There are so many wonderful local shops, restaurants and businesses in and around Columbia, that we wanted to profile some of the great businesses that have found a home here in town. We’ll still be doing our Restaurant Spotlight’s (more coming soon), but we wanted to add another category to help show off why Columbia is a great place to live.

That being said, we’re excited to kick off our first Local Business tour with Crave Artisan Market! Crave is a wonderful little spot on Millwood Avenue, and happens to be right next to our office. This is perfect for us, since they have a small cafe serving salads, sandwiches and soups around lunchtime. They’ve got some incredible options, including a delicious peanut butter and jelly sandwich (trust us on this one!), a crab cake sandwich and some more standard options like turkey sandwiches.

In addition to the cafe, the market is known for its artisan small batch products, providing goods sourced from all parts of South Carolina. They have everything from sauces to coffee to snacks and more. The store loves to help its customers mix and match the products to create a one-of-a-kind recipe for your next meal.

We highly recommend that you stop by Crave Artisan Market the next time you are downtown and check out some of the great products that they offer. As always, we love to support our fellow local businesses, and hope that you do the same!