Your ultimate Birmingham holiday food guide


The ultimate Birmingham holiday food guide
Thinking about all the delicious holiday foods Birmingham has to offer. Photo via Blueroot

Are you ready for the best part of the holiday season? We’re talking peppermint chocolate cookies, pumpkin praline French toast and autumn squash salads. It’s time to feast Birmingham, and we’ve got you covered on where to get some incredible food all season long sure to impress everyone at your holiday gatherings. Read to the end to find out how you can win big with our $500 local restaurant gift-card giveaway.


Ruby Sunshine

Ruby Sunshine Birmingham Holiday Food
Time to dive into some fall specials at Ruby Sunshine. Photo via Ruby Sunshine

There’s nothing like signature holiday flavors and dishes, and Ruby Sunshine’s fall menu items are here to deliver. Try options like the pumpkin french toast, stuffed with pumpkin cheesecake and topped with praline sauce. It pairs perfectly with a Seasonal Mimosa Flight with flavors including Apple Pie. These Seasonal Specials only last through the end of November, so get them while you can.

Looking for a good gift? When you buy $50 in Ruby Sunshine gift cards you’ll get $10 on them!

Rolls Homewood

Birmingham Holiday Food guide
Nothing says happy holidays like a box of beautiful rolls. Photo via Rolls Homewood

At Rolls Homewood you won’t just find your ordinary cinnamon roll. Try tasty fall flavors like pumpkin spice, caramel apple and butter pecan. Their sweet and savory rolls make a delicious breakfast for one or an outstanding gift idea.

Don’t miss out on their additional Holiday Menu—it drops November 5.



Birmingham Holiday Food Guide
A harvest salad from Blueroot is the fall salad of our dreams. Photo via Blueroot

Worried about what to bring to your upcoming holiday meal? Blueroot has you covered with their new seasonal menu. Pre-order their Harvest Salad or Beef Stew for the perfect shareable dish everyone will love.

Tratorria ZaZa

Birmingham Holiday Food Guide
Brussels and pancetta make this pasta pop on our Birmingham holiday food guide. Photo via Trattoria ZaZa

At Trattoria ZaZa there’s always something new and delicious to try. With a rotating menu featuring daily specials, this spot has hearty pasta and incredible Italian dishes with a twist.

Check out their three-course date night option on Saturday for more seasonal options.

The Ono Poke

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I wouldn’t mind diving into a bowl at Ono Poke right about now. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

If you like poke bowls, you should know that The Ono Poke has the best in Birmingham. So go build one yourself, or get in the spirit of giving by gifting an Ono Poke gift card to your favorite poke bowl lover.


Umami Birmingham

Birmingham Holiday food
Welcome to sushi paradise at this Birmingham holiday food spot. Photo via Umami Birmingham

The word umami literally translates to the essence of deliciousness, and Umami Birmingham is living up to its name. With items including Wagyu beef, baked lobster tail and an extensive sushi menu with rolls made fresh in-house, this new Birmingham spot is a must-visit this season.

Hattie B’s

Birmingham holiday food
Make dinner plans at this Birmingham food spot for the holidays. Photo via Joseph Woodley

Hattie B’s knows their stuff when it comes to hot chicken. Top it off with Southern sides like pimento mac and cheese or red skin potato salad, and you’ve got the perfect combo. Share the gift of Hattie B’s this season with your fellow hot chicken fans.

Grab the App and get a free dessert when you sign up! You’ll also get $10 off every $100 you spend, so cut the line and stack some perks. 

Taco Mama

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Time to sip a marg and eat some tacos. Photo via Taco Mama

With locations all throughout Birmingham, Taco Mama is a well-known favorite. I know a gift card from here would be the perfect present to fuel my ever-growing Taco Mama addiction. Whether you go for the tacos, queso or hand-shaken margaritas you can’t go wrong with this classic.


Birmingham holiday food
Apple pie meets cookie in this Birmingham holiday food guide treat. Photo via Cookie Fix

Cookie Fix is known for their amazing gooey-on-the-inside-crispy-on-the-outside cookies. This season you can look forward to favorites like Andes Mint Chocolate Chunk, Peppermint White Trash, Ginger Molasses and more. Grab a cookie in-store or buy a dozen for friends and family—they’ll love you for it.

Birmingham holiday food
This Birmigham holiday food guide item is no ordinary cookie dough ice cream. Photo via Cookie Dough Magic

Cookie Dough Magic just brought us a major gift for the holidays with their new creation, Dough Cream. This blend of chocolate chip cookie dough and ice cream creates a creamy sweet treat you’ve got to try.

They’ve also started serving iced coffee at the Birmingham and Trussville locations, so go get your caffeine buzz while satisfying your sweet tooth.

Visit our Instagram @bhamnow to enter our holiday food giveaway and win gift cards to all the spots we’ve mentioned! To enter, follow our page, like our giveaway post + tag a friend.  Deadline is Nov. 10 so get to tagging for your chance to win this ultimate prize.

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