Incredibly popular farm to table restaurants in Northwest Arkansas procure ingredients for dishes locally. While using fresh vegetables and fruits are often cited as adherence to the philosophy of farm-to-table or farm-to-fork, other local sources might also include wineries, ranches, breweries, fisheries or other types of food producers. Chefs deliberately develop a supply relationship with local food producers and farmers.
Below are the Top 10 Farm To Table Restaurants in Northwest Arkansas
The Hive $$$
200 NE A Street (479) 286-6575
Located inside 21c Museum Hotel, The Hive, under the direction of Chef Matthew McClure, features menus items that are peculiar to Arkansas and the High South. Using ingredients procured from local farms and other local producers, Chef McClure delights your taste buds with his brand of refined country cooking. In addition to locally grown produce, entrees could include freshly milled corn meal, hickory smoked hams, peaches, and black walnuts.
Preacher’s Son $$
201 NW A St, (479) 445-6065
Preacher’s Son is a lovely and delightfully unique dining experience in Northwest Arkansas. Executive Chef Matthew Cooper is solidly committed to using locally procured ingredients, and to creatively cooking gluten free dishes for your dining pleasure. Being a renovated First Christian Church, the ambiance is stunningly beautiful without being overly formal. Appetizers include Roasted Cauliflower, Crab Fritter and Heirloom Tomatoes. Entrees include Gnocchi, Scallops, Smoked Duck Pasta and the Pork Shank with hanna grits and watermelon mostarda could easily be the culinary experience of a lifetime. Service is impeccable from start to finish.
Tusk & Trotter $$
110 Southeast A Street, (479) 268-4494
Menus change seasonally in concert with the availability of locally sourced produce and other ingredients. Featuring menu items created with regionally sourced ingredients, Owner Executive Chef, Rob Nelson, is at the helm of this uniquely different Bentonville gastropub. With colorful titles like Hummus Amongst Us, The Flintstones and Where The Buffalo Roam, the dishes promise to be fun and delicious, and do they deliver. This is food that will WOW you. The space is designed for wide appeal. From families to friends gathering for an afternoon of fun to the most sophisticated traveling gourmet, all are comfortable at Tusk and Trotter. The service is also spot on.
Oven and Tap $$
215 South Main St, (479) 871-2542
Oven and Tap is conveniently located a block off the square on Main Street in downtown Bentonville. It get its name from the custom built wood fired oven and tap wall. Pizzas are out of this world, beer selection is great and service is impeccable. Specialties include farm-to-table freshness, delicious pasta dishes, southern fare entrees and wood-fired pizzas and edamame. Each dish is made from scratch, and locally sourced ingredients are used whenever possible. Drinks are awesome; try the Kombucha Margarita. Oven and Tap is a great place to entertain clients for lunch or dinner any day of the week.
Yeyo’s Mexican Grill $
801 SE 8th St, (479) 657-6954
Yeyo’s Mexican Grill is truly a farm-to-table restaurant in every sense of the term. It is owned and operated by the Rios family, who are also the owners of the Rios Family Farm, where most of the ingredients used in preparing their menu items is grown. Freshness is central to the wonderful authentic Mexican street flavors created in this delightfully different restaurant. And if you’re down by the square in Bentonville, stop by Yeyo’s Food Truck to experience the same authentic flavors.
Bombadil’s Cafe $$
580 West Van Buren, (479) 363-6024
The name of the game at Bombadil’s is flavorful, fresh cuisine. Menu changes often to take advantage of seasonal produce and other food items needed for Bombadil’s amazing taste bud sensations. Visit this farm-to-table champion as soon as you can, we’re confident it will not disappoint.
Mockingbird Kitchen $$
1466 N College Ave, (479) 435-6333
Chef Chrissy Sanderson is committed to partnering with many local growers and artisans, which enable her to create her delicious scratch made menu items. Freshness and flavor are key to every dish prepared in her kitchen. Soups, salads, sandwiches, blue plates and other house specialties are the main fare, and there’s also a delicious array of homemade desserts including homemade ice cream. Many menu items are gluten free, and vegan and vegetarian diets can be accommodated. Note: Image at top of the page is courtesy of Mockingbird Kitchen.
The Farmer’s Table Cafe $$
1079 S School Ave, (479) 966-4125
The Farmer’s Table Cafe, open for breakfast and lunch, has a kind, knowledgeable and efficient staff, a lovely quaint environment, and an exciting seasonal menu created with locally grown, healthy food. Travelers and locals alike rave about the locally sourced organic and home-made menu items. Breakfast meats are Choice Animal Welfare Approved, and eggs are local pastured. Eat just one meal with them, and I’m betting you’ll be a fan for life.
Persephonē on Wheels $
321 S Arkansas St, (360) 990-8177
Chef Michael Robertshaw and his partner Meredith Butler are dedicated to serving only fresh, colorful and taste-tripping Mediterranean food. The glory of freshness and flavor are evident in every dish on the menu including such creations as Aphrodite Tots, Honey Bee Bowl and Sprouted Falafel. Stop by the energetic food truck, meet the owners and experience the food of your dreams.
28 Springs $$
100 East University Street, (479) 524-2828
Located in downtown Siloam Springs, AR, this trendy hipster restaurant specializes in farm-to-table food including tasty appetizers, outstanding burgers, spectacular sandwiches and fabulous entrees and sides. The restaurant is complemented by a full bar with many of your favorite brews on tap. The friendly, attentive staff at 28 Springs are all committed to making sure your visit is above and beyond your expectation. This is definitely the place to be in Siloam Springs whether you’re in post workout clothes or all spiffed up for a date night.