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Black-owned Businesses to Support During Your Next Trip to Charleston, South Carolina

By DeAnna Taylor

When most people think of Charleston, South Carolina, images of Rainbow Row, the picturesque Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and dozens of award-winning restaurants that call the city home likely come to mind. But what many tend to overlook are the diverse, Black-owned businesses that add their own piece of history to the culturally rich destination.

Charleston's Gullah-Geechee residents are a part of the Black community, ensuring the city never loses its cultural flare. Many have now opened businesses or set up booths in the popular straw market to sell handcrafted pieces you'll only find in this region.

For those who aren't familiar with the Gullah-Geechee people, they are descendants of enslaved Africans who arrived to various Sea Island plantations — mostly from West African nations. Since then, they've passed down many traditions that visitors love, including sweetgrass basket weaving.

Indulge in variations of Charleston chewies, a local staple.

Daddy's Girls Bakery is just one of the many places that whips up the popular brownie-like bars made with brown sugar — but they'll also tell you the other recipes don't compare to Aunt Landa's. In addition to the original version of the Lowcountry dessert, the bakery makes a chewie cheesecake and dozens of other sweet treats, like chicken and waffle cupcakes and oatmeal raisin sandwich cookies.

Daddy's Girls Bakery is the premier bakery located in Charleston, South Carolina. We specialize in creating made from scratch, decadent delights that are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

2021 Reynolds Ave

Suite 102-B

North Charleston, SC 29405

Phone: 843.926.1737


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