Every city in Northwest Arkansas has a farmers market and some of them have more than one. They are a regular Saturday morning affair in most downtown areas. Farmer’s markets feature a convenient way to sample the bounty of NWA. Fresh vegetables, flowers, meats….just about anything you might want can be found at a local farmer’s market.
Below are the Top 10 farmer’s markets in NWA:
Event: Bella Vista Farmers Market
Date: Beginning April 23rd – Sundays Time: 9 AM – 2 PM
Location: Mercy Bella Vista campus, 1 Mercy Way
Event: Bentonville Farmers Market
Date: Beginning April 22nd – Saturdays
Time: 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Downtown Square, Bentonville, AR
Event: Eureka Springs Farmer’s Market
Date: April 20th Saturdays, Tuesdays & Thursdays Time: 8 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 44 Kingshighway, Eureka Springs AR 72632
Event: Fayetteville Farmers Market
Date: Beginning April 1st – Saturdays Time: 7 AM – 2 PM
Date: Beginning April 4th – Tuesdays and Thursdays Time: 7:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Location: Outdoors Historic Downtown Fayetteville Square 101 W. Mountain St
Event: Rogers Farmers Market
Dates: Beginning April 29th, Wednesdays and Saturdays Time: 7 AM – 1 PM
Location: 100 N Dixieland Rd, Rogers, Arkansas 72756
Event: Downtown Rogers Farmers Market
Date: Beginning May 6th – Saturdays
Time: 8 am -1:00 pm
Location: 101 E. Cherry St, Cherry & Arkansas
Event: Siloam Springs Farmers Market
Date: Beginning April 15 – Saturdays
Time: 8 AM – 1 PM
Location: City Park by the Gazebo in downtown Siloam SpringsKid’s Days this year will be May 13th, June 16th, July 8th, Aug 12th,Sept 9th. Siloam Springs also offers a convenient online service, place your order by 5 pm on Wednesday and pick it up on Saturday morning at the open air market between 9 am and 11 am.
Event: Springdale Farmers Market
Date: Beginning May 6th – Tues, Thur and Saturdays Time: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Jones Center for Families, 922 E. Emma Ave, Springdale, Arkansas 72764, Corner of East Emma & Hwy 265 on the Memorial Walk (more information 479-466-1265).
Event: Mill Street Market
Date: Beginning April 29th – Saturdays Time: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Historic Downtown Springdale, adjacent to The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History on the Razorback Trail
What’s not to like about Italian food? Most people love it and enjoy it frequently. Luckily, Northwest Arkansas has many outstanding Italian restaurants to choose from. Use the Top 10 list below to find one that is near you.
Tavola Trattoria $$
108 Southeast A Street, (479) 715-4738
If you are craving American Italian with Mediterranean influences, take your family and your taste buds to trendy Tavola Trattoria, a terrific little family-style Italian bistro located just off the Historic Bentonville Downtown Square on Southeast A. St. Customers rave about the Buratta and the Ravioli Tavola.
Devito’s of Eureka Springs $$
5 Center Street, (479) 253-6807
Located in Historic Downtown Eureka Springs, Devito’s of Eureka Springs, in business for 27 years, offers farm-raised trout and Italian specialties. Dine overlooking East Mountain in their glassed-in porch or choose intimate street-side dining or try their newest addition, sky-view dining on the roof-top. Trout are obtained from their own family-owned trout farm making it a true farm-to-table restaurant. The trout gets a huge nod, but so does the seafood fettuccine.
26 White Street, (479) 253-8806
Located on the upper Historic Loop in a an old Victorian home, Ermilio’s received the 2014 Arkansas Times Reader’s Choice Award for Winner: Best Italian Restaurant All Around Arkansas and Winner: Best Restaurant In Eureka Springs. The restaurant features a hearty pasta menu. Salmon, a hard item to do just right, is done perfectly.
Café Amoré $$
2070 East Van Buren, (479) 253-7192
Chef Katherine Zeller creates delicious Italian cuisine at Cafe Amore located on East Van Buren. Popular menu items are the pizza, the lasagna and the creme brulee. One patron describes it as “a little treasure hidden in the hills of Eureka Springs”.
Bocca Italian Eatery & Pizzeria $$
2036 N College Ave, (479) 301-2688
At Bocca’s you’ll find delicious hand-made pastas, wood-fired pizzas
and sauces made from fresh locally grown ingredients. Salads are fresh
and scrumptious as are the house-made dressings. Delivers consistently
awesome food and service each and every time you visit. Gluten free
options are also available.
310 West Dickson St, (479) 527-6795
Located on West Dickson St., Bordinos is an upscale restaurant offering refined Italian menu items, delicious deserts, wine flights and a weekend brunch. A great romantic dinner venue, it is also appealing to parties. Try the steak, and even if you are not eating bread, taste the profiteroles. Make reservations as they do tend to get crowded.
