Savannah for Foodies

Here's where to find the best eats, produce and more to keep foodies entertained in Savannah.

Savannah has a thriving food scene. Bring your appetite and sample all the Hostess City as to offer.

Iced coffee from Goose Feathers
Iced cappuccino from Goose Feathers Cafe (©Wia Tsuji/Flickr, Creative Commons)

The Best Restaurants and Cafés in Savannah

Leopold's: This Broughton Street ice cream shop is an institution. In-house churned ice cream has been made the same way since 1919. Lunch is a sandwich or salad.

Goose Feathers Cafe: This brunch spot serves brunch favorites like fresh baked bagels, Belgian waffles, sandwiches, quiches and salads. Nothing on the menu is more than $10.  

Mirabelle Suites and Cafe: This cafe is worth a trip simply for its liege waffles; it's the only restaurant in town that makes them. Similar to a Belgian waffle, these have bits of pearl sugar mixed into the batter that caramelize as it cooks, then they're dusted with powdered sugar. Try it topped with peach cobbler, cinnamon streusel and whipped cream.

Chocolat by Adam Turoni: Turoni has become a local celebrity because of his carefully crafted and beautiful confections. His signature "Wildflower Honeycomb Chocolate Bar" was named one of "Southern Living's" best sweets. 

Window at Savannah Bee Company
Savannah Bee (©mwms1916/Flickr, Creative Commons)

Where to Shop

Farmer's Market at Forsythe Park: On Saturday mornings Forsythe Park becomes a farmer's market where farmers, vendors and local restaurant owners come together to offer the freshest local foods. Browse local coffees, local honey, fresh bread and other locally made items. 

Paris Market and Brocante: Take a break from treasure hunting at the quirky Paris Market at the Paris Market Cafe. There are sandwiches from Back in the Day Bakery, macarons and a variety of signature drinks.   

Savannah Bee Company: Browse the variety of local honey at Savannah Bee but don't overlook the honey-based wellness products including hand cream, body butter, lip balm and shampoo all made with local honey.

Verdant Kitchen: The owners of this gourmet shop grow ginger and turmeric on their own plantation and use them to create gourmet spice blends, condiments, snacks and wellness items. 

Forsythe Park
Forsythe Park (©Robert Newman)

The Best Things to Do

700 Kitchen Cooking School: The kitchen of the Mansion on Forsythe Park becomes a classroom for guests who want to learn techniques from an award-winning chef. Classes include classic Italian, Low Country and summer-inspired brunch.

Planters Tavern: This tavern is lit by candles and a piano player provides the soundtrack. The menu from the Olde Pink House Restaurant upstairs is available, featuring updated versions of Southern classics.

Savannah Food Tour: For a guided tour of the best eateries in Savannah, book a food tour. Learn about the history on a tour of the Historic District or find find hidden deliciousness on the "Famous & Secret East Side Tour."

Where to Stay

Green Palm Inn: Rooms in this small bed and breakfast are named for palm trees. Guests are greeted on arrival with a dessert table and enjoy a hearty, gourmet breakfast.

Foley House: Southern Living named Foley House the "South's Best Inn" for 2017. Bites are available all day from a made-to-order breakfast to an afternoon sweet to hors d'oeuvres with evening wine.