On the Streets with Local Eats: Columbia, SC

Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery – Cupcakes and Ice Cream

You really can’t make a wrong decision here, but we insist you try the smash which is a combination of ice cream and a cupcake. You can’t go wrong with that!

Kiki’s Chicken & Waffles | Soul Food | Columbia SC

Your soul food destination with a side of kool-aid! Dare we be basic and suggest the chicken and waffles? Yes, we do. But if you want to try something a little different, take a chance and give the blueberry waffles and chicken a chance!

The Original D’s Restaurant & Bar | Steaks, Ribs, Wings, Seafood

If you’ve never been to D’s wings, get ready to put in on a weekly rotation. With 23 sauces to dress your wings, you won’t run out of options anytime soon! Tip: splurge for the onion rings!

Market on Main – Gourmet Kitchen & Specialty Market

If brunch is your thing, this place is a gem. They do not mess around! While their menu does offer the classic fares, we definitely recommend trying some of their dishes that are a bit more difficult to find in Columbia. We’re talking shakshuka for brunch or a banh mi sandwich for lunch. Both are winners!

The Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli

Honestly, it’s hard to even make a suggestion because the entire menu is drool-worthy, seriously – SO GOOD! If forced, the Big Max deserves a mention, as do their cinnamon rolls (obviously).