As we all practice social distancing, many of us have looked to food for a sense of familiarity in these uncertain times. While we’ve all been cooking at home and it feels like almost everyone on social media has starting baking bread, you can still get a fantastic meal from many of Little Rock’s best restaurants. The dining scene in Little Rock is one of the city’s best features and now, more than ever before, they need our support.
It's okay to crave old fashioned "home cookin," even when you're already at home. Cathead's serves up their signature brand of southern staples with build-you-own lunches offering a choice of meat and two sides. Plus, they've got their signature sandwiches ready to order as well.
Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Co.
Treat your family to one of Three Fold’s “Family Spreads.” These freshly made, family-sized meals can feed a household of 4 or more. Choose between their Dumpling Family Spread, Noodle Family Spread or get both dumplings and noodles with the Three Fold Family Spread.
South on Main
We may have to wait a little while before we hear another band on the South on Main stage, but we can have their signature southern fare any night of the week with their new to-go menu. When you order, be sure to ask about their to-go wine pairings!
The Roof Café
Aside from being one of the best brunch spots in town, The Root is famous for their use of locally sourced ingredients. They offer curbside pickup or delivery on a host of local grocery items including meats, vegetables, cheeses and even toilet paper.
Count Porkula (The Rail Yard)
The undisputed kings of downtown barbeque are getting ready to celebrate Easter the only way they know how – with ribs, brisket and pork butts. They’ve also got hams and turkey breasts galore and, of course, all the side staples you could want. Easter orders should be placed Friday, April 10th.
Lost Forty Brewing
Did someone say “drive through beer pickup?!” No one is complaining about the recent changes in state liquor laws, and now that we can pick up dinner and a six-pack of our favorite beer by swinging through the brewery’s East Village parking lot? Surely, we can’t be the only ones wondering if a few of these changes could be permanent.
Arthur’s Prime Steakhouse
We’re always down for one of the best steaks in Little Rock. Even with its dining room closed, Arthur’s wide range of steaks (yes, even the Australian Wagyu!) is available for carryout orders.
Spring in Arkansas means one thing: strawberries. There’s no better way to celebrate spring than with Big Orange’s strawberry cake milkshake…we may or may not have had a few of them already.
Featuring their daily Market Specials that can range from gulf shrimp fettuccine to a delightful salmon Niçoise salad, Capers has become our quarantine go-to for fresh, elevated fair.
With a lineup of fantastic tacos and some of our favorite salsas in town, it’s easy to see why Local Lime is a west Little Rock landmark. And now, with their full menu available for online ordering, you have the same experience right at home.
From the Pantry Board to the chocolate log, The Pantry’s menu is full of famous dishes. They’re offering daily family packs featuring their most popular items for curbside pickup.
Samu Bar Sushi Hibachi
With sushi rolls that range from the traditional to the avantgarde, Samu is a new bright spot on the west Little Rock dining landscape. Now is your chance to find a new favorite sushi spot.
Star of Indian
With both lunch and dinner family pack meals and curbside and delivery through BiteSquad and GrubHub, there’s never been a better time try this Arkansas Food Hall of Fame nominee.
Tatziki’s Mediterranean Café
Who isn’t in the mood for a flavor-cation to the shores of the Mediterranean these days? From fresh salads to savory gyros, Taziki’s is the place to go for a flavorful meal on the go...especially when it’s paired with their to-go mimosas!
Zaza Fine Salad + Wood-Oven Pizza Co
Looking for something a little lighter after eating one too many loaves of homemade bread? Then hunt down one of Zaza’s famous salads or pick up a pizza to feed the whole family.
Heights Taco & Tamale
We’re not saying that we only go there for the cocktails…but they are practically required drinking during a visit. Be sure to pick up some of their make-at-home cocktail kits when you grab your to-go orders.
The Fold: Botanas & Bar
The Fold has the entire family in mind with their carryout, family-style meals. Choose from build-your-own tacos, chicken enchiladas, tamales, a salad and chips and dip.
The Faded Rose
Did your Spring Break trip to New Orleans get cancelled? Then you’re in luck, because The Faded Rose is serving up the best of the Crescent City for takeout and curbside pickup.
What comes with an appetizer, salad, two classical Neapolitan-style pizzas and dessert? Why it’s the $45 Family Meal from The Pizzeria, and it sounds like a winner to us!
Not even a global pandemic could keep this Little Rock culinary landmark down. Their full menu as well as larger family packs are available to order via the Trio’s website. Whatever you choose, don’t forget to get the Peck salad and that famous strawberry shortcake.
La Terraza Rum & Lounge
We’re still bummed that we can’t enjoy spring on one of Little Rock’s best patios, but at least we can still get a to-go pitcher of La Terraza’s famous mojitos (add your own alcohol, of course). Throw in an order of their Venezuelan Arepas and you’ve got everything you need for a fantastic meal.
We may still not be able to enjoy one of the coziest dining rooms in Little Rock, but the food is just as good from the comfort of your own home. With favorites like the People’s Choice Burger and the Wye Mountain Mushroom Risotto, you’ll be saying “ciao” to Baci again and again.
Who said dinner couldn’t start with dessert? Le Pops and their rainbow of frozen flavors is a Little Rock staple and we’ve already had our fair share of tasty treats this spring.
This hidden gem in southwest Little Rock isn’t on many people’s radar, but here’s your chance to get to know a classic Little Rock eatery. Pro tip: be sure to order out on Tuesday for the ribs!
This Heights staple is local favorite for Chinese food. No matter what you’re in the mood for, their staff is willing to please.
Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom
Sure, everyone knows that Raduno makes some of the best pizzas in town, but throw in their handmade pasta and the incredible weekend-only cinnamon rolls and you’ve got yourself a winner.
With daily specials posted to their social media feeds, Boulevard Bread is the place to go for fresh, elevated fare…not to mention some fantastic bread if you can’t make your own.
While the iconic stage at Vino’s make be dark for now, they’re still turning out their famous pizzas and offering growlers of beer to-go.
Graffiti’s Italian Restaurant
Did someone say take and bake?! Give Graffiti’s a call to stock up on all your Italian-inspired family favorite meals.
Taj Mahal Indian Kitchen
Most people know Taj Mahal to have one of the best lunch buffets in Little Rock, and now you can have that same experience at home. Their Royal Family packs offer a wealth of Indian flavors for curbside pick-up.
Bruno’s Little Italy
Bruno’s has been Little Rock’s go-to for freshly made pasta for decades and that won’t change anytime soon. They’re now offering both an a la carte menu and family-style meals for four.
Low Ivy Catering
One of Little Rock’s most exciting food trucks is offering weekly take and bake meals. From pork steam bun kits to crawfish Creole bakes, their globally inspired, always-changing menu is regularly posted to social media.
Hubcap Burger Company
If you’ve ever loved Cotham’s in Scott or their sister restaurant Cotham’s in the City, you need to score a meal from the newly opened Hubcap Burger Company. You can order full meals or, of course, one of the famous hubcap burgers via their website.
Cache is well known as a hotspot in the River Market Entertainment District, and you can still get their fantastic food with their daily “Office Lunch” specials.
This west Little Rock fine dining staple is now offering both a la carte and family pack meals to go. If you’re needing a pick-me-up, call in an order and let chef Scott Rains work his magic.
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We’re always big on Little Rock, which means we fully support our local leadership’s decisions for our collective well-being. While many of our friends and families are homebound, you can still take advantage of Little Rock’s incredible dining scene while practicing social distancing.