Birmingham's Culinary Tapestry: A Southern Lunch Experience

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Birmingham, US
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Birmingham, US
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Embark on a unique culinary adventure with Birmingham's Culinary Tapestry: A Southern Lunch Experience. Dive into the heart of the South and indulge in authentic flavors and distinct local charm. This tour stands out by exclusively featuring local landmarks, offering an authentic taste of Birmingham's culinary heritage. Discover the unique, mouthwatering wonders of Birmingham's lunch scene, with stops at the city's most iconic and beloved eateries. Immerse yourself in Southern classics and experience the true essence of this vibrant city. Book your spot on our Birmingham Southern Lunch Tour today and let us take you on a gastronomic journey that will leave you craving for more. Please note that due to the volatile nature of restaurants, we reserve the right to substitute stops to ensure you have the full experience. Don't miss out on this unforgettable culinary adventure!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 3 hours - 4 hours
  • Suitable for 1-5 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Unique Southern lunch experience
  • Local flavors and authentic cuisine
  • Discover Birmingham's culinary heritage
  • Indulge in Southern classics
  • Charming eateries with nostalgic vibe
  • Lunch

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Indulge in a gastronomic journey through the heart of Birmingham, Alabama with our Southern Lunch Tour. This unique culinary adventure promises an unforgettable experience, immersing you in the flavors and charm of the South. Dive into the rich culinary heritage of Birmingham as you visit the city's most iconic and beloved eateries. With each bite, you'll savor authentic Southern classics and discover hidden gems that showcase the vibrant local food scene. Come along and let your taste buds be tantalized by the mouthwatering wonders of Birmingham's culinary tapestry.

What to expect?

On our Birmingham Southern Lunch Tour, you can expect a total duration of 180 to 240 minutes filled with delectable delights and fascinating stories. From the moment you meet at our designated location, 219 20th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35206, get ready for a journey that will awaken your senses. Throughout the tour, you will visit several unique establishments, each offering their own twist on Southern cuisine. From peanuts roasted in century-old gas-fired roasters to the famous Irondale Cafe, known for inspiring "Fried Green Tomatoes," every stop will be a culinary adventure.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for any food lover eager to explore the local flavors and culture of Birmingham. Whether you're a tourist looking to indulge in authentic Southern cuisine or a local seeking new dining experiences, this tour is for you. Embrace the diversity of Birmingham's culinary scene and discover hidden gems that serve up mouthwatering dishes. We welcome individuals, couples, families, and groups of friends who want to embark on an exciting culinary journey together. Don't miss out on a chance to satisfy your taste buds and immerse yourself in the heart and soul of Birmingham's food culture.

Why book this?

Uniqueness is at the heart of our Southern Lunch Tour. Unlike other food tours, our focus is on exclusively featuring local landmarks, ensuring an authentic taste of Birmingham's culinary heritage. Indulge in delectable Southern classics, prepared with love and served with a side of warm hospitality. Our experienced tour guides will share fascinating stories about the city's food culture, making this not just a meal, but a journey of cultural discovery. Birmingham's culinary scene is ever-evolving, and our tour ensures you don't miss a bite of the city's best-kept secrets.

Good to know

When booking the Birmingham Southern Lunch Tour, remember that restaurants can be volatile these days. We reserve the right to substitute stops with equally local and unique Southern kitchen excellence to ensure you have the full experience. The tour's meeting point is at 219 20th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35206, with parking available at the parking deck on 2nd Avenue North. Come with an empty stomach, an open mind, and a sense of culinary adventure.


