Happy first birthday, DeJaVu Restaurant!
I had no idea that the Cajun and vegan restaurant even existed until this morning when Thomas from MIFA mentioned it to me. He said that it’s one of the MIFA crew’s favorite lunch spots.
It’s a favorite with good reason – the gumbo I had was seasoned perfectly and was full of big chunks of sausage, chicken and shrimp. It came with rice and three big slices of French bread.
There are a lot of New Orleans favorites on the menu – alligator stew, gumbo, shrimp and sausage pasta and bread pudding are all represented. DeJaVu also has plenty of offerings for vegans - the fake chicken salad and mushroom hoagies sounded great. All of the food is less than $15, and you get a ton of it.
DeJaVu is a bit hard to find, though. It’s on Florida, just south of Crump, in an unremarkable yellow brick building that you’ll miss if you aren’t paying attention. There are a few parking spaces, but if they’re full, it’s fine to park on the side street.
The restaurant is tiny – there are only six four-top tables inside. I went around 1 p.m. and grabbed the last available table. If you’re wanting to eat lunch there but don’t want to wait, they take to-go orders.
936 Florida St.
Memphis, TN 38106