NEW LOCATION: Homewood Gourmet re-opens in a more accessible and walkable space

Chris and Laura Zapalowski, owners of Homewood Gourmet (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Homewood Gourmet re-opened today, five months after it announced its relocation plans back in December 2022.The new, more walkable and accessible eatery location is at 2705 18th Place South in Homewood. 

13 Years

Laura and Chris Zapalowski with Franklin Biggs (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Chris and Laura Zapalowski purchased Homewood Gourmet from Franklin Biggs 13 years ago in 2010.

Biggs established Homewood Gourmet in 1998. He was on hand for the ribbon-cutting.

“It’s been a long time in the making,” Chris Zapalowski told Bham Now before the ceremony.  

“The last place served its purpose very well but it was time to move on and make life easier and more fun. And hopefully it’ll make our customers happy.”

Same Menu

The menu remains the same, including Zapalowski’s New Orleans-influenced po-boys, gumbo and Franklin’s famous Baby-bleu salad.

“I’ve always wanted to be able to eat a good po’ boy, especially after moving to Birmingham after Katrina,” said Zapalowski. “A good po’ boy has something to do with the maker, but it also has to do with the bread and the product that you put on it. We have good bread and we have a good product, so that’s what makes it a good po’ boy to me.”

Hours and Location

Homewood Gourmet ribbon cutting (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

The Homewood Gourmet location will be open the following days and times:

Monday to Friday – 10:30AM to 6:00PM

Saturday – 10:30AM to 2:00PM

Closed on Sunday

The new location is behind Little Donkey and Rodney Scott’s BBQ.

Here is a map to 2705 18th Place South, Homewood

What is your favorite Homewood Gourmet menu item? Personally I love the Baby Bleu Salad with a piece of salmon. Tell us on social media what we should try by tagging us at @bhamnow

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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