Get ready for a culinary adventure like no other with Greenville, South Carolina’s latest offering—the Mayo Trail. A testament to the city’s deep connection with mayo, this trail promises a gastronomic journey with 20 incredible stops that mayo enthusiasts won’t want to miss.
A Southern Love Affair
Duke’s Mayo, a household name for over a century, originated in the heart of Greenville. The Mayo Trail is a fitting tribute to Eugenia Duke, the culinary genius behind the original Duke’s recipe.
The city’s residents’ steadfast loyalty to Duke’s Mayo makes Greenville the ultimate destination for this unique culinary celebration. As mayo lovers know, the distinct flavor of Duke’s is a quintessential part of Southern cuisine, and the Mayo Trail is an homage to this rich culinary heritage.
Mayo Trail Highlights
The Mayo Trail is not just a route, but an entire adventure for food lovers. The trail includes 20 stops, each with a different product, all centered around the goodness of mayo.
Imagine eating appetizers like Jones Oyster Company’s smoked Carolina fish dip or feasting on entrees like The Nose Dive’s crispy chicken sandwich— all prepared with the special touch of mayonnaise. The Mayo Trail turns the condiment into a foodie marvel, making it one of the most original food tourism experiences.
Historical Points of Interest
The trail is also about more than just about showing off the city’s cuisine. Along the Mayo Trail visitors will get a bite of Greenville’s history and culture, as well as of course, a taste of mayo, a condiment that has become a symbol of Southern food pride.
Beyond the mayo-infused dishes, trail trekkers can explore four historical landmarks tied to Eugenia Duke’s mayo legacy. From the Camp Sevier historical marker, where the mayo journey began, to the mayo bottling plant at Wyche Pavilion, the Mayo Trail seamlessly blends culinary delight with historical charm. It’s an exploration of how a simple condiment has woven itself into the fabric of a city’s history.