We LOVE spicy food, and Huntsville has some great restaurants with exceptionally delicious spicy dishes. If you like spice, keep reading for our town’s must-eat dishes that will make your mouth water.
Best Spicy Foods in Huntsville
Here are 5 dishes we recommend trying in Huntsville, Alabama if you can handle the heat.
#1 – Viet Cuisine – Vegan Beef
The vegan beef at Viet Cuisine is one of our favorite meals, period!
You know it’s spicy when you order something and the waiter warns you about the spice and asks if that’s okay with you. This spicy dish comes out on a sizzling hot cast iron pan with sauteed veggies and a side of rice.
Add extra Sriracha sauce if you want to kick it up a notch.
Visit Viet Cuisine: 210 Jordan Ln NW, Huntsville, AL 35805
#2 – Fire & Spice – Lonestar Tacos
They aren’t named Fire & Spice for nothing! Most of their dishes contain jalapenos, habaneros, hot sauce, you name it!
Pictured are the Totally Rad Tacos with jalapenos, but we’ve heard great things about their Lonestar Tacos that come loaded with smoked brisket, hot sauce, spicy slaw, bacon, cotija cheese, and creamy BBQ sauce.
Visit Fire & Spice Tex-Mex Smokehouse: 11220 S Memorial Pkwy Suite P, Huntsville, AL 35803
#3 – Happy Tummy – Spicy Bird
We love the name of this sandwich at Happy Tummy.
It’s a turkey sandwich (that’s the “bird” part) topped with pepper jack cheese and chipotle mayo (the “spicy” part) and piled high with tomato, red onion, and lettuce.
Pair it with jalapeno chips for an extra kick.
Visit Happy Tummy at Lowe Mill: 2211 Seminole Drive RR#5, Huntsville, AL 35805
#4- Local Taco – Nashville Hot Chicken Taco
No need to drive all the way to Nashville for some Nashville hot chicken!
Local Taco’s spin on this popular dish features fried chicken smothered in their house-made hot sauce with poblano cream sauce and topped with slaw, cilantro, and Wickles Pickles.
Visit Local Taco: 920 Bob Wallace Ave SW #310, Huntsville, AL 35801
#5 – Ale’s Kitchen – Jerk Chicken Tacos & El Diablo Burger
Because we couldn’t choose just one!
On one side you have a burger with pepper jack cheese, grilled onions, jalapenos, jalapeno salsa verde, Sriracha, tortilla strips, and creamy avocado sauce to cool things down a bit.
If tacos are more your thing, opt for the jerk chicken tacos with spicy slaw and spicy jerk sauce for just the right amount of spice.
Visit Ale’s Kitchen at Straight to Ale Brewery: 2610 Clinton Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805 (inside Campus 805)
Spicy Honorable Mentions
- Big Shakes – Hot Mess Chicken Sandwich w/ Executioner Sauce
- Thai Garden – Pad Phed Mee
- El Cazador – Al Pastor (Spicy Pork) Tacos
What are your favorite spicy dishes around Huntsville?