Taco Tuesday With A Twist: Five Tacos to Try In Memphis

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 28th 2020 1636 0

Here are five unique tacos in Memphis that you need to try. Shake up your usual Taco Tuesday routine with these tasty twists on our favorite food item.

If you’re looking for more tacos, check out the Places To Get Tacos In Memphis Guide—and send us your suggestions for additions!

New Wing Order’s Vegan Avocado Tacos

New Wing Order has captured the love and attention of wing lovers across Memphis, but don’t stop with the chicken. I’ve raved about these vegan tacos multiple times, and I’ll do so again now: you have to try these. They’re vegan-friendly, made with breaded and fried avocado topped with crunchy cabbage, pico, and sweet pineapple, drizzled with bang bang sauce and wrapped up like a li’l baby in a flour tortilla.

New Wing Order is a food truck, so you’ll be able to order in a mask, then grab your food to-go. Find their location via their website or Instagram. 

Cousins Maine Lobster Tacos

Seafood tacos are nothing new, but Cousins Maine Lobster food truck does them their way. Soft flour tortillas are filled with chunks of Maine lobster and topped with pico de gallo, cabbage, and a creamy cilantro lime sauce. While Cousins is a national chain of trucks, the Memphis one is a locally black-owned and operated truck.

Cousins Maine Lobster is a food truck, so you’ll be able to order in a mask, then grab your food to-go. Find them via their schedule on the website.

Elwood’s Shack Steelhead Trout

These are a Memphis must-eat, and the number one most popular item on the Elwood’s Shack menu, which is full of amazing things to eat. It’s not your usual taco and certainly not the usual fish taco flavor profile. Picture a very crispy flour tortilla is filled with smoked (not fried) trout, melted provolone and mozzarella, fresh avocado, mixed greens, and horseradish.

Elwood’s Shack is open, call ahead for details about hours/takeout/etc.

Loflin Yard’s Brisket Tacos


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Loflin Yard has a full smoke-inspired menu, including a tender brisket that’s available for your enjoyment in taco form. Flour tortillas filled with that house-smoked brisket, sprinkled with pickled red onions, and topped with sour cream.

Loflin Yard is an outdoor restaurant, so you can mask up and order at the counter and then enjoy at one of the yard’s socially-distant tables—or take your food to-go. Call for hours.

Evelyn & Olive’s Tek A Medz Black Bean Tacos


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Evelyn & Olive Jamaican-Southern fusion food hits the spot. I’ve enjoyed this particular taco dish for years, there’s just something about the combination of flavors that’s satisfying without being too heavy. It’s vegan and vegetarian friendly, of course: tofu and black beans in a crispy taco shell, topped with tart kiwi slaw (just trust me and try it) and salsa verde, served with a side of rice and peas and a summer veggie salad.

Evelyn & Olive is open for dine-in, delivery, and curbside.

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