7 of the juiciest watermelon dishes + drinks in Birmingham

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Watermelon smiles. (Summer Guffey / Bham Now)

It’s summertime, the time of our lives…and watermelon! Keep reading if you’re looking for a drink to sip the summer heat away or simply want a juicy melon dish. We have located seven of the juiciest watermelon dishes and drinks in Birmingham.

1. Watermelon Marg—Taco Mama

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Who else stares at the marg menu waiting for watermelon season? (Taco Mama)

The iconic marg you all have been waiting for is in season. Head over to any Taco Mama with your lunch buddies for a watermelon margarita. There’s even a fun little chunk in there for you.

2. Watermelon Pop—Steel City Pops

Nothing fits the summer season better than watermelon and popsicles. At Steel City Pops, they’re big brained because they married the two. Who doesn’t love a fruity, cold and melon-y treat?

3. Watermelon Peach Ring—Magic City Nutrition

Nestled in the center of The Battery, sip on the watermelon peach ring drink from Magic City Nutrition. A perfect option for the watermelon lover on the go!

4. Summer salad—Real & Rosemary

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Delish! (Madison Croxson / Bham Now)

Looking for something as refreshing as dipping into a cool pool? Try the summer salad at Real & Rosemary, a spring mix salad topped with watermelon, local peaches, heirloom tomatoes, feta, pecans and lemon vinaigrette.

5. Warm Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese—Gianmarco’s

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Gianmarco’s wine bar. (Gianmarco’s)

Goat cheese pairs nicely with watermelon—I know cause Remy the Rat told me. Although the pro chef from Ratatouille isn’t working in the kitchen of Gianmarco’s, they have mastered the art of antipasti. Try their warm pistachio-crusted goat cheese on a salad with watermelon and balsamic.

6. Refresh—Farm Bowl + Juice

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Recharge. (Farm Bowl + Juice Co.)

Farm Bowl keeps it juicy juicy. When you’re walking downtown Homewood, try their refreshing Refresh, a juice made from watermelon and beets. Be sure to call ahead to make sure it’s in stock.

7. The Pig

Looking for locally grown watermelon? Try shopping at Piggly Wiggly where you can find local market foods at the grocery store. Their watermelon is fresh and perfect for an afternoon picnic.

What’s one of your favorite watermelon dishes?

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