November 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 NOVEMBER challenge includes a craft BBQ spot with a cozy patio, an underground tiki bar, a trip over the pond and even a drive thru breakfast spot! We also take a trip over the mountain to a local favorite pizza spot.
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 win a BINGO prize with a FREE t-shirt, stickers and more!
Turn in your receipts at the end of NOVEMBER 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 NOVEMBER 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
Hickory Store BBQ
1947 Blake Bottom Rd Huntsville, AL 35806
Craft style barbeque in the Monrovia area of Huntsville. Try a brisket plate with coleslaw, greens and fried green tomatoes. Step out to the great patio and enjoy the outdoor fireplace while you eat. They also have a drive thru here so you can get craft BBQ to go.
Poppy & Parliament
117 Northside Square Huntsville, AL 35801
Sunday 11am-2:30pm & 3pm-8pm
Mon-Thurs 11am-3pm & 4pm-9pm
Fri-Sat 11am-3pm & 4pm-10pm
Located on the square downtown Huntsville. The downstairs area has pub style booