Greenhouse in Homewood aims to serve healthy meals for families, opening soon (PHOTOS)

Green House in Homewood
Mary Claire and Bray Britton owners of Greenhouse. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Finding a restaurant that serves affordable healthy meals, quickly for your family or people on the go is not easy. Have no fear Birmingham, we have found that place.

Greenhouse in Homewood.

This week, Mary Claire and Bray Britton, the owners of Greenhouse gave Bham Now a special sneak peek of their new restaurant that will be opening in May in the Edgewood Business District.

The Concept

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Green House Cosmo Kramer mural at Greenhouse. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Cooking healthy food at home is not always easy. It is much more labor intensive than just picking up something at the supermarket or at a fast food drive through. The Brittons goal with Greenhouse is to provide families and people on the go with delicious, healthy food that they can feel good about eating.

According to Mary Claire, “The concept came from the way we feed our own family. We’ve got three little boys and not enough time. We try to feed our family a wide variety of colorful foods to help us all feel and be our very best. What we are doing here (at Greenhouse) , is essentially what we have been doing at home for the past several years.”

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Dining area at Greenhouse in Homewood. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Bray added, “We have developed a restaurant that sells lean proteins and local greens that you can get in a hurry. You can order online, call ahead and fly in and out. Boom: you have a healthy, affordable meal for your family.”

The Brittons are both natives of Birmingham and veterans in the restaurant scene here in the Magic City.

For years, Bray worked under Frank Stitt at Highlands Bar & Grill and Bottega. He was also the chef at Paramount downtown. Mary Claire has worked at Atlanta’s Bacchanalia and Star Provisions. They both worked together at Dyron’s Low Country in Crestline, which is where they met.

What will be on the menu?

Green House Salad
Green House Salad with steak and Greenhouse goddess salad dressing. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

There will be hearty sandwiches, huge salads and great soups (Bray is legendary for his soups) on the menu with gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options. Mary Claire is a pastry chef, so folks can have muffins, brownies and of course her signature dessert – the Ridiculous Cookie. There will also be slushies and smoothies available (just in time for summer), and the full range of coffee options, including cold brew and espresso.

Green House Cuban
Greenhouse Cuban- Slow roasted chipotle park, slice of guacamole, marinated in a mustard vinaigrette, and chicharrones
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Greenhouse Caesar salad with Salmon. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
Cookie for sale at Green House
Greenhouse Ridiculous Cookie. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Served quickly

Healthy food served quickly for families and people on the go. Bray summed up it best.

We are providing delicious, healthy meals that are fast and affordable.

Green House front register
Front of Greenhouse restaurant. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Hours and location

Tuesday -Saturday 7:00AM to 9:00PM
Sunday – 8:00AM to 3:00PM
Closed on Monday

1017 Oxmoor Road, Suite 111
Homewood, Alabama 35209

Greenhouse will also cater.


Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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