Charleston Edition: Gourmet Fast

By Candace Nelson - 6:24 PM

Gourmet Fast recently opened on the East End without much fanfare. But when I saw it available on a delivery site, I hit "add to cart" real fast.

Located on Ruffner Avenue, Gourmet Fast features a variety of "gourmet" dishes that have that homecooked vibe. Think oxtail, crab cakes, curry chicken and wings. There are also sandwiches, salads and desserts. 

Gourmet Fast

This hidden gem has some really tasty dishes. I went for a variety of snacks so I could try a little bit of everything. First, the shrimp and grits because I can never NOT order these. Maybe a tad soupier than I prefer, but the flavor was on point.

Gourmet Fast

Next, the garlic and parmesan mashed potatoes. Personally, I think all mashed potatoes should have garlic and parmesan, and these are the reason why. The potatoes are delicious with the slight sharpness of parmesan and the depth of the garlic. Yum.

Gourmet Fast

Then, I tried the sweet mac & cheese. I looove a sweet mac & cheese, and it's hard to find locally. This is a solid version, but I wouldn't have hated some more cream to make it that more luscious.

Gourmet Fast

Potato salad is often reserved for picnics, but I'm happy to have it any time - especially versions that have egg, chive and mustard. Yum.

Gourmet Fast

Finally, I had ordered a banana pudding, but they were out. So, an apple cobbler was subbed instead. It was tasty - heavy on the cinnamon but perfect for a fall treat.

Grade: B

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2 comments

  1. Interesting how opinions differ. I absolutely loved the apple cobbler. I'm usually not a giant fan of cobblers in general but their apple cobbler is the best I've ever had. The vanilla and apple were so perfectly complimentary to each other.

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