I recently had the opportunity to travel to the Southern USA. I stayed on a resort in South Carolina (hotel review coming soon!) and spent some time in Savannah, Georgia. I thought I’d share what I ate on the trip, from travel food to South Carolina to Georgia. So yeah, the title of this article is kind of a lie, sorry!
I tried to eat as healthy as possible on this trip, but of course, we all deserve to treat ourselves. Keep reading for some of the delicious meals I enjoyed while in the States.
Toronto Pearson Intl (YYZ)
I always stop into Twist by Roger Mooking every time I catch a morning flight through Pearson airport, just for their Fruity Loop dish.
It consists of plain greek yogurt topped with warm bananas, warm granola, mixed berries, and cardamom.
With a hot tea or cold water, this is the perfect pick-me-up while you travel.
First morning in South Carolina
Yep, yogurt and granola again! I just love it.
The room service at Montage Palmetto Bluff used a lemon curd base which was SOOOO good. I ate this 3 times in 5 days. I could not get enough of it!
Also, you can never go wrong with freshly squeezed orange juice in the morning.
We grabbed lunch in Savannah at Tubby’s on River Street. Honestly, it wasn’t that good. Try the crab dip instead!
There was nothing bad about the garden salad, but it wasn’t anything special either. This is a pretty basic salad; spinach, avocado, hard-boiled eggs, tomatoes, feta, and nuts.
Don’t forget to try the praline! (Remember, treat yo self!) River Street has two amazing candy shops with classic praline and much more.
Remainder of time in South Carolina
For breakfast, I had avocado tartine (fancy speak for avo-toast) at Jessamine restaurant in Palmetto Bluff. It was topped with balsamic, radish, and hard-boiled egg. No complaints here.
I enjoyed it with steeped green tea and lemon water. (and of course great company)
We enjoyed lunch in Bluffton at The Cottage restaurant. This place was so quaint (article coming soon, stay tuned!) and the complimentary, fresh, warm cornbread was heavenly.
Pictured here is the Green Eggs and Ham dish, which I pretty much ordered just for the name, #sorrynotsorry. It is an omelette with spinach, avocado, and ham, with a side of watermelon and toast.
At suppertime, we headed back to Jessamine.
We shared shrimp as an appetizer, which was really good.
For my meal, I had a simple strawberry spinach salad topped with feta and balsamic vinaigrette.
Both were really delicious, and for dessert, we shared an equally delicious brownie sundae. Yum!
Savannah Intl Airport (SAV)
I never expected this airport to be so tiny!
Nonetheless, the grill is good. (Sorry, cannot remember the name of it!) I had a hummus trio with a bean salad which was so delicious and filling, while not heavy. If I remember correctly, it was avocado, red pepper, and greek yogurt hummus.
I hope you guys enjoyed this article! Perhaps it gave you some ideas on how to choose healthy yet tasty meals while traveling. If anything, take from this article the following:
When in new parts of the world, do not restrict yourself. Try the local delicacies, no matter how good or bad they are for you. You may never see that place again. Do what you can, while you can. If you have dietary restrictions, ask if there are versions of the cuisine that can accommodate your needs. Chances are, someone will be able to help. Food is an important part of the travel experience, enjoy it to the fullest.
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PS: The “we” that I refer to in this article is myself and my grandmother. We traveled together and did lots of exploring! Love ya Nanny!