Just in time for Earth Day: 4 more local restaurants get gold stars for sustainability

These onion rings… (Cahaba Brewing Company)

Four of our favorite Birmingham restaurants have Gold Star sustainability efforts. The Alabama Environmental Council has welcomed a few additional local restaurants into the EAT Alabama program. Keep reading to see if your favorite spots have been selected!


EAT Alabama, aka “Earth Aware Team,” lets you know before you go. Find out which restaurants are doing their part and prioritizing sustainability! EAT raises awareness about disposable waste and its impact on our health and that of the planet. Learn about the different levels of durability here.

With 12 partners now, the organization is growing rapidly and eagerly awaits what is to come for EAT.

“We want to support and endorse restaurants in adopting sustainable practices such as avoiding Styrofoam and reducing waste through composting and food recovery programs. We are thrilled to welcome our first municipal partner, Mayor Buddy Choat of the Town of Trussville, who will issue a proclamation on May 26 banning styrofoam in all municipal facilities.

Lauren Guillebeau, Co-Chair, Environmental Issues Committee

The neighborhood

El Barrio for EAT Alabama
Nachos El Barrio with plantain chips, named the best nachos in Alabama. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

A must in Birmingham. And they care about the health of their customers and the planet!

The current at Cahaba Brewing Company

The Current at Cahaba Just in time for Earth Day: 4 more local restaurants get gold stars for sustainability
Yum. (The current at Cahaba Brewing Company / Facebook)

We are big brewery fans at Bham Now. Add locally sourced foods and sustainability? Even better!

Sol Y Luna

queso in birmingham
Are you still drooling? (Hannah Chambley / Bham Now)

Just when we thought we couldn’t love this iconic place anymore.

Taproot Coffee

Michelle and Reggie Torbor, owners of Taproot Cafe.
Michelle and Reggie Torbor, owners of Taproot Cafe. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

Taproot Cafe’s mission is to “empower people to create healthier communities by connecting them to local suppliers and healthy foods.” It’s no surprise that they are a gold sustainability partner!

Want to follow EAT Alabama and the winning restaurants? Check out their website and learn more about the benefits for restaurants.

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Gladys T. Hensley