Veganism is growing in popularity across the country, and it’s easy to see why! This way of life pays more respect to the animals around us while also delivering health benefits to many who undertake this dietary journey. One of the only downsides of this decision is the lack of options found in many cities. Fortunately, Birmingham’s impressive food resume includes plenty of delicious vegan dishes. Check out a few here.
Fevers Grill and Juice Bar
Operated by some of the nicest people you’ll meet in the city and featuring a wonderful outdoor space complete with an art park, Fevers Grill and Juice Bar is a must-visit in the Magic City. Their wood-fired oven cooks their vegan pizzas to perfection, and their vegan wings (fried cauliflower coated in buffalo sauce) can’t be beat. They have dessert options and many other menu highlights to make this experience a delicious one. Learn more about the unique restaurant here.
New China Town
This 5 Points South staple is a favorite amongst many in the Magic City, with their vegan menu being a large reason why. The restaurant estimates that nearly 40% of their customers order vegan! The Mongolian “beef” special is the crowd favorite, but sesame tofu, General Tso tofu, garlic tofu, and veggie dumplings are among the contenders fighting for the top spot in stomachs across the South.
McFly’s Bird Shoppe
Vegan chicken tenders may sound like a dream from the future, but the fine folks down at McFly’s have turned this into a present day reality. The massive munchables will leave you full, and their large quantities of fries or tater tots provide the perfect companion to this animal-free experience. The restaurant also expects to have more exciting menu announcements (including vegan options) coming within the next few months - so be on the lookout!
In addition to being one of the best interview experiences we’ve had, Burritopunx is making other hearts around the city happy by providing delicious burritos that easily fit into the vegan diet. The relatively new pick-up/delivery business lets you order ahead of time each week for a weekend burrito connection. They sell out quickly, so be sure to jump on the opportunity as soon as you can.
Coming Soon...Underground Vegan in 5 Points!
One of Birmingham's favorite food trucks will soon be located in a brick-and-mortar across the street from McFly’s and New China Town! Underground Vegan provides a one-stop shop for a wide variety of vegan alternatives to your former favorite foods, and we can’t wait to share more information on their soon-to-be announced opening date.
Keep Munching, Birmingham!
Wherever your favorite spot is to get a delicious vegan meal, it’s just a great thing that Birmingham has so many options - and only more to come! Supporting these health and environmentally-conscious businesses goes a long way in bringing more vegan options to our lovely city - so thank you for supporting and eating local.