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Happy Women’s Month! In no particular order, we’ve gathered twenty woman-owned restaurants in Birmingham you should support. Keep reading to get the details.
Jennifer Ryan is the face behind Bham’s BLUEROOT, the place to get a quick and healthy meal. She’s also an entrepreneur, investor and small business owner who was recently featured in Forge’s event for International Women’s Day.
2. Michael’s Restaurant
Nestled next to Region’s Field in Birmingham’s Parkside District is Bernadine Birdsong’s beloved Michael’s Restaurant. This restaurant features a rooftop bar with one of the best views of Birmingham’s skyline.
3. Underground Vegan
One of my personal favorite vegan food trucks, Underground Vegan, is owned and operated by Khalilah Sowell. She has perfected a vegan dressing for her plant-based meals, so you should give this place a try.
4. ROOTS & RELEVRY
One of the best woman-owned restaurants in Birmingham would be ROOTS & RELEVRY. If you love a meal with a view, then this is the place to go. On the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Tower, you can enjoy the views of downtown while eating an upscale dish!
5. EATS Highland
Owner Wendy Cruze has dedicated this restaurant’s menu to be almost completely gluten-free. As a woman-owned restaurant, you should make EATS Highland a must-visit for this month.
You might know Tonya Jones as a spa and salon owner, but this year, she has ventured out and opened a new restaurant in Mountain Brook. Give Civitas a visit in the English Village soon.
I know Chocolata isn’t technically a restaurant, but they deserve to be on this list because they are completely woman-owned with an all-ladies team.
Chocolata even stays connected to women brands across borders. They do this by sourcing their chocolate from a farm in Ecuador that is predominantly made of women farmers.
8. Magic City Nutrition
Two women entrepreneurs, Faith and Britni, expanded their little nutrition business to the Magic City a little over a year ago. This little shop offers tasty, nutrient-filled smoothies and teas that are made efficiently. it’s fast food without the guilt!
9. Shu Shop
For the romantic, you should support Shu Shop for authentic Japanese cuisine. While you’re there, order the shoyo ramen—it’s delicious.
10. Ted’s Restaurant
Where friendly gets downright fresh, Beba Touloupis has made Ted’s Restaurant one of Birmingham’s staples.
11. Pop’s Neighborhood Grill
This family-run restaurant should be your go-to spot in Birmingham for deli sandwiches and wings. Who doesn’t love a good burger?
12. Fevers Side Chicks Food Truck
Fever Side Chicks has hot dogs, pizza and wings. The best part—it’s all vegan!
13. Nola Ice – Broad St. Peaux Boys
Last year, Kelli Caulfield opened NOLA and Broad St. Peaux Boys at the Pizitz bringing a taste of The Big Easy to downtown. You should try their crawfish nachoes if you’re a fan of interesting dishes.
14. Ashley Mac’s
Birmingham’s sandwich experts at Ashley Mac’s also can be found at the Pizitz. They have multiple locations around Birmingham because they’re just that good!
15. Queen’s Park
Queen’s Park is run by one of the coolest ladies in Bham, Laura Newman. If you’re looking for a fun night out this month, then support Queen’s Park.
16. Real & Rosemary
As a fan of a laid-back atmosphere, Real & Rosemary is the place to go for a chill meal. If you love flavor combos and healthy options, then consider supporting them! The decor is also a 10/10.
17. Farm Bowl + Juice Co.
For produce lovers, Andrea Snyder opened Farm Bowl + Juice so you can get your acai bowl fix.
18. El ZunZun
Becky Satterfield’s El ZunZun serves Latin American-inspired cuisine and has become one the best spots for a cozy afternoon out. For the bold foodie, try the grilled cactus!
19. Bistro V
Nestled away off the busy Highway 31, Bistro V serves classic Southern dishes, like shrimp and grits and hamburger steak.
The award-winning chef, Raquel Ervin, reopened SLIDE earlier this year and is set to open a second location in the summer. SLIDE has become one of my fave woman-owned restaurants in Birmingham.
Which of these woman-owned restaurants in Birmingham will you be supporting?