8 tasty tomato dishes in Birmingham you must try

FIVE fried green tomatoes
Did someone say tomato? (Patience Itson / Bham Now)

With the summer winding down, we only have a little longer for tomato season. We gathered the freshest and tastiest tomato dishes in Birmingham for you to try. Keep reading to find out what restaurants you should head to.

1. Tomato Salad—Hot and Hot Fish Club

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One for the table, please. (Hot and Hot)

For fans of Alabama classics such as tomatoes, okra, field peas and corn, then you’ll need to try the Tomato Salad from Hot and Hot Fish Club. You’ll love the flavorful golden, beefsteak and rainbow tomato combo topped with a crispy bacon piece. There’s a reason it’s the most famous tomato dish in Bham.

2. Fried green tomato Caprese—Roots & Revelry

Roots and Revelry
What’s on the menu? (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Nothing beats the crunch of a fried green tomato followed by the sweet tanginess of the fruit. At Roots and Revelry, they only use the best locally grown heirloom tomatoes around. Not only do they use green tomatoes but juicy heirlooms as well. It’s the best summer treat.

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3. Fried green tomatoes—Rib-It-Up

In the mood for tomato dishes similar to what your grandma makes? Rib-It-Up makes fried green tomatoes that will have you reminiscing on summer days spent with your family. Give them a try!

4. Tomato salad over butter lettuces—Vaughn & Co

Eating fresh summer produce is best in a salad where you can taste the quality of the food while also feeling good about what you eat. Out of all the tomato dishes in Birmingham, this one is known for classic Southern ingredients, including spiced pecans and champagne vinegarette.

5. Fried green tomatoes—Fried Green Tomatoes

Of course, you can’t NOT get fried green tomato dishes in Birmingham’s own Fried Green Tomatoes restaurant. Try saying that ten times fast! As a Southern staple, you won’t want to miss out on this dish.

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6. Heirloom tomato pie—Pies and Pints

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They offer gluten-free choices as well. (Pies and Pints Pizzeria)

Tomato dishes in Birmingham: pizza edition! You’ll want to take a bite of Pies and Pints’ heirloom tomato pie. They use some of Alabama’s boldest and most flavorful heirloom tomatoes. It’s divine.

7. Heirloom tomato salad—MELT

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This Heirloom Tomato Salad is in a league of its own. (MELT)

Enjoy the last bit of the summer tomato with this salad from MELT. Although we love the iconic grilled cheese from this restaurant, the salad is a banger on its own! You can never have too much of this Southern dish.

8. Heirloom tomato panini—Brick & Tin

I see a trend of heirloom tomato dishes in Birmingham and I’m loving it. This panini is put together with Alabama-grown heirloom tomatoes, basil pesto and homemade aioli on pain de mie loaf—YUM.

Did we miss your favorite tomato dishes in Birmingham? Tag us on social @bhamnow to let us know!

Summer Guffey
Summer Guffey

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