Taste the closest thing to a French baguette outside France, plus great sandwiches and tomato soup. It’s located near the heart of historic Southside.

Birmingham Breadworks
2408 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 933-7517

Under the guidance of Brian Somershield, a Stitt acolyte, this ever-bustling joint turns out thoughtful interpretations of modern Mexican, such as grilled chorizo meat loaf.

El Barrio Restaurante Y Bar
2211 2nd Avenue N
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 868-3737

Fresh fish, local meats, and craft cocktails.

Galley & Garden
2220 Highland Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 939-5551

Timothy Hontzas, whose family founded Niki's West, delivers his farm-fresh take on the meat 'n' three.

Johnny's Restaurant
2902 18th St S
Suite 200
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 802-2711

Food truck turned restaurant specializing in grilled cheese.

4105 4th Avenue S
Birmingham, AL 35222
(205) 917-5000

Generous portions at this mom-and-pop smokehouse.

Miss Myra's Pit Bar-B-Q
3278 Cahaba Heights Rd
Birmingham, AL 35243
(205) 967-6004

Fancy pizzas, seasonal salads, beer cocktails, and killer meatballs at this boisterous, no-frills, company-worthy pizzeria in the blossoming Avondale neighborhood.

Post Office Pies
209 41st St
Birmingham, AL 35222
(205) 599-9900
Stop in for an espresso and the homemade honey-nut granola; stay and shop around for bike apparel.
Woodlawn Cycle Cafe
5530 1st Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35212