7 best things we ate in Birmingham in October

Best food in Birmingham - chorizo and chicken tacos from Dos Hermanos
Empty stomachs, beware. Photo via Cecilia Wood for Bham Now

We’re wrapping up October and thinking about all of the best food in Birmingham we ate this month. Here are seven of the yummiest things the Bham Now team ate and drank this month, from hot wings to mouthwatering tacos.

1. The Three Amigos from Uptown Cantina

“The ‘Three Amigos’ is a three-dip appetizer with queso, guac and salsa & chips. The triple combination is so good you can’t help to rotate between the three with each chip. Guac—smooth and fresh. Queso—not too thick and nicely seasoned. Salsa—had just enough spice.”

Tira Davis, content producer + TikTok manager
  • Location: 2301 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N Unit 200, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 11AM-10PM | Sunday 11AM-9PM
  • Website | Instagram | Facebook

2. NY strip + smoked beef short rib from Helen

Helen NY strip
Can confirm: Helen’s okra is a must-try. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Helen never lets me down. If you’re looking for a steak or need a taste of your grandmother’s kitchen, this is the place to be.”

Matthew Niblett, multimedia producer
  • Location: 2013 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11AM-1PM, 5-9PM | Friday 11AM-1PM, 5-10PM | Saturday 5-10PM
  • Website | Instagram | Facebook

3. Garlic cheese bread + ranch from Post Office Pies

Best food in Birmingham - Post Office Pies garlic bread
Garlic, cheese, bread and ranch are a gal’s best friend. Photo via Jessica Broom for Bham Now

“If you aren’t team ranch on pizza, keep scrolling! If you are though, you are my people. Post Office Pies’ ranch may be some of the best in Birmingham, not to mention their garlic cheese bread has three of the best things known to man: garlic + cheese + bread. Pizza + Post Office Pies’ ranch = match made in heaven.”

Jessica Broom, account executive
  • Birmingham Location + Hours: 209 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222 | Monday-Sunday 11AM-9PM
  • Mountain Brook Location + Hours: 270 Rele St, Mountain Brook, AL 35223 | Monday-Sunday 11AM-9PM
  • Website | Instagram | Facebook

4. Chicken + chorizo tacos from Dos Hermanos LLC

Chicken and chorizo tacos
10/10 recommend—be sure to bring cash! Photo via Cecilia Wood for Bham Now

“After trying Dos Hermanos LLC for the first time, I understand why it’s one of Birmingham’s top-ranked food trucks. The chicken and chorizo tacos with perfectly seasoned, with onions and cilantro that added a fresh flavor and burst of crunchy texture. Be sure to load up on both of the salsas they give you—trust me.”

Cecilia Wood, content producer + social media manager
  • Truck #1 Location + Hours: 1331 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203, Tuesday-Friday 9AM-2PM | 604 9th Ave SW, Bessemer, AL 35022, Saturday-Sunday 8AM-3PM
  • Truck #2 Location + Hours: 211 W Valley Ave, Homewood, AL 35209, Tuesday-Sunday 9AM-2PM
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5. Strawberry margarita + the Chef’s Kiss from Mayawell

Mayawell bar strawberry margarita
Cheers to drinks that are as tasty as they are photogenic. Photo via Olivia Moses for Bham Now

The server at Mayawell said the Chef’s Kiss is the sweetest drink on the menu and while I usually like a mix of sweet and sour, this one was PERFECT for the person who really wants their alcohol to taste more like juice than an alcoholic drink. 10/10 would reccomend.”

Olivia Moses, content producer + Instagram manager
  • Location: 2900 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 4-11:30PM, Friday-Saturday 4PM-12:30AM
  • Website | Instagram | Facebook

6. Nashville hot wings from Wing It On! Trussville

Wing It On, Trussville
Wing It On! Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

“My favorite meal of the month! Why, you may ask?! Because it was hot and still enjoyable!

Jacob Blankenship, channel analyst + photographer
  • Location: 7268 Gadsden Hwy STE 104, Trussville, AL 35173
  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11AM-8:30PM, Friday-Saturday 11AM-9PM, Sunday 12-8:30PM
  • Website | Instagram | Facebook

7. Bonus—veggie plate from the Greek Festival

Best food in Birmingham - Greek Food Festival wedding cookies
Phone did NOT eat these Greek wedding cookies first. Photo via Catherine Smith for Bham Now

“Ironically, the people at the Greek Festival accidentally gave me something that I didn’t order, but it ended up being probably one of the best meals I’ve ever had in my life! The veggie plate included rice, Greek Style green beans, Greek salad, two spanakopites and two tiropites. I also got Kourambethes AKA Greek wedding cookies, for dessert!

Truly, I felt like I was eating a meal while watching the sun set in Greece. It was such an experience that everyone in Birmingham needs to try at least once in their life!”

Catherine Smith, sales intern

You know our favorites—now we want to know yours! Tag us @BhamNow on social to share the best food in Birmingham you ate this month.

Cecilia Wood
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