Imagine What You Can Eat in Tupelo, Mississippi

By: Hannah Lee Leidy

Tupelo, Mississippi, is the birthplace of an international icon and the headquarters of one of the most visited national parks in the country. While these one-of-a-kind attractions bring visitors from all over the world to the city where anything is possible, Tupelo’s unique culinary scene and varied live music venues keep visitors coming back. Tupelo is easily accessible on US Highway 45, Interstate 22, and the Natchez Trace Parkway, making it the perfect weekend getaway destination.  

A culinary hotspot in the South, Tupelo’s foodie scene is diverse and delicious. With more than 160 restaurants, the city’s eateries truly offer something for everyone.

Try some of the South’s best barbecue at Clay’s House of Pig near the Elvis Presley Birthplace. Experience elevated Southern food at Forklift in the Jackson West neighborhood. Enjoy gourmet coffee, craft beer, and hand crafted eats at Lost+Found Coffee Company in the Midtown District. Sample modern coastal cuisine with a twist at Jobos inside Hotel Tupelo. Follow #tupelofoodie on social media, and let your mouth water. 

Tupelo’s Cocktail Trail officially launched in March 2022. The trail invites guests to visit eight Downtown Tupelo locations and enjoy delicious, local artisan cocktails. Pick up your cocktail card at the Tupelo Visitors Center or at each participating restaurant. Once you have completed all seven stops on the Cocktail Trail, redeem your card at the Tupelo Visitors Center for a free #MyTupelo cocktail shaker.

Visitors interested in a unique culinary experience should look no farther than Queen’s Reward Meadery. Mississippi’s first and only meadery, Queen’s Reward makes award-winning mead with a sip of southern hospitality. With several different varieties, taste them all in the meadery’s West Tupelo tasting room, and take home a bottle of your favorite mead to remember your weekend trip to Tupelo.

Live music in the birthplace of the world’s greatest entertainer is a must. Tupelo has eleven live music venues offering different genres of music throughout the week. Visit to check out the latest live music events in town. 

With so much to explore, start planning your weekend getaway to Tupelo today with a visit to, and imagine what you can do here!  

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