Six New Places To Eat In Crosstown Concourse
It’s hard to keep up with everything going on at Crosstown Concourse, especially all the new spots to eat inside…so here’s a list of what’s new. Be sure to check out the Crosstown Arts calendar for even more things to do here
– Saucy Chicken
Get your chicken tenders, wings, seafood, and po-boys with plenty of sauce options. Most things come either grilled or fried, and everything is priced to please. This is located at the on the front of the building in the former Mama Gaia location. (Mama Gaia’s Overton Square location is still open.)
Open Monday – Friday 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
– Lucy J’s Bakery
Get your fresh-baked breads, cookies, pastries, and cupcakes from Lucy J’s. They pay a living wage and work to hire and train Memphians who are transitioning from experiencing homelessness. I stopped by the other day and heard a guy with a beautiful French accent order croissants, and then I met one of the bakers, Aretha, as she was filling a chocolate cupcake with peanut butter filling. It smells great in their little nook, which is accessible from the front of the building or in the hallway between the West and Central Atriums.
Open Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
– Global Cafe
Global Cafe is like a mini international food court, where you can order from counters featuring Nepali, Sudanese, or Syrian cuisines. There’s also a full bar with beer and craft cocktails, too. Everything I’ve tried there was delicious and reasonably priced. I also thought it was cool that they have speciality non-alcoholic drinks for each cuisine. Juan Viramontes is the bartender and creates mocktails like his super fresh limeade in additional to alcoholic drinks.
Be sure you check out the full post from contributor Veena here to find out more about how Global Cafe in Crosstown employs immigrants and refugees to craft their authentic cuisine.
Open Sunday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
– Elemento’s Neopolitan (coming soon)
If you’re a fan of Ciao Baby in Collierville, you’re going to love this new Neopolitan-style pizza place inside Crosstown. Last I heard, they are hoping to open the week of October 15. I am waiting on the date. They have pizzas, cooked right in front of you in imported Italian oven, plus salads, appetizers, and get this – a burrata bar! They really want to stress the authenticity and uniqueness of their Neopolitan pizza.
I’ll update the hours here once they open.
Crosstown Arts is an organization within the Concourse that hosts a ton of events every week – it’s not just an art gallery you can walk around in for free anytime – there are film, dance, music, and cultural events happening all the time. Check out the calendar here.
They have two places to eat/drink inside:
– Today & Always (Crosstown Arts Cafe)
Go in the Central Atrium, then up the neon red staircase to find the Crosstown Arts space, which is a gallery with a cafe called “Today & Always” inside. They serve healthy, plant-based meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Open Tuesday – Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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– The Art Bar at Crosstown Arts
In the same space as the Crosstown Cafe that I described above, you’ll find a unique bar that serves up beer, wine, and craft cocktails.
Open Tuesday – Sunday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
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Where’s your favorite spot to eat in the Concourse? Have you tried any of these new restaurants yet?