365 Things to Do in Memphis #215: Have a Moonpie at the Southern Folklore Store

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 2nd 2012 2453 0

There's no better place to eat the most quitesentially Southern dessert than the Center for Southern Folklore. Assignment #215 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to snack on a Moonpie at the Southern Folklore Store.

Moonpie, Southern Folklore Store, Memphis, Tenn.

The Southern Folklore Store (which is part of the Center for Southern Folklore) is way more than a store. Yes, they sell things like Memphis music memorabilia and folk art, but they've also got a stage for live music, an Elvis shrine set into the Main St. window, a makeshift cardboard Elvis photo booth, and a lunch counter that sells all manner of Southern delights.

Southern Folklore Store, Memphis, Tenn.

It's a great place to duck into for a snack and a drink, especially if they've got someone performing. Though some performances are scheduled, others seem more impromptu. Once, I walked in to get a drink and found myself in the middle of a seriously impressive high school gospel choir performance. 

To review: go to the Southern Folklore Store. Drop $1.50 on a chocolate covered marshmallow delight with a slight cardboard aftertaste and a beer. Have your picture taken with the cardboard Elvis, and check #215 off of your list.

Go there:

Southern Folklore Store

119 S Main St. no. 106  
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 525-3655


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. Velma says:

    Who would not like a good old fashion moon pie?

    Love the menu Greens , corn bread , cobbler MaggieMoo Ice Cream…WOW
    Wait Peach Cobbler with MaggieMoos Ice Cream yummmmmm

    Popcron And Beer.
    Now that’s Southern and a must visit to the Folklore.

  2. I went to the Memphis Blues festival in 2003 or 2004. I wasn't happy because I didn't hear that much Blues music. I did enjoy my vacation there. i found the Center for Southern Folklore by chance and herd an older  Delta Bluesman  Moses Vicent. I bought his CD and have been hooked on the Blues ever since. I am looking for a return visit within the next year possibly. A real lover of the Blues,  Harris E. Torner, South Florida.

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