It’s all about hearty and delicious food in the US’s southern states, and if the thought of dining out on some classic BBQ and seafood dishes sounds like a dream to you, you’re going to love this itinerary. Honing in on the parts of Alabama that really know how to offer a taste of the Deep South; you’ll eat your way around the Gulf Coast, taking in Mobile and Birmingham as you go. Loose fitting clothes are thoroughly recommended on this tasting tour …
BBQ IN BIRMINGHAM
The first highlight on this whistle-stop foodie tour of Alabama will be Birmingham. A beautiful city that boasts sights like the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, we’ll ensure you’re guided around the very best this city has to offer. Then, once the sight-seeing is done, it’s time to get your fill of fine Southern cuisine. Home to institutions like Frank Stitt’s Highlands Bar and Grill, a place that serves Southern inspired French cuisine, as well as the more rustic Saw’s BBQ, you’ll be kicking off your adventure by enjoying the most exquisite flavours.
THE ALABAMA COASTLINE
Alabama’s coastline is quaint and charming. A place brimming with seafood shacks and shrimp boats softly bobbing in the water; it’s a part of the state that will truly send those taste buds into overdrive. Starting in Orange Beach, take some time to relax on the white sand beaches. We can arrange any number of excursions for you, including helicopter tours and dolphin cruises before getting you back on land to begin your foodie forays, which will begin at Moe’s Original BBQ. It’s the best place to sample unique dishes like Southern Fried Catfish and Fried Shrimp. And since it’s right next to the beach, you’ll taste the freshness even more.
CHOWING DOWN IN MOBILE
Next up, Mobile. The sister city of New Orleans and the first colonial capital of French Louisiana, the architecture you find here will enable you to see first-hand the heritage of this city. Upon arrival, wander the beautiful and historic Dauphin Street, and stop for breakfast at ‘Spot o’ Tea’, an authentic Alabaman institution. When you’re fed and watered, we’ll have you boarding the USS Alabama, wandering the botanical gardens and exploring the city’s museum of art. It’s all to work up an appetite and prepare you for the meal of a lifetime at Kitchen on George in the Oakleigh historic district. Here you can’t miss the opportunity to have your fill of real Alabaman seafood, so opt for the Alabama Fried Oysters and Shrimp and Goats Cheese Grits.
If there’s one thing we can be sure about – it’s that by the time you leave Alabama, you’ll be feeling incredibly satisfied and full (though there’s always a little more room for Southern hospitality).