1. Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit: Cinnamon Biscuit
Callie’s is the ultimate biscuit hot spot and if you aren’t heading there to nosh on a cinnamon biscuit, you are really missing out. This place has always been and will forever be my favorite place to get a biscuit. The founder, Carrie Morey crafted her biscuit recipe to perfection and you can literally take in the sweet smell of the biscuits baking as soon as you walk into the shop. Unfortunately, due to COVID, the shop is closed; however, they have a traveling biscuit truck named “Butter” hanging out in different neighborhoods around town each day. Check out the website to see where they are headed next! Prices range between $5-$8. If they are offering it, get the 3 mini biscuits for $6 deal, which is usually what I opt for so I can try different kinds!
2. Miller’s All Day: Ham Biscuit
Ringing in at just $7.50, this biscuit sandwich is basically the fanciest biscuit sandwich you’ll ever eat and is sure to please every inch of your palate. It is filled with a large cut of fresh and flavorful country ham, fig jam and warm, melted havarti cheese. The biscuit itself is perfectly flaky, salty, buttery, and moist. The sandwich truly encompasses all the delicious qualities of the ultimate southern biscuit sandwich.
3. Mercantile and Mash: Spicy Chicken Biscuit
Ringing in at $9, this biscuit sandwich packs in both spicy and sweet flavors. It is filled with perfectly crunchy fried chicken, spicy honey, szechuen peppercorns, b&b pickles and is served on a flaky buttermilk biscuit. It is a bit smaller than many biscuit sandwiches in Charleston, making the price a bit hefty, but the fusion of unique flavors definitely make it worth the slight splurge.
4. Gnome Cafe: Hemp Sausage Biscuit
Yes, this is a vegan biscuit, but fear not meat-eaters! It’s still delicious as ever and it only costs $6. Though make sure you get it on a scallion cheddar biscuit, because that really brings in the flavor punch. It is filled with a slightly spicy hemp sausage patty and is smothered with a pepper jelly that lightens the spice of the sausage with its sweet flavor. The biscuit itself you may find to be a bit more crumbly in texture, but it is still super moist and full of flavor.
5. Viscious Biscuit: The Ranchero
Though there are a wide variety of biscuit sandwiches to choose from on the menu at this restaurant, I felt the most unique of them to be The Ranchero. It is essentially all the components of a huevos rancheros dish thrown in between two halves of a biscuit almost as big as your face and topped with a sunny-side up egg. This biscuit is truly viscious and I would highly suggest bringing a friend to share it with. Ringing in at just $9, this is where you can truly get the best bang for your buck. Not to mention the biscuits themselves have great sweet and savory flavors and are perfectly flaky and moist.
Do you have a favorite Charleston biscuit? Feel free to share in the comments!