Charleston , South Carolina
Tel: 843 722 1212
Concierge.com's insider take:
Part kitchen shop, part cooking school, Charleston Cooks is the place to go for Lowcountry culinary ephemera. Pick up a Charleston Rice Spoon (an ornate, long-handled utensil found in every local kitchen) and copper cookie cutters shaped like sea turtles and blue crabs, plus food like locally grown Carolina Gold rice. Book a class at the school to learn local specialties like shrimp and grits, skillet corn bread, and Lowcountry boil (potatoes, corn, sausage, and shrimp).
Open Mondays through Saturdays 10 am to 9 pm, Sundays 12 to 6 pm.