the goal of Basic Kitchen is simple:
Use seasonal, local produce and the best ingredients to create food that’s nourishing and delicious, giving you tons of energy to pursue the things you love.
We’re big into diverse flavors and are inspired by dishes from around the world. In our kitchen you’ll find tons of local produce, whole grains and legumes, a rainbow of spices and vinegars, lots of healthful oils, wild-caught seafood and sustainably raised meat. We believe the choices we make through food can have a positive impact on our health, community and environment.
When it comes down to it, Basic Kitchen is about honest food that’s good for you, and enjoying your meal in a casual, relaxed environment. Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, Basic Kitchen is housed in a historic building with floor to ceiling windows and a covered courtyard filled with plants and herbs used by the kitchen. Guests can enjoy a rotating daily menu featuring simple, seasonal and delightful dishes. Not to mention a must-try seasonal cocktail program, complete with mocktails. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Friday, and brunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday.