or visit www.facebook.com/EatAtVerde.com.