16 June 2014

Eating in Memphis (32) - Wiles-Smith Drugs

Our Eating in Memphis tour took us to a place that I have driven past at least one hundred times. Located on Union Avenue, not far outside of downtown Memphis is Wiles-Smith Drugs, a pharmacy and lunch counter that has been there since 1945. To be honest, it looks like not much has changed since 1945! I mean, you don't see too many privately owned pharmacies and you see even fewer lunch counters like this one.

Well, we stopped in for lunch on Saturday and it was a real treat. The item on our list was the chocolate milkshake so, of course, I had to get one. Jeremy opted for the vanilla. These were definitely some of the best milkshakes I have ever had. They weren't too thick and they weren't too sweet. They were just right.

We also both ordered the chicken salad sandwich which deserves a mention! It was delicious. They served them to us on toast with some lettuce and tomato. There wasn't much to it, but it was very yummy. Basically Wiles- Smith is the perfect little lunch spot when you need a quick bite.

In addition to having a delicious lunch and discovering an amazing hidden gem, we had the sweetest conversation with the older gentleman who was sitting at the table next to ours. He was there with his son and told us stories about how he practiced medicine for 50 years, he bragged about how proud he was of his son, and even told Jeremy he had a good looking protoplasm (whatever that means) and that he should go back to school and get his doctorate. Basically, our little lunch date was awesome, and we will definitely be back.

PS. Check out the rest of the 100 Things to Eat in Memphis and the places we've eaten so far, here!

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  1. I love finding little places like these - hidden gems!

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