The Pesto Café $$
1830 College Ave, (479) 582-3330
With pestos made from the freshest ingredients including, the finest extra virgin olive oil, farm fresh herbs, pine nuts, hazelnuts, and walnuts, The Pesto Cafe’ located on College Ave, specializes in amazing Italian creations guaranteed to tempt your appetite. Enjoy relaxing to fun live acoustic music on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Try the Eggplant Parmesan, you will be glad you did.
Napoli’s Italian Restaurant $$
4408 West Walnut Street #5, (479) 270-5320
Located on West Walnut St, Napoli’s Italian Restaurant serves some of the best Neapolitan style pizza in NWA. Even people from NYC rave about it. Try the Sausage Pizzaioa once, you’ll be hooked for life. Known in the region for its authentic Italian food, their pasta is amazing as is their Alfredo sauce.
Venezia’s Italian Kitchen $$
2009 N Thompson St, (479) 419-9499
The food at this charming Springdale Italian restaurant rivals the food in Italy. Delicious bread and marinara sauce are at your table as soon as you are seated. The menu offers authentic New York style pizza, amazing pasta, and heavenly cheesecake. The owner is friendly, and determined that all customers have an excellent experience from the moment they walk through the door. Atmosphere is cozy, service is attentive and portions are large. Try the Chicken Tuscany.
Venesian Inn $$
582 West Henri De Tonti Boulevard, (479) 361-2562
In business for more than 60 years and located in Tontitown, the Venesian Inn prides itself on serving only authentic Italian food, homemade rolls, southern fried chicken and delicious steak entrées. It’s diverse menu has something for everyone. Experience a little taste of Italy when you choose to dine at the Venesian Inn. Bring a friend and a very healthy appetite and try the spaghetti and fried chicken combination.
Vetro 1925 $$$
17 East Center St, Fayetteville, AR, (479) 966-4649
Vetro 1925 Ristorante, located on East Center Street in a charming old renovated building with exposed brick, offers classic Italian flavors & wine in a classy atmosphere. The presentation and service are excellent. Try the cannelloni or the Spaghetti Carbonara made in the Roman way.
Taco restaurants and joints are down right all over the place in Northwest Arkansas. Some with the most unassuming outside appearance offer tacos that rival the street tacos in Mexico.
You’ll have no trouble getting your taco on at any of the Top 10 Northwest Arkansas taco eateries below:
Table Mesa $$
108 E Central Ave, (479) 715-6706
Table Mesa,a boutique style bistro, and the home of delectable din-ing creations with a Latin flair. The Tacos, including the Mahi Mahi and lobster tacos are scrumptious. They simply take gourmet tacos to a new level, and they have the capacity to get you hooked for life
Yeyo’s Mexican Grill $
122 W Central Ave, (479) 381-1726
Yeyo’s offers the best of authentic Mexican street tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas and more from their brightly painted yellow food truck situated in downtown Bentonville. produce used to make Yeyo’s delicious food is grown just a few miles away on the owner’s farm. Outdoor seating is provided and the service is efficient and friendly.
Aquarius Taqueria $$
91 S Main St, (479) 253-6888
Entire food menu is gluten free. Serves a variety of scrumptious tacos including chicken, steak, pork, veggie, shrimp and fish. Great place to relax, kick back and enjoy a cerveza.
Con Quesos Fusion Tacos $
2016 W Martin Luther King Blvd, # 8, (479) 249-8495
Flavor is the name of the game at Con Queso’s. Fusion tacos and tasty cheese dips are their specialties. Choose from a wide variety of tacos including fish, beef, several different types of chicken and portobello.
Los Bobos Taqueria $
404 W Dickson St, (479) 799-8687
Only open Thursday – Saturday from 6 a.m. – 3 a.m, this is a good place to get your taco on late night in Fayetteville. Featuring a limited menu of scrumptious beef, marinated pork, chicken and Mexican sausage tacos and tortas, Los Bobos is an authentic Mexican Taqueria and a welcome addition to famed Dickson Street. A cash only establishment that serves authentic Mexican tacos and tortas (Mexican sandwiches). Try their scrumptious fish tacos, people drive from all over the region to eat them.
Mangos Gourmet Taco Shop $
2050 W Martin Luther King Blvd, (479) 301-2793
Ingredients are fresh. Flavorful tacos that are out-of-this-world delicious are served. Their only problem is they get busy and stay busy, so you might have to wait a few minutes to taste these taste tempting tacos.
