An eater’s guide to Greenville, SC — one of the best food cities in America

By Ladan Nikravan Hayes September 11, 2018

The South is famed for its food, but some cities stand out as culinary destinations even among the red-hot competition. Greenville, South Carolina’s burgeoning dining scene continues to draw travelers from all over and national accolades for its fare. (Fitting, since Greenville is home to Michelin’s North American headquarters.) In fact, Zagat has named Greenville the “#1 Under-the-Radar Southern Food Destination,” Southern Living “One of the South’s Tastiest Towns” and Esquire “The Next Big Food City of the South.” The menus and festivities are ever-changing, but this fall is a great time to visit.

Four choices to consider this fall, for foodies and road-trippers alike

In the south, the fall is always welcome, as hotter days turn into mild ones and the leaves put on a show. If you’re wanting to take full advantage of this time of year, consider these four events that offer plenty of food, drinks and activities for the whole family.

euphoria, presented by Lexus: This highly anticipated weekend-long event includes exclusive tasting events, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars, as well as multi-course dinners and live musical performances. It features domestic and international wines, celebrity chefs, master sommeliers, and national recording artists. Founded in 2006 by platinum-selling singer and songwriter Edwin McCain (who does, in fact, perform during the festival) and restaurateur Carl Sobocinski (of the famed Table 301 Restaurant Group), this annual event shines a spotlight on Greenville, South Carolina’s thriving culinary and arts communities. Proceeds from euphoria fund Local Boys Do Good — created to benefit local non-profit organizations.

  • Dates: September 20-23, 2018
  • Details: This is much more of an upscale festival featuring food, wine, and music, with most events offered for those 21+. To go to all of Euphoria’s events, VIP passes range from $895 – $1,195 ticket. Individual event tickets range from $35 – $450.

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