Found: The Sushi Gas Station
One of my favorite places to pick up to-go sushi is at the BP station at the corner of Poplar and Ridgeway in East Memphis.
Yes – you read that right. There’s a gas station in East Memphis that sells sushi. Technically, the food operation at this particular gas station is called Lee’s Fresh Sushi and Deli, but Memphians know it better as the “sushi gas station”.
Before you start worrying about the safety and quality of any sushi purchased from a gas station, know that there’s no reason to. The goods are made fresh daily in the store by a sushi chef.
I picked up a package of California rolls, a pair of paper-wrapped chopsticks and a bottle of lemonade Vitamin water and headed home for a taste test.
Lee’s had several other kinds of sushi – Philadelphia rolls, spicy tuna rolls, nigiri and eel rolls were all for sale (and all under $10).
Lee’s Fresh Sushi
6121 Poplar Ave