More than 30 places with vegan options in Birmingham, including Big Spoon Creamery

Grab a bowl from Farm Bowl and Juice Co. for a healthy meal. Photo by Lauren Bedford

Are you a vegan, vegetarian, or someone who is following a plant-based diet? If so, it can be hard to find restaurants that are accommodating to your diet. Luckily, we’ve done some research and are here to provide you with a helpful list of restaurants in town that offer vegan and vegetarian options. 

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Birmingham holiday parades to get you in the holly jolly spirit

Waving at the kiddos who are waiting for Santa Claus! Photo by Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce Website

Christmas time is finally here. A time for family, hot cocoa, giving gifts(and receiving, if you’re on the nice list), and, of course, Christmas parades! That’s right, nothing reminds me of the holidays more than waiting patiently by the street for Santa to ride by in a firetruck throwing candy to all the good boys and girls. 

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35 Things to do in Birmingham in December

Don’t miss “Christmas is a Drag at Saturn” and 34 other great events this December in Birmingham! Photo via Saturn on Facebook

Are you ready for December in Birmingham? Lights are going up around town and everyone is feeling festive! Check out these 35 events (holiday and non-holiday themed) that are happening in Birmingham in December! 

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10 trend-setter gift ideas by Aviate, a Birmingham style original

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Take the guesswork out of gift giving with Aviate. Photo by Bham Now

Shopping local this holiday season? Here are our top 10 gifts from Aviate. This Birmingham-based, nationally loved apparel brand made baseball caps with 3-letter airport codes a wardrobe staple, but they’ve got a whole lot more to offer. 

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Guide to 29 Alabama nature based organizations with holiday gifts available

Baby Barred Owls at the Alabama Wildlife Center. Photos from the Alabama Wildlife Center Facebook page

Are you looking for ways to make your holiday gifts this year more nature-based  and meaningful?

We call it the  “natural twofer.”  Purchase a holiday gift from a nature organization and by doing so, support your local conservation efforts.

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4 Christmas tree farms an hour’s drive or less from Birmingham, plus local lots

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Photo via Pine Hill Farms’ Facebook page

Want the full Christmas tree experience, ax, hot chocolate and all? We found four tree farms within an hour’s drive or less from Birmingham. Or, visit a longtime, local family-run lot for pre-cut trees, wreaths and garlands. You can even support your local Boy Scout troop with your tree purchase. If we missed your favorite local spot, let us know.

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7 cause-worthy runs to participate in this November and December in Birmingham, including The Great Amazing Race

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Are you ready to race? Photo via Noojin and White Race to the Courthouse

Are you looking to get active while supporting a good cause? Then sign up for one of these cause-worthy runs happening this Nov. and Dec. in Birmingham.

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Stink bugs in Birmingham: by any other name, they’d stink the same

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Stink bug. Photo via Pixabay

“Shield bugs” is one name, which describes the appearance, like an ornate piece of medieval armor. We call them “stink bugs” stateside, but perhaps the French named it best. “Punaise diabolique.” Devil bug! Whatever you call it, if you’ve got them in your Birmingham home, please don’t squash them. Your nose can thank us later.

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It’s almost Halloween! Drive carefully in Birmingham with these 5 safety tips from Adamson Ford

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Here come all those little pedestrians in costumes! Photo for Bham Now

Driving slowly and distraction-free while toting your trick-or-treaters from house to house on Halloween may seem like a no-brainer for drivers, but these tips will help you creep it real down those Birmingham streets.

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The ultimate guide to Halloween costumes in Birmingham, plus two DIY tutorials including one on Harley Quinn

Girl Scouts and Wolf. Photo via @court660

Halloween is just two weeks away! Do you have your costume yet? No? The horror! Here are some costume ideas that are perfect for Halloween in Birmingham.

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5 awesome pumpkin patches to visit this fall, including Old Baker Farm and Helena Hollow

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Pumpkins galore in Birmingham. Photo via Helena Hollow

It’s pumpkin time again—and you’re in luck! This weekend marks open season for many amazing pick-your-own pumpkin patches around the greater Birmingham area. Which patch should you visit? Continue reading to find out!

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