9 fun food trucks winning the Birmingham culinary scene

Birmingham food truck
Can confirm that Paradise Chow’s food takes you to magical heights. Photo via Paradise Chow’s Facebook.

We highlighted 15 Birmingham food trucks last year, but the list just keeps growing and we’re not mad about it. It’s time to build on 2019’s guide and include those old and new to the Magic City.

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6 places to get ramen in Birmingham, including Bamboo on 2nd

How good does this bowl of ramen look from Pho Pho in The Pizitz Food Hall?! Photo via The Pizitz on Facebook

Ramen: the ultimate noodle soup, my personal comfort food and the cure to any rainy day blues. Here are 6 places to find a warm bowl of ramen in Birmingham, plus our top menu picks from each.

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Food Network names Heavenly Donut Company’s “Nutella” doughnut one of the best in America

Birmingham’s Heavenly Donuts “Nutella” doughnuts named one of the best in America by the Food Network. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Whenever I walk into the Heavenly Donut Company store on 4911 Cahaba River Road, I experience a flashback from the movie Field of Dreams.
Remember when Shoeless Joe Jackson asked Kevin Costner’s character… “Is this heaven?”

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3 new openings coming to The Summit in 2020

Cheers to new business in Birmingham—and great Italian food! Photo via North Italia on Facebook

One of the most popular shopping destinations in the Southeast is expanding its impressive list of restaurants, retailers, entertainment and more. The Summit has announced three new openings coming in 2020—keep reading for the details!

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Let the debate begin. Should the sweet potato be declared Alabama’s state veggie?

Sweet Potatoes at the Winn Dixie on Montevallo Road in Birmingham. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Forget all those heady issues the Alabama legislature confronts, what seems like every legislative session. You know the issues well… the lottery, gambling, prison reform, and Medicaid expansion. Put those sticky matters on the backburner. The big debate lawmakers are grappling with this spring in Montgomery?

Should the sweet potato be declared our state vegetable?

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No two Birmingham hot dogs are alike. 9 local spots that have a hot dog for everyone.

Birmingham hot dogs
Pick your poison. Photo via Mile End Deli.

Back in the day, we gave you a guide to Birmingham’s 11 best hotdogs. But, with the recent (hopefully temporary) closure of Hot Diggity Dogs and a new decade we felt we needed a refresher on Birmingham hot dogs. Take a look at where you can find Birmingham’s take on the ballpark favorite.

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Nationally celebrated Post Office Pies to open new location in Mountain Brook

Trust us—their pizzas taste even better than they look. Photo via Post Office Pies on Facebook

This Birmingham original is a favorite spot for many locals. Post Office Pies hand-tosses their pizzas before cooking them in wood-fired brick ovens. They’re slinging their dough over to Mountain Brook this spring, and we can’t wait to chow down.

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Ashley Mac’s strawberry cake has your name on it. Win one + steak dinner for 2

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Ashley McMakin with her family icing a strawberry cake for Birmingham Home and Garden Magazine. Photo courtesy of Ashley Mac’s

Ditch the store-bought sweets this Valentine’s Day and opt for a local Birmingham treat instead. Here are a few of our favorites from Ashley Mac’s, plus more info on how you could win a Valentine’s steak dinner and strawberry cake for two!

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12 places to celebrate National Pizza Day in Birmingham

I hope you’re hungry, Birmingham! Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Dough. Sauce. Cheese. The three main ingredients of arguably the best food on earth. Sunday, February 9th is National Pizza Day and here are twelve places to get your grub on in Birmingham. Why twelve? One for each slice of an extra-large pizza. DUH!

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Everything BUT king cake. Check out 5 Mardi Gras-inspired treats in Birmingham

King Cake latte
With a double shot of espresso, sanding sugar to make the festive design, and a little drizzle of caramel on top, you’ll be partying all night after this drink. Photo via Heritage Coffee’s Facebook.

Although Birmingham has several bakeries that specialize in king cakes, here are a handful of Mardi Gras–themed desserts from local bakeries that like to shake things up. From lattes to stuffed French toast, Birmingham has some king cake recipes that will surprise you.

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