A Taste of Euphoria: Greenville, SC

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Are you looking for the perfect local foodie gift in Greenville, SC? The Euphoria food festival in Greenville is popular and they have some foodie gift options that will make you look like a gift-giving hero! Who doesn’t love delicious food, primarily when it not only supports local chefs but helps the next generation of aspiring talent? Euphoria, Greenville’s food festival, can help you get the last of your holiday shopping done.

A Taste of Euphoria

A must-have for fans of the local culinary scene, this cookbook is the product of 15 years of talented chefs and incredible events. The recipes included are easy to follow and have everything from starters to entrees.

This cookbook and a gift card to one of the restaurants participating in Euphoria would make a unique last-minute gift for someone a great way to get to know your favorite local chef a little better. The books are available to purchase in person at The Cooks Station and can be ordered online. You can order the Apron gift set with some advance planning, which includes a matching Euphoria brand apron made by festival sponsor Milliken.

Sunday Brunch

Creating The Perfect Foodie Gift Set

While you are in The Cooks Station grabbing A Taste of Euphoria, you can pick up companion items to make this a fantastic gift! Locally sourced gourmet items can be found on the shelf at this gourmet market, as well as high-end kitchen items like Le Creuset. Something from this french cookware brand is never a bad idea. Never. These are heirloom quality items and will outlast most of us if cared for properly!

A great item to gift with A Taste of Euphoria is a gift card to book one of The Cooks Station cooking classes! Chef Craig Kuhns, one of the Euphoria guest chefs, will teach students everything from Italian dishes to soups. The class is a fun way to kick off the New Year, and if you are lucky, the gift recipient will invite you to dinner when they use their newly obtained talent!

Lunch throwdown / Colonial Mills Grits

The Chefs and Restaurants of Euphoria 2021

Grab a gift card from one of the participating chef’s restaurants to slip into the A Taste of Euphoria cookbook, and you are all set. Some locations also have fun merchandise or branded ingredients you can purchase to go along with the gift!

Jenifer Minelli | Passerelle Bistro

601 South Main Street, Greenville | 864.509.0142
Passerelle Bistro is family-owned and overlooks beautiful Falls Park in the heart of downtown Greenville. Weekend brunch with $5 mimosas is a perfect time to visit.

Salad Lyonnaise
Passerelle Bistro | Salad Lyonnaise

Haydn Shaak | Restaurant 17

10 Road of Vines, Travelers Rest | 864.635.2509
Located on the property of Hotel Domestique in Travelers Rest, this unique restaurant transports you to the french hillside. Dine on the outdoor patio while enjoying views of the North Carolina foothills. For more information, head to our Local Restaurant Spotlight featuring Restaurant 17.

  • Chef Shaak’s unique 5-course chef’s table dinner is a great gift idea. This experience isn’t something the recipient will soon forget. This reservation needs to be made three months in advance.

Heidi Trull | Grits & Groceries

2440 Due West Highway, Belton | 864.296.3316
This well-kept secret amongst foodies is the spot that will make your family and friends think you have your finger on the pulse of the local culinary scene. Tucked away in Belton, Grits & Groceries belongs to two former chefs that worked under Emeril Lagasse. Passers-by might never know what delicious food awaits them in this little restaurant that has been featured on the Food Network, The New York Times, CNN, and others.

tomato pie
Grits & Groceries | Tomato Pie

Nikki Compton | Southern Culture Kitchen & Bar

2537 North Pleasantburg Dr. Greenville | 864.552.1998
Southern comfort food is the theme of the menu at Southern Culture. Dishes featuring pimento cheese and other staples are what has made this restaurant so popular with locals and is sure to be a hit with your gift recipient.

Shawn Kelly | Fork and Plough

1629 East North Street, Greenville | 864.609.4249
This locally-sourced restaurant and market utilize the freshest ingredients of the season. The brainchild of two farmers and a chef, you know the menu at Fork and Plough will be new and creative!

japanese steak skewers
Fork and Plough | Japanese Steak Skewers

Michael Kramer | Jianna

600 South Main Street (second floor), Greenville | 864.720.2200
Eating fresh pasta while people-watching in downtown Greenville would be the perfect gift for someone who doesn’t venture to Greenville often. It will give them a meal at a delicious downtown spot, and they can take in the sights from the balcony.

Jorge Barrales | Papi’s Tacos

300 River Street – Suite 123, Greenville | 864.373.7274
On the Reedy River, Papi’s Tacos has been a favorite place to grab a meal with locals! For more on this downtown favorite, head to our Local Restaurant Feature about Papi’s Tacos.

  • Gift Cards for Papi’s Tacos are available at the restaurant, as well as fun branded merchandise.
al pastor tacos
Papi’s Tacos | Al Pastor Tacos

Hank Reinhold | Southern Pressed Juicery

2 West Washington Street, Greenville | 864.729.8626 
A gift card and fun merchandise from this woman-owned small business is the perfect way to surprise someone! Fresh bottled juices, bowls, and other vegan options will have your gift-recipient feeling healthy and ready to take on a new year!

