9 local businesses serving up mind-blowing BLTs in Birmingham

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Bacon, lettuce, tomato. The summer sandwich essentials. Photo via I Love Back Truck’s Facebook page

What do you get when you combine bacon, lettuce and tomato? A magical taste explosion, that’s what. Here’s where you can find the ultimate summer sandwich around Birmingham.

1. Ashley Mac’s

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Pimento Cheese BLT. Photo via Ashley Mac’s Facebook page

Want to add some zing to your BLT? Ashley Mac’s provides just that by combing two Southern favorites into one scrumptious sandwich—the Pimento Cheese BLT.

Piled between two slices of toasted white bread is pimento cheese, bacon, bibb lettuce and tomato.

Want to ditch the bread? The Chopped BLT Salad will blow your mind. (Romain lettuce, bacon, cherry tomatoes, green onions, bleu cheese + blt dressing.)

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2. Big Bad Breakfast

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Big, Bad and Beautiful. Photo via Big Bad Breakfast’s Facebook page

No matter what you order off the menu at Big Bad Breakfast, it’s going to be a winner. So if you’re craving a BLT, prepare to devour every single bite.

The question is, will you choose the BLT Omelet or Big Bad BLT.

BLT Omelet: Chopped bacon, spinach, tomatoes and mayo, topped with tomato gravy and ham power + served in a French-style omelet.

Big Bad BLT: BBB bacon, lettuce, tomato + mayo on white or wheat toast. Add an egg or avocado for $1.

Address: 5361 US-280, Birmingham, AL 35242 | 1926 29th Ave S, Homewood, AL 35209
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3. Great Harvest Bread Co.

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Small in size, huge in flavor. Photo via Great Harvest Bread Co

I’ve yet to meet anyone who isn’t blown away by the delicious eats at Great Harvest Bread Co. From salads and sandwiches to mouth-watering baked goods, they offer a bit of everything. Yep, that includes a BLT.

Made with fresh, local tomatoes and crisp lettuce and bacon, all you have to do is pick your bread. The decision won’t be easy, though. Great Harvest Bread Co., offers a variety of bread to choose from. The best part—they make it all from scratch daily.

Psst! If you don’t see “BLT” on the menu, don’t fret. It’s considered a “hidden” menu item. Simply ask and you shall receive. Extra cool points for ordering off-menu!

Address: 218 Main St, #110, Trussville, AL 35173
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4. Hamburger Heaven

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Hamburger Heaven. Photo via Sheila McCallum for Bham Now

When I asked a local Facebook group for suggestions on where to get the best BLT around Birmingham, I was surprised to see so many people say Hamburger Heaven. For some reason, I never thought about them offering anything other than burgers.

But it turns out, Hamburger Heaven does, in fact, offer a BLT and it’s quite good. Pair it with a side of onion rings for true satisfaction.

Address: 5303 Highway 280 S, Birmingham, AL 35242 | 1703 Crestwood Blvd,
Irondale, AL 35210 | 180 Oxmoor Blvd, Homewood, AL 35209 | 1301 Decatur Hwy, Gardendale, AL 35071
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5. Real & Rosemary

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Have your BLT with fried green tomatoes. Photo via Real & Rosemary’s Facebook page

Love fried green tomatoes? Then you’ll want to give the BLT at Real and Rosemary a taste. It’s made with:

  • Hickory smoked bacon
  • Lettuce
  • Fried green tomatoes
  • Chipotle mayo

Can you say delicious?

Address: 1922 29th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35209
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6. Ruby Sunshine

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Tomatoes of all sorts. Photo via Ruby Sunshine’s Facebook page

Green meets red in the Southern BLT from Ruby Sunshine. Served on brioche toast, this hearty sandwich features:

  • Fried green and fresh red tomatoes
  • Applewood-smoked bacon
  • Lettuce
  • Mayo

Address: 1017 Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, AL 35209
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7. The Three Earred Rabbit

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Order up! Photo via The Three Earred Rabbit’s Facebook page

When it’s time for lunch, you can get all the classic sandwiches at The Three Earred Rabbit. This includes the BLT, of course.

Served on a freshly-baked croissant, this BLT is made with:

  • Smoked bacon
  • Crisp lettuce
  • Ripe tomatoes
  • Tangy mustard
  • Mayo

Address: 209 Main St #101, Trussville, AL 35173
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8. The Essential

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Bravo! Photo via The Essential’s Facebook page

One bite of this fabulous creation and you’ll be saying bravo. 

Making this sandwich magical is local tomatoes (@bdafarm), bacon, shredduce, mayo and a fried egg. That fancy white bread you see is the Pain de mie via The Essentials sister shop—Bandit Pâtisserie

Now, bring on the encore!

Address: 2018 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203
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9. The Wine Loft

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The perfect combo—soft bread and crunchy bacon. Photo via Wine Loft Birmingham’s Facebook page

Bacon. Lettuce. Tomato. It’s not hard to throw together a BLT sandwich. But for one that boasts its own unique flavors, check out The Wine Loft.

Made with special house-made bread, this BLT is loaded with a half pound of thick-cut double-smoked bacon, Alabama tomatoes, arugula and basil and served with a side of kettle chips.

Grab this BLT while you can because it’s only offered as a special a few times a year.

Address: 2200 1st Ave N # 100, Birmingham, AL 35203
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Who do you think makes the ultimate BLT sandwich around Birmingham? Let us know who we missed on social at @BhamNow on Facebook and Instagram, or @Now_Bham on Twitter.

Patience Itson
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