Big Apple Inn is not a New York diner, and it’s not bed and breakfast, so if you’re trying to figure it out from the name alone, you will not have much luck guessing what foodie goodness awaits you there. Pig ear sandwiches, anyone? If this is not something you’d typically include on your foodie must-haves, we say please don’t knock it until you try it. When you try it, know that you’re biting into a bit of Jackson’s history that is uniquely our own. Big Apple Inn has been featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and you can believe these sandwiches are a hit with locals. They also offer turkey tamales and smoked sausage sandwiches you will not find anywhere else. Foodie favorites include smoked sausage sandwiches, bologna sandwiches and hot tamales.
This Caribbean restaurant, with a new location in North Jackson, has a menu guaranteed to give you an explosion of flavors for your palate. Voted Best New Restaurant in the 2020 “Best of Jackson” Awards, it is safe to say it’s no secret this is number one on our Jackson Foodies list. Foodie favorites include the jerk chicken, curry goat, spring rolls, and the Reggae punch. Check them out on Thursday nights for live music and Saturday mornings for an island worthy brunch.
This soul food restaurant is not without its fair share of accolades and notable culinary features, and rightly so. The James Beard Award-Winning restaurant rises to the top among its peers in taste and treasure, with travelers coming from near and far to “taste the South” at Bully’s. You are guaranteed to be treated with signature southern hospitality while you enjoy some fantastic food prepared with love and care. Foodie favorites include the turkey necks, mixed greens, fried green tomatoes, pork chops and neckbones.
Josephine’s Kitchen offers burgers, sandwiches, seafood, sides, sweets and more “with a hint of nostalgia in every bite.” The restaurant is on a mission to create elevated, hand-crafted versions of the classics. Strictly a takeout spot (with local delivery through several vendors), Josephine’s prides itself on a customer-focused experience with cooked-to-order meals. Satisfied Foodies remark about well-seasoned and flavorful dishes like Josephine’s wings, pasta and sandwiches.