5022 Poplar Ave., Memphis
Whole Foods has figured out how to help those who grocery shop on an empty stomach—have a restaurant right in the store, and a fabulous one, at that. Their Prepared Foods department has a little something of everything you could imagine. All ingredients used are natural, organic and locally grown whenever possible. Take grocery shopping to a new and enjoyable level.
483 High Point Terrace, Memphis
A helpful guide of protein, fruits and veggies, cheese and crunch ensures that patrons of Cheffie’s Café in Memphis always have a well-balanced meal. Customers are invited to be their own chef and build your own meal from a top-quality selection of meats, produce, cheeses and toppings.
For those who can’t choose, owner Matt Wilson and culinary consultant Jennifer Chandler have crafted a variety of signature salads and sandwiches. Customers are invited to select from favorites like the Santa Fe Salad or the Tuscan Chicken Sandwich to satisfy appetites and maintain healthy lifestyles.
Homemade pita chips with sundried tomato hummus are a local favorite, perfect for the runners and cyclists taking a break from the nearby Greenline trail. The café also offers a variety of beverages including boutique wines, hand-crafted beer and locally roasted High Point Coffee. For dessert, Cheffie’s offers 14 different kinds gelatos to provide a flavor for almost everyone. Cheffie’s variety of meats and produce and unique service guarantees a fresh meal every time.
2631 McIngvale Rd., Hernando
This restaurant’s name means “good food” in Italian, and that’s exactly what customers can expect. Buon Cibo knows the value of fresh: the Mississippi eatery draws its ingredients from nearly a dozen local farms. Whether you’re craving a “grown-up” grilled cheese or plan stop in for a bag of stone-ground grits from the Buon Cibo Pantry, you will appreciate the healthy fare.
The owners and head chefs Josh and Kate Belenchia offer a variety of salads, pizzas and sandwiches made especially to your order. Buon Cibo offers a diverse selection of pizzas named after local boroughs to complement its Brooklyn-style atmosphere such as the spicy barbeque chicken and onion “Clarksdale,” the Hawaiian-style “Biloxi,” and the “Cleveland,” a veggie lover’s favorite with caramelized onions, red bell peppers and sautéed mushrooms.
Weekend diners are invited to try their choice of exclusive specialty dishes like grilled mahi mahi and pan seared New York strip steak. Buon Cibo is located at the Highland Court Shopping Center in Hernando. Come in for one meal and become a repeat customer.
532 South Cooper, Memphis
If you go to the edge, you could end up face-to-face with an avalanche. Don’t fret—the avalanche is one of the edge’s signature drinks and it’s a double espresso milkshake that you’ll fall in love with after one sip. The Edge has a wonderful array of coffee but let’s not leave out the cuisine, which is a wonderful blend of gourmet food fused with high quality coffee. The owner, Frank James, wanted to offer more than typical snack foods. Try the roast beef with a side of soul sauce. “Oh my god…” is all frequent customer, Thundrea, could say about Frank’s Catfish. This place is all cafe and more, so stop by for a sip or bite of good brew.
109 North Main Street, Memphis
If you want high-end coffee for a good price, try Qahwa. It’s a professional, laid-back spot where you can order anything you want and they’ll make it. The chicken croissant is perfect for lunch. For a healthy boost, try one of the fresh fruit smoothies. Give it a shot.
111 Harbor Town Square, Memphis
Cafe Eclectic lives up to its name. Everything is made from scratch and from their Buckwheat pancakes to their pineapple chicken sandwich, the array of options is endless. The Illy Drip is an organic coffee blend of perfection. The atmosphere is a classy Euro Cafe with a teaspoon of southern hospitality. It’s family friendly and just a sip around the corner.