5 hidden food gems in Homewood to put on your radar

Mi Pueblo, cookies
The Big Cookie from Mi Pueblo Supermarket in Homewood. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

With it’s charm and sweet location, it’s hard not to love the city of Homewood. Now you’ll love it even more when you discover these exciting hidden food gems.

1. Stir Fry from Nabeel’s Café & Market

The limited-time special Stir Fry from Nabeel’s Cafe & Market in Homewood. Photo via Nabeels

When you think of Nabeel’s Café & Market in Homewood, your first thought is likely sandwiches and salads. But for a hidden gem that will totally wow you, consider their Stir Fry. Only available as a limited time special, hurry and try it before it says bye, bye, bye.

Price: Chicken Stir Fry – $12 | Veggie Stir Fry – $11

Find this limited-time special from Nabeel’s Cafe + Market at 1706 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209.

2. Stuffed Olives from De Vinci’s Pizza

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Stuffed Olives from De Vinci’s Pizza in Homewood. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Mozarella sticks just got an upgrade. Say hello to your newest fried friend—stuffed olives.

Found at De Vinci’s Pizza in Homewood, this appetizer is tasty times ten and makes the perfect marinara sauce dunker. It features diced black olives stuffed with cream cheese, mozzarella and parmesan cheese fried in bread crumbs. Price: $10.95

Find Stuffed Olives from De Vinci’s Pizza at 2707 18th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35209.

3. Tacos from Yo Yo Donuts

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Yo Yo Donuts. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

You may frequent Yo Yo Donuts in Homewood for their delicious rings of fried, glazed dough, but their menu offers much more—like tacos.

A doughnut shop that also sells tacos? Now that’s a combo I never thought to put together, but am now seriously considering.

Here are some items to try on the menu:

  • Tacos: choice of meat, cilantro and onions in a homemade tortilla. Price: $1.99
  • Crispy Tacos: choice of merat, lettuce + pico de Gallo. Price: $1.99
  • Fish Tacos: flour tortilla, lettuce, cheese, pico de Gallo + cream chipotle sauce. Price: $3

Find tacos from Yo Yo Donuts at 1919 28th Avenue South, Homewood, AL 35209.

4. Tanzania Peaberry Coffee from O’Henry’s Coffee

O'Henry's Coffee
Grab a cup. You know you wanna. Photo via O’Henry’s Coffee’s Facebook

Does coffee give you the smiles? That first essential sip is where it’s at.

For a flavor you may not have tired before, head to O’Henry’s Coffee in Homewood for the Tanzania Peaberry Coffee ($15/bag).

Grown on the high altitude estates in South Tanzania, this specialty brew offers a rich flavor with hints of citrus and floral. Its bold aroma is sure to activate your brain cells, too.

Find Tanzanian Peaberry Coffee from O’Henry’s Coffee it at 2831 18th Street South, Homewood, AL 35209 or these other locations.

Mi Pueblo, cookies
Mi Pueblo. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

During your next visit to Mi Pueblo Supermarket on Green Springs Highway, be sure to stop for The Big Cookie (99 cents). This sugar cookies scores points for its excellent soft-to-crunchy ratio, jumbo size and healthy dose of sprinkles.

Come on, who can say no to a cookie packing such serious sprinkle power?

Find The Big Cookie from Mi Pueblo at 216 Green Springs Highway, Homewood, AL 35209.

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