365 Things to Do in Memphis #12: Have Some Prozac
Updated January 2019
Today’s assignment (#12 of 365 Things To Do In Memphis) is to improve your mood by putting some Prozac in your mouth. Don’t worry about getting a prescription. This Prozac isn’t a pill, it’s a devil’s-food chocolate cupcake topped with delectable chocolate buttercream icing. And you have to try it.
Though much of their menu rotates weekly, Muddy’s Bakeshop sells their chocolate-on-chocolate Prozac cupcakes every day. If the chocolate alone doesn’t improve your mood, they always add some happy little sprinkles.
Since opening in 2008, Muddy’s has become a Memphis favorite for baked treats of all kinds. Ask Memphians their favorite pie, and you’ll hear about Muddy’s Coco Chanel (chocolate pie), Coconut Cream, or Shady Wake (their version of a pecan pie). They have vegan options, too.
In 2014, they opened a second location in Cooper Young with more of a coffeehouse feel. Both shops serve coffee drinks, cookies, cupcakes, pie, cakes, and other treats and snacks in an absolutely adorable atmosphere. Seriously. Muddy’s is the cutest. Their work has earned media attention from Food Network, The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, The Southern Weekend, and Saveur, to name a few.
The midtown location is especially popular for meeting friends or getting some work done. There’s a dog-friendly patio and a lawn where you can sometimes find local food trucks and other pop-ups. Don’t live in Memphis? You can taste a Prozac (or many of their other goodies) by ordering online – they ship nationwide!
As I said, Muddy’s has vegan options and they do have some gluten-free/flourless and nut-free options. (Talk with them if you have concerns about your dietary needs or cross-contamination of gluten, nuts,etc.) Also, they donate their Tip Jar proceeds to a different local cause every month. Prozac jokes aside, what could be more uplifting than that?
Muddy’s East Memphis is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Muddy’s Midtown is open from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays.
Both locations are closed on Sundays.
Top image by Justin Fox Burks.
Memphis, TN 38104