If you hadn’t already noticed, I’m a big fan of Mediterranean cuisine. Give me a big plate of hummus and I’ll be practically licking the bowl. That might explain why The Daily and sister restaurant, Butcher and Bee are two of my favorite restaurants in Charleston. The Daily is known for its delectable breakfast options, such as their avocado toast, whipped feta toast and a scrambled egg pita sandwich. They are also open for lunch and offer delicious things such as a hummus bowl with farm fresh veggies. Last week I had a friend come to town and I just couldn’t let her leave without taking her to this fabulous restaurant. Of course, she loved it so much that she went back again! Keep reading to see what we indulged in..
This dish only cost me $8 and consisted of a bowl full of toasted bread, half an avocado, an over-easy egg, a carrot chili crisp sprinkled inside the avocado, fresh local greens, pickled red onions and lots of seeds sprinkled throughout. What I love most about this dish is that it provides the opportunity to create your own avocado toast, as it pretty much consists of all the appropriate and delicious toppings. The carrot chili crisp really takes the dish up a notch as it provides just the right amount of spicy flavor and crunchy texture to perfectly round out the dish. Highly recommend ordering this upon your next visit!
Whipped Feta Toast
The Whipped Feta toast ($7) at the Daily is definitely something you MUST order when you dine there. The feta is so creamy it melts right in your mouth and the local honey drizzled on top, along with black pepper and chives really creates the ultimate flavor combo. Its both sweet and savory, with a hint of heat. It is truly a one-of-a-kind dish and will have you immediately craving more.
Ok, so The Daily’s avocado toast is pretty simple, with ingredients consisting of smashed avocado, za’atar and olive oil, but what really takes the dish to another level is the toasted fresh sourdough. There is truly no better bread that I’ve tried in Charleston than the bread from The Daily and Butcher and Bee. It’s soft and truly tastes homemade. You can even purchase the bread for yourself at the restaurant or at Whole Foods!
Not only does The Daily have a killer breakfast and lunch menu, but they also have excellent coffee, smoothies and grab and go options. If you head to the back of the restaurant, you’ll find a selection of farm fresh fruits and veggies available for purchase, as well as pre-made salads, hummus, and other dips and beverages. I love that The Daily offers plenty of healthy options at affordable prices. Not to mention, if you’re feeling something sweet, they’ve got some amazing pastries as well. Don’t skip on the Marathon Bar or the Pistachio Rose Morning bun! Yum..