Sarita’s Tacos $
3980 W. Wedington Dr., (479) 445-6644
Outside appearances withstanding, this little family owned restaurant has superb athentic Mexican food including delicious tacos. Try the Tacos El Pastor (marinated pork) or the Tacos de Lenqua (beef tongue). Both are tender and full of authentic flavors.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop $
4204 S JB Hunt Dr, (479) 899-8226
Fuzzy’s specializes in Baja-style tacos, both soft and crispy, including more than
a dozen different varieties. Want to spice up your breakfast? Try the Huevos Rancheros or the Breakfast Tacos.Everything is fresh, delicious and addictive. Counter service only, but orders come out quickly.
Social Taco $$
2882 W Walnut Ste 1, (479) 633-8055
Can’t say enough good things about the Social Taco. It’s a chef-driven restaurant specializing in flavorful artisan tacos made with only the freshest of ingredients. The Margaritas are top shelf, the Sangria is house made, and the local craft beer is good and cold.
Taquería Don Güero $
332 E Emma Ave, (479) 361-8073
Amazing authentic Mexican food, including some of the best tacos you will ever taste is the daily fare at this conveniently located restaurant on E. Emma Ave. You can definitely get your taco on at this spot.
Taqueria Guanajuato $
103 N Thompson St, (479) 750-1949
Terrific friendly service, delicious authentic Mexican food and very reasonable prices are the rule here. Who could ask for more? Try them for Taco Tuesdays, you’ll be pleased.
Taqueria El Rancho $
715 E Jefferson St, Siloam Springs, AR, (479) 524-0083
According to their customers, they have the best Mexican and Salvadorian food in town. The portions are large. The burritos are big enough for two or you can take the left-overs home for another delicious meal. Their tacos are to-die-for. Not one person has anything negative to say about this place
Looking for something new and fun to do in Rogers? Downtown Rogers has many opportunities to experience the best of what this wonderful city has to offer in terms of creative, fun things to do. There are painting and cooking classes, escape rooms and so much more.
Below are the Top 10 Downtown Rogers Experiences that will get your creative juices flowing.
Honeycomb Kitchen Shop
213 W. Walnut, (479) 340-1022
Besides offering high quality cooking utensils, cookware, tools and other supplies, Honeycomb Kitchen Shop also offers cooking classes in collaboration with the rich culinary talent of Northwest Arkansas. If you have any interest in cooking at all, you must visit this amazing shop.
Brick Street Brews
208 W Walnut St, (479) 633-8483
Offers local and regional Arkansas craft beer and wines from around the world. Great place to kick back with friends, have a few cold ones or a couple glasses of wine and listen to some killer music. The bartenders are both friendly and professional at this neighborhood beer pub. No food is served.
Daisy Airgun Museum
202 W Walnut St, (479) 986-6873
The Rogers Daisy Airgun Museum is home to both the Daisy Air Rifle and the Daisy BB Gun. People of all ages enjoy this amazing collection. Older visitors can enjoy the Daisy models they used when they were young, and youths get to see the latest in fascinating air guns, ammo and accessories. The gift shop has a limited selection of items that can only be purchased from the museum gift shop.
128 S 2nd St, (479) 633-8400
If you’re a cupcake aficionado, you will love Kirby’s Kupcakes.
They regularly cook up 14 different flavors every morning including heavenly peanut butter, classic vanilla with buttercream, red velvet and their ever popular chazberry flavor. Great for corporate meetings, weddings, birthdays and most gatherings. Do yourself a favor and grab some Kirby’s Kupcakes.
111 W. Walnut St, (479) 228-1930
A delightful shop where you can custom create scented products for your home including products for men, women and your pets. With more than 140 fragrances to choose from, a custom scent made just for you will be a snap.
422 W. Walnut St, (479) 308-8388
The idea is to escape an ordinary looking room using provided clues, puzzles and riddles in a specified amount of time. This is a fun activity for groups of friends, families and offices wanting to improve team building skills or just wanting to have fun with co-workers.
111 W. Walnut St, (479) 633-3850
Sharing space with the Urban Tub, this is a wacky little lifestyle boutique specializing in original art, hand-painted furniture, home decor, apparel and accessories. Have someone difficult to buy for?
You’ll probably find it among the fascinating, one-of-a-kind items for sale in Posh Alley. A delightful store that is fun to shop.
Rogers Historical Museum
322 s. 2nd. St, (479) 621-1154
With a focus on Northwest Arkansas history, this beautiful little museum has hands-on exhibits, family-friendly galleries, and also other wonderful programs. Housed within the museum is a small souvenir shop. Great place to take the kids and visitors to the area.
116 South First St, (479) 636-3385
Offers Knitting and Crochet classes, has yarns, wools, patterns, samples and much, much more. If you are interested in learning either of these exciting hobbies, this may be just the place for you.
