Savannah is home to a burgeoning new food scene attracting some of the country’s most aspiring chefs and foodies. As a tourist destination, college town and home to young Millennials, eclectic restaurants and cafes are popping up all over the town. Here are five must-try quirky places to enjoy a memorable meal:
Parkers Urban Market Gourmet http://parkersav.com/- This old-school gas station meets upscale deli meets eclectic gift shop. The market sells everything from fine wines to international meats and cheeses to unique artisan home decor, all in a renovated gas station.
Kayak Cafe http://www.eatkayak.com/- With its original location at the entrance to one of the city’s trendiest fitness clubs, the cafe caters to healthy and vegetarian cuisine. This fast-casual spot features belly-rubbing but don’t-feel-guilty-dishes like shrimp tacos, lime-chicken enchiladas and their famous black-eyed pea burger.
Chef Darin’s Kitchen Table http://www.chefdarin.com/?v=7516fd43adaa – For a truly unique dining experience, visitors can sign up for one of Chef Darin’s cooking classes and create their own meal. It’s as much fun to make as it is to eat. Classes range from learning to make paella to shrimp ‘n grits to the Southern classic fried chicken.
Hitch – http://www.treylorparkhitch.com/ Taking its name from one of Savannah’s hippest spot for local, Treylor Park, Hitch is the the new hot spot. Touting “Southern bar fare reinvents comfort food” the menu features eclectic down-home dishes like duck pot pie, shrimp ‘n grits tacos and PB&J wings.
Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room http://mrswilkes.com/- This lunch-only hot spot features Southern food at its finest including platters of fried chicken and cornbread dressing, sweet potato souffle, black-eyed peas, okra gumbo, corn muffins and biscuits. Don’t be scared off by the line; you’ll feel like you’ve been teleported back to grandma’s house for a home-cooked meal.