August Eat Local Challenge
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 AUGUST challenge has two food trucks, a RocketCityDietitian specialty hotdog where proceeds will benefit The Manna House (local charity that provides and food to local families in need. Restore Rebuild Replenish), a secret pizza window, a cool treat spot and a place to dine around exotic animals!
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, health conscious to indulgent because #AllFoodsFit into a healthy lifestyle.
When you are looking at where to eat this month, refer to this list, get out and explore Huntsville’s local culinary side.
CONTEST: Complete the challenge grid and snag a FREE t-shirt and stickers.
Turn in your receipts at the end of AUGUST to We Are Huntsville and we will send you some prizes! Specific menu items are suggestions. ANY PURCHASE at this establishment during the month of AUGUST will count towards your goal. My picks are just suggestions, so if something else sounds delish- try it!
Thank you for supporting our local community and #EatLocalHSV
New South Hotdogs & Sushi
Food Truck. Follow their Social Media for location updates
The “Craveable” dog, the Rocket City Dietitian special in August. Proceeds benefit The Manna House (a local food distribution center supporting local families through their Stomp Out Hunger initiative and their own hydroponic garden growing fresh vegetables for these local families in need).
More Information: MyMannaHouse.com
Whats on the hotdog: An avocado sushi roll sliced and placed ontop of a New South Hotdog hotdog, topped slices of fresh avocado, black & white sesame seeds, fried crunchy onions and drizzled with spicy mayo. A little of everything because all food can fit into a healthy lifestyle. #BALANCE
607 Andrew Jackson Way Huntsville, AL 35801
Sunday 11am-2:30pm 5pm-8pm
Tue-Thurs 11am-2pm 5pm-9pm
Fri-Sat 11am-2pm 5pm-9:30pm
Luscious Tandoori Lamb Chops. Unique dish in Huntsville. Marinated lamb chop in spicy yogurt, Kashmiri chili and ginger mix. Grilled and served with a fresh lemon to squeeze onto your dish before you eat. Pair with a fresh Naan bread and Mango Lassi dessert drink or Masala tea.
Food Truck- Follow social media for location updates
Housemade tamales, a corn/masa mixture formed and filled with vegetables, cheese or meat. Street corn can come on the cob or cut off the cobb served in a up with mayo, tajin seasoning, parmesan cheese and a fresh lime and cilantro. Pair with their fresh aguas frescas fruit water.
Dashu Japanese Cuisine & Bar
964 Airport Rd Huntsville, AL 35802
GREEN ROLL sushi roll is a vegetarian option here I like to pair with yum yum sauce. That special spicy mayo is good on so many dishes! The menu covers a wide array of Japanese cuisine including; raw sashimi, edamame, seaweed salad, sushi rolls, teriyaki, katsu, rice and noodle dishes, tempura, hibachi lunch and dinners and dessert like mochi.
Make sure you enjoy your meal in the back room! The ceiling is flooded with colorful paper umbrellas hanging upside down and adds some character and fun to your meal!
92 Shorter St Madison, AL 35758
A cool treat to finish off this hot summer. Chillabay is a dessert shop that has ice cream floats, ice cream sandwiches (made in house), milkshakes and sundaes. Vegan/Dairy Free options available.
Try the Orange Creamsicle float or the Cold Brew Coffee float using next door, Honest coffee roasters.
The inside has board games for the entire family or friends to come, get a cool treat and enjoy time together.
2211 Seminole Dr Huntsville, AL
Secret pizza window is back at Lowe Mill with a different name and new owners! Veloce means = in a rapid manner. We were impressed with how quickly our order was ready! Pro Tip: Go through door 4 for the fastest way to reach this pizza window. Its on the bottom floor next to the great room with large boot mural and next to the hall with the Cat Café, the Pinball arcade and the local screen printing t-shirt shop.
Pizza by the slice or 10” to 14” build your own or specialty pizzas. Tomato, pesto or olive oil base.
Order: THE CHEESEBALL pizza. Red sauce and parmesan base, house cheese blend, American cheese, pimento cheese, feta cheese and topped with pecorino cheese and fresh basil.
Pair with a local favorite, Piper & Leaf iced tea located at the front of Lowe Mill.
Off Beat Coffee
2620 Clinton Ave Huntsville, AL
Order from the Specialist Latte list. Changes monthly-seasonally and has some unique and sometimes *off beat options that keep this place an exciting place to grab a fun drink!
Located inside Campus 805. You can get to this inside the building or from an outside entrance located next to Straight to Ale. Be sure to explore around this old school that has turned into a plethora of fun and unexpected shops.
Tom Brown’s Restaurant
9070 Memorial Parkway SW Huntsville, AL 35802
8141 US-72 W Madiso
The Mean Green Egg Roll needs to be on your plate when you come here. Pulled pork and collard greens drizzled with house-made white and mustard bbq sauce. Craveable item that you will order again. Enjoy the wild and fun décor while you are at the Huntsville location. A variety of fun decorations where you get seated under a tall giraffe or a decoupage canvas of Magic Mike, Helen Keller or Dolly Parton. Nick Saban has even been spotted here in the backroom.
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