Cooking Studio of Downtown Rogers
113 S. 2nd St, (479) 381-1288
Open for lunch 11 – 2, Tuesday – Wednesday, special events, catering and monthly cooking classes giver by Chef Sheila and her team. During the classes, watch food being prepared, ask questions and take home recipes.
Lake Atalanta Park
500 East Walnut
If you haven’t been to Lake Atalanta Park, you’re missing out. It has many outdoor activities for every age group to enjoy. Beautiful trails, handy pavilions, fun playgrounds, a bike park and off-road mountain biking trails for all cyclists to enjoy regardless of your skill level. Park hours are from 6:00 am – 9:00 pm.
Looking for a steal of a deal? Visit one of NWA’s thrift stores. They offer gently-used clothing, good-condition household items, toys and more.
If you enjoy shopping for a bargain or your budget could use a little help, finding some of the items you need at a thrift store could be just the answer you need.
320 Airport Rd, (479) 273-2511
Helping Hands of Bentonville sells good to new quality clothing, shoes,
jewelry and other accessories, household items and more. This store helps
Benton County residents in need and its sister project, the Food Pantry
Garden, helps feed some 900 families each month. Great cause and really
good items at reasonable prices.
The Good Shepherd Humane Society Thrift Shop
124 W. Van Buren, (479) 253-9115
Another quality thrift shop that benefits the Good Shepherd Humane Society, Arkansas
a non-profit, no kill dog Council of the and cat shelter dedicated to saving the lives of every Blind Thrift adoptable dog and cat in Store the Eureka Springs area.
Clothing, furniture, jewelry, art, collectibles and other seasonal items are currently being sold. If you love animals, why not shop here first?
Beautiful Lives Boutique
1108 N. College Ave, (479) 601-7277
Beautiful Lives Boutique in Fayetteville is a nonprofit women’s
thrift shop & and upscale boutique benefiting hurting women and
children near, and as far away as Kenya. Lovely, gently worn
clothing, shoes and accessories can found here.
Peace at Home Family Shelter
1200 North Garland Ave., (479) 973-9571
Peace at Home Family Thrift shop benefits the Peace at Home Family Shelter, which provides emergency shelter and supportive services to those fleeing domestic violence and their children. Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, furniture, clean linens, household items, accent pieces, books, working small appliances and seasonal items are sold.
The Purple Ribbon
3826 Front St, (479) 966-4727
Thrift store and donation center benefiting victims of domestic violence.
Clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories, general household items, home
decor, small furniture, Books, CD’s, DVD’s and records are all sold here.
Goodwill in Rogers
4301 Pleasant Crossing Blvd, (479) 636-0257
Goodwill in Rogers is a huge, clean, well laid out store. You can find clothing for men, women and children, household goods, home decor, furniture and more at this fantastic new store.
Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter, Thrift Store
1622 S 8th St, (479) 621-6116
This thrift store benefits the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter, which
provides many services and shelter to victims of domestic violence and
sexual assault. Items sold are clean women’s, men’s and children’s
clothing, shoes, furniture, household goods and appliances.
Samaritan House Rogers
2115 W. Walnut, (479) 246-1060
The Samaritan Shop benefits the hurting and hungry of Northwest Arkansas. You’ll find bargains almost every single time you come in. Items sold are clean clothing,appliances, seasonal decor, books, exercise equipment, framed art work and much more.
Arkansas Council of the Blind Thrift Store
419 E Robinson Ave, (479) 756-3908
This thrift store benefits the Arkansas Council of the Blind. Items sold are varied
and include clothing, shoes, tools, furniture and more.
2407 S Thompson St, (479) 717-5662
Sponsored by Cross Church, Compassion NWA’s, a 501c3 non profit, mission is to give 100% of its proceeds after operational expenses back to the community through various impact programs including its Free 2 Be program. Sale items are donated by individuals as well as companies, and many are new.
DEB Project Deserving Enriched & Blessed – Thrift Boutique
1140 N Walton, Bentonville, AR, (479) 544-9397
A wonderful non-profit that supports the children of Northwest Arkansas with clothing and accessories. Want to shop for top quality clothing at bargain basement prices and have the proceeds go towards helping NWA children in need, shop this spotless, well
organized thrift store.
2101 Highway 412 E, Siloam Springs, AR, (479) 373-6373
Great place to find deep discounts on furniture, mattresses, clothing, home decor, hats, framed artwork, books, seasonal items and more. Sales are held often and inventory turns over quickly.
Coffee is much more than a delicious beverage, it has become a national pastime. Coffee lovers debate endlessly about the merits of one particular coffee over another. In fact, many variables like bean selection, grind, water, and brew method determine the taste of a cup of coffee. Northwest Arkansas has many superb coffee houses to choose from.
Check the list below for a coffee a Top 10 coffee spot near you.