Beau Owens | The Lazy Goat

170 River Place, Greenville | 864.679.5299  
The perfect spot for a date night out, or a family meal, The Lazy Goat has delicious small plate menu items, as well as brick-fired pizza. Grab a table on the terrace that overlooks the Reedy River, order up one of their delicious sangrias, and you have the perfect night.

seared scallops
The Lazy Goat | Seared Scallops

Larkin’s | Adam Hayes

318 South Main Street, Greenville | 864.467.9777
The gift of a meal at Larkin’s is never a bad idea. But have you ever heard of someone asking to return truffle fries that they have been gifted? No. I rest my case.

  • Larkin’s gift cards are available online for purchase.

Drew Erickson | CAMP

2 East Broad Street, Greenville | 864.514.CAMP (2267)
CAMP is the newest member of the Table 301 family, and just like its siblings, it’s sure to be a favorite with locals. Bringing on Executive Chef Drew Erickson, who recently returned from working with Thomas Keller at French Laundry, is quite the coup for the restaurant. His love for locally sourced ingredients shines through in the dishes set before guests. For more info about this restaurant, head to the Kidding Around coverage of The Opening of CAMP.

CAMP 6 minute egg mixed green salad
CAMP | Crispy 6 Minute Egg & Mixed Green Salad

Tanner Marino | Village Kitchen

2000 Society Drive, Greenville | 864.686.7900
This cafe-style spot inside the Hartness community is convenient to gift a resident Sunday brunch (almost) in bed. The Village Kitchen to order page means they can place a brunch order and be back in bed in minutes!

Alex Fargardo | Nose Dive

116 South Main Street, Greenville | 864.373.7300
You can pre-game your gift by serving your gift recipient an item off of the menu with our recipe for NOSE DIVE’s Chicken Fil-ay Sandwich!

chicken and waffles

Vincent Caradonna | Le Petit Croissant

640 South Main Street, Greenville | 864.520.1555
Small batch chocolates and french pastries. This doesn’t need an explanation for why it would make a fantastic gift! If you are trying to impress, you can send the lucky person on your gift list to a chocolate workshop!

Shaun Garcia | Soby’s

207 South Main Street Greenville |  864.232.7007  
Soby’s is the jewel in the Table 301 crown and the perfect spot to include in a Euphoria-themed gift. CEO and namesake Carl Sobicinski is also one of the food and wine festival founders.

Soby's food
Soby’s | Creole Pork Tenderloin

Sarah McClure | Southside Smokehouse

726 South Howard Ave, Landrum | 864.457.4581
Southside Smokehouse is worth the drive from Greenville and the perfect gift for residents to the east. This popular spot in Spartanburg is home to Sarah McClure, a regular attendee at Euphoria and a past South Carolina Chef Ambassador! For more details about this restaurant, head to our Southside Smokehouse review.

  • Gift cards are available at Southside Smokehouse
Food from Southside Smokehouse

Tania Harris | Stella’s Southern Brasserie

340 Rocky Slope Road – Suite 100, Greenville | 864.626.6900
Delicious french fare is on the menu at Stella’s. Pair a gift certificate from here with A Taste of Euphoria, and voila! The perfect gift!

Tay Nelson | Bobby’s BBQ

1301 N. Main Street, Fountain Inn, SC 29644 | 864.409.2379
Delicious, juicy, smoky, and addicting. These are just words that describe the food that Tay Nelson serves up at Bobby’s BBQ. The bad news is they don’t have gift cards, which means you will have to enjoy a meal there yourself when you grab some of his signature seasonings to gift! For more info about Bobby’s BBQ & Seasoning in Fountain Inn, head to our review on Kidding Around.


David Porras | Oak Hill Cafe & Farm

2510 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville | 864.631.3197
If you know who James Beard was, you know that being named anywhere alongside his name is impressive. Oak Hill Cafe is one such place that has that distinction. Along with gift cards, Oak Hill offers retail items and special cooking events.

Adam Cooke | Topsoil Kitchen & Market

13 South Main Street, Travelers Rest | 864.610.2281
Greenville is lucky to have two James Beard finalists to choose from when dining out! Topsoil Kitchen is a proper farm-to-table restaurant, with a 16-acre farm being their inspiration. In addition, bakery items, supper club events, and more give gift-givers plenty of things to choose from.

Vegetarian Meal at Topsoil Kitchen in Greenville, SC
Photo Credit: Topsoil Kitchen & Market

Head to the Euphoria Greenville website for a sneak peek at some of the talent headed to Euphoria in 2022.

2022 Euphoria Dates To Save

Check back here for more info about the 2022 Euphoria Festival events, as they are announced.

  • A Southern Remedy
    This event takes place on February 24th, and tickets will go on sale at the begining of January.
  • Spring Fest
    This event takes place April 28th though May 1st, and tickets will go on sale at the end of February.
  • Euphoria Festival
    The headline festival will take place September 15th through 18th, and the tickets will go on sale at the end of April.
2020 Southern Remedy

To get all of the latest updates and info, make sure you follow Euphoria Greenville on Facebook. In 2021 tickets for Euphoria sold out, so be sure to get them early!

About the Author
Melanie is a native New Yorker, who landed in the Upstate by way of Florida. She is the mom of two awesome kids, and the three of them love going on adventures!

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