South Carolina shrimp in a fresh batch of Frogmore stew. Image courtesy of SCPRT.
There are lots of foods, ingredients, and cooking styles that have been popular in South Carolina.
SC Food Symbols
These foods have become official symbols for the State of South Carolina.
- State Fruit: Peach
- State Beverage: Milk
- State Hospitality Beverage: Tea
- State Snack: Boiled Peanuts
Famous Flavors of South Carolina
From she-crab soup to sweet tea and grits, come learn about South Carolina food at its finest!
- Soul Food
Soul food is African-American cooking that originated in the rural South, often including collard greens, chitterlings, grits, and other local food.
- Comfort Food
South Carolina is known for its simple hearty dishes.
- Southern Cuisine
Learn the history of typically southern foods such as she-crab soup, sweet tea, and collard greens.
South Carolina loves its barbeque. Learn more about the history and techniques of this ancient cooking method.
Two of South Carolina's most popular dishes, Low Country boil and sweet potato pie.
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South Carolina's Food Traditions
- Digital Traditions - Foodways
Meet South Carolinians who are cooking, bottling, barbequing, and making hash.
- Chitlin’ Strut
This unique festival celebrates chitlin’s, or boiled hog intestines, a delicacy in the South.
- High on the Hog
Learn about barbequing traditions throughout the state.
- World's Largest Sweet Tea
Watch the people of Summerville, SC make the world's largest sweet tea.