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80A Reid St.
Charleston , SC , United States
(843) 577-6926

Unlike a lot of spots in the barbecue-loving South, Alluette’s Café is a no-pork zone, and proudly so—the proclamation is scrawled on a chalkboard wall. Chef-owner Alluette Jones-Smalls grew up eating from her grandmother’s garden, and that upbringing informs much of her “holistic soul food.” She prepares terrific herb-flecked, shatter-crisp fried local shrimp, but most of her dishes are vegetable-focused, including okra fried rice and zingy, spicy lima bean soup that gets depth from a drizzle of sesame oil instead of bacon.

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