100 More Things To Eat In Memphis (2015 Edition)

100 More Things To Eat In Memphis (2015 Edition)

One of the most popular posts ever on this blog is the original "100 Things To Eat in Memphis [Before You Die]" list, published in 2012. Since then, these kinds of food bucket lists have popped up all over Memphis sites and food blogs with good reason: determining the absolute 100 "must eat this before you die" menu items is a pretty monuments (and sometimes controversial) task.

100 more things to eat in Memphis

I compiled this third edition based on a) my own Memphis dining experiences, b) everything I've read and heard from fellow foodies and diners, c) what I think is representative of the current Memphis dining scene, and d) with a slight slant towards restaurants that have opened since the last list came out in mid-2013.

Here's the list, in alphabetical order. How many have you tried?

1. Adult grilled cheese from 3 Angels on Broad (closed)

2. Ahi Tuna Wontons from Bardog Tavern

3. Andouille sausage eggs Benedict from The Bayou (brunch only)

4. Asian guacamole from East Tapas

5. Baba Burger from Babalu

6. Bad ass nachos from Sweet Grass Next Door

7. Banana bread with ice cream from Bounty on Broad

8. Banh Mi sandwich from Mosa (may not be available all the time)

9. Bar fries with bleu cheese and bacon from Local Gastropub

10. BBQ Philly cheesesteak from Food Geek food truck

11. Beer nuts with bacon from Twilight Sky Terrace at the Madison

12. Beetle burger from the Green Beetle


13. Bibimbap burger from Kwik Chek

14. BLTFA from Ciao Bella

15. Boozy milkshake from Oshi Burger Bar (closed) - Try one from the Arcade Restaurant instead!

16.Bread pudding from Restaurant Iris/Second Line

17. Breakfast burrito from Fuel Food Truck

18. Build-your-own salad from Cheffie's

19. Burrito el pastor from Las Delicias

20. Shady Wake pie from Muddy's

21. Chicken and waffles from Sweet Grass Next Door

22. Chicken tikka from City Market

23. Chicken Under a Brick from Bounty on Broad

24. Chipstick from Ricki's Cookie Corner

Agave Maria Chorizo Fundido

25. Chorizo fundido from Agave Maria

26. Churrasco from Sabrosura

27. Cinnamon roll cheesecake from Carol's Cheesecakes

28. Cinnamon roll from Porcellino's

29. Cluck Me sandwich from Say Cheese food truck

30. Corn poppers from the Shelby Forest General Store

31. Croutons from Side Porch Steak House

32. Deep-fried oreos from Eighty3

33. Deviled eggs from Felicia Suzanne's

34. Diablo chicken wrap from Cafe Eclectic

35. Double cheeseburger with pulled pork from Tops BBQ

36. Famous Taco Salad from Raw Girls food truck

37. Fish and chips from Celtic Crossing

38. Fish tacos from Elwood's Shack

39. Fresh bread with flavored Mighty Olive oil from Strano Sicilian Kitchen

strano bread-small

40. Fried chicken from Cash Saver

41. Fried chicken from the Pho Binh lunch buffet

42. Fried shrimp poboy from Fresh Gulf Shrimp food truck

43. Ginger scone from Muddy's Bake Shop

44. Goomba sandwich from Porcellino's

45. Grilled pimento cheese sandwich from Hammer & Ale

46. "Hoppin John" from Little Tea Shop

47. Hummus with cucumber relish from Jerusalem Market

48. Jameson slushie from the Slider Inn

49. Jerked shrimp with Boom Boom sauce from Evelyn & Olive

50. Lamb pita from Zam Zamz Mediterranean Grill

51. LBOE burger from LBOE

52. Lobster knuckle sandwich from Restaurant Iris

53. Los Angeles roll from Sushi Jimmi food truck

sushi jimmi los angeles roll close up

54. Mac 'n' cheese from Central BBQ

55. Mac 'n' cheese from Imagine Vegan Cafe

56. Mac and Cheeseburger from Mac's Burgers

57. Macaroni and cheese eggrolls from the Skybox Grille

58. Mamaw's cheese straws from Off the Square Catering

59. Memphis Cream Cake cupcakes from Frost Bake Shop

60. Mempho sandwich at Patrick's

61. Milkshake from A. Schwab's

62. Mint chocolate fudge from the Bass Pro Pyramid

63. Mississippi Mud Pie from Capriccio Grill

64. Mr. Eddie's Favorite Noodles from Mosa Asian Bistro

65. Muddy Buddy popcorn from Sweet Noshings

66. Nicoise salad from Cafe Keough

67. Nikki's Hot Ass chips from just about any grocery store

68. Ocean Pyramid from Sekisui

69. Pain Au Chocolate from Tart

70. Peanut butter pie from Hog & Hominy

Hog and Hominy Peanut Butter Pie

71. Picnic basket at Greencork wine bar

72. Pork enchilada omelette from Bedrock Eats

73. Pretzel from Schweinehaus

74. Ramen from Skewer

75. Red Eye pizza from Hog & Hominy

76. Red snapper from Blue Nile Ethiopian Kitchen

77. Renaissance sausage sandwich from Farm 2 Cart food cart

78. The Verno poboy from Second Line

79. Salted caramel gelato from The Creamery Memphis

80. Sears pizza from Midtown Crossing Grill

81.Shrimp dumplings from 4Dumplings

82. Smoked pork tacos from the Hi-Tone

83. Smoked whole chicken from Los Picosos (only available on weekends)

84. Southern Gentleman burger from Belly Acres

85. Spicy tomato soup from La Baguette

spicy tomato soup

86. Strawberry lemonade popsicle from MemPops food truck

87. Strawberry shortcake vegan cupcakes from Pink Diva Cupcakery

88. Stuffed turkey burger from Mot & Ed's

89. Sugar cookie from Whimsy Cookie Company

90. Sweet potato pancakes from Arcade Restaurant

91. Jarochos Quesadilla from Tacos Los Jarochos food truck

92. Tempura lobster sushi roll from Bleu

93. Thai Kwon Do dog from Oshi Burger Bar

94. The Bob biscuit from Bluff City Biscuits (must order ahead)

95. The Stanley sandwich from Tamp & Tap

96. Tom's Tiny Kitchen pimento cheese from any grocery store

97. Tomato tartar from ACRE

98. Tuscan bean salad from ECCO on Overton Park

99. Veggie burrito from Hot Mess food truck

100. Wurst platter from Schweinehaus


If you're looking for some of the more obvious favorite Memphis dishes or something you think should be on the list, a) click here to check out the 2012 list, b) click here check out the 2013 list, or c) tell me what's missing in the comments; there's always room for another 100 items next year!

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Hi, Holly! Do you mind if we share this article on our Facebook & Twitter on Nov. 4? We'll tag you, of course. Talk soon, Amanda
October 27, 2015 9:09pm
Find Eric Johnson on facebook. He owns Taste of Empire food truck. He has multiple items that would make this list. Patty melt, Italian grilled cheese, chicken bacon ranch, fish tacos, strawberry lemonade, waffle sundae... He posts on Facebook where he will be and what times
October 28, 2015 12:37am
Holly Whitfield
Amanda - No problem!
October 28, 2015 2:42am