Hiking, Biking, Mushrooming, And Taco Grooving Seeking The Best Food In South Carolina
What’s up with Meg?
I’m on a South Carolina food journey to chow down at the best restaurant in each of the 46 counties while seeking the Top 100 Food Dishes To Eat In South Carolina While Alive, Or, Before Dead, Whichever Comes First.
Why This Place?
Tasty Tuesday This visit to Farmhouse Tacos in the town of Traveler’s Rest, falls in the category of seeking the best food dishes S.C. has to offer.
Located in northern Greenville County, it is a bit of a drive for me but I LOVE this town! Not only is it seated at the foot of The Blue Ridge Mountains with four, yes four, awesome state parks within 20 minutes, but it also has rails to trails bike trail and just a groovy scene with a relaxed vibe going on. For example, I recently took a mushrooming class with a world expert.
Right now, one of my very favorite hiking spots is at Gap Jones State Park. After a day of hiking on The Continental Divide and contemplating where the rain goes to either the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico, it’s only a six-mile trip to fix that the ensuing hunger. *Note, these photos were taken last year on November 3rd.
Farmhouse Tacos is one of my favorite places to eat. Their motto is “hand Crafted. Locally Sourced. Made With Love.
With homemade pico de gallo salsa for the chips, I also ordered the Queso, made with fire roasted green chilies, Mexican cheese, and beans. If you want to drink your queso, this one is for you.
With my appetite decreasing by the year, and because I wanted that queso, I love that their menu includes super fun tapas-style street tacos that range from $3.5-$5.00.
Although I wanted to taste every single one of their tacos, I ordered two but was able to taste five. The tortillas are handmade in Travelers Rest and taste super fresh, corn tacos are also available.
- The Baja Fish Taco. Made of grilled haddock, romaine, pico de gallo, and cilantro pesto.
- Fried Avocado made with cucumber pico de gallo, baja cabbage, and cilantro pesto.
- Calabash Shrimp made with upcountry slaw, pickled cherry peppers, and tartar sauce.
- Farmhouse Buttermilk Fried Chicken made with upcountry slaw, micro greens, and honey jalapeno crema
- Charred Pepper Steak made with blue cheese crumbles, crispy onions, romaine, and red pepper remoulade
Other unique and fantastic foods offered by Farmhouse Tacos
- Fifteen craft tacos with unique ingredients, such as-blackberry duck Confit, crab cake with fried green tomatoes, chile-rubbed tuna, and BBQ Jackfruit.
- For the heartier appetites, Farmhouse Plates which include the Monster Enchilada, Chicken Philly Chimichangas, and Pollo Fundido.
- Burrito Bowl with your choice of ingredients
- Plantation Rice
- Cob Corn with spicy aioli, green onion, cotija cheese
- Southern Collard Greens
- Kids Plates
- A bar with handcrafted cocktails, local beers. The Margaritas are made with hand-squeezed lime, 100% agave, and Patron tequila.
The vibe like the booming town is casual, industrial modern farmhouse with outdoor seating, picnic tables, corn hole and has a dog-friendly patio.
MEGastars 5 ***** I wanted to die and go to heaven after that queso after eating these fresh tacos. Superb flavors, locally sourced, tapas style that is more affordable. Right on Farmhouse Tacos!
- Open Mon-Sat 11-9 and Sunday’s 11-4. Link to Farmhouse Tacos
- Don’t miss that corn with spicy aioli, green onion, cotija cheese. I regret not ordering that corn.
- Check the board for the daily specials, and the Carolina farms supplying the meats and produce!
- Bike the Swamp Rabbit Trail and support Rails To Trails Advocacy
- Support State Parks and Do hike Jones Gap, especially in the fall for an extra gorgeous changing of tree leaves by Mother Nature.
- Check out this review from VeloGuide that I found on YouTube. The dude places this in the top 3 Taquerias anywhere. I can believe it, which is why I had to tell you about the place. YouTube Review of Farmhouse Tacos
- Mushroom Mountain University is a thing Mushroom Mountain website link
- A few weeks ago, I deleted my associated Twitter Account. I thank those who followed via that social medium and hope that this has not inconvenienced any of my readers if so, let me know.
This MEGabites and MEGastars description are found at the bottom of each South Carolina Tasty Tuesday post. If you are new to my 100 Dishes South Carolina escapade, this may be helpful information.
Follow along on “Tasty Tuesday’s” as I make my way like Miss Pacman in yet another state that I call home. A culinary trip across scenic and historical South Carolina. *I select stops based on convenience of location and they are in no particular order.
The past blogs will be available under the South Carolina 46 Best tab.
I am loosely following the list of “The best restaurants in each South Carolina County for 2016.”
Maybe the food from these chosen restaurants will make it on my list, and maybe they won’t. I often refer to this list as “46BestSC”
Unlike my “Alabama 100 “quest where I followed a formal list from Alabama Tourism, and to my knowledge, there is not a formal South Carolina “100 list.” I am making my own list the Meg way and have some food fun while making my way like Ms. Pacman, in yet another state that I call home.
I have been visiting places that vary from the Mom and Pop diners to the white cloth James Beard recipient eateries. A quest to find tasty dishes, unusual settings, and great foods that highlight folks who are dedicated to local food with pride and a whole bunch of South Carolina style.
I use a 5 MEGastar system. For the most part, I am traveling a distance to try these dishes and these places get one shot at how I view the food and experience. I will not be taking an average of three visit experiences and I factor this in when I give my star rating. That said, I’m very easy to please, I can overlook quite a bit and have worked in the foodservice industry. I am not a *schooled food critic, just Meg, a curious traveler, with an interest in trying different foods and sharing my two cents on the experience. I try to follow my own star system so that I may be fair to the wonderful dishes on this list.
- *meh food. Just wasn’t good. Maybe the food came from a can? or, the place was not one that I would want to send someone to show pride in South Carolina. This has happened to me a few times and is always a difficult write for me.
- ** passable – the food was “ok” but the place was not “ok” or vice versa.
- *** good but not outstanding or unique.
- **** Very tasty dish AND meets one of the definitions set forth by Meg. Local food and/or truly highlights South Carolina Pride.
- ***** I actually died, went to heaven and came back when I ate the dish. And/Or, something is very unique, something you cannot get anywhere else.