In the heart of Birmingham’s historic Theatre District sits the Pizitz Food Hall. Opened in early February of this year, the much-anticipated Pizitz Food Hall is bustling with people from all over the Magic City. While many restaurants are still trickling in, by Summer of 2017 all of the delectable stalls should be open for business. Keep a look out for the Reveal Kitchen, an area that will rotate quarterly to feature up-and-coming Birmingham restaurants. This quarter’s restaurant is Tropicaleo which offers Puerto Rican fare made from local ingredients.
Begin your morning with the Alabama Biscuit Company. Their fluffy biscuits are served up with sweet and savory toppings like fried bologna and almond butter. If you’re not feeling biscuits, swing by WaffleWorks, a special twist on Belgian Waffles. They serve up a wonderful combination of the classic Belgian Waffles and traditional soul food (like a Conecuh sausage wrapped in a waffle corn-dog-style). Top either of those off with a drink from Revelator Coffee, and your day is off to a great start.
For lunch you still have the unique options from breakfast, but you’ve also got Choza Taqueria for that taco craving you’ve had since Tuesday. In addition to their sister store in New York City, Choza Taqueria is inspired by a beach hut in Northern Mexico and will offer tacos, burritos, bowls and salads. If you’re looking for something a little different, drop by Ichicoro, a modern spin on ramen noodles with spunky Latin flavors.
Other great options include Eli’s Jerusalem Grill. Originating on 280, this stall will feature traditional Israeli food such as shawarma, falafels, kebabs and salads. And Busy Corner Cheese and Provisions serves up deli sandwiches and their own personal grilled cheese. Take some of their artisanal and farmstead cheeses home with you to add a unique flavor to your homemade recipes.
One of the most creative stalls there, Ono Poké, is a blend of Hawaiian and Japanese cuisine. Comprised of marinated raw fish and a bed of rice or greens, Ono Poké is driven by passion and delivers a unique taste to the food hall.
A great option for dinner is Fero, a stall featuring Italian cuisine with a rustic twist. From classic pork chops to pastas, Fero will have you covered, and be sure to try their buckwheat crepe with pork belly. If you’re looking to try something even more adventurous, check out Ghion Cultural Hall. Known for it’s presence in Atlanta, Ghion Cultural Hall features modern interpretations of dishes with an authentic Ethiopian atmosphere.
The Louis, named after Louis Pizitz, will be a milkshake bar by day, and a with a more adult setting by night. If you’re not up for milkshakes, but still want a scoop of ice cream, try Lichitas. Created by using fresh fruit and quality ingredients, Lichitas features ice cream and Mexican paletas reminiscent of southern Mexico. If you find yourself just looking for a quick bite on the way to clas,s try mo:mo:’s. Fan’s of Bamboo on 2nd will love this stall featuring their executive chef Abhi Sainju. Sainju will feature made-from-scratch dumplings and banhi mi. These dumplings will offer unique and experimental flavors alongside more traditional ones.
So whether you’re there for breakfast, lunch, a quick snack or dinner, the Pizitz Food Hall offers a wide variety of restaurants that showcase everything that makes Birmingham magical.