From Farm to Fire to Table
At Urban Cookhouse, we believe three things turn a simple meal into an unforgettable experience: delicious, made-from-scratch food, ingredients from local farms, and impeccable service. Each recipe in our family-owned restaurant contains fruits and veggies from neighboring farms, so every bite is fresh and flavorful.
We enhance all our flavors and freshness by cooking over an open flame with our famous Big Green Egg. This grill allows us to add wood-fired flavor to our meats. We chose the Big Green Egg because its shape and ceramic material holds a consistent temperature so that our quality is the same no matter who is working in the kitchen.
Urban Cookhouse, Inspired by Family
Urban Cookhouse was inspired by family. From PawPaw Snyder who taught our founder how to carefully smoke meats over hickory wood and charcoal and grow farm fresh vegetables to the Tomaino Family that came to America to start a new life, family is the “why” behind Urban Cookhouse. Sherry Snyder, our founder’s mother, was most at home in the kitchen modeling made-from-scratch cooking to her sons. The family farms that provide the fresh ingredients are another vital piece of our family tree that make Urban Cookhouse feel like home to our customers within the communities we serve.
Local Farms, Local Produce, Local Eats
We want to support our community in everything we do, which is why when you eat at Urban Cookhouse Birmingham and Tuscaloosa restaurants, you are eating local produce from farms all across central and northern Alabama. We support these businesses and their initiatives to protect our local economy and environment through our family-inspired recipes.
Whether you’re craving our signature Cookhouse Wrap, our mouthwatering chicken salad and fruit plate, or Sherry Snyder’s famous brown sugar brownies, every item on our menu is made with you in mind.
Meet Our Farmers And Family
Our produce at our Urban Cookhouse Birmingham locations comes from these farmers and families. Our local partners include Southern Oaks Farm, Hamm Farm, Harvest Farm, Smitherman Farm, Eagles’ Wings, Pockett Farm, and Millie Ray & Sons. Learn more about where we get our fresh ingredients!
On the Go!
Urban Cookhouse on Wheels
We are still the farm fresh, made from scratch restaurant you love, just now on wheels! You can find the UC Food Truck serving the Tuscaloosa community. Have an upcoming event? You can book our food truck online or call (205) 561-6999 to make a reservation, and we will cater your event! Whether you are coming to us, or we are coming to you, Urban Cookhouse delivers excellent service and delicious, home-inspired meals. Our partnerships with local famers allow us to serve you the freshest ingredients with a smile.