Welcome to the Woman’s Exchange of Memphis

The Woman’s Exchange began in 1832 when women had essentially no options to earn a decent living. The Woman’s Exchange of Memphis initially began in 1885, closed briefly in the late 1920;s/early 30’s and reopened in 1935.  To this day, we provide a way for seamstresses, craftsmen, artisans, and consignors to continue the tradition of  ”helping others help themselves”.

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Tea Room Lunch Menu

New local COVID-19 guidelines beginning February 28, 2022:  Wearing a Mask is now optional.  Please keep 6 ft. of social distancing while at the WE except when dining.  Curbside Take Out is Available.  Thank you.  

Reservations are for groups of 6 or more for the Tearoom.   WE Curbside take-out is available.

WE CURBSIDE ITEMS (MADE FRESH DAILY)     CHICKEN SALAD PINT- $11 QUART $17 OR EGG & OLIVE SALAD  PINT -  $9  QUART - $15

CORNBREAD MUFFINS OR ROLLS - 1/2 DOZ - $4.50  DOZEN - $9

DAILY SANDWICH SPECIAL - HALF - $9.50  WHOLE - $12.50  CHICKEN SALAD OR EGG & OLIVE SALAD SANDWICH SERVED WITH CHIPS AND YOUR CHOICE OF SOUP OR SALAD

MONDAY, MAY 16TH

REV’S SPECIAL - $16 - BEEF STROGANOFF SERVED WITH A GARDEN SIDE SALAD AND ROLLS

VEGGIE PLATE - $11 - GREEN BEANS, OKRA & TOMATOES, MASHED POTATOES, STEWED APPLES AND CORNBREAD MUFFIN

ANN'S SALAD - $11 (ADD CHICKEN $3) - BED OF LETTUCE TOPPED WITH TOMATO, BACON,  CHEESE & HARD BOILED EGG WITH HOUSE DRESSING

SOUP -  CUP - $3.50  BOWL - $5.50 - VEGETABLE SOUP

PINT - $7  QUART - $10  AFTER 1:30 PM DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY

DESSERT - $3.00 - BUTTERMILK CHESS PIE

TUESDAY, MAY 17TH

REV’S SPECIAL - $16 - LACY SERVED OVER CORNBREAD WITH A GARDEN SIDE SALAD AND ROLLS

VEGGIE PLATE - $11 - STEAMED CABBAGE, BUTTERED CARROTS, BAKED CORN PUDDING, LIMA BEANS & CORNBREAD MUFFIN

ANN'S SALAD - $11 (ADD CHICKEN $3) - GARDEN SALAD TOPPED WITH BACON, TOMATOES, CHEESE & HARD BOILED EGG 

CHEF SALAD - $14 - BED OF LETTUCE TOPPED WITH HAM, TURKEY, HARD BOILED EGG, TOMATO & CHEESE 

GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD - $14 - BED OF LETTUCE TOPPED WITH GRILLED CHICKEN AND FRUIT

SOUP -  CUP - $3.50  BOWL -  VEGETABLE SOUP

PINT - $7  QUART - $10  AFTER 1:30 PM DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY

DESSERT - $3.00 - BUTTERMILK CHESS PIE

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18TH

REV’S SPECIAL - $16 - SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN BREAST SERVED WITH MASHED POTATOES, GARDEN SIDE SALAD AND ROLLS

VEGGIE PLATE - $11 - TURNIP GREENS, CANDIED YAMS, SAUTEED SQUASH, BLACK-EYED PEAS & CORNBREAD MUFFIN

SANDWICH SPECIAL -  WHOLE ONLY - $12.50 - FRIED CATFISH SANDWICH SERVED WITH FRENCH FRIES

ANN'S SALAD - $11 (ADD CHICKEN $3) - GARDEN SALAD TOPPED WITH BACON, TOMATOES, CHEESE & HARD BOILED EGG. 