Kennedy Coffee Roasting Company $$
2501 SE Moberly Ln, (479) 464-9015
Terrific local coffee roaster! Many think this is one of the best neighborhood coffee shops in Bentonville. Their specialty coffees are roasted on site and the staff is efficient and friendly. Try their frozen mochas and fruit blended smoothies.
ONYX Coffee Lab $
100 NW 2nd St, (479) 715-6492
With locations in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale and Rogers,Onyx Coffee Lab has got your coffee craving covered wherever you happen to be in Northwest Arkansas. It specializes in brewing the perfect cup of Artisan made coffee. Looking for great service from friendly, efficient people and superb coffee, check out Onyx.
Cafe 211 $
106 SW 2nd St , (479) 544-7478
211 Cafe aims to use its pure, rich tasting coffee as a catalyst for enhancing community life in Bentonville. It’s a charming brightly colored coffee shop with art covered walls, plenty of comfortable seating and owners who know their coffee beans. It’s a place where Tyler and Mauricio make you feel valued and welcome. A policy of being in direct contact with the farmers who grow their distinctive coffee beans gives the owners the opportunity to know much more about their beans whether they are from Guatemala or elsewhere.
Mud Street Cafe $$
22 S Main St, (479) 253-6732
Located in “Unique Underground Eureka Springs.” winning coffee and tasty espresso drinks. Open lunch and dinner. Has a full bar and is locally appreciated for their
coffee drinks and fresh delicious food.
Arsaga’s – The Depot $$
548 W Dickson St, (479) 443-9900
Arsaga’s roasts only the highest quality Arabic beans. Taste the difference in exceptional coffee beans roasted in small batches. The people at Arsaga’s strive to serve a memorable cup of coffee every time you come in.
Mama Carmen’s Espresso Cafe $
2850 N College Ave,(479) 521-6262
Based in Fayetteville, Mama Carmen’s is a small quality-roaster, which produces amazing coffee and offers the perfect atmosphere to visit with friends.
Puritan Coffee & Beer $
205 W Dickson St, (479) 301-2365
A bi-level coffeehouse with excellent craft brewed coffee and delicious sandwiches. Has a great atmosphere for studying or relaxing with friends, and is a favorite spot in Fayetteville.
IHCC (Iron Horse Coffee Co) $
220 S 1st St, (479) 631-9977
The atmosphere makes it the perfect place to chat the afternoon away with good friends. Everything they serve is exceptional including the coffee, espresso, refined coffee drinks, bagels and gourmet sandwiches.
Cafe Broadway $
123 N Broadway St,(479) 549-3556
Although Cafe Broadway serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with more than 150 different coffees and teas to choose from, it is also a terrific coffee spot. For delicious coffee and a friendly atmosphere, you can’t beat this delightful little cafe.
Trailside Coffee Company $
101 W. Johnson Ave. Suite B, (479) 236-2421
Located inside Phat Tire Bike Shop in Springdale, this coffee shop is right off the Razorback Greenway. Besides delicious coffee, it pastries. Great place to talk, hang out, talk bikes and listen to jazz.
Wings Coffee Co. $
3307 SW 14th St, (479) 426-9405
A wonderful little coffee drive-thru offering some of the tastiest cof-fee to be found in all of NWA. Dillanos Coffee Roasters out of Washington is their main source for their truly great tasting coffee. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and always willing to make something special for you.
Barbecue is not only food, but it is also an event. It is the process of preparing it over a low, smoking fire for extended periods of time. Barbecue is not only the food, but it is also the event and the process of preparing it over a low, smoking fire for extended periods of time. Any meat can be barbecued, but most of the delicious BBQ served by our Top 10 restaurants is typically pork or beef. Barbecue contests are held all over the country, and are probably the most popular type of contest across the country.
The Northwest Arkansas barbecue joints below are second to none. Do yourself a favor and check them out.
Rhythm and Q $
1721 Forest Hills Blvd, (479) 268-6858
Many customers drive from miles around just to enjoy the unique barbecue served at the local chef owned and operated Rhythm and Q. It’s been open only a few months, but has already established a rabid fan base. Diners love the perfectly smoked meats, delicious sides and flavorful sauces. The Baby Back Ribs are meaty, tender and tasty. For you music lovers, there’s live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Note: The hours are a little tricky.
Fred’s Hickory Inn $$
1502 N Walton Blvd, (479) 273-3303
If you are craving a memorable Pit Bar B-Q experience in NWA, take your family, friends and visitors to Fred’s. You just can’t get better friendly service, atmosphere or real
pit BBQ. They are also known for their mouthwatering steaks and authentic Italian food.
Whole Hog Cafe $$
1400 SE Walton Blvd, (479) 271-6566
Award-winning, World Champion BBQ – Menu includes some of the best pork, chicken and beef BBQ. Try the jumbo pulled pork sandwich, which is always a hit!