Customers who have embarked on our Southern Lunch Tour have raved about their unforgettable experiences. They have praised the authenticity of the dishes, the knowledgeable tour guides, and the opportunity to explore Birmingham's hidden culinary gems. Whether they were first-time visitors or seasoned locals, they've all expressed their satisfaction and highlighted the tour as a must-do for any food enthusiast. Join us on the Birmingham Southern Lunch Tour, and be prepared to create your own mouthwatering memories.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Alabama Peanut Company

A totally unique business in Birmingham - peanuts roasted in 100+ year old gas fired roasters and boiled peanuts with flavors you are guaranteed not to find anywhere else

Irondale Cafe

The Irondale Cafe, located in Irondale, Alabama, is renowned for its rich history and classic Southern comfort food. Originally opened as a hot dog stand in 1928, the cafe has since evolved into a beloved local eatery, famous for inspiring the book and movie "Fried Green Tomatoes." The menu features a variety of Southern staples, including their signature fried green tomatoes, country fried steak, and a selection of homemade pies. The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming, with a charming, nostalgic vibe. Known for its friendly service and hearty portions, the Irondale Cafe continues to attract both locals and tourists, eager to experience its authentic taste of Southern hospitality and cuisine.

Admission Included

Ted's Restaurant

Ted's Restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama, is a beloved local eatery since 1972 that is celebrated for its authentic Southern comfort food and warm, hospitable ambiance. Known for serving generous portions of hearty, homestyle dishes, the menu features classics like fried chicken, meatloaf, collard greens, and cornbread. Diners appreciate the consistently delicious food, reasonable prices, and attentive service. The interior is simple and unpretentious, with a welcoming vibe that makes guests feel right at home. A fixture in the Birmingham dining scene, Ted's Restaurant has earned a reputation as a go-to spot for satisfying Southern cuisine and genuine hospitality.

Admission Included

Niki's West

Nikki's West (open since 1957) in Birmingham, Alabama, stands out as a culinary landmark, renowned for its classic Southern cuisine and bustling cafeteria-style service, earning its reputation as the "Grandmother of lunch buffets" in the city. This family-owned establishment showcases an extensive array of dishes in a serve-yourself format, providing patrons the freedom to customize their meals. The menu brims with comfort food staples, including fried chicken, catfish, collard greens, and cornbread. The straightforward, no-frills atmosphere puts the spotlight on hearty, home-cooked meals. Known for generous portions, a friendly staff, and quick service, Nikki's West has secured its place as a cherished dining destination for both locals and visitors.

Admission Included

Eagle’s Restaurant

Eagle's Restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama, has been a beloved staple in the community since 1951, celebrated for its authentic and delectable soul food. This longstanding establishment has built a reputation for serving a variety of traditional Southern dishes, all prepared with a genuine love for cooking and community. Guests can indulge in soul food classics such as fried chicken, catfish, collard greens, black-eyed peas, and cornbread, all served in generous portions that epitomize hearty comfort food. The ambiance at Eagle’s is straightforward and welcoming, embodying the true spirit of Southern hospitality. The warm, friendly service further enhances the dining experience, making Eagle’s Restaurant a cherished destination for locals and visitors alike, seeking a taste of genuine soul food in Birmingham.

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Johnny's Restaurant

Johnny's Restaurant in Homewood, Alabama, is celebrated for its unique blend of Greek and Southern cuisine, offering a culinary experience that stands out in the Birmingham dining scene. This charming establishment boasts a menu filled with delectable dishes, from succulent grilled meats to fresh, flavorful sides. The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming, providing a perfect backdrop for a delightful meal. Due to the challenging parking situation in the area, our tour specifically chooses to visit Johnny's on Mondays or as a substitute for another restaurant, ensuring our guests can seamlessly enjoy the distinctive flavors and warm hospitality that Johnny's is known for.

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David the guide was incredible. He was knowledgeable and personable. This was one of the highlights of my time in Birmingham. Don’t miss it and David!

Tony M

We had a great time, we kept going to places and ate until we could eat no more, and then we brought home all the extra leftovers and had a great dinner. I would bring a cooler next time as some of the leftovers from the earlier visits should have maybe been kept cold that long but thankfully it was cold that day and so they were still ok! We also learned so much about Birmingham that we never knew.
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