Finding a new restaurant is exciting, but finding heavenly food in a venue that is mainly known for a different type of service is kind of magical!
For example, how about stopping by to fill up at a traditional looking gas station, and being
pleasantly surprised that it also has an organic salad bar boasting some of the freshest
ingredients you’ll find anywhere in the area.
Check out these hidden food treasures below:
Cycle Path Café – Located Inside Bentonville Public Library $
405 S Main St, (479) 586-3940
Not the kind of eatery you would expect to find in a library, it
specializes in quality coffee and delicious sandwiches and wraps.
Try the fresh homemade chicken salad on Cranberry Pecan
bread. It’s the kind of sandwich that keeps you coming back
time after time. They also offer an amazing catering menu for
all your catering needs.
Bentonville Butcher and Pint $$
1201 S Walton Blvd, (479) 464-9933
They offer some of very best food in the area including fresh deli
meats and cheeses; USDA Choice Black Angus Beef; delicious,
large portion sandwiches and plate lunches; freshly made
sides; soups and chili and tailgate packs. In addition, they offer
catering and have a huge selection of pre-cooked food that you
can conveniently drive by and pick up for dinner. Many people
make this place a regular weekly stop.
Grand Central Station
1806 Forest Hills Blvd, (479) 855-9214
A gas station that serves some of the best fried chicken, soups,
sandwiches, and burgers to be found in the country. They also
serve breakfast including killer cinnamon rolls and three-egg
omelettes. The folks that run the place are really nice and go out
of their way to make you feel welcome. Try the place once, and
you’ll be hooked!
The Short Stop $
18440 Marshall St, (479) 359-1303
If you’ve ever craved a tall, perfectly flavored, giant ice cream
cone, then you must visit The Short Stop in Garfield, the home of
the giant cone. Not far from Beaver Lake, folks stop by to grab
one of these commercial sized ice cream cones. When you first
see your cone, you may think you’ll never be able to eat all of it,
but they are so yummy, you’ll have it all eaten before you know
it. Besides the giant cones they also have burgers (cooked to
perfection and juicy) and plate lunches. The Short Stop also sells
Phillips 66 gas.
Shorty’s Deli & Meat Market $$
112 Southwinds Rd, Ste 1, (479) 267-3500
Shorty’s is a one-stop deli, grill and fresh meat market. They sell
only the best USDA Choice meats and cheeses, and they have
a qualified butcher available to cut your meat just the way you
like it. Don’t feel like cooking? Pick up one of their homemade
and made fresh daily “heat and eat” meals and desserts. There
is also a dining area where you can eat a quality meal and not
just typical deli food.
Pinnacle Station Local Market $
2000 S Promenade Blvd, (479) 631-1114
Located in the thick of the hustle and bustle of Pinnacle Hills on the
corner of Promenade Blvd. and New Hope, this amazing award winning,
gourmet grocery features meats, seafood, produce and
homemade bakery items including their signature breads. They
also make delicious soups, fresh salads, pizza (single servings
available), plate lunches, sandwiches and subs. All this, and a
fabulous after 5 bar too! Try the Philly Sub!
Blackboard Grocery & Eatery $$
644 W Dickson St #101, (479) 443-1479
Located on Dickson Street in the heart of Fayetteville, this eatery
is an upscale urban market offering one-stop shopping and
featuring select groceries, produce, coffee, delicious soups,
sandwiches served on Apple Blossom Sourdough bread, crisp
salads, and that’s just for starters.
Little Greek Restaurant – Northwest Arkansas Mall $
4201 N Shiloh Dr. #1380, (479) 442-4700
Don’t let the fact that this Little Greek Restaurant is located in
the food court of the Northwest Arkansas Mall fool you, this little
eatery serves stop-in-your-tracks Greek food. Their Dolmades
are simply among the best I’ve ever eaten as are their freshly
made 8-step fries. Their beautiful salads are made from only the
freshest ingredients. If you want a colorful, healthy salad to serve
for a special occasion, they’ll be happy to make one for take-out.
Just tell them how many you’re serving, they’ll do the rest. Try
the Olympic Gyro, you’ll be a customer for life.
Rose Stop International Delicacy $
1003 S Pleasant, (479) 750-0400
You’re in for a real treat when you visit this unique International
grocery, bakery, and gas station. This is a great place to
find Mediterranean, Persian and South American food items.
Specialties include homemade felafel sandwiches, hamburgers,
pie, freshly made Gyros, Baklava, and frozen Middle Eastern
Spring Creek Amish Market and Deli $
501 E Emma Ave, (479) 756-6000
This gem of an eatery, market and deli offers Amish grocery
products and deli sliced meats and cheeses, and they also serve
one of the best lunches to be found in NWA Monday – Saturday
11 AM to 3 PM. If you’re there on a Friday, try the homemade
chicken and dumplings. People rave about the chicken salad
and coconut cream pie.