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5 Around Town: Shake up your lunch routine in downtown Charleston

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When you are in downtown Charleston, one thing is for certain: There is no shortage of unique places to grab a quick bite to eat.

This week, we are taking a look at 5 restaurants in downtown Charleston (could have included 20 more) perfect for grabbing a mouth-watering, low price meal in a hurry.

1) Ted's Butcherblock

Location: 334 East Bay Street

What to expect: Located on a corner spot in the Ansonborough Square shopping center, Ted's is a one-stop shop for delicious sandwiches, gourmet meals, and artisan cheeses. As the name would imply, Ted's is also a full-fledged butcher shop, slinging fresh cuts of beer, pork, poultry and more.  Looking for a top-of-the-line deli sandwich or panini made with fresh cuts of meat and cheese, all for a reasonable price? It's hard to beat Ted's Butcherblock.

Facebook: Teds Butcherblock

Website: www.tedsbutcherblock.com

2) Brown Dog Deli

Location: 40 Broad Street

What to Expect: Continuing the fresh deli theme, Brown Dog Deli is putting a multi-cultural spin on your lunchtime favorites, without forgetting your timeless classics. The menu at Brown Dog goes from traditional lunch fare (Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap, R.B's Bacon Cheddar Melt) to Asian-inspired cuisine (Asian Ahi Tuna, with toasted almonds, mandarin oranges, chow mein noodles and cucumber wasabi sauce), alongside a laundry list of unique hot dogs that put your everyday cookout dogs to shame. They also have an extensive vegetarian/vegan menu, so there is no excuse to not swing by and get your eat on.  

Facebook: Brown Dog Deli

Website: http://www.browndogdeli.com/

3) Verde

Location: 347 King Street

What to Expect: For those looking to keep their figure in check, this King Street establishment is right up your alley. At Verde, you can have just about any salad you can imagine. Starting with 5 different bases, you have Verde's insanely large ingredient list (47 options at last count) at your disposal, before selecting any one of their 14 dressings/vinaigrettes. Need something a little more on the go? The folks at Verde will turn your salad into a wrap for the ultimate in lunchtime convenience. For the less creative, they also offer their signature creations in salad and wrap form (Go with the BLT, you will not be disappointed)

Facebook: Verde

Website: http://eatatverde.com/

4) Butcher & Bee

Location: 654 King Street

What to Expect: What can I say about Butcher & Bee that hasn't already been said? Tucked back along Upper King Street, this foodie destination features a dynamic menu of sandwich masterpieces crafted with fresh local ingredients. Butcher & Bee puts their own unique spin on everything they serve up, and their every-changing menu ensures there will always be something new for you to sink your teeth into. Head over to their Facebook or Twitter page to check out what's on the menu today. Or better yet, just go there. Now.

Facebook: Butcher & Bee Charleston

Website: www.butcherandbee.com

5) Gaulart & Maliclet Café Restaurant (Fast & French)

Location: 98 Broad Street

What to Expect: Better known as Fast & French, Gaulart & Maliclet is serving up french-inspired dishes all day long. Living up to their mission, which is to provide "fresh, affordable, healthy, global cuisine," Fast & French has a little something for everyone.  Soups, salads, sandwiches (Can you say Croque-monsieur?) and more are all available for lunch at a price that won't break the bank, but will leave you feeling mighty satisfied.

Facebook: Gaulart & Maliclet Fast and French Inc.

Website: www.fastandfrenchcharleston.com

Do you have any special go-to spots for lunch? Tell us about them!

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