Thursday, April 16, 2020
In Spartanburg, we know good food. Melt-in-your-mouth, good-for-the soul food. While you can’t visit right now, you can still get an authentic taste of Spartanburg by ordering some of our favorite staples to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.
Start your morning off with a caffeine buzz from Little River Roasting’s collection of coffee beans that can be shipped directly to your door. If you typically like your coffee on the lighter side check out their Cameroon Boyo Belo Farmers Light Roast. On the opposite end of the spectrum, our pick for a darker roast is their New Orleans-Style coffee. Any way you enjoy your cup in the morning, Little River Roasting has a blend that can please your taste buds, and they will also grind your beans for you no matter if you’re using it for a French press, automatic drip, or espresso.
A staple of any Southern breakfast is the grits, and according to Southern Living, some of the best grits in America come from Colonial Milling Co. right here in Spartanburg. Used in local restaurants such as The Kennedy and Cribbs Kitchen, these grits are a great way to bring Spartanburg into your kitchen. While Colonial Milling may be known for their grits, they also have a variety of cornmeal, cornflour, and polenta available online. Not sure whether to go with the white grits or yellow grits? Order them both and tell us which one is your favorite using #OneSpartanburg on social media.
Once you’ve cooked a top-notch breakfast and brewed yourself a locally roasted coffee, it’s time to find that cozy spot in your house and break out a new book. Specializing in Southern literature and publishing Southern authors, Hub City Bookshop has been named one of the “South’s Best Bookstores” by Southern Living and was named 2019’s “Bookstore of the Year” by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. With an extensive catalog available to be shipped, Hub City Bookshop is your place to find books from your favorite authors and genres or help you discover something new.
Located in the heart of Downtown Spartanburg, Blue Moon Specialty Foods has spiced up dishes with their seasonings and sauces for years and now you can add it to your favorite home-cooked meals. Not sure where to start? Their Yep! Original seasoning is a delicious way to add flavor to chicken, fish, steak, veggies, and pretty much everything you can cook. Don’t just stop at seasonings though, Blue Moon’s sauces and marinades are perfect for slow-cooker meals, barbecue, or on top of your next burger.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a Belgian chocolate bar filled with crunchy toffee crumbs from Dottie’s Toffee. Known locally for melt-in-your-mouth treats, Dottie’s Toffee is a great way to treat yourself to something sweet, and also makes a great surprise gift when you ship it to your friends and family. With milk chocolate and dark chocolate varieties available, there’s a toffee that will help fulfill those sweet cravings.
Another sweet Spartanburg shop shipping to you is Caroline’s Cakes. Whether you’re having a birthday or just want something sweet, these cakes are a tasty way to celebrate. Choose from delectable layered cakes or switch it up and order the perfectly portioned cake bites for a delicious dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
While we appreciate those keeping their distance to keep Spartanburg safe, we look forward to welcoming you back into our cities and charming towns when the time is right.
After you order your favorite Spartanburg goods, take a pic and send it to us using the hashtag #OneSpartanburg and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest if you don’t already.