New Crestline pizzeria, Hide and Hunter + 3 more noteworthy businesses coming to Birmingham

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Slim's Pizzeria, one of our noteworthy businesses in Birmingham
A peek at Slim’s Pizzeria’s menu. Photo via Slim’s Pizzeria

Who says all the fun has to be downtown? We’re getting an inside scoop of what’s new and noteworthy all over the Magic City, and you’re invited. Here are five new Birmingham businesses that you need to keep an eye out for—and we have all the details.

1. Hide and Hunter

Hide and Hunter coming to Mercantile on Morris. New and noteworthy
Hide and Hunter sells handcrafted good with a Western flair. Photo via Hide and Hunter

This handcrafted and vintage leather goods store has some of the prettiest bags you’ve ever seen. Made organically, these bags serve an even better cause—they support domestic and international outreach trips with a portion of their proceeds. Their home brand, Hide and House, sets them apart with these hand-poured and vegan friendly candles as well as beautiful drinkware.

Hide and Hunter is based right here in the Magic City, and their first brick and mortar location at Mercantile on Morris is opening so soon. With a projected opening date of October 8, we are gearing up to go check out their opening this week.

2. Rickey J’s Bakery

Rickey J’s is a local, family owned bakery, and they recently opened their new location right off 280. Located previously in Pinson, this shop is about to hit the taste buds of Vestavia Hills. With chicken salad we’ve heard is amazing, smaller baked goods and fresh cakes made to order, we can see why people are big fans.

Rickey J’s describes themselves as “baking with love” so it’s no secret that this family owned shop is one of Birmingham’s noteworthy businesses this week. It’s going right at the top of our list.

3. Slim’s Pizzeria

We'll take all three, please! Pizza from Slim's Pizzeria- a new and noteworthy business
We’ll take all three, please! Photo via Slim’s Pizzeria

Let’s hear it for Birmingham’s Crestline neighborhood. Your new pizza destination, Slim’s Pizzeria, is serving up a slice of goodness on Church Street. The pizza isn’t all that wows us—their handcrafted cocktail menu has us feelin’ fancy no matter the occasion.

Slim’s is now open, so make your way there for dinner plans this week. Enjoy a Slim’s pie in their Church Street location or take it to go and enjoy it in the comfort of your own home. You won’t regret it.

4. The Ono Poké

Poke bowl from Ono Poké- a Birmingham noteworthy business
Look at all of that color. Photo via Bham Now

The poké shop we all know and love, The Ono Poké, is headed east to join the existing noteworthy businesses at The Summit. These rice bowls have made their way into the hearts of Birmingham, and The Ono Poké is here to give the people what they want and head up a third location at The Summit. Catch us “cheers”ing our rice bowls in early 2022.

The Ono Poké is big on flavorful combinations, but you can build your own bowl by selecting your base, protein, toppings and sauce. Trust us, you have to try their spicy aioli. Be sure to stay tuned for details such as location and opening dates—you’ll see us there for sure.

5. Teaspoon

Cactus mural surrounds some of Birmingham's noteworthy businesses.
Cactus Mural at The Summit. Photo by Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

This Bay Area based bubble tea shop, Teaspoon, is officially coming to The Magic City. As their first location in the Southeast, we can’t wait to be the first to show them a good, old-fashioned Southern welcome.

They will serve classic and unique boba tea flavors with fresh ingredients and add-ins such as taro chunks, egg or almond pudding. Don’t worry, dairy sensitive friends—Teaspoon has oat milk options, too. We can’t wait for all of the poppin’ pictures that we’ll take with our gourmet boba tea. Make sure to keep an eye out for an opening date, it is estimated early 2022.

That’s all for today, folks. Want to find all of the new and noteworthy businesses? Keep up to date with our socials: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Tiktok.

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Olivia Moses
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