Charleston City Market is a glimpse into life in the Old South. Also known as the “Slave Market” because it where slaves would purchase food for the plantations. Today, it is a bustling market of stalls loaded with toys, clothes, leather goods and regional souvenirs. Check out the “basket ladies” weaving baskets using local materials such as sweetgrass and palmetto leaves. The Charleston City Market is located in the heart of downtown Charleston on Meeting Street. There are also several eateries.