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Looking for vegan restaurants Bentonville AR? You may be surprised but there are plenty of delicious plant-based options in Northwest Arkansas!
I’m not sure how many people are going to be searching out vegan restaurants in Bentonville AR and the rest of Northwest Arkansas, but I honestly hope it becomes more popular because I low-key fell in love with this corner of the state.
I visited Eureka Springs and Bentonville for the first time and while my trip was very shortlived, I did cram in as much as possible and have definitely added this area to my must visit again list.
I hope after reading this post, you will realize you shouldn’t be nervous about traveling anywhere and not having vegan options.
I did a ton of research ahead of time by googling restaurants in Bentonville AR and Eureka Springs AR since that’s where I was headed, searching on HappyCow and messaging a bunch of different restaurants so I’m including the ones I actually ate at and the ones that were kind enough to get back to me whether I had time to visit them or not!
While Northwest Arkansas includes more than just Bentonville and Eureka Springs, those are the two cities I visited. Hopefully, I’ll be back soon and I can add more cities to this guide like vegan food in Fayetville AR.
Psst: Looking for more information on what there is to do in Northwest Arkansas? Check out a few of our other posts!
TYPE OF CUISINE: JUICES, HEALTHY EATS COST: $ GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES!
Believe it or not, there is an all-vegetarian spot in Bentonville! I thought this place was only a juice bar which was great enough but they actually have a fairly extensive plant-based menu but, unfortunately, it wasn’t available on weekends.
There were some items that looked so delicious though so definitely check it out!
TYPE OF CUISINE: LOCAL, SEASONAL COST: $ GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: UNSURE; ROTATING MENU
Chef Matthew McClure is amazing and the best meal of the weekend definitely occurred here. Their menu is seasonal and changes often.
At the time of my visit, they had several vegan options including a white bean soup (sans bacon), a beet hummus that is both beautiful and delicious, a few different salads and their main vegan entree is Madras Currie Panisse.
I didn’t even know what panisse is but it’s one of the most delicious things I’ve ever tasted. Turns out its an Italian dish made out of chickpea flour but The Hive Bentonville puts their own twist on it. Just get it! You won’t be disappointed.
ESSENTIAL INFO Address >> 200 NE A Street, Bentonville Hours >> 6:30a-12a (Sat-Thurs) // 6:30a-1aa (Fri) Website >> www.thehivebentonville.com
The Preacher’s Son
TYPE OF CUISINE: LOCAL, SEASONAL COST: $ GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES
If I could do the trip all over again, I would go here on Friday night and eat at The Hive on Sunday since The Preacher’s Son isn’t open on Sundays.
It looks like they have some great vegan or vegan possible options and the person I spoke with said many items can be made vegan.
The restaurant is located within an old church which is pretty awesome!
ESSENTIAL INFO Address >> 201 NW A Street, Bentonville Hours >> 11a-2p; 5p-10p (M-F) // 5p-10p (Sat) Website >> www.thepreachersson.com
TYPE OF CUISINE: BURGERS, AMERICAN COST: $ GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: UNSURE
If you’re looking for a spot to get the Beyond Burger, check out Natural Muse in Bentonville.
According to the person I spoke to, you’ll need to substitute the bun for a lettuce wrap but still a quality option for vegan restaurants in Bentonville AR.
ESSENTIAL INFO Address >> 1500 S Walton Blvd, Bentonville Hours >> 10:30a-8p (M-S) // Closed Sundays Website >> www.naturalmusebfc.com/
Onyx Coffee Lab
TYPE OF CUISINE: COFFEE COST: $ GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES
Onyx Coffee Lab is located in downtown Bentonville and the coffee shop vibes are on point! They have a few different kinds of plant milk and several specialty drinks on their menu that are marked vegan.
We had the hot chocolate with almond milk and the sporchata – both were absolutely perfect!
While Northwest Arkansas may not be overflowing with vegan options, it is home to an absolutely amazing wildlife sanctuary. I had the pleasure of staying at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge during my time in Eureka Springs and I’ve become a big, big fan of theirs now.
They are doing amazing work not only giving the animals what they deserve (to the best of their ability) but also being a leader in getting laws changed to combat exotic animal ownership.
RELATED >> Want to read more about Turpentine Creek? Check out my post here.
Arkansas Animal Activism
It looks like there is both a new Save chapter and Anonymous for the Voiceless chapter in Northwest Arkansas that may have been created after I was there and I’m so happy because, unfortunately, this region is so full of factory farms.
Ashley Hubbard is a blogger and freelance writer based in Nashville, Tennessee focusing on sustainability, travel, veganism, mental health, and more. Passionate about animal rights, sustainable travel, and social impact, she seeks out ethical experiences whether at home or on the road. She shares these experiences on her website, wild-hearted.com.
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