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, $.
22G S. Main St., Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Café. Located in the historic downtown area, this café offers an extensive vegetarian menu. Dishes include scones or sour cream pancakes for breakfast, hummus, veggie burgers, California wraps, and three-cheese spinach grilled sandwiches. Open Sunday through Tuesday for three meals.Open Friday and Saturday for dinner. Closed Wednesday. Full service, take-out, informal atmosphere, special drinks, espresso/cappuccino, wine/beer/alcohol, $$.
147 E. Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
American. Along with traditional café fare, Sparky's Roadhouse Café serves up tabbouli, Gardenburgers, and enchiladas. In the winter, diners can sit beside a wood stove on the patio. Sparky's prides itself on its "kitschy" decor. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sundays and from February 15th to April 1st. Full service, vegan options, non-alcoholic wine/beer, wine/beer/alcohol, VISA/MC/DISC, $$.
53 Spring St., #C, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Mexican. Home of the original Ark-Mex cuisine. All natural and freshly prepared items include a green olive, tomato, and garlic burrito and vegetarian fajitas. Open daily for brunch and lunch. Full service, vegan options, take out, $.
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, $-$$$.
2334 N. College Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72703
Thai. Turn to the back page of Racha's menu, and you will find the Vegetarian Corner, featuring appetizers, soups, noodle dishes, curries, and entrées. Try the Tofu Coconut Soup with mushrooms, tofu, lemongrass, and ginger simmered in lime juice and coconut milk; Rana (large noodles topped with mixed vegetables and gravy); or the Garlic Pepper Tofu. Save room for the Fried Bananas or the Sweet Mango with Sticky Rice for dessert. Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday. Full service, vegan options, take-out, VISA/MC/DISC, $$.
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, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $.
538 W. Grand Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901
Vegan/international. Garden Secrets offers an all-vegan menu of American, Mexican, Chinese, and Italian cuisines. Enjoy wraps, subs, burgers, soups, salads, and entrées. Garden Secrets is located near the heart of Hot Springs and just around the corner from Bathhouse Row and Hot Springs National Park. Open Sunday through Thursday for lunch and dinner. Open Friday for lunch. Closed Saturday. Full service, take-out, catering, smoothies, 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, $.