The city of Memphis just turned 200 years old. To celebrate Memphis’s crème de la crème; I decided to share with you my favorites of the 901! Whether you are Memphis-raised or just visiting, this city has several great spots to enjoy. Whether it’s eating out, enjoying friends and family, or enjoying the southern hospitality; I promise you won’t leave hungry. In fact, you’ll be leaving with a smile and ready to come back. Not only is Memphis known for its great BBQ spots, but for the history behind Memphis as well. I will share with you my favorite 901 places that cannot be copied anywhere else!
You haven’t had gourmet popcorn until you’ve had Pop’s Kernal! Pops Kernal serves a variety of gourmet air-popped popcorn. I first learned of Pops Kernal while at work. They had a cute station sat up in front of my store for the holidays. The variety of popcorn flavors led me to get several bags for me and my family. I always get the selfie bags that are $6 and worth every penny plus more. If you’re not from Memphis, you can always order online at https://www.popskernel.com/.
My favorites are B&R (Buffalo and Ranch), Tuexdo, and the White Cheddar Ranch!
Memphis MoJo Cafe
Memphis MoJo Cafe is a hidden gem in Bartlett, TN. They serve the casual menu items like burgers, fries, salads and so much more. There known for there flavorful burgers that keep you coming back. The atmosphere inside the restaurant is a southern vibe. The menu is written in chalk giving you an artistic feel with artwork around the walls. When I went I purchased the smoked cheeseburger that had smoked Gouda and bacon with some sweet potato slices, YUM 😋! I recommend you try the Smoked Chessesburger especially if you like cheese, chipotle flavor, and bacon! If you want to look at the menu, click here.
Crosstown Concourse was originally the old Sears building. Now it’s the hangout spot for most Memphians. Crosstown offers many events for artistic and creative souls. It evens has restaurants, clinics, and even apartments. When I first visited Crosstown, I was amazed. The creative space it offers is different and original. They kept most of the original machinery and objects from Sears. Crosstown is most known for the visual background used in many bloggers and photographers photoshoots. Not only is it known for its original architecture, but for the delicious food as well. All of the restaurants and shops inside of Crosstown are local and worth the try, TRUST ME! If you ever visit Memphis, I highly recommend you visit Crosstown. For more information on the history, current events, and more click here.
Also, I highly recommend you try Area 51 Ice Cream inside of Crosstown Concourse whenever you get a chance to go!
The Four Way Restuarant
Out of my 24 years of living in Memphis, I still discover the crème de la crème. Earlier this year, I finally got the opportunity to eat at one of the many historic places that’s located in the heart of Soulsville since 1946. Not only is it known for some of the best Soul Food in Memphis, but also dining the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Four Way dined local prestigious ones during the Civil Rights Movement. I always said there weren’t enough Soul Food restaurants, but my mind has changed since I bit into the most tastiest Soul Food ever (other than my mom’s! Hey mom! 😁) Not only was the food good, the employees were nice despite us going on their busiest day, Sunday. If you ever get the chance to visit, get their early with an empty stomach and leave full! If you want to take a look at the mouthwatering menu click here.
I have plenty of Memphis Favorites, but these few made the list! Within the last several months, I’ve fallen in love with these businesses and restaurants. They have won my heart with food and great customer service! Memphis has so much to offer in so many ways! The hospitality will make you feel right at home! I hope you are able to visit one of my 901 favorites! If you do, make sure you tag me or use the hashtag Love, Gayla!
Love, Gayla 💕