While planning a trip to Georgia, you absolutely must include Savannah, the city that embodies Southern charm, is absolutely gorgeous, and of course, has plenty of delicious food options to choose from. Coming from modern day Georgia and South Carolina, Savannah offers up Lowcountry food: inexpensive southern comfort food made with local ingredients. Here are some dishes you absolutely must try while you’re visiting Savannah.
Shrimp & Grits
While it doesn’t sound like anything fancy, as it literally is shrimp on grits, this dish is an incredible option for breakfast. The savory and satisfying dish provides plenty of protein and carbs to keep you full for the whole day, which you’ll be spending exploring around gorgeous Savannah.
Biscuits & Gravy
You absolutely cannot visit the South without having biscuits and gravy at least once. While it is typically served at breakfast, you can enjoy it later in the day as well. Those delicious buttermilk biscuits served warm with a generous drizzle of gravy is sure to hit the spot. If you go to Treylor Park, you’ll also get a nice piece of fried chicken in between. Delicious!
Pralines are a fantastic dessert option that are a cross between a cookie and a piece of candy. They’re made out of pecans, sugar, cream, and butter. Need we say more? Originally from New Orleans, praline is now quite popular in Savannah as well.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Green tomatoes are fried in cornmeal and are often served as appetizers or as part of another dish. If you visit The Old Pink House, you’ll find fried green tomatoes in their delicious BLT salad.
This simple yet delicious dessert is a classic for a reason. You’ll also find banana cream pie, which is quite similar, and will be topped with meringue.