From barbecue to soul food, it is clear that Memphis knows good food. And what better way to send someone a little bit of Memphis than with a gourmet gift. Former Memphians will appreciate a little taste of home and out-of-towners will get the chance to see what they are lacking in their own hometowns.
Updated by Holly Whitfield, December 2017.
Charles Vergo's Rendezvous is famous around the world--particularly for their dry ribs. Now you can send those ribs all over the globe via FedEx. You can also send pulled pork shoulder, the Rendezvous' signature rubs and sauces, as well as t-shirts and other merchandise.
Brim's is the local company that produces chips, pork rinds, and other snack foods. A couple bags of these products would make great filler for a Memphis food gift basket. To make the gift even more Memphis-y, throw in a bag of Brim's Memphis Style Barbecue Chips.
Dinstuhl's is a local confectioner that makes yummy chocolates, brittles, and other treats. Favorites among Memphians include Cashew Crunch, Chocolate Covered Grapes, and Chocolate Pecan Fudge. For an extra kick of Memphis-ness, you can order chocolate pyramids, candy cotton bolls, or Elvis chocolate bars.
Folks around town love Ugly Mug's coffee--and for good reason. This fair trade coffee is locally roasted for an amazingly fresh taste. If coffee isn't your thing, Ugly Mug also offers tea, hot chocolate, and even sweet praline pecans.
The recipient of this gift is in for a real treat. This package includes three racks of ribs plus a bottle of Corky's BBQ sauce. If the total package is out of your price range, you could always just send the sauce.
Aunt Lizzie's Cheese Straws
If you haven't tried Aunt Lizzie's Cheese Straws, you need to order some for yourself
as a gift. These crispy, melt-in-your-mouth snacks come in original, low-carb, jalapeno, and sun-dried tomato. They also sell lemon shortbread bites and a few other treats.
Brother Juniper's is the go-to-breakfast destination around town so why not send some of that yumminess to someone you love? You can order the restaurant's famous spreadable fruit sauces, and other treats for yourself or someone on your gift list.
No, you can't (at least not as of this writing) ship Huey Burgers to your friends and family. But you can send the taste of Huey's to them with a bottle of Huey's Seasoning. It's great on chicken, veggies, steaks, and of course--hamburgers.