When there’s so much delicious food out there, it can be difficult to eat healthy. But fortunately, there are great restaurants serving up farm fresh foods in Arkansas. It’s not all broccoli and veggies, either. One local favorite is preparing a full menu filled with fresh, local ingredients.
AY Publisher Heather Baker and KARK host Hilary Hunt are on the hunt for these farm fresh restaurants, and they are heading to this Little Rock favorite – Boulevard Bread Company.
“We’re back and it’s farm fresh in Arkansas, and we’re at Boulevard Bread Company in the Heights,” Baker says.
“I know I say that it gets better and better, and it’s so good, but I’m so excited about this week, Heather,” Hunt says.
Located at 1920 N. Grant Street in the Heights neighborhood, Boulevard Bread Company has a huge menu, offering salads, paninis, sandwiches, soups, meat and cheese boards and more. It’s a popular breakfast spot, serving up a great bialy, as well as other breakfast favorites, until 10:30 a.m. each morning. But, you can go in for any meal of the day and come away satisfied.
And that’s exactly what the folks at Boulevard Bread Company are aiming to do for Baker and Hunt, laying out a mouth-watering table of food for the pair.
“Hilary, look at this spread,” Baker exclaims.
“They’ve got breakfast, they’ve got lunch, they’ve got dinner,” Hunt says.
Hunt starts with the dinner menu, trying out the restaurant’s gnocchi. This dish, she says, is entirely made with fresh, local vegetables.
Another one of Hunt’s favorites is the smoked salmon salad. This salad featured heirloom cherry tomatoes, red onion, house smoked bacon, avocado, bleu cheese and red wine vinaigrette, along with the salmon.
“It’s a great option. It’s got avocado, it’s got house crispy fried bacon, even the smoked salmon,” she says.
Meanwhile, Baker is snacking on the Ham and Swiss sandwich, which features local greens, tomatoes, pickles, red onion and honey Dijon. One of the most impressive elements to Baker is the bread. “All of their breads are baked in house,” Baker says.
But Baker is most looking forward to the desserts, and she has her eye on a Razorback cookie.
“When you walk in here, it’s like dessert heaven,” Hunt says.
“They have this beautiful pumpkin loaf, cookies, apple pie, everything, Baker says.
With all of the day’s meals taken care of, both Baker and Hunt are ready to call it a day. However, there is still one more week in the Farm Fresh Bucket List tour.
Check back next week to see where Baker and Hunt go as they finish up the Farm Fresh Bucket List.