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Best Lunch & Best Breakfast/Brunch: The Gourmet Shop

By Lauren Russo

In need of a new lunch spot in Columbia? Look no further than The Gourmet Shop, this year's winner of Best Lunch spot. A Five Points staple since 1979, the establishment has something to satisfy your every craving.

Its cafe is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day, offering indoor and outdoor seating during all times of the year. With extensive brunch and lunch menus, you are sure to find a way to please your taste buds. 

One of The Gourmet Shop’s most prominent features is its made-to-order charcuterie boards. With these, you can choose from specialty cheeses and cured meats, all of which come with a french baguette.

When you’re done with your meal, don’t forget to check its on-site store, which has all of the ingredients and kitchenware you could ever need. The provisions section is home to a collection of equipment, spices, sauces, utensils, pans and any ingredient you could think of for cooking and baking. 

With a list of over 1,500 wines, The Gourmet Shop’s selection is extensive and exquisite. Don’t forget to pair your choice of wine with one of the store’s amazing cheeses as well. They have brands hailing from all across the United States and Europe, bringing world-renowned excellence to Columbia.