CHEF SALAD - $14 - BED OF LETTUCE TOPPED WITH HAM, TURKEY, HARD BOILED EGG, TOMATO & CHEESE 

GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD - $14 - BED OF LETTUCE TOPPED WITH GRILLED CHICKEN AND FRUIT

SOUP -  CUP - $3.50  BOWL - $5.50 - $10 - VEGETABLE SOUP

PINT - $7  QUART - $10  AFTER 1:30 PM DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY

DESSERT - $3.00 -  APPLE COBBLER

THURSDAY, MAY 19TH

REV’S SPECIAL - $16 - BEEF TENDERLOIN SERVED WITH MASHED POTATOES, A GARDEN SIDE SALAD & ROLLS

VEGGIE PLATE - $11 - SPINACH CASSEROLE, BLACK-EYED PEAS, BUTTERED CARROTS, SAUTEED SQUASH AND CORNBREAD MUFFIN

ANN'S SALAD - $11 (ADD CHICKEN $3) - GARDEN SALAD TOPPED WITH BACON, TOMATOES, CHEESE & HARD BOILED EGG. 

CHEF SALAD - $14 - BED OF LETTUCE TOPPED WITH HAM, TURKEY, HARD BOILED EGG, TOMATO & CHEESE 

GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD - $14 - BED OF LETTUCE TOPPED WITH GRILLED CHICKEN AND FRUIT

SOUP -  CUP - $3.50  BOWL - $5.50 PINT - $7  QUART - $10 -  CORN SOUP (PINTS & QUARTS AVAILABLE AFTER 1:30 PM)

DESSERT - $3.00 - CARAMEL BROWNIE

FRIDAY, MAY 20TH

REV’S SPECIAL - $16 - SOUTHERN FRIED CATFISH FILLET SERVED WITH MACARONI & CHEESE, COLESLAW AND CORNBREAD MUFFIN

VEGGIE PLATE - $11 - TURNIP GREENS, CANDIED YAMS, NORTHERN BEANS AND SAUTEED SQUASH AND CORNBREAD MUFFIN

ANN'S SALAD - $11 (ADD CHICKEN $3) - GARDEN SALAD TOPPED WITH BACON, TOMATOES, CHEESE & HARD BOILED EGG. 

TRIPLE SALAD PLATE - $15 - CHICKEN SALAD, SHRIMP SALAD, PASTA SALAD WITH FRESH FRUIT, CONGEALED SALAD & FINGER SANDWICHES

CHEF SALAD - $14 - BED OF LETTUCE TOPPED WITH HAM, TURKEY, HARD BOILED EGG, TOMATO & CHEESE 

GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD - $14 - BED OF LETTUCE TOPPED WITH GRILLED CHICKEN AND FRUIT

SOUP -  CUP - $3.50  BOWL - VEGETABLE SOUP

PINT - $7  QUART - $10  AFTER 1:30 PM DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY

DESSERT - $3.00 -  PEACH COBBLER

The Woman’s Exchange is one of the longest running non profit missions in Memphis. When you dine in the Tea Room or purchase one of our unique handmade consigned gifts, you help someone help themselves.  Please remember us when it’s time to shop, set a lunch date,  plan a special event or volunteer.

Hours

The Shop
Monday – Friday
10am – 4pm
  

Saturday
Closed on Saturdays. Check back periodically for possible Saturday openings.

Tea Room
Monday – Friday
11:30am – 1:45pm
Call in for pre-paid curbside service and dine-in reservations for 6 or more at 327-5681.  See new COVID19 requirements.

WE Curbside, our new online prepaid preorder pickup service from our Tearoom, began Monday, March 8, 2021!  Place your order for your favorites now for this coming week.  Prepared fresh daily and Rev says place your orders early, especially for corn soup!

Location

88 Racine St.
Memphis, TN 38111
901-327-5681 phone

We accept all major credit cards
Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express

The Tea Room

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With its cozy dining room and sunny, verdant garden room, there’s not a more unique lunch spot in Memphis than the Woman’s Exchange Tea Room. Come enjoy Chef “Rev” Bailey’s famous and award-winning Southern cooking, all served by our friendly volunteer staff.

The Shop

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Unique, handcrafted, beautiful, and interesting await you in our Gift Shop. We feature talented artists specializing in pottery, kitchenware, children’s books and toys, baby gifts, and many other one-of-a-kind treasures.

Our History

The Woman’s Exchange in Memphis was founded in 1885 and newspaper accounts published in 1885-1900 commend its value to the community. Today, the Exchange continues the tradition of  ”helping others help themselves”  by showing and selling the handwork of hundreds of consignors and employing highly skilled seamstresses to make the signature infant and children’s clothing for which the Woman’s Exchange has become famous.

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