This go-to Radcliffeborough corner store has all the typical snacks and cigarettes you’d find at almost corner store in Charleston, but you can also stop in for a lunch that doesn’t come from a freezer case. Their small deli menu features Boar’s Head sandwiches, chicken tenders, fries, and a hot dog deal, but they’re known for their falafel, perfect fried balls of ground chickpeas. Served in a pita with a cool tahini dressing and lots of hot sauce, we suggest upgrading and adding hummus for $1 to balance the spicy kick. Charlie’s recently expanded with another store on Spring Street, but for now, you can only get their falafel at the original location. —Susan Cohen, Dish (Winter 2013)
Hours: Mon.-Sat: 9 a.m.-11 p.m.