Charles Cavallo's World-Famous Cupboard Cookbook!
The recipes in this cookbook are the best of The Cupboard’s recipes plus other Cavallo family and southern favorites. These down-home recipes are easy to prepare. The Cupboard Restaurant has a reputation for using as many fresh ingredients as possible, and we recommend you do the same for the best results when preparing these dishes.
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The Cupboard

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8 Lb. Flame Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham – 64.99
10-12 Lb. Turkey– 49.99
Charles Cavallo
From Mr. Cavallo
“We at The Cupboard strive to maintain the highest in quality and the best in service for you, our customer. My staff and I want to take the extra steps in order to give you a delightful dining experience. If for any reason you feel that we are not living up to The Cupboard’s standards, please let us know.
We sincerely appreciate your business and continued patronage.”

From my family to yours,
Charles Cavallo

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The Cupboard Restaurant has been a Memphis tradition since 1943. Our goal is to provide fresh vegetables and homemade entrees that say to you, “home-cooking”.

Our tastefully fresh and homemade style of cooking has made The Cupboard the most popular restaurant of its kind in the mid-south area. Our catering service promises to deliver the same quality of food with exemplary service and style. Your complete satisfaction with our food and service is our goal.

Please note that the daily specials on the menu are only available on those days they are listed. For example, if we are catering for you on a Monday, you can order any of Monday’s Specials in addition to anything listed on the everyday menu, but not any of the Tuesday Specials.

What Customers are Saying


"Love to eat at the Cupboard. Mmmmmm! Mmmmmm! Veggies!"

Carol R.

"We were there this past week and found everything to be absolutely delicous!! The atmosphere was so very inviting and filled with great southern hospitality. We will be back to see you when we visit the Memphis area."

Laurie R.

"Best Vegetarian / Vegan / Raw Restaurant: Since 1943, the Cupboard has been the place to go for comfort food. You could say it’s an institution, but that’s too formal for this down-home place. This is where you go to get that plate of veggies that will set you right with the world."

Commercial Appeal Memphis Most 2013, Memphis, TN

Family Owned & Operated

History of the Cupboard

The Cupboard Restaurant was established in 1943. It has been a Memphis tradition for 76+ years.

The restaurant was purchased in November, 1992 by Charles Cavallo. Charles owned a successful produce company for ten years prior to buying the Cupboard Restaurant. After 57 years, on April 1, 2000, the original Cupboard Restaurant moved to its larger, and current, location at 1400 Union Avenue. This location offers the same fine food plus additional seating and parking!

The Cupboard Restaurant has been a favorite of visiting celebrities to Memphis for many years. They also enjoy down-home cooking and are often tired of “road food”! The Cupboard Restaurant is the perennial winner of culinary awards. The Memphis Magazine Restaurant Guide has honored The Cupboard Restaurant with First Place in the “Best Down-Home” category. The Memphis Flyer has voted the restaurant First Place for “Best Down-Home/Soul Food”!

Our Veggies are Never Cooked in Animal Fat;

Perfect for Vegetarians & Vegans

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