So you want to live like a local, huh? We all want to feel like a sleuth in our city, a guru of all things great going on in our backyard. Well, fret no more! We have assembled the ultimate local’s guide to Memphis. All of our tried and true resources are listed below so that you can be well versed on how and where to eat, drink, shop, plan activities, get artsy and talk like a local.
Hey, we write a LOT of content and it’s hard to keep up with it all. This guide is a handy way to access all of our best articles that keep you in the know for eating, shopping, and loving Memphis traditions! So, if you keep up with this one article, you’ll have access to all the others. Bookmark this local’s guide to Memphis, because it is the definitive guide for everything you need to know about our fair city — your table of contents for how to live local!
Eat & Drink Like a Local
Do you stay up-to-date on the hottest spots to grab a bite to eat? Do you know where to go when you want to be extra healthy? Do you have a handle on the best happy hours and breweries around town? Check out these lists to stay at the top of your Memphis food-and-drink game!
- 11 New Memphis Restaurants Bring Major Culinary Creativity to Town
- 16 of the Best Happy Hours Around Town
- 9 Healthy Memphis Restaurants + 1 Food Truck with Guilt-Free Eats
- Good Soup in Memphis: Where to Find 8 Tasty Bowls
- Your Complete Guide to Local Farmers Markets
- The Best Restaurants in Memphis
- 10 Memphis Food Trucks to Try
- Memphis’ Top Tacos: 7 Restaurants + One Food Truck
- The Craft & Culture of Memphis Beer: 5 Local Microbreweries
Shop Like a Local
Skip the mall and shop somewhere that is simply Memphis. There are plenty of stellar locally owned and operated fashion boutiques, home decor shops, flower shops, gift shops and more. There’s no excuse not to love thy neighbor and hit up a local joint when shopping!
- The Best Home Stores in Memphis
- The Best Places to Buy a Rug in Memphis
- The Best Gift Shops in Memphis
- The Best Women’s Boutiques in Memphis
- The Best Places to Shop for Men in Memphis
- The Best Flower Shops in Memphis
Plan Activities Like a Local
If you’ve got friends and family coming into town, or if you’re just looking for some fun weekend plans with the pals, check out these awesome activities, adventures and explorations just waiting for you in Memphis and the surrounding areas!
- 7 Quick & Easy Day Trips from Memphis + 9 Outdoor Adventure Destinations
- 11 Holiday Events & Activities in Memphis to Do with Out-of-Town Guests
- 40+ Indoor Activities in Memphis to Chase Away the Rainy Day Blues
- The Ultimate Guide to Shelby Farms Park
- A Beginner’s Guide to Memphis Yoga
- The Best Spots for Animal Lovers in Memphis
- 20 Southern Waterfalls Worth a Visit
Get Artsy Like Local
The arts in Memphis are thriving, and it’s up to us to support them! Whether you love live music, local art or the theater, there are plenty of ways to get artsy in the 901.
- The Memphis Theatre Scene: Your Ultimate Guide
- The Best Art Galleries and Museums in Memphis
- 10 Memphis Street Murals You Need to See!
- A New Way to Hear Live Music in Memphis
Talk Like a Local
Do you sound like a local? Make sure you are up on your Memphis history, local hacks and figures of speech!
- 10 Memphis Facts & Stories We Bet You Didn’t Know
- Cheap Thrills: Memphians’ Favorite Life Hacks & Cheap Tricks
- 100+ Clichés Southerners Love to Say
Now get out there and be the best Memphian you can be!
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