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Mulan's booth at Cooper Young Festival.

Yolo Food Truck

Chitlins at the 4 Way Cafe

From fine to casual dining, Memphis is in the midst of a restaurant renaissance. We have the tasty pleasure of attracting incredible culinary talent and energetic entrepreneurs who know Memphis is more than traditional barbecue. And beyond the rich restaurant community, the food scene is shifting. With urban gardens, a host of farmer's markets, culinary competitions and food trucks rolling into town, fresh, local food is on the menu.

Local Food Features

The team conceptualized 19 designs for the project and 19 pantries were built and decorated.

Presbyterian Day School student project brings small relief to Memphis food deserts

Presbyterian Day School fifth-graders started with a simple question “What do people need to survive?” The solution? Blessing Boxes, or tiny food pantries that are placed strategically in high-needs neighborhoods.

Almost 30 at risk youth have been employed with Sweet LaLa’s Bakery since it opened in 2014.

Video: Sweet LaLa's bakery in South Memphis gives juvenile offenders a second chance

Almost 30 at-risk youth have been employed with Sweet LaLa’s Bakery since it opened in 2014.

Anthony Jackson (L) and Rico Randall (R) showing off their award-winning barbecued ribs

South Memphis Shalom Zone barbecue contest encourages residents to seek peace

The fourth annual South Memphis barbecue cook-off brings churches and residents together intentionally to foster a safer, vibrant community.

Ashley Barnes (second from left) says grace with her family while putting a bib on her son Ayden, 1.

In photos: South Memphis celebrates Mother's Day at Miss Shirley's Soul Food

Miss Shirley's Soul Food restaurant, which has been open barely a year at the corner of Mississippi Boulevard and Georgia Avenue, welcomed families for its first Mother's Day lunch.

Daniel Watson prepares cinnamon rolls in his South Memphis commercial kitchen.

Beneva Mayweather Foods brings 'America’s grandmother' to Memphis kitchens

Daniel Watson continues the legacy of his grandmother with Beneva Mayweather Foods, a South Memphis business that makes homemade yeast rolls and cinnamon rolls.

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