7 best things we ate in Birmingham in September

Wham Bham Roll
The Wham B’ham roll was a favorite for two Bham Nowers this month. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

It is officially October, and we’re ready for a new month trying the best food Birmingham has to offer. If you’re looking for foodie inspiration, check out seven of the best things the Bham Now team ate in September. Since a major part of our everyday lives is checking out The Magic City’s local businesses, you won’t want to miss these.

1. PBR, ramen + sushi from Bamboo on 2nd

Bamboo on 2nd
The Wham B’Ham roll, PBR & ramen. Photo via Jessica Broom for Bham Now

Jessica Broom and Matthew Niblett both raved about their meals from Bamboo on 2nd.

“Bamboo on 2nd was the perfect date night with plenty of food because girls gotta eat ya know. The PBR is TOO DIE FOR! The crispy brussels had me swooning. Followed up with some tasty sushi and a ramen bowl bigger than my face… I was in heaven.”

Jessica Broom, account executive
  • Location: 2212 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 5-9PM | Friday-Saturday 5-10PM
  • Website | Instagram | Facebook

2. Custom bowl with lemon-herb chicken from BLUEROOT Co.

“You really can’t go wrong with anything at BLUEROOT, whether you choose one of their menu items or build your own bowl. My insider tip is to NEVER skip the lemon-herb chicken. It’s super tender, flavorful + takes any bowl or salad to the next level. Grab a Harvest Roots kombucha at check out for the perfect lunch break.”

Madison Croxson, content producer
  • Location: (Pepper Place) Pepper Place, 2829 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233 | (Mountain Brook) 2822A Petticoat Ln, Mountain Brook, AL 35223
  • Hours: (Pepper Place) Monday-Friday 11AM-3PM; Saturday 7AM-1PM | (Mountain Brook) Monday-Friday 11AM-5PM
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3. Queso fundido from El Barrio

“This queso is soooo good! My friends and I devoured it. It’s not just normal queso—it has flavors of tequila, goat cheese and chipotle mixed in. We will definitely be back soon for another round!”

Sonia Kerrigan, content producer intern
  • Location: 2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30AM-8PM | Friday-Saturday 11:30AM-9PM
  • Website | Instagram | Facebook

4. L.H.M. from Wasabi Juan’s

Wasabi Juan's - best food we ate in Birmingham
Writing this story is making me hungry for an L.H.M. burrito all over again. Photo via Cecilia Wood for Bham Now

Wasabi Juan’s is an office go-to, and I finally joined the bandwagon this month. I order the L.H.M. (Lord Have Mercy) without shrimp, and the combo of spicy tuna, cream cheese, avocado and spicy mayo is delicious. Drench it in soy sauce and you have some of the best food in Birmingham for me.”

Cecilia Wood, content producer + social media manager
  • Location: (The Battery) 2201 2nd Ave S #105, Birmingham, AL 35233 | (Hwy 280) 5037 Hwy 280, Suite 101, Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Hours: (The Battery) Wednesday-Thursday, Saturday 11AM-7PM; Friday 11AM-6PM; Sunday 11AM-6PM | (Hwy 280) Tuesday 11AM-7PM; Wednesday-Saturday 11AM-2:30PM; Sunday 11AM-6PM
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5. Pepperoni pizza from Pinchgut Pies

Pinchgut Pies - best food Birmingham
I want a pizza that. Photo via Patience Itson for Bham Now

“The pepperoni pizza from Pinchgut Pies in Trussville will change your view on what pizza should actually taste like. It’s not doughy and undercooked like chain restaurants. It’s REAL pizza… wide slices you can fold in half with crust that’s cooked to crispy perfection. 5 stars!”

Patience Itson, content producer
  • Location: 129 Beech St, Trussville, AL 35173
  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11AM-10PM | Friday-Saturday 11AM-11PM | Sunday 11AM-9PM
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6. Burger of the day from The Rougaroux

“It was my first time eating at the Rougagroux, and it all looked good. I ended up going with the Burger of the Day, which was a regular hamburger with a layer of Alligator chili and some fries. I love trying new foods!”

Nathan Watson, content producer
  • Location: 817 39th St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 11AM-9PM
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7. The Fisher from Sons Donuts

Sons Donuts best food in Birmingham
Bite-sized deliciousness. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

“This was my favorite dish this month because it’s bite-sized. 🍩 This place is locally owned too, which is a plus for me!”

Jacob Blankenship, channel analyst + photographer
  • Location: 4000 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, Sunday 7AM-9PM | Friday-Saturday 7AM-10PM
  • Website | Instagram | Facebook

What’s the best food you ate in Birmingham in September? Tag us @BhamNow and let us know.

Cecilia Wood
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