Meet one of the newest and most fun places to get your Birmingham foodie fix on! Located in the old historic Pizitz building downtown, you’ve got your choice of about 8 food stalls and a bar in the middle. And if you’re lucky enough and rich enough, you can live there, too! So here’s a round-up of the places we’ve gotten to try!
// MO:MO: //
You guys – these mo-mos were so delicious. I had never had one of these before, and they were some of the most delicious dumplings I’ve had. Also, the banh-mi was amazing.
// Ono Poke //
And hello to the poke trend!! You can pretty much add whatever you want to these delicious little bowls of heaven. You can build your own by choosing your base (rice, spring mix, quinoa) and then pick from the multiple bowls they have with different fish and toppings. They even have a few non seafood options if fish just isn’t your thing.
// The Standard //
Your basic delicious cheeseburger and hot dog joint. Chips, French fries and all the hot dog fixins you could ask for. I got the Birmingham Dog, and it was amazing. We also tried the cheeseburger, and it too would be as delicious as you would think. Nothing gets me going quite like a hot dog, French fries and a regular Coke. Definitely a fun place for lunch after playing at McWane (across the street!).
// Ichicoro Imoto //
Ramen in the Magic City! Choose which ramen bowl best suits you and then go from there! I mean, look how pretty that egg looks!! There is absolutely nothing better than a warm bowl of ramen – especially when it includes pork belly.
// Revelator Coffee //
Usually after lunch, I run by Revelator Coffee for a quick fix before heading back to the office. Delicious, delicious coffee.
The Louis Bar is stocked with anything you could possibly want. They do seasonal drinks like the above (the bartender informed us we could actually eat that flower! – which we totally did), beer, wine, liquor, and they have craft sodas. So so good.
Busy corner has all your meat and cheese needs. They have meat and cheese plates as well as hot and cold sandwiches. My favorite is The Arthur, and it is enormous. Once you get it you can feel how heavy it is – B and I usually split a sandwich. I also really want to try The Parma and the simple grilled cheese. Their bread is amazing.
Guion Cultural Hall is authentic Ethiopian food. Definitely a good place to go if you’re in the mood for sharing, but definitely talk to the server about what you’re wanting. The menu is so different from anything I’ve had, and I was a little intimidated, but they explained everything and we ended up with an incredible dish. Their bread is amazing as was the meat.
Pizitz is also home to Alabama Biscuit, Eli’s Jerusalem Grill (the couscous is amazing), Waffle Works, Silver Kati and a revolving Reveal Kitchen stall. I love having this in the city – so many different choices for lunch! I’m looking forward to Silver Kati for Indian street food, and finally taking boogs to Waffle Works for a fun waffle on a Saturday morning.
Pizitz Food Hall is located in downtown Birmingham at 1821 Second Ave North.