Rockin’ Pig Saloon $$
2039 E Van Buren, (479) 363-6248
A full service dining, drinking and entertainment establishment serving BBQ, burgers and wood-fired pizzas in a fun atmosphere. Try the pork ribs and baked beans.
2901 N. College Rd, (479) 442-9671
Everything at Herman’s is fresh and handmade. The ribs are juicy and tender, the kind that fall off the bone and melt in your mouth. The steaks are hand-cut and aged to perfection, and Nick’s Shrimp Remoulade with homemade sauce is delicious beyond words. Open for both lunch and dinner with a deck where you can watch the BBQ being grilled, Herman’s
has 45 years of experience cooking and serving up delicious BBQ.
Sassy’s Red House $$
708 N College Ave, (479) 856-6366
Known far and wide for having the perfect BBQ sauce. Try the barbecue
nachos as an entree instead of an appetizer. Service is terrific too.
Lucky Luke’s BBQ $$
1220 N Garland Ave, (479) 521-7550
Stoked for a really good BBQ sandwich? Some say this is the best pulled quality and smoked right on the premises. Lucky Luke’s is a friendly, very casual, BBQ joint that specializes in good food and knowledgeable, efficient service. A favorite with the U of A crowd, it is also a good choice for your catering needs. Try the rib or pulled pork sandwich once, and you’ll be hooked.
Pit Master’s BBQ $
Frisco Station Mall 100 N Dixieland, (479) 202-5344
The entire menu is made fresh daily, and no smoked meats are precooked, frozen and eventually thawed out. Pit Master’s BBQ maintains the integrity and just smoked flavor of meats by slow smoking every morning. Don’t miss the all-you-can-eat ribs deal on Thursdays, and get there early as folks begin to line up early for this tasty special.
The Big Rub Urban Eatery $
inside Walmart Super Center
4208 South Pleasant Crossing, (479) 282-1405
Delicious urban BBQ, sandwiches, homemade sides,and street tacos made from
the freshest ingredients to be found anywhere. Smokehouse and Brisket taco are awesome as is the Jordan (large portion) sandwich. Great tasting barbecue, convenient location and reasonable prices make this a regional favorite. Note: The Big Rub Food Truck is located at 8th Street Market in Bentonville.
Tyler’s Craft BBQ $
22754 Raymond St, (479) 409-7423
If your idea of BBQ is tender, moist pork with a light pecan smoked flavor,
you simply must try one of the handcrafted BBQ sandwiches served out
of this local food truck. Slaw lovers, this is your chance to try some of the
most delicious Wasabi slaw you will ever put in your mouth.
Wes’s BBQ- Burger Plus $
14 S University Ave, Fayetteville, AR
Looking for friendly service, affordable prices and down home cooking,
you must visit Wes’s BBQ place in Fayetteville. In business for more than
20 years, this favorite spot is popular with locals and visitors alike. Wes,
the owner, is still there making sure everything is to your liking. Great
Pop’s BBQ $
318 W Walnut St, Rogers, AR 72756, (479) 633-8150
Get ready to be WOWED when you first taste the BBQ ribs from Pop’s.
These are ribs that make you feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven.
Pop’s is operating as a food truck directly across the street from the Rogers
Chamber. If you haven’t yet sampled Pop’s BBQ, you absolutely must give it a try.
If you’re already consuming a healthy diet, smoothies can be a great addition to your diet, but smoothies alone will probably not be all you need to change from a poor diet to one that is optimal for nutrition. Juice bars and nutritional smoothies have been around for good while, but until the revolution toward organic and healthy eating did they really become popular.
The NWA smoothie and juice bars we’ve listed below offer great tasting smoothies that are also a nutritional hit:
Native Nectar $$
3406 SE J St, 479-268-6678
A superior place to get the highest quality 100% organic vegetable and fruit juices. The nutritious juices infuse your body with living nutrients that are non-pasteurized and cold pressed. Native
Nectar juices are designed to provide your body with vital vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, minerals, antioxidants and chlorophyll. They also offer a limited menu of ‘clean’ food.
Smoothie King $$
3410 SE. J St, (479) 268-6300
Smoothie King offers a wide variety of smoothies including fitness blends, wellness blends, take a break blends and kid’s cups. Flavorful and nutritious,these smoothies can quickly become addictive. They also offer a variety of protein supplements. Try the healthy snacks too.
Berry Natural $$
3059 N College Ave, (479) 966-4636
Berry Natural is a family owned operation that specializes in 100% raw organic juices, juice cleanses and dairy-free smoothies. Everything is fresh and locally sourced whenever possible. The owners and staff are both friendly and knowledgeable. Try the raw brownies for a delicious snack.
