10 Things To Put In Your Memphis Picnic Basket

Posted by Holly Whitfield | June 9th 2015 7546 0

It feels like summer is here already, and picnic season is well underway. Here are the top ten things to include in your Memphis picnic basket.

1. Pimento Cheese: try Tom’s Tiny Kitchen, Holiday Deli, or Porcellino’s.

Toms Tiny Kitchen Pimento Cheese Memphis

2. Fried Chicken: Gus’s, Uncle Lou’s, Cash Saver, and Super Lo for the win. Read more about Memphis fried chicken here.

Gus's Fried Chicken, Memphis, Tenn.

3. Sandwiches: you can’t go wrong with Chinese Sub Shop or Fino’s.

Chinese Sub Shop Memphis

4. Fruits and veggies: Pick up something food for you at a local farmers market.

Tennessee Peaches, Easy Way, Memphis, Tenn.

5. Chips: go for Nikki’s Hot Ass Chips or Brim’s.

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Photo via @nikkishotass

6. Charcuterie: Porcellino’s Craft Butcher has you covered. See also: their pricey but delicious pastries.

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Photo via Porcellino’s.

7. Local beer: go here to see a list of places to get your growler filled.

8. Craft sodas: Snag some at Sweet Noshings.

9. Butter cookies: Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies from Frost Bake Shop or Makeda’s Butter Cookies (available at Kroger).

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Photo via Frost.

10. Candy: Shotwell’s Caramels are decadent, but won’t be as melty as chocolate.

Shotwell Candy

Here are a few more of your suggestions from Twitter. Follow me on Twitter to be a part of the conversation.

What else would you put in your Memphis-themed picnic basket? Leave me a comment!

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  2. Nancy Reppond says:

    I'm sure Frost Bake shop is good but Muddy's is best – cookies, cakes, pies, etc.!!! And no I am NOT an employee!

  3. Great ideas!!! Love the tip about Camy's too. She's great!

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