5 Alabama bakeries welcoming those with dietary restrictions

Alabama dietary friendly bakeries
Like those Little Debbie snack cakes, but upgraded. Photo via Joyful Food Co.’s Website.

A couple of my friends have been on the Whole 30 diet this month, and it’s really shown me how restrictive certain diets can be. Whether it’s a preference or you have a food allergy—here are a few Alabama dietary friendly bakeries that make it easier!

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The Anvil Pub & Grill is almost ready to open in Hoover! Check out what they’re serving.

The Anvil
Can anyone guess why it’s named “The Anvil?” Keep reading to find out! Photo via The Anvil Pub & Grill’s Twitter.

Good news—you don’t have to travel to the other Birmingham in England for authentic British cuisine. Another British-inspired culinary restaurant is hitting the food scene in Birmingham—the Anvil Pub. The modern pub plans to open sometime this February.

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Cousins Maine Lobster—Shark Tank success—is bringing its food truck to Avondale THIS Sunday, Jan.19!

 Co-owners of Cousins Maine Lobster, Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis, smiling alongside their biggest supporter—business mogul Barbara Corcoran. Photo via Cousins Maine Lobster’s press kit.

*Que Shark Tank introduction music* Ever wanted to taste Cousins Maine Lobster for yourself after seeing them on Shark Tank? Now you can! Come out to Avondale Brewing Co. this Sunday from 2PM-7PM and try the food that led Barbara Corcoran to offer the business a $55,000 deal.

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NEW OPENING! The Little London is coming to Homewood

I’ll take these chips over Lay’s any day. Photo via Little London Kitchen on Facebook

Popular Birmingham food truck Little London Kitchen serves up the best flavors and traditions from across the pond. They’ve gained dedicated fans all across the city since their opening, and they just announced their latest project—a new pub.

The Little London will open in Homewood later this year. Check it out!

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5 openings + expansions coming to Homewood, including Neighborhood Nutrition

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If there’s a chance of meeting this little ball of fluff, I will see you there. Photo via @magiccity_bham on Instagram

Homewood continues to thrive! This popular area just south of Birmingham proper has been expanding for a while now, and it looks like they’re not slowing down anytime soon.

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Ranelli’s Deli in Five Points named best deli in Alabama by the Food Network

Ranelli’s Rick and Sarah Ranelli. The popular deli was named the best in Alabama by the Food Network. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Have you ever had a neighbor receive one of those “best of” awards – like best lawyer or citizen of the year? When someone in the neighborhood does good and gets recognized, we all feel a bit prouder and stand a little taller.

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People are raving about Helena’s newest seafood joint, Bywater Oyster Bar & Grill

Crawfish étouffée is one of my all-time favorite foods, and this one looks delicious. Photo via Bywater Oyster Bar on Facebook

Bywater Oyster Bar and Grill opened in Helena just a few weeks ago, but they already have over 40 rave reviews on Facebook. Central Alabama residents are FANS of the food at this new seafood restaurant. Find out why!

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Blueroot co. to open brick-and-mortar locations across Birmingham including downtown


Check out that gorgeous salad! Photo via blueroot co. on Facebook

Birmingham food concept blueroot co. has big plans—three new locations, in fact. The healthy, fast-casual eatery has been spotted around town at various pop-ups and events, and now they’re continuing their growth with pickup locations in downtown Birmingham and Mountain Brook Village. See below for the scoop.

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A Birmingham Dietician’s top 10 tips for a healthy new year

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After spending the last two months indulging in the allllll the holiday treats that Birmingham has to offer, we’re feeling like it’s time for a reset. The best advice comes from medical professionals, of course, so we asked an expert.

A local Registered Dietician Nutritionist (RDN) gave us her best advice for starting 2020 out on a healthy foot. Find her tips right here, as well as how to make them work in Birmingham.

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Davenport’s, Cowfish Sushi, Red Cat, received 95 and above food service scores in December

Blackmon’s Cafe scored a 95 on Jefferson County Department of Health’s Food Service rating. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several Birmingham area food service establishments, including Davenport’s in Mountain Brook, Lakeview’s Red Cat, Blackmon’s Cafe in Birmingham and Cowfish Sushi at the Summit received 95 and above on their health inspection scores in December 2019.

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Need New Year’s Eve plans? Don’t miss the Downtown Get Down

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Celebrate the last night of the decade downtown. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Happy New Year’s Eve, Birmingham! If you’re on the search for last-minute plans to ring in the new year, look no further. Cocktail bars across downtown Birmingham are teaming up to host the Downtown Get Down, and we’ve got the details.

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