Cartwright Food Hall (Greer, SC)

The new food court (a.k.a. artisanal lifestyle eatery) is officially open in Greer, SC. Chris and I checked it out on opening weekend and then went back two weeks later with my sisters to try more options. Both times we went the owners were there making the rounds and greeting customers which was a nice touch. Pandemic related construction delays originally delayed the opening. I’m sure the Kang family is happy their $2.7 million project has finally come to fruition.

I love the overall aesthetic. The oversized mural is a nod to the building’s former roots as a cart shop. I approve of the decision to choose a single color to tie each booth together and give a feeling of cohesiveness to the space.

The original tenants are…

Empanada Shack
Flying Fox Coffee
Mi Irie on Trade
Mo Mo’s Sushi & More
Trade Street Taproom
White Wine & Butter
*Good Mood Treats (coming in September)

On our first trip, I tried empanadas and Chris opted for the Jamaican fare. The empanadas are ginormous. If I wasn’t sharing with the husband, a single empanada would have been fine for me. The crinkle fries were sprinkled with a Lawry’s seasoning salt like substance and accompanied by a tasty dipping sauce.

We really enjoyed Chris’s plate. The meat was tender and the julienned carrots were surprisingly good.

On our second trip with my sisters (who are coffee/tea connoisseurs), I tried the gumbo from White Wine & Butter, which has a limited Cajun menu. The gumbo was decent. I prefer my white rice to be on the side. Confession, I eat plain white rice by the bowl so there’s that.

We also split a crunchy sushi roll tray. I’m a California roll type so I don’t have much of an opinion but they tasted fine to me. Melody took her taste buds to Flying Fox. She said it met her exacting standards. They do have one of those Lavazza machines so they must be legit.

There are two things to know about this spot. First, be sure to walk all the way through to the back. There are two buildings and they aren’t connected. Secondly, there are plenty of seating options. The entire upstairs is a dining area. Outside, there are wooden picnic tables lined with lights that are adjacent to the second building and the parking lot.

YTC Takeaway

Greer is continuing to make moves and attract more businesses to the beautifully designed downtown scene. Cartwright’s is a nice addition. We will see if the concept works after the initial buzz dies down and if they will rotate the offerings. On to the next adventure!

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