Known around the world as the birthplace of Elvis Presley, Tupelo, Mississippi’s culinary scene is as unique as the music he made. From fried chicken biscuits and gravy and deep-fried blueberry doughnuts at local favorite Connie’s Fried Chicken to old-school butcher shop Neon Pig Cafe’s specialty smash burger of aged filet, ribeye, new york strip, and Benton’s bacon, Tupelo has something for every palate.
Tupelo is also home to Mississippi’s first meadery. Stop by for a tour and tasting of the award-winning mead at Queen’s Reward in west Tupelo.
Check out one of the nine live music venues: Blue Canoe boasts eclectic bar food and more beers on tap than anywhere else in North Mississippi, and its Cathead Stage has seen the likes of the Alabama Shakes and Gary Clark, Jr.
Save room for dessert at Crave, a dessert cafe in downtown Tupelo. Their signature is the skillet cookie, a chocolate chip cookie baked in a cast-iron skillet, topped with mounds of vanilla ice cream, and drizzled with chocolate and caramel.
Whether gathering the girls for a girlfriends’ getaway, loading up the family for the next great adventure, or planning the perfect romantic weekend away, you can plan your trip itinerary at tupelo.net, where you’ll find up-to-date information on the new restaurants opening in Tupelo almost weekly. For more inspiration, follow #tupelofoodie on Twitter and Instagram.
- by TLP's Partners
- by Veronica Meewes
- by Erin Byers Murray
- by Hannah Lee Leidy