Inside the Sexy New Poplar Plaza Kroger

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 27th 2013 2361 0

The brand new Kroger at Poplar and Highland is so cool that it's inspired a strange sort of grocery tourism, where people from other neighborhoods are ditching their normal, boring Kroger to shop at the sexy new store.

Kroger has taken the best parts of other Memphis-area Krogers (better prepared foods, bulk foods, build-your-own cupcake bars, etc.) and combined them into one super fancy Kroger.

The produce section is massive, and has a ton of organic options.

ection, Kroger Poplar Plaza

There's a huge emphasis on prepared foods, from sushi to sandwiches, hot food and a build-your-own sandwich counter. Also, they've got a DIY cupcake counter.

Cupcake Bar, Poplar Plaza Kroger

They've also got maple bacon cupcakes.

Maple Bacon Cupcake, Poplar Plaza Kroger

The gluten-free aisle is one of the largest in Memphis.

gluten-free

And the international aisle is stocked with treats from all over the world, including a ton of items from Britain and Germany.

international

If you don't want to wait in line at the deli counter, you can place your deli via computer and come back and pick it up when it's ready.

deli-orders

The baby and pet sections are huge, and the pet section has bulk dog chews (and a kiosk where you can check out photos of locals with their adorable pups).

dog-chews

Parking has been a bit of an issue, but once the old Kroger building is razed later this spring, there will be plenty of room.

Just like it's predecessor, the new Poplar and Highland grocery is open 24 hours, with the deli, bakery and hot food sections closing at 9 p.m.

Go there:

Kroger

3444 Plaza Ave,
Memphis, TN 38111

 

 


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Gary says:

    What about the beer selection? Good or average? 

  2. Lee says:

    better than mendenhall?

  3. Tyree says:

    That gluten free isle may cut into Whole Foods business. My son is all gluten free, now we don’t have to go so far for groceries. Great article!

  4. Megs says:

    What about the organic produce section? Any good?

  5. KJF says:

    I'm staying Loyal Truse Parkway Represent!

  6. Liz says:

    If they have the grind-your-own peanut butter, I may never have to make the trek to Mendenhall again.

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