Vote for Columbia, SC as the local palate’s best culinary town

June 7, 2024

Who: Experience Columbia SC, The Local Palate

What: Columbia, SC has been chosen as one of the 2024 “Top 10 Culinary Towns in the South” by The Local Palate magazine. To determine the top 10 – Alpharetta, GA; Auburn, AL; Charlottesville, VA; Chattanooga, TN; Columbia, SC; Lafayette, LA; Lexington, KY; Oxford, MS; St. Augustine, FL; and Wilmington, NC – editors researched restaurants, bars, cafes, farmers markets, educational classes, artisan culture and more across more than 40 small towns across the South. Voting through the Reader’s Poll is open now through June 16th. From there, the selection will be narrowed down to the top three and a winner will be determined through a social media poll open from June 17 – 21. The winner will be revealed on the cover of the Best Culinary Towns of the South issue this fall.

WHEN: Reader’s Poll: June 3 – June 16, Top Three Poll: June 17 – 21




About Experience Columbia SC

Experience Columbia SC is the region’s destination marketing organization. We’re responsible for all marketing efforts intended to help more visitors discover all that makes Columbia the real Southern hot spot. Think of us as the biggest cheerleader for the heart of South Carolina. For more information, please visit