April Challenge to Eat Local in Huntsville
Small businesses and locally owned restaurants are what make Huntsville-Huntsville. Challenge your foodie side with this monthly goal list that will increase your knowledge and palate of Huntsville’s local food scene.
The month of APRIL challenge has a Huntsville classic, some new to the scene establishments and a variety of beverages, entrees and snacks with a Gluten Free and Vegan option. All foods can fit into a healthy lifestyle and in true Rocket City Dietitian fashion, this list contains a mix of all types of foods from savory to sweet.
When you are looking at where to eat this month, refer to this list, get out and explore Huntsville’s local culinary side.
BONUS: If you visit each restaurant in April and make a purchase, you can send us the receipts (showing the date and location) we will send you a We Are Huntsville shirt for free! Send your receipts to email@example.com.
4701 Meridian St Huntsville, AL 35811
This quick service vegan restaurant is located inside The Foundation near the Alabama A&M. Serving 100% plant based. The owner, Nikia Lightfoot recently won The Catalyst Center’s 2023 Entrepreneur of the Year.
Menu includes items like: burgers, waffle fries, chili, chick’n nuggets, fried chick’n sandwiches, salads and kids meals (burgers, and nuggets). Soy free chick’n available upon request. This month try their signature Chick’n Sandwich. Pair with waffle fries, Vujee secret sauce and a Red Cou-Laud.
1515 Ninth Ave SW
This indie coffee shop is home to plants, repurposed industrial furniture, funky art, live music and a signature matcha that uses ceremonial grade matcha with local herbalist Remedy tinctures of rosemary and lavender that makes a perfectly springy iced refreshment.
200 Westside Square
Known for their luxe charcuterie boards and views of Big Spring Park, go to this restaurant off the square and try the seasonal cocktail!
3305 Bob Wallace
This must experience hidden patio oasis is turning 16 in April. Head to the back patio and enjoy a local beer on the patio. A second patio is available that’s also dog friendly.
975 Airport Rd
Head to this Vietnamese restaurant for an amazing craveable refreshing and crunchy salad that will have you coming back. Order the A11 Viet Salad with beef.
Mason Dixon- 10th Birthday
415 Church St
This is Alabama’s first dedicated gluten free bakery and bistro. Good food that happens to be gluten free. They are celebrating their 10th Birthday this month. Spot in and try one of their cupcakes!
Good Company Café
7500 Memorial Parkway
This quaint neighborhood café is the perfect place to meet with friends, work remotely or have a solo breakfast, brunch or lunch. Add the Dad’s Egg Sandwich to your list and prepare to stay awhile and fall in love with this great local spot.
Nomads Road Dogs
2006 Memorial Parkway
Food Truck that is often on the corner of Governors and Memorial in the parking lot of Parkway Scrubs. Check their socials for locations and times
These signature hotdogs are named after areas of Huntsville. All beef hotdogs and sausage dogs.
Try the Whitesburg. All beef hotdog topped with mustard, chili, diced onions and slaw (fresh and mixed to order).
Get out and #EatLocalHSV!
Rachel Brown is the face behind the social media channels: Rocket City Dietitian. Rachel is a Diabetes Educator Dietitian by day and a local food blogger extraordinaire all the other waking hours! Making appearances on local tv, writing for blogs and physical magazines as the go to for all things food, local happenings and spotlights local companies. She promotes a positive relationship with food with an ‘all foods fit’ approach. Facebook | Instagram