Six Places To Eat In Crosstown Concourse

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 17th 2019 9207 0

It’s hard to keep up with everything going on at Crosstown Concourse, especially all the delicious restaurants, cafes, and bars inside. Here’s a list to get you started. Be sure to check out the Crosstown Arts calendar for even more things to do here.

All the hours are subject to change, so be sure to call ahead to confirm.

This post originally published October 2018. Updated November 2019. 

Saucy Chicken
Get your chicken tenders, wings, seafood, and po-boys with plenty of sauce options. Most things come either grilled or fried, and everything is priced to please. This is located at the on the front of the building in the former Mama Gaia location.

Open Monday – Friday 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Lucy J’s Bakery
Get your fresh-baked breads, cookies, pastries, and cupcakes from Lucy J’s. They pay a living wage and work to hire and train Memphians who are transitioning from experiencing homelessness. I stopped by the other day and heard a guy with a beautiful French accent order croissants, and then I met one of the bakers, Aretha, as she was filling a chocolate cupcake with peanut butter filling. It smells great in their little nook, which is accessible from the front of the building or in the hallway between the West and Central Atriums.

Open Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

– Global Cafe
Global Cafe is like a mini international food court, where you can order from counters featuring Nepali, Sudanese, or Syrian cuisines. There’s also a full bar with beer and craft cocktails, too. Everything I’ve tried there was delicious and reasonably priced. I also thought it was cool that they have speciality non-alcoholic drinks for each cuisine. Juan Viramontes is the bartender and creates mocktails like his super fresh limeade in additional to alcoholic drinks.

Be sure you check out the full post from contributor Veena here to find out more about how Global Cafe in Crosstown employs immigrants and refugees to craft their authentic cuisine.

Open Sunday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

– Elemento’s Neopolitan (Elemento will close in mid-Feb. 2020)
If you’re a fan of Ciao Baby in Collierville, you’re going to love this new Neopolitan-style pizza place inside Crosstown. They have pizzas – cooked right in front of you in imported Italian ovens – plus salads, appetizers, and get this – a burrata bar! They really want to stress the authenticity and uniqueness of their Neopolitan pizza. Y’all, it is delicious.

Open for lunch and dinner six days a week, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Closed Sunday.

Art Bar At Crosstown Arts
Crosstown Arts is an organization within the Concourse that hosts a ton of events every week – it’s not just an art gallery you can walk around in for free anytime – there are film, dance, music, and cultural events happening all the time. Check out the calendar here.

They operate the Art Bar at Crosstown Arts, a unique semi-hidden bar that serves up beer, wine, and craft cocktails.

Open Tuesday – Sunday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.


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– Curb Market
This boutique grocery and goods shop inside the Concourse has had a hot bar at lunch for a while, but as of November 2019, they’ve announced a full menu of deli sandwiches and a make-your-own-sandwich option for $8.99 per sandwich, or $10.99 for a combo with a side and a fountain drink.

Where’s your favorite spot to eat in the Concourse? Have you tried any of these new restaurants yet?

Photo by Alex Shansky

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  1. David says:

    One problem with many of the newer mom & pop places is that you cannot get anything decent to drink since Millennials think soda is from the fountains of hell. If they do sell soda it is sugared only or sweetened with Truvia or Splenda (yuck).

    I do not drink tea, do not like coffee, do not drink liquor, rarely drink wine or beer and hate water with any meal. I drink water every day, just not at meals. That leaves juice and soda- make mine a Diet Coke with NutraSweet.

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