If you’re ready to leave the kitchen prep work to the professionals, make plans to order a premade meal. Several Birmingham restaurants have created options that only require you to heat up the oven or open the microwave. From frozen entrées and appetizers to salads, soups, desserts and more, here are 10 places to order a delicious premade meal in the Magic City.
10 Places to Order Premade Meals in Birmingham
3147 Green Valley Rd., Cahaba Heights, AL 35243 • (205) 822-4142
5299 Valleydale Rd., Hoover, AL 35242 • (205) 346-6186
4730 Chace Cir., Hoover, AL 35244 • (205) 259-5044
1831 28th Ave. S., Suite N101, Homewood, AL 35209 • (205) 582-0062
Whether you’re cooking for one person or the whole family, Ashley Mac’s Gourmet-To-Go frozen meals always come in handy when you’re tired of spending hours in the kitchen. The team at Ashley Mac’s offers a variety of tasty appetizers, entrées, sides, soups and desserts that are easy to store and bake. One of our personal favorites? The cheesy twice-baked mashed potatoes. Place your curbside or delivery order online or by phone.
Dishn’ It Out
1111 Dunston Ave., Crestline Park, AL 35213 • (205) 871-5444
If you’re looking for fresh meals that are ready to bake and serve, Dishn’ It Out in Crestline will be your new go-to spot. Serve a five-course meal or keep it simple with entrées like the beef and black bean enchilada casserole or baked ziti. Call to place your order for delivery or takeout.
Fit Five Meals
Fit Five Meals offers a healthy alternative to your meal plans with new menu options each week. Cooked with fresh ingredients and no added fats, these dishes are for those looking to eat clean without sacrificing taste. Preorders for all meals are available for pickup Monday or Thursday. For your convenience, there are several pickup and grab ‘n go locations around Birmingham. Order online and see this week’s menu here.
Home Plate Cooking
5129 Highway 17, Helena, AL 35080 • (205) 621-6502
There’s nothing like a delicious Southern-style meal. The talented team at Home Plate Cooking makes it easy to enjoy a home-cooked meal with little to no prep work. They have an extensive menu including single-serve, small and family-sized entrées, as well as sides, desserts and breads. With classic dish options like shrimp and grits, chicken and dumplings, and pot roast, you may never want to cook again. Call ahead to place your pickup order.
1919 28th Avenue South, Suite 113, Homewood, AL 35209 • (205) 871-1620
If you’re in the mood for some tasty New Orleans cuisine that’s premade, fresh and ready to eat, Homewood Gourmet should be your first stop. Enjoy a Cajun favorite like chicken and sausage jambalaya, or opt for a vegetarian option like vegetable lasagna that is sure to please the whole family. Order online or call to place your order for curbside pickup or local delivery.
The Joyful Food Co.
759 Shades Mountain Plaza, Bluff Park, AL 35226 • (205) 538-7967
If you have dietary restrictions or simply strive to eat clean, The Joyful Food Co. is Alabama’s only food store offering 100% gluten-free and paleo meals. Order online or call to place an order for curbside pickup. Local delivery is also available from Tuesday through Thursday for orders over $50.
113 12th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203 • (205) 775-0603
Katie’s Plates, created by Katie Strickland, is a gourmet food delivery company that ensures Birmingham families can dine on delicious meals without spending time prepping or cooking. Enjoy healthy dinner, lunch, snack and drink options all week long. Menus change each week and go live on Tuesdays. Orders can be placed online for free local delivery or pickup, and pickups can be made Monday through Thursday between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Meals by Misty
108 Watterson Pkwy., Trussville, AL 35173 • (205) 508-5993
Enjoy delicious homemade entrées (including breakfast), sides, desserts, snacks, salads and soups at Trussville’s best-kept secret, Meals by Misty. With options like chicken souvlaki, pepper steak and a personal chicken pot pie, there’s something that will satisfy everyone’s tastebuds. Meals by Misty offers ready-to-bake options that change weekly as well as an extensive list of fan-favorite frozen meals. Call or order online for curbside pickup.
113 12th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Looking to have your meals prepped and delivered right to your door? Birmingham-based Nourish Meals might be the perfect fit for you. Choose a meal plan subscription that works best for you, and enjoy a new menu each week. Receive your premade meals each Sunday and take the guesswork out of meal planning. Sign up for your plan online.
2911 Linden Ave., Homewood, AL 35209 • (205) 914-0388
Whether you’re feeding two or 10, the tasty take-and-bake meal menu at Sorelle changes every week, and the dishes are always fresh. With several different entrée, side and dessert options, Sorelle will keep you full and happy. Call or text to place an order with 24-hour notice.
Bon appétit, Birmingham!
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