Alabama Food and Drink

Alabama is home to a diverse culinary scene that is rich in everything from award-winning fine dining to classy, upscale wineries and breweries to hidden hole-in-the-wall gems. Alabama food favorites include barbecue that falls apart in your mouth, diverse food truck offerings, and French-inspired cuisine that will transport you to another world. With so much to offer, Alabama is the ideal place to savor the flavors of the South. Revel in the experience of being served world-class culinary masterpieces, pull up a chair, and soak up a true culinary feast for the senses. Plan your next trip today — delicious Alabama food is waiting for you!

A Weekend In Birmingham, Alabama

October 2023


I was compensated for our visit, but my opinions are completely my own.

When you think of top foodie destinations in the Southeast US, many of the popular cities are overcrowded, incredibly expensive, and a bit overhyped. I’m here to tell you about the lesser-known GEM of Birmingham, Alabama. We spent Labor Day weekend in The Magic City and loved every minute of our time there. Birmingham has all the essential components of a prime weekend destination – charming neighborhoods, unique and interesting museums, hiking trails, boutique shopping, and of COURSE – amazing restaurants. Did you know Birmingham is home to 7 different James Beard Foundation awards for chefs and restaurants? Here’s the lowdown on where we stayed, what we did, and what we ATE!



2101 5th Ave. N, Birmingham, AL 35203


The Redmont Hotel is located in downtown Birmingham and a perfect location for exploring the surrounding areas. The hotel was established in 1925 and has well-appointed rooms, valet parking, and a...

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Alabama Serves Up Some of the Best Catfish this Side of the Mississippi

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Featured Locations & Events

Whether it's seafood on the Coast or a craft beer in Huntsville, Alabama has some of the greatest food and drink experiences waiting for you.

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Eat, Drink & Be Alabama

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Platter of different colored beers at a bar

Cahaba Brewing Company

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Row of bottled alcohol on a bar

John Emerald Distilling Company

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Leaves of grapevines at a vineyard

Perdido Vineyards

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Fish platter on a plate with garnish

Hot and Hot Fish Club

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Steak on a plate with vegetables and a glass of wine

Cotton Row Restaurant

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Find an Alabama Food Experience

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Hotel Or Motel
106 Jefferson Street South
Huntsville, AL 35801
106 Jefferson, Downtown Huntsville's newest luxury boutique property indulges guests in a unique and...

210 East Glenn Avenue
Auburn, AL 36830
Acre celebrates Southern hospitality and the fresh harvest provided by the local community.

1211 MLK Blvd.
Northport, AL 35476
George Archibald, Jr. was 12 years old when he started working in the family barbecue business his f...

Brewery Or Distil...
3201 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35222
At Back Forty Birmingham, we are all about innovation, whether it be in the brewhouse or the kitchen...

3079 US Hwy 280
Alexander City, AL 35010