6 best things we ate in Birmingham in August

Pepperoni pizza
Warning: this story will make you hungry. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Another month has come to a close in Birmingham, so we’re reminiscing on all the best food in Birmingham we tried in August. Here are six of the tastiest things the Bham Now team ate this month, from chicken and waffles to plenty of pizza.

1. Margherita pizza from Post Office Pies

Margherita pizza - best food in Birmingham
I could go for a pizza that. Photo via Tira Davis for Bham Now

“I don’t really know what to say about it besides it was really good. It wasn’t too cheesy (which I like), and the cherry tomatoes were fresh. That pizza combined with the strawberry lemonade is chef’s kiss.”

Tira Davis, content producer + TikTok manager
  • Location: (Avondale) 209 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222 | (Mountain Brook) 270 Rele St, Mountain Brook, AL 35223
  • Hours: Monday-Sunday 11AM-9PM
  • Website | Instagram | Facebook

2. Shrimp al Ajillo from Sol y Luna

Shrimp al ajillo from Sol y Luna
Nothing like a savory dish from Sol y Luna. Photo via Olivia Moses for Bham Now

“This dish was amazing. The shrimp was cooked perfectly and the bread that they give you compliments it so well. 10/10 paired with their Perfect Margarita.” 

Olivia Moses, content producer + Instagram manager
  • Location: 920 Lane Parke Ct, Mountain Brook, AL 35223
  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11AM-3PM, 5-9PM | Friday-Saturday 11AM-3PM, 5-10PM
  • Website | Instagram | Facebook

3. Hash from The Essential

The Essential hash - best food Birmingham
Still dreamin’ of this hash. Photo via Cecilia Wood for Bham Now

“My first time grabbing brunch at The Essential did not disappoint. This hash with potatoes, conecuh bacon, peppers, fried eggs and salsa verde was bright and refreshing. Pro tip: Split the hash with a friend.”

Cecilia Wood, content producer + social media manager
  • Location: 2018 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Hours: Wednesday-Friday 11AM-10PM | Saturday 9AM-10PM | Sunday 9AM-2PM
  • Website | Instagram | Facebook

4. Chicken and waffles from Yo’ Mama’s

Yo Mama's chicken and waffles - best food Birmingham
I know where my next lunch is coming from. Photo by Jacob Blankenship via Bham Now

“I love hashtags because they look like waffles, so I just had to have the chicken and waffles from Yo’ Mama’s. Fun fact: this was my first time ever having chicken and waffles!”

Jacob Blankenship, channel analyst + photographer

5. Pepperoni pizza from Golden Boy Pizza

Golden Boy Pizza
The perfect crust and melty cheese. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

“I tried Golden Boy Pizza at their opening during Hammerfest. Delicious pizza and I got to pet their mascot, 11/10 experience.”

Nathan Watson, content producer

6. Shredded beef flautas + chicken chilaquiles from Sol y Luna

Sol y Luna shredded beef flautas
Why wait for your birthday to have food this yummy? Photo via Madison Croxson for Bham Now

*Clearly, the Bham Now team is loving Sol y Luna this month.

“Sol y Luna is one of my absolute favorite spots for a night out in Birmingham. The food is always fresh and flavorful, plus I love the atmosphere! Last week I celebrated my birthday there with this delicious meal and a complimentary birthday tequila shot. Cheers!”

Madison Croxson, content producer
  • Location: 920 Lane Parke Ct, Mountain Brook, AL 35223
  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11AM-3PM, 5-9PM | Friday-Saturday 11AM-3PM, 5-10PM
  • Website | Instagram | Facebook

We’ve shared our favorites—now we want to hear yours! Share your top eats by tagging @BhamNow on social.

Cecilia Wood
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