Part of an ongoing series featuring stops along the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail.
209 S. Main St., Greenville
Since Grill Marks opened in September 2012, it has become one of the go-to spots to get a delicious burger downtown. Every burger is made from chopped beef that is never frozen, and their buns are baked fresh daily. All appetizers are cooked with an alternative to wheat flour, so they’re not as heavy. Grill Marks also has gourmet milkshakes prepared with house-made ice cream, as well as an adult milkshake menu.
7 Falls Park Drive, Greenville
At Pour Taproom, you pay by the ounce rather than by the glass, which is convenient if you’re interested in trying something new. When you arrive, you’re given a wristband that’s linked with your credit card to open a tab. From there, sample a variety of 70 craft beers, ciders and wines. Selections rotate, but you’re bound to find some local selections from breweries including Brewery 85, Thomas Creek and RJ Rockers. And if you’ve brought your dog along with you to exercise on the trail, it won’t stop you from visiting; dogs are welcome inside.
300 River St. #123, Greenville
Papi’s Tacos is a self-described “food truck without wheels,” hence the small, straightforward menu. But just because the menu is simple doesn’t mean the food is. Papi’s offerings are packed with fresh ingredients and bold flavors. Choose from a variety of tacos and tortas, and pair them with a choice of five different salsas, or add chips with salsa, guacamole or queso. (And with the food truck vibe comes food truck prices; three tacos will cost you $8.25.) Those who are on the go can try the “Travelin’ Taco” for $4, a combination of shredded chicken, lettuce, cheese, pico de gallo and sour cream. The catch? It’s all in a bag of Fritos chips. And if you really need to quench your thirst, try the house-made aqua fresca, a refreshing drink combining fresh fruit, sugar and water.
O-CHA tea bar
300 River St #112
If you’re looking for something on the lighter side after being on the trail, O-CHA tea bar has a vegetarian lunch menu consisting of a “Perfect Protein Pita,” a garden burger, a hummus plate and a homemade pasta salad, among other options. If you want to try their bubble tea, they have milk tea and juice tea in a variety of flavors, including strawberry, blueberry, mango and peach. The bar also has an extensive organic, fair trade tea menu; coffee and espresso-based drinks; and fruit and yogurt smoothies.