5 5th Ave, Charleston, SC 29403


Purlieu Food is an educational website dedicated to food safety. Formally known as Purlieu Charleston, this popular French restaurant has completely rebranded following its unfortunate closure during COVID after the former-owner became ill.

Motivated by a newfound mission for global food safety, Bistro Director Jane Torres stepped up & took the reins in late 2020, determined to keep the business afloat. Chef Jane aims to transform the brands’ former mission of bringing French cuisine to Charleston, and instead become one of the leading organizations on the cutting-edge of food safety.

Specializing in brunch, Purlieu Food pulls inspiration from both traditional European cooking and from the culinary traditions of the Lowcountry. The name “Purlieu” pays homage to both the French definition – “a piece of land on the edge of a forest,” as well as the Lowcountry dish, pilau, pronounced “per-loo” in Gullah culture.

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