Something about locally made and sourced foods just tastes better. Luckily for us, there are thousands of incredible local makers, farmers, and bakers throughout Alabama who constantly provide some of the tastiest products in the South. Is your mouth watering yet? We’re sharing 13 Alabama-made food FINDS you’re sure to love.
13 Alabama-Made Food FINDS
McEwen & Sons Stone Ground Products
The McEwen family launched McEwen & Sons after Frank and Helen McEwen purchased their own stone burr grist mill to incorporate more healthy and organic whole grains into their diet. Based in Wilsonville, McEwen & Sons creates grits, polenta, rolled outs, fish batter and more. Find them locally at Alabama Goods or shop online HERE.
Kettle Brothers Gourmet Kettle Corn
Brothers Brandon and Jordan Greer, from Rainbow City, dreamed up Kettle Brothers Gourmet Kettle Corn after years of snacking on the same plain popcorn. Together they crafted several unique flavors that satisfy whatever you may be craving. Our favorites? Cookies & Cream, Smokin’ White Cheddar, Cinnamon Roll and Heavenly Cake. Delicious! Find the four flavor sampler pack for $26 at SB Shop or locally at Alabama Goods.
Created with fresh ingredients based on a tried-and-true 90-year-old recipe, it’s no wonder Dadeville-based Wickles Pickles is a Southern delicacy. While their delicious Original Chips may be their best seller, we can’t get enough of their Spicy Red Sandwich Spread or their Wicked Okra. You can’t go wrong with any of the Wickles Pickles products! Find this brand online, or contact your local Winn-Dixie or Publix for product availability.
Mis’ Rubin’s Seasonings
These seasonings are your next favorite seasoning mixes! If you haven’t already tried one of these local seasoning blends, it’s time. Add your choice to all your grilled favorites, soups, and more. We suggest buying the 4-pack (as photographed here) and trying them all. Then, you can head to Piggly Wiggly, Publix, and more to keep your pantry stocked. Buy online here.
Alabama Peanut Company
You haven’t been to Birmingham if you haven’t tried the famous roasted peanuts from Alabama Peanut Company. Since 1907, Alabama Peanut Company has served the Magic City fresh roasted and boiled peanuts daily. Get your peanut fix via next-day delivery or shipping, or find them locally at their storefront on historic Morris Avenue, where they are offering no-contact pickup.
Hamburger Heaven Sauce
Lovingly referred to as “the new ketchup,” Hamburger Heaven’s hamburger sauce is as good as everyone says it is. Bottled right here in Birmingham, Hamburger Sauce can be found at most tailgates and backyard barbecues across the South. Not a fan of burgers? No problem. This sauce is good on practically any of your favorite foods. Find it online here for $5.99 or at your nearest Hamburger Heaven location.
Alabama Sunshine Sauces
From the ever-popular white BBQ sauce to their classic hot sauces, Alabama Sunshine has truly perfected its delicious farm-to-table recipes. Crafted in Fayette, Alabama Sunshine sauces provide the perfect ‘kick’ to any dish using fresh, locally sourced produce. Find their products online here or at locally at Alabama Goods.
Jams, Jellies and Preserves from Stone Hollow Farmstead
Twenty-one years ago, the Stone family officially established Stone Hollow Farmstead, a farm in Harpersville that produces some of the South’s best cheeses, honey, specialty foods, botanicals, cosmetic extracts and cosmeceuticals. Sold out of their retail space in Pepper Place, Stone Hollow Farmstead is an integral part of the Alabama farming faction, providing organic CSA options to the Birmingham community. Some of our favorite products include the delicious seasonal jams, jellies and preserves. Find them online, in-store or each Saturday at The Market at Pepper Place.
After Midnight Salsa Co.
Founded in 2012, After Midnight Salsa Co. has quickly become an Alabama favorite. Crafted with fresh ingredients in Alabaster, this salsa brand boasts unique flavors that even the pickiest eaters will enjoy. Looking for mild salsa that not’s lacking in flavor? The Sissy Salsa is for you. Looking for something extra spicy? Fire in the Hole Salsa will appease your tastebuds. Find these salsas at your local Piggly Wiggly.
Located in the Magic City, Match Chocolate’s chocolate makers produce delectable chocolate bars, pastries and truffles in small batches to ensure quality. This bean-to-bar process results in some of the most delicious chocolate in the South — and maybe even the world. Purchase Match Chocolate at any of their pop-up events, including The Market at Pepper Place. See their current event schedule here.
Emily’s Heirloom Pound Cakes
Emily’s Heirloom Pound Cakes was born out of sheer opportunity and a cherished family recipe. In 2013, April McClung was researching ways to raise funds to send her two sons overseas as student ambassadors. With a talent for baking and a delicious recipe, April started baking pound cakes, and Emily’s Heirloom Pound Cakes — affectionally named after April’s husband’s grandmother — was born. Now this company from Homewood ships nationwide and is quickly becoming a beloved Southern dessert. Shop online for local pickup or shipping.
Highland Gourmet Scones
For more than three decades, family-owned and -operated bakery Highland Gourmet Scones has served the Birmingham community with delicious scones. Located in Pelham, this bakery offers nine different flavors throughout the year that are each uniquely delicious. These one-of-a-kind treats can be shipped nationwide and make for great gifts. Shop online for local pickup or shipping.
Bee Creek Farm Honey
There’s nothing more Southern than some locally sourced honey, and Alabama is home to several experienced beekeepers and farmers. Family-owned and -operated Bee Creek Farm in Vincent is no exception. Serve it on top of your favorite biscuit or mix it in a hot cup of tea. Find it ranging from $6 to $18 at The Market at Pepper Place or Southern Tasty Treats.
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