Homewood Gourmet to relocate and expand in 2023

Homewood Gourmet
Current location of Homewood Gourmet at Homewood’s Merchant Walk. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

The popular eatery, Homewood Gourmet, is relocating to a larger and more accessible location within the city of  Homewood by spring of 2023. 

Established by Franklin Biggs in 1998, Homewood Gourmet was purchased by Chris and Laura Zapalowski 12 years ago in 2010. 

The Move

The restaurant is moving from its present Merchant’s Walk,  28th Ave South site to 2705 18th Place South, which is behind Little Donkey and Rodney Scott’s BBQ. At approximately 1500 square feet, Homewood Gourmet’s new location will be larger and closer to some great walkable shopping.

“We are so excited about our new location,” said Chris Zapalowski, Owner of Homewood Gourmet. “Our business has grown and with this larger restaurant space we will be able to provide better service and convenience for our customers. We are committed to the Homewood community and supporting other local businesses.”

(Homewood Gourmet)

A Birmingham original, Homewood Gourmet will continue to feature its long-time classics,  including:

  • Original Baby Blue Salad and their restaurant’s famous spiced pecans 
  • Fried Gulf Shrimp Poboys
  • House-made Pimento Cheese 
  • Dinner Entrees To-Go that are made fresh daily. 

There will be an expanded frozen food section as well as grab and go section, making to-go orders more convenient than ever before. Additionally, there will be more parking available for Homewood Gourmet customers. 

“To us, Homewood Gourmet is more than just a restaurant, it is a community staple,” said Laura Zapalowski, Owner of Homewood Gourmet. “Our goal is to offer the community a place to enjoy high-quality food in an inviting, fast-casual atmosphere.”

Prepare for the Transition

Homewood Gourmet
Site of the new Homewood Gourmet at 1705 18th Street North in Homewood behind Little Donkey. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Watch this space for updates on the transition to the new location. You can still make catering orders at  (205) 871-1620. Also follow Homewood Gourmet’s website/Facebook page  for details  about the restaurant’s new grand opening date and new space. Stay up-to-date on all things new by following Bham Now on YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook + LinkedIn

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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