10 food allergy friendly restaurants in Birmingham

Real and Rosemary is one of the food allergy friendly restaurants in Birmingham
Delicious food at Real and Rosemary. Photo from Real and Rosemary via Facebook

Are you looking for food allergy friendly restaurants in Birmingham? Not only do these restaurants provide allergy-free foods—they serve a slice of the ordinary, a plate of belonging, and a rare opportunity to feel like a normal person in a restaurant.

Here are our top 10 picks for food allergy friendly spots in Birmingham.

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A guide to the latest in Five Points South, including a ‘90s themed bar and ‘80s chicken joint

McFly’s Bird Shoppe taking me back in Five Points South. Photo via McFly’s Bird Shoppe 

Birmingham’s Five Points South is hoppin’ right now. See below for the scoop on all the new eats and recent openings!

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Finch Fine Wines, a new wine store and service that includes 3000 wines online with next day delivery

Staff at Finch Fine Wines in Mountain Brook. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Wine connoisseurs rejoice!

Finch Fine Wines held it’s grand opening and ribbon cutting on November 19 at the Mountain Brook Plaza ( 2737 U.S. Highway 280 South) in front of an overflowing crowd with Mountain Brook Mayor Stewart Welch in attendance.

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5 restaurants open on Thanksgiving day in Birmingham, including Galley and Garden

Enjoy a Thanksgiving meal at Seasons 52 in Birmingham, AL. Photo via Seasons 52 on Facebook

Love Thanksgiving, but aren’t looking forward to all the food prep and clean up? Well guess what, you can make it easy on yourself this year, while still enjoying a delicious holiday meal, by going out to eat. Here are just a few of the restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving Day in Birmingham.

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3 vineyards near Birmingham, AL that are nothing to wine about

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Looks like our kind of hangout. Photo via Corbin Farms on Facebook

Birmingham, AL has no shortage of delicious food, stunning natural scenery, and unique cocktail bars. However, something I never knew was thriving in the Magic City is the wine scene!

Fantastic blends that are bottled in Birmingham are enjoyed all over Alabama and beyond—and you can get an inside look.

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5 Birmingham foodies including Chef Clayton Sherrod & Kathy G on how to cook healthy (and delicious) for the holidays

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Kathy G’s cranberry brie appetizer. Stay tuned to Bham Now for the recipe! You can also find Kathy G’s recipes in her cookbook “Food, Fun & Fabulous.” Photo via Kathy G and Co.

Cooking and eating healthy around the holidays can be tough—the pie! the cookies! the casseroles!—but it doesn’t have to be impossible. We spoke with a few Birmingham foodies about staying healthy during the most wonderful time of the year. 

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Birmingham’s Hattie B’s has the best Mac and Cheese in Alabama, according to Business Insider

Hattie B’s staff at the Birmingham Lakeview District restaurant. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Everybody loves Hattie B’s Nashville-style hot chicken, but don’t forget their legendary Mac and Cheese, says Business Insider, one of the nation’s largest digital business publications.

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Owner of Fig Tree prepares to open new Mountain Brook restaurant this December.

The Mountain Brook restaurant is set to open in December.
Do you see this face? JP ain’t messing around when it comes to his gourmet creations. Photo via Fig Tree’s Facebook.

A new Mountain Brook restaurant is ready to take you into the 2020s by taking you back to the 1920s. JP Holland, owner and executive chef at Fig Tree, plans to open Watkins Branch Bourbon and Brasserie next month.

The speakeasy theme creates the perfect setting to send you into the next decade.

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3 items from Ashley Mac’s Holiday Menu we’re loving including a mouth-watering Boar’s Head Ham—Win one here!

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Don’t go to Thanksgiving dinner empty handed. Let Ashley Mac’s help make your holidays hassle free. Pick up delicious eats ahead of time, and leave the last-minute cooking for the turkeys.

See our top 3 dishes from Ashley Mac’s Holiday Menu to include in your Thanksgiving spread. Also, enter to win a Boar’s Head ham + a dozen sour cream biscuits! YUM.

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Meet Tre Luna Catering’s dynamic duo. They can make your Birmingham party-planning a snap.

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Erin and Brian Mooney with their “3 moons.” Photo via Sara Walker

You’ve heard of Tre Luna Restaurant in Hoover, and if you’re lucky, you’ve eaten there. The restaurant offers a variety of Italian-inspired dishes like homemade pastas and pizzas, plus an exciting list of wines, beers and specialty cocktails. But did you know they also offer catering services that will make throwing a party a snap? 

Here’s a behind the scenes peek at the menu and services of Tre Luna Catering, and how the owners have worked to make the business a growing local success in Birmingham. 

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Celebrate National Nacho Day with 5 unique nacho choices at Birmingham restaurants on Nov 6

Irish Nachos at On Tap. Photo submitted.

“In queso” didn’t know, November 11 is National Nacho Day! Make sure to celebrate with some of these unique dishes from local restaurants. They are definitly “not’cho” regular nachos!

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Family-run Tony’s Hot Dogs in Pelham named top 50 best hot dogs in America by Big 7 Travel

Tony’s Hot Dogs named best hot dogs in Alabama. Joseph and Misty Tortomasi in the center. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

The international foodie and travel digital publication – Big 7 Travel has named Tony’s Hot Dogs in Pelham as the best place to find a hot dog in Alabama and America.

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7 places to get the most delicious chicken soup in Birmingham

Pho - basically Vietnamese chicken soup with noodles in Birmingham
Pho—Vietnamese noodle soup—at Saigon Noodle House on 280

It’s gonna be cold in Birmingham this weekend, and what better way to warm up than with a nice comforting bowl of chicken soup. Since I grew up in a house where chicken soup was referred to as “Jewish penicillin,” it’s my ultimate go-to for when someone’s sick.

It’s also the most comforting thing I can imagine eating when the weather turns really cold, like it’s about to do this weekend.

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