5 hot openings you won’t want to miss in Birmingham

Chop N Fresh
ChopNFresh in Mountain Brook. Photo via Gabby Gervais

Looking for new and exciting experiences around the Greater Birmingham Area? We’re highlighting five new places we’re looking forward to in 2022 where you can score food and drinks.

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1. ChopNFresh

Chop N Fresh, Gabby
Spice it up with their Southwestern bowl. Photo via Gabby Gervais for Bham Now

ChopNFresh opened for business at Mountain Brook’s Lane Park on Tuesday, December 14. If you like salads made with fresh ingredients from local farmers and made-from scratch dressings, this is the place for you. Learn more.

Location: Lane Parke Ct, Mountain Brook, AL 35223
Website | Facebook | Instagram

2. Hot Off The Press Food Truck

If you haven’t checked out the latest food truck in Trussville, now’s the time. Hot Off The Press opened in November and serves gourmet sandwiches, burgers and quesadillas. 

Most popular items on the menu? The Mash and Prime & Cheddar. Also try the hand-cut fries.

Location: Courtesy Buick GMC, 1857 Edwards Lake Rd, Birmingham, AL 35235

Opening in 2022

3. Pizza Grace 

Pizza Grace
Pizza Grace at Mercantile on Morris is your next must-visit. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

The wait for Pizza Grace to open at Mercantile on Morris is almost over, everyone. The new eatery opens for biz on January 10.

Bham Now had the chance to give ‘em an early taste test and we discovered it’s totally delicious. 

My fave—the Margherita pizza with marinara, Crave Brothers mozzarella, basil and EVOO. View the menu.

Location: Mercantile on Morris, 2212 Morris Ave, Ste 105, Birmingham, AL 35203
Website | Instagram

4. Cala Coffee

Cala Coffee
Get ready for new coffee shop in Cahaba Heights. Photo via Cala Coffee’s Facebook

Good news for coffee fans in Cahaba Heights, because Cala Coffee will open in Summer 2022. 

Cala Coffee Company was founded in February 2021 with a coffee cart offering handcrafted drinks along with an online store. 

Now, this local coffee cart is expanding to its first brick and mortar on Autumn Lane next to Midtown Eat & Drink. 

Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for updates as we await opening day.

Location: 3950 Autumn Lane, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
Website | Facebook | Instagram

5. 450 Bakery


This small local kitchen is gearing up to pack a big punch in Birmingham in 2022. 450 Bakeshop will feature freshly-made and cooked-to-order items that will satisfy your sweet cravings, like cinnamon rolls and red velvet cookies. Check out their drool-worthy Instagram for future menu items.

Location: TBD – Birmingham, AL

Know of more openings? Tag @bham now on social and let us know.

Patience Itson
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