Now Open Downtown: Bedrock Eats & Sweets Market and Cafe
Let me begin this post with a moment of silence for Frank’s Deli. For years, I enjoyed lunch from the sandwich shop and convenience store at the corner of South Main and Vance downtown. Sadly, Frank’s and its delicious, beautiful sandwiches shut down last summer.
All is not lost, though, because out of the rubble has come a new and wonderful (and completely remodeled) eatery: Bedrock Eats & Sweets. While Bedrock has offered healthy prepared foods for online order and pickup for years, this is the first time you’ve been able to order it sit-down-and-eat style. I stopped by to try it out.
Bedrock Eats & Sweets (the sign says Bedrock Market & Cafe) offers various organic, gluten-free, free-range, grain-free, paleo-friendly food options. If you’re like me, a sentence like that normally would make your eyes roll. But with Bedrock, all stereotypes should be set aside, because this food is seriously delicious.
In the cold case, you can pick up everything from Westwind Farms frozen meats to Fresh Grind cold press juices to craft beer and soda to grab-and-go prepared meals like enchiladas, meatballs, chicken salad, and gluten-free desserts.
Last year I tried a huge bag of Bedrock’s prepared foods – including roasted chicken, smoked brisket, and gluten-free espresso brownies – and every single thing I tried was tasty and fresh. There was no evidence any of the baked goods were gluten-free. If you’re interested in finding out more about their weekly menus and online ordering, click here.
For dine-in service, you order coffee, dairy-free smoothies, breakfast, smoked meats, sandwiches, and sides. There’s also a daily specials board. Even though it was definitely lunch time, my friend and I took advantage of the fact that breakfast is served all day long at Bedrock.
I went for the Pork Enchilada omelet ($11.50), and if you’re looking for something hearty, delicious, and low-carb, this is for you. The pulled pork was perfectly smoky and tender, the sauce super flavorful, and I could only eat half of it in one sitting.
I also ordered a side of the roasted sweet potato salad ($4.50) which was served cold (the sweet potatoes were very crunchy and seemed raw) and tossed in some kind of dressing. It wasn’t bad, just not was I was expecting. I’ll probably go for the whipped sweet potatoes next time.
My friend ordered the Super Charged Waffle ($8), which has a ridiculous amount of protein and is cooked to order, perfectly crispy golden brown. The side of thick-cut Benton’s bacon that came with it was absolutely worth the four bucks.
Bedrock Eats & Sweets market is open Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. The kitchen is open Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 9 :30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. On Saturdays, the kitchen is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The market and kitchen are both closed on Sundays.
Owner and chef Brandi Marter has cooked for the Memphis Grizzlies, so you know this is some good stuff. Also, WWE star Seth Rollins gave his full stamp of approval.
— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) September 14, 2015
Bedrock Eats & Sweets
327 South Main Street
Memphis Tennessee 38103