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About Ashley Mac's Kitchen

Before Ashley Mac’s was a southern staple, it was just Ashley in a kitchen in Bluff Park, Alabama, feeding friends and neighbors. Raised by talented southern cooks, she had a lot to share.

Ashley Mac's History

Ashley crafted meals that became like edible greeting cards for the community. In moments when words were not enough, they gave poppyseed chicken and yeast rolls. On no-cook days, moms relied on Ashley to put a warm meal on the table. And for celebrations, they served her mouthwatering strawberry cake. But Ashley knew she had more to give.

Ashley Mac’s cafes were born, alongside her children, serving craveable classics plus freezer meals moms depended on. 5 cafes and 3 kids later, Ashley and Andy McMakin are still growing the Ashley Mac's brand. Ashley Mac's Kitchen continues to serve hand-crafted southern food to the community - feeding the moments that matter.

In 2012, Ashley received the Small Business and Entrepreneur of The Year Award, and in 2022, she proudly earned the prestigious Gold Alabama Retailer of the Year title, showcasing her exceptional achievements.

Menu Items & Specialties

Ashley Mac’s Kitchen offers homemade southern food like casseroles, sides, salads, dips and entrees like our craveable poppy seed chicken and chicken salad trio. Ask anyone in the Birmingham area, and they know about Ashley Mac’s Kitchen home-cooked meals (that don’t require all of the prep time and cleanup!)

At each of our 5 cafes, we have a family-friendly, dine-in menu consisting of healthy sandwiches, salads, entrees, soups and more. Our loyal fans like to say that we have the “Best Chicken Salad in Birmingham!” We also offer meals to-go when you need a quick bite. So, whether you are looking for healthy family meals or fresh food for tailgates and holiday parties, Ashley Mac’s Market is sure to please the whole crowd! Order online, ahead of time. We also offer delivery and pickup.

Ashley’s Debut Cookbook

To bring the taste of Ashley Mac's to homes nationwide, Ashley released her debut cookbook, Ashley Mac's Kitchen, in March of 2023. This remarkable cookbook presents over 100 recipes, including beloved favorites from her restaurant and personal kitchen. Organized around special moments spent with loved ones, each recipe carries a relatable touch. From tailgating to friendsgiving, Ashley's creative and colorful recipes foster togetherness and celebration. Purchase it here–it makes a great gift–for yourself or a loved one!

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