365 Things to Do in Memphis #12: Have Some Prozac

Posted by Holly Whitfield | January 12th 2019 5951 0

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.

muddys cappucino cupcake

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 + LeisureThe 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!

Muddys Grind House Outside Small

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.

Follow them on Instagram if you want to be hungry constantly and also stay up-to-date on events and pop-ups. Read more about Midtown Muddy’s here.

Top image by Justin Fox Burks.

Go there:

Muddy’s Bakeshop

5101 Sanderlin Ave # 114
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 683-8844
585 S. Cooper Street
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 443-4144

At Muddy’s East.


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. kitty says:

    golly this blog just gets worse every day. is this all there is to do?

  2. lulu says:

    i've found Muddy's has gotten really unbearable lately. stuck up employees and bad service. 

  3. Thanks Kerry!  I'm happy we're included and I hope I get to see you soon!

  4. Paul says:

    This cupcake is like crack. I love muddys…and the employees are amazing 

  5. Jarrod says:

    Wow, the Internet has its grumpy pants on today. I happen to enjoy your blog and Muddy's quite a lot. 🙂

  6. Erika says:

    I'm with Jarrod.  Maybe they need a Prozac.

  7. Keshia says:

    Yep, looks like grumpy pants could use a shot or two of Prozac! 

  8. Carrie says:

    That first comment reminds me of why I'm a dog person

  9. Tom Cooks says:

    Muddy has become quite pretentious over the last few months and the quality of their product is not as good as it used to be. They seem to be all about quantity these days now that they can still surf on that wave of good reputation.
    Used to love it, now only go back every now and then for nostalgia's sake and mostly have become disenchanted …. 🙁

  10. Tiffany says:

    I work at the hotel right across from Muddy's and I am so in love with their cupcakes! I love Pucker-up, the lemon flavored one. MUAH! Deliciousness! It's a fabulous vibe in there, young, fun, silly, and fresh.
     

  11. Leia Hahn says:

    We just moved here from the Chicago area and tried these cupcakes.  We love them!  Now where can we find a cocktail called the dirty banana? 

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