Take a Road Trip to Locavore Little Rock

Photography By D. Lewis & P. L. Herrera | January 01, 2015
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Little Rock

Just a bit more than two hours from Memphis, Little Rock, Arkansas, is quite the cosmopolitan city. Though small (population less than 200,000), the local food scene is alive and bustling.

Start your day with a little coffee by the bag...

If you want to bring a bag back home, look for these Little Rock coffee roasters:

Westrock Coffee Co.
www.westrockcoffee.com

Andina Café & Coffee Roastery
www.andina-cafe.com

Rock City Coffee Roasters
www.rockcitycoffee.com

...or in a cup

Mugs Café
515 Main Street
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114
501-379-9101 • www.mugscafe.org

Mylo Coffee Co.
2715 Kavanaugh Boulevard
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
501-747-1880 • www.mylocoffee.com

Notable treats

Loblolly Creamery
Inside The Green Corner Store and Soda Fountain
1423 South Main Street, Little Rock, AR 72202 501-396-9609 • www.loblollycreamery.com

Enjoy housemade sodas, ice cream, kombucha, ice cream sandwiches, and other treats. Using seasonal ingredients, Loblolly’s array of flavors ventures from classic to slightly weird, but wonderful. Beet sorbet, lavender soda…just give them a try. In addition to the soda fountain, they’ve got a truck roaming at events, and you can find their sodas and ice cream at a dozen or more coffee shops, bakeries, and restaurants around town.

Rock Town Distillery

1216 East 6th Street, Little Rock, AR 72202
501-907-5244 • www.rocktowndistillery.com

Sit at a bar in Little Rock and you’re likely to see some unusual taps. Local bourbon and whiskey flow directly from barrel to glass. Located in a warehouse district near Heifer International’s corporate headquarters, the distillery offers tours and tastings and, of course, the option to buy your own bottle of locally distilled gin, vodka, Arkansas lightning, muscadine shine, bourbon, rye, and rum.

Rock Town Distillery
Arkansas Bourbon Whiskey

Farmers’ markets


The Bernice Garden Farmers’ Market
1401 South Main Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
Sundays April–Mid November,
10:00 PM – 2:00 PM
www.thebernicegarden.org

Hillcrest Farmers’ Market
2200 Kavanaugh Boulevard
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
Saturdays 8:00 PM to NOON (Fall and Winter)
7:00 AM to NOON (Spring and Summer).
www.phbclr.com

River Market Farmers’ Market
400 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Saturdays, May – October, 7:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Tuesdays, May – August, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
www.rivermarket.info

Pastry
Trolley

A selection of local beer


Diamond Bear Brewing Co.
Taproom: 600 North Broadway Street
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114
501-708-2739 • www.diamondbear.com

Flyway Brewing Co.
flywaybrewing.blogspot.com

Moody Brews
www.moodybrews.beer

Stone’s Throw Brewing
Taproom: 402 East Ninth Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
501-244-9154 • www.stonesthrowbeer.com

Locavore haunts


Big Orange
17809 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock, Arkansas 72223, 501-821-1515
207 N. University Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, 501-379-8715
www.bigorangeburger.com

Hillcrest Artisan Meats
2807 Kavanaugh Boulevard
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
501-671-6328
www.facebook.com/HillcrestArtisanMeats

Local Lime
17809 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock, Arkansas 72223
501-448-2226 • www.locallimetaco.com

Red Door Restaurant
3701 Old Cantrell Road
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
501-666-8482 • www.reddoorrestaurant.net

The Root Café
1500 South Main Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
501-414-0423 • www.therootcafe.com

ZAZA Fine Salad and Wood Oven Pizza Co.
5600 Kavanaugh Boulevard
Little Rock, Arkansas 72207
501-661-9292 • www.zazapizzaandsalad.com

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