12 local spots to pick up food so you can homegate like a pro


Homegate celebration with food
Grab your quarantine buddies, food and your favorite jersey! It’s football season. Photo via sheex.com

Football season is here and although it may look a bit different we’re still able to enjoy the two main perks: football and food. Since most of us will be “homegating”, check out these twelve local spots to pick up some grub before the game.

For the BBQ lovers

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Dreamland BBQ

BBQ for homegate
Nothing like some Dreamland ribs. Photo via Dreamland
  • Location: 1427 14th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
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  • Bonus: Dreamland now ships straight to your door, including meats, sides, sauces and anything in between.

Full Moon BBQ

BBQ for homegate
The saauuuuce. Currently craving Full Moon BBQ ribs. Photo submitted

Some chili for those chilly night games

Demetri’s Bar-B-Q

Food for homegate celebration
Name a better duo. I’ll wait. Photo via Demetri’s BBQ on Facebook

For those who prefer wings

Purple Onion

Food for homegate celebration
So excited for Purple Onion’s new location in Lakeview. Photo via Purple Onion’s Facebook

J Wings

Food for homegate celebration
Wings never disappoint. Photo via J Wings
  • Location: 2451 Crossplex Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35208 (Crossplex) | 1011 9th Ave SW, Bessemer, AL 35022 (Bessemer) | 1709 Decatur Hwy, Fultondale, AL 35068 (Fultondale) | New location coming soon to the Pizitz Food Hall.
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Saw’s BBQ

Food for homegate celebration
You can’t beat the white BBQ sauce. Photo via Saw’s Street Kitchen on Facebook

For those who want a ~pizza~ the action

Post Office Pies

Food for homegate celebration
Basil beautifully decorates this pie. Photo via Post Office Pies, Facebook

Davenport’s Pizza Palace

Food for homegate celebration
This is a personal size, right? Asking for a friend. Photo via Davenport’s Facebook

Platters that are a touchdown everytime

Roly Poly

Food for homegate celebration
Bite size goodness on a platter. Photo via Roly Poly

Homewood Gourmet

Food for homegate celebration
If it has melted cheese, I’m eating it! Photo via Homewood Gourmet

Nachos, chips and dip for those who just like to nibble

Taco Mama

Food for homegate celebration
Who doesn’t love a giant plate of nachos? Photo via Taco Mama’s Facebook

Moss Rock Tacos & Tequila

Food for homegate celebration
Photo via Moss Rock Tacos & Tequila’s Facebook
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Chaise Sanders
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