Tuesday, June 9, 2015

10 Things To Put In Your Memphis Picnic Basket

It feels like summer is here already, and picnic season is well underway. On this month's I Love Memphis Podcast Bonus Clip, Kevin and I talk about the top ten things to include in your Memphis picnic basket. 

Click to listen for specific recommendations for locally-made and unique Memphis products as Kevin and I work our way through the list. We also have some ideas for where to take a picnic in Memphis. 

Below that, check out the list with links to more info on this mostly-locally-made deliciousness. 

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: Easy Way is fast and doesn't involve as much parking lot angst as Kroger.

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: Make-Your-Own-Six-Pack from hundreds of flavor options at Love Pop Soda Shop.

11 love pop soda shop six pack

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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