Next time you’re in the mood for a sweet treat or something homemade, here are some food and beverage items you can purchase while shopping local. Take a look at these 12 products made right here in the 901, and find out where to buy them.
12 Memphis Food Brands You Should Have in Your Kitchen
Vice & Virtue Coffee
Vice & Virtue Coffee‘s tagline says it all: “Micro-batch roaster of mega-good coffee.” Indeed, the brand offers some of the top flavors any coffee aficionado can desire. Choose from bourbon barrel-aged coffee, the Fake Humble house blend, and Guatemalan, Colombian and Ethiopian coffees. The artisan roaster has a brick-and-mortar location at Arrive Memphis, but if you want to bring the amazing goods to your home, you can also shop online HERE.
Shotwell Candy Co.
Shotwell Candy Co. is owner Jerrod Smith’s legacy. A Memphis native, Jerrod started making caramel in his own kitchen after coming home from his day job. Using simple, fresh ingredients and timeless methods he turned his efforts into a wildly successful brand as Shotwell has won awards from Southern Living, Martha Stewart Living and Garden & Gun. Find his products online, on SB Shop, or at Millstone Nursery, Social, City & State, and these other locations.
Felicia Suzanne believes in the power of farm to fork and freshness for every meal. That’s why you see Felicia most Saturdays shopping at the Memphis Farmers’ Market. Known for her famous pepper jelly, she also makes bread and butter pickles, pickled jalapeños, chow chow, and tomato jam. You can order Felicia’s products here or find them at the farmers’ market.
We love a brand with a beautiful backstory, and Backhouse Foods’ is just that. Inspired by a family recipe, the brand now offers a collection of amazing sauces that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Butterscotch, fudge, walnut and praline sauces are available, and the butterscotch and fudge options are also available in a “tipsy” variety. That is, they have a touch of booze. All are sold separately, or you can buy them in sets. Find their products here.
Nikki’s Hot Products
If you like to bring the heat to your food and beverage lineup, then Nikki Schroeder’s products are made for you. The lineup of Nikki’s products includes kettle chips, seasonings and her famous Bloody Mary mix, which according to Nikki, “This mix needs no help. It has just enough of ALL the things you love.” Find Nikki’s Hot Products at Whiskers Wine and Spirits, Germantown Village Wine & Liquor and Buster’s Liquors. You can also order online.
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Everyone knows Charlie Vergos Rendezvous has delicious food, but if you can’t make it to the restaurant, you can still enjoy the amazing flavors at home. With different varieties of barbecue sauce and their famous seasoning, it’s a bit of Rendezvous magic you’ll love having on hand. Find the products online here, or at larger grocery store chains in Memphis.
Made From Scratch Cookie Company
Made From Scratch has been serving amazing desserts since 2010. Choose from cookies, brownies, cakes, dessert bars and more, and know that each one is free of preservatives and made using only all-natural ingredients. And because they are made only in small batches, freshness and great flavor are a given! Find them at the Memphis Farmers’ Market.
Jacko’s Pepper Jelly
For more than 50 years, Jacko has been making his amazing pepper jelly. And while it once was only a product that was gifted to friends and loved ones, once Jacko taught his daughter to make the jelly, that’s when things took off. Jacko’s has been available for public consumption since 2017, and each small batch of this family recipe is made with fresh ingredients and is free of anything fake. The perfect blend of sweet and heat make this a kitchen must-have! Visit the online shop to purchase or find area retailers.
Wolf River Popcorn
Popped in coconut oil, free of preservatives and serving as a healthier snack, you’ll want to grab multiple bags of this treat. You can choose from the Original Memphis Mix, Classic Caramel or Better White Cheddar … or you can grab all three flavors. Order online, or find in the local section at Kroger.
Dave Scott was born and raised in the Northeast and has always had a passion for bagels and bread products, but when he moved to Memphis in 2016, he saw a lack of his favorite food. Hence, Dave’s Bagels was born, and his slogan says it all: “Memphis based, New York taste.” Find Dave’s Bagels products at Comeback Coffee, the Cooper-Young Farmers’ Market, Curb Market and High Point Grocery.
Jones Orchard Products
Jones Orchard in Millington, TN, grows some of the freshest produce, so it stands to reason that they also make some of the most amazing products. Choose from jellies, jams, chow chow, preserves and butters in a variety of flavors, including peach, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, apple, muscadine, fig and more. Shop all the Jones Orchard products here, or find them at the Memphis Farmers’ Market.
Bluff City Toffee
What started as a tradition for family and friends has evolved into Bluff City Toffee. Each batch of handcrafted treats uses simple and natural ingredients with no added preservatives — and all products are gluten-free. Find Bluff City Toffee products online here or at Dixie Pickers, Pickering Boxwood, and Doc’s Wine and Spirits.
Here’s to supporting local and trying out tasty culinary items!
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