Inta Juice $$
1137 W Martin Luther King Blvd, (479) 445-6692
The place that turns fruit ‘inta’ juice. Convenient, popular spot for
smoothies in Fayetteville.
Tropical Smoothie $
3878 N Crossover Rd, Ste 10, (479) 582-4444
Offers real fruit smoothies, wonderful wraps, flat breads, salads
and sandwiches in four locations including two in Fayetteville, one
in Rogers and one in Springdale. You may order online for pick up
later. Staff is friendly and efficient.
Envision Nutrition $
204 W. Walnut St, (479) 225-5742
Experience nutritional shakes and participate in dance classes for
fun and fitness.
Magpie Bridge Apothecary Cafe $
105 W Walnut St, (479) 636-1990
Magpie is open Wednesday thru Sunday 8am – 3:30pm in downtown Rogers. This
fun spot specializes in warm elixirs, frozen elixirs, lattes, green smoothies, kefir and juice. Also offers healthy raw, vegan dishes including raw pizza and delicious desserts. Try the Rose Glow for a very special treat.
Nutrition Blast NWA $
3277 Sunset Ave, Suite C, (262) 894-9318
With more than 50 nutritious meal shakes Nutrition Blast is a great place to hang out with people interested in health and well-being. Fabulous spot to grab a healthy, filling, energizing lunch.
The warmer weather signals the opening of all of our wonderful food trucks. From gourmet specialties to fast food favorites, food trucks offer a speedy way to grab lunch and even dinner.
Check out the food trucks on the Top 10 food trucks in Bella Vista, Bentonville, Rogers and Lowell. You’ll be glad you did.
Street Ninja $
13467 Look Out Drive, (479) 306-2221
Street Ninja serves a variety of Asian Fusion including Thai and Chinese traditional dishes. Patrons rave about the food, the service and the convenience of eating delicious, fresh, healthy food at a moment’s notice. Shaded tables are provided.
Big Rub BBQ $$
801 SE 8th St, (479)282 -1405
Visit Big Rub, and treat your taste buds to a taste-treat-delight that you won’t soon forget. They have awesome BBQ, sandwiches, tacos, and subs. The outdoor seating area is a place where you can enjoy eating your meal in the open-air, but it is also a place to make new friends. In addition to the Big Rub food truck, catering is available for any event, party, dinner or celebration.
Claudette’s Blue Plate Special $
2501 SE J Street, (479) 899-1771
Open Monday – Friday, you don’t want to miss this amazing Southern-style cooking. Among the plate choices are chicken fried steak and chicken, meat- loaf, barbecue chicken breast, mashed potatoes, corn and green beans. If you love hearty, filling down home cooking, you’ll love these Blue Plate Specials.
Crazy Pear $
903 SW A St, (479) 445-2103
Crazy Pear has delicious, real food creations including amazing wraps, adult grilled cheese, fresh wholesome salads, fresh healthful smoothies and Gourmet Mac & Cheese. Looking for a catering service for your next event? Look no more, Crazy Pear’s chef, Randy McGuffin, a Graduate of Culinary Arts School has over 30 years experience. Leave your next catering event to Chef Randy.
Crepes Paulette $
213 NE A St, (479) 250-1110
What could be better than authentic French Crepes served in an open-air setting? A warm, cozy canopy wall provides comfortable seating unless the weather turns really foul. The delicious crepe menu is varied, and offers something for everyone. While Crepes Paulette is a food truck, don’t expect typical fast food, you can look forward to gourmet crepes made to perfection. Try the Spicy Piggy and for a sweet crepe, try the La Foster.
Priato Pizzaria $
213 NE A St
Open 7 days a week, Priato Pizzaria specializes in artisan crafted, Neopolitan-style pizzas with delicious crust. Create your own or choose from 13 menu pizzas. These folks definitely know how to make pizza crust, their crusts both gluten free and regular are what
pizza dreams are made of. They also offer kid’s 5-inch pizzas, and 5-inch sweet pizzas. For a lovely pizza meal, you can’t beat Priato Pizzaria.
Yeyo’s Mexican Grill $
122 W Central Ave,
Yeyo’s is the home of authentic Mexican food including awesome
street tacos. Produce used in the food is grown locally at the the Rios
Family Farm. If you love south-of- the-border food, you will be a rabid
fan of Yeyo’s.
La Carreta Food Truck $
515 S Bloomington St, (479) 502-4868
This local taco truck has tasty tacos at very reasonable prices. Five bucks buys you a huge burrito or quesadilla. Close to J.B. Hunt, it has outdoor seating and takeout.
