Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada
§ Reviewer's choice
891 E. Roller Ave., Decatur, AR 72722
Vegan/natural foods. Wellness Secrets, run by Seventh Day Adventists, is an entirely vegan restaurant in Arkansas. The café seats ten, with additional patio seating in nice weather. Wellness Secrets includes a health center that sells wholesome food and cookbooks and offers massages and hydrotherapy. The café offers five meals including customer favorites, spaghetti with ground pecan meatballs and Carob Bavarian pie. Open Sunday through Thursday for lunch. Closed Friday through Monday. Full service, take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, VISA/MC/DISC, $.
22 S. Main St., Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Café/coffeehouse. Located in the historic downtown area of Eureka Springs, Mud Street Café is known for its terrific breakfasts. Their veggie items include Hummus Salad, California Wraps, Veggie Hash Browns, and their own Veggie Burger. They have an extensive selection of coffees and teas along with a full bar. Open Thursday through Monday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Full service, take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino, wine/beer/alcohol, special beverages, VISA/MC, $-$$.
147 E. Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
American/pub. Along with traditional pub fare, Sparky's Roadhouse Café serves up tabbouli, Gardenburgers, and enchiladas. In the winter, diners can sit beside a wood stove on the patio. Sparky's prides itself on its "kitschy" decor. Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday. Full service, vegan options, take-out, wine/beer/alcohol, non-alcoholic beer, VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$.
121 E. Van Buren, Ste. B, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Natural foods store. The Eureka Market is a little natural foods store with many vegetarian and vegan staples. The store also carries herbs, vitamins, fresh produce, wellness products, and more! The market is known for friendly, knowledgeable, and customized service. Open daily. Take-out, vegan options, VISA/MC, $-$$.
53 Spring St., Ste. C, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Mexican. The Oasis is home of the original Ark-Mex cuisine. All natural and freshly prepared items include a tomato, green olive, and garlic burrito and vegetarian fajitas. Cash only. Open daily for brunch and lunch. Full service, vegan options, take-out, delivery, catering, $.
1554 N. College Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72703
Natural foods store/deli/organic. Ozark Natural Foods is a locally-owned market featuring organic and all-natural products. Their deli includes hot bar, salad bar, pizza, soups, cold sandwiches, hot off the grill, whole wheat wraps, bakery, and grab-n-go items. There are plenty of vegetarian and vegan selections daily. Anyone is welcome to shop at the co-op; you don't have to be a member. Open daily for three meals. Take-out, vegan options, catering, VISA/MC, $-$$$.
1466 N. College Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72703
Vegan/American. Something Better offers an all-vegan menu of sandwiches, wraps, salads, stir-fries, pita pizzas, and more. Try the Philly Cheeze Steak, Fish-O-Lux, or Chicken Teriyaki -- all with their BTM (Better Than Meat) assurance that they're vegan-approved. There are endless ways to personalize your meal with numerous toppings and sauces plus the prices are inexpensive. Something Better is located in the Evelyn Hills Shopping Center. Open Sunday through Thursday for lunch and dinner. Open Friday for lunch. Closed Saturday. Limited service, take-out, delivery, catering, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $.
405 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, AR 72201
Vegetarian/deli. 4square Gifts is located in the historic downtown area of Little Rock, in the Arkansas Study Institute, across from River Market. They offer an all-vegetarian menu of sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, and fresh fruit smoothies including gluten-free, wheat-free, and vegan items. Try a Hummus & Tofu Wrap, Portabello & Bell Pepper Sandwich, or Veggie Burger. Also offering a huge selection of Arkansas souvenirs, 4square has an informal and casual atmosphere and great prices. Open daily for three meals. Full service, vegan options, take-out, catering, cappuccino, soymilk, special beverages, VISA/MC/AMEX, $.
10700 N. Rodney Parham, Little Rock, AR 72212
Natural foods store/deli. This natural foods café offers soups, pizza made with a whole-wheat crust, sandwiches, veggie burgers, steamed vegetables with rice, a macro platter, burritos, plus many other daily specials. Open daily. Limited service, vegan options, take-out, VISA/MC, $.