As the fall wedding & event season approaches, many of you are looking into the best food options. Charleston’s world-class food scene is no secret, so this is undoubtedly no easy decision for locals or visitors. The options are endless, which is a great great problem to have, and we’re here to help!
We are always looking to showcase something new in order to offer guests a unique experience. The hottest trend right now are food trucks, and last Friday we had the pleasure of checking out some of the city’s best at Striped Pig Distillery for a local “Food Truck Caravan”. Here are the faces behind two of the best — Karen & Amanda of Sweet Lulu’s and Amanda & Bailey of First Name Basis.
Sweet Lulu’s, known as “Charleston’s Cutest Food Truck”, is coming up on their 3rd year in action. The bakery on wheels is a true booth for your sweet tooth, offering fine cakes, pastries, and delicious cocktails for the season. While offering this small trailer for intimate events, Sweet Lu Lu will be able to provide a larger, 10-foot trailer to service clients with larger-scale needs this fall.
“We do mostly weddings but are looking to do more corporate and social events this fall and next spring,” Karen Moran, Sweet Lu Lu’s owner, said. “We are one of only three food trucks in area that can operate at all of the plantations here, which we love, but we are excited to make use of other spaces as well.”
Must try: the Lowcountry Sunset cocktail
First Name Basis
First Name Basis, a very new vendor to the Charleston scene, is perhaps the area’s most unique food truck experience, with a custom-made trailer with built-in wood fire oven and three keg taps in the rear. First Name Basis only sources from local Charleston farmers and fishermen, and according to owner and chef Amanda Click, nothing is off limits.
“We can provide a super casual experience or dress it up to be more elegant for the occasion,” she said. “We don’t support a traditional menu because we want each event to be catered to our clients’ needs. My goal is to do something that Charleston really hasn’t seen yet.”
Must try: the pizza, with made-from-scratch dough