Pop’s Hog Wild BBQ $
318 W Walnut St, (479) 633-8150
In the food truck industry, it is difficult to maintain consistency, but Pop’s is one food truck that has met and conquered that challenge. The BBQ at Pop’s is raving good every time, the sides are delicious, and the service is both friendly and professional. Stop by and enjoy eating a meal on their cool patio. You’ll become a regular after just one visit.
Main Bite $
13467 Lookout Drive
Bella Vista, Arkansas 72714
Serves excitingly different breakfast burritos and tacos. Place your order before you leave home for work and your breakfast will be ready for pick up when you get there. Consistent, delicious food and champion service characterize this Ozark jewel.
Northwest Arkansas is fortunate to have many mostly new pubs that also serve food. Some have only pub fare, but others have full service kitchens that turn out delicious full meals. Most have cocktails, wine and beer including a good selection of craft beers.
TVs are typically present for watching sports, and the ambience is that of a friendly neighborhood bar.
Below are the Top 10 Pubs in Northwest Arkansas
Scotch and Soda $$
121 W Central Ave, (479) 319-6874
Scotch and Soda has over 300 different whiskeys including a wide variety of bourbon, scotch and other whiskeys. They also have craft beer with one or two local brews on tap. The eats menu is limited, but you can still find something for everyone. A beautiful new addition to downtown Bentonville.
The Forge $$
407 SW A St, (479) 254-3699
This is an Irish restaurant and pub. Beautiful decor and furnishings are uniquely hand forged owners. Authentic Irish food is beyond delicious, especially White Chocolate Bread, Shepherds Pie and Reuben Rolls. Draft beer is cold, really cold with a good selection on tap. place to gather with family and friends. Service is exceptional, and
there is a kid’s menu.
Pedaler’s Pub $$
410 SW A St, (479) 268-3285
Has screaming good wood-fired oven pizzas, salads and sandwiches,indoor and dog friendly patio seating, cold brews and friendly, helpful service. All around great atmosphere and a good place to enjoy an outing with friends.
Foxhole Public House $$
401 SW “A” Suite 120, (479) 715-6351
A unique Bentonville specializing in tasty drinks of every hue imaginable including coffee, cold drinks, smoothies, cocktails, wine and beer. The cocktails menu is nothing short of awesome, and beyond that, If you can describe it, they can whip it up for you.
They also have small bites, salads, Steam buns and soups. Closing is at 1:00 a.m,, making it a great stop if you are entertaining guests from out of town.
Apple Blossom Brewing Company $$
1550 E Zion Rd, Ste 1, (479) 287-4344
With seating for 250, this is the largest brewpub in Arkansas. Produces 12 different brews including the flagship beer, Armstrong American Pale Ale, Mockingbird Black IPA, Sturdy Hippie IPA and others. Serves soups, salads and sandwiches. Bread is baked fresh every day.
Cork & Keg $$
509 W Spring St, (479) 966-4383
Located next to Walton Arts Center Parking lot. This is a terrific spot for dinner and drinks before a show and happy hour through the week. Wine, cocktails and draft beer are served, and the menu consists of light pub fare. Atmosphere is relaxing and intimate, and the service is excellent. Try the spinach artichoke dip for a taste sensation.
Foster’s Pint & Plate $$
2001 South Bellview Road Suite 2, (479) 621-0093
Foster’s is a lively, modern upscale gastropub sporting 84 taps of craft brew. They pride themselves on flatbreads and handhelds made from only the freshest of ingredients, including organic meats, vegetables and cheeses. Catch the live music on the patio, but get there early to save your spot.
Growler USA $$
4204 S JB Hunt Dr #40, (479) 633-8233
With 100+ taps of local, regional and specialized microbrews, you’ll be sure to find several beers that suite your taste buds at Growler’s. Has a full-service kitchen which turns out exceptional food including a variety of beer bites, salads,handhelds and main dishes. Also has outdoor seating.
Levi’s Gastropub $$
224 S 2nd St, (479) 372-6640
Located in the basement, Levi’s has gourmet bar food including appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, steaks and made-to-order donuts for dessert. It provides a truly different bar experience in a fun atmosphere and has live music on the weekends. Terrific place to enjoy a night out with friends and family.
Saddlebock Brewery $
18244 Habberton Rd, (479) 419-9969
Offers a wide range of beers including ales, lagers, porters, stouts and bocks. Steaks prime rib and burgers are simply out of this world, and are made from the grain fed beef raised right on the owner’s land. Service is friendly and efficient. Housed in a barn, it’s a fun atmosphere.
Big Whiskeys $$
214 SE Walton Blvd, (479) 250-9244
Solid food menu including amazing steaks, chops, chicken, fish tacos, quesadillas, BBQ, appetizers and desserts. The drink menu is seemingly limitless and includes wines, whiskey’s, cocktails and beer. It’s a fun atmosphere for any age group, and they do have a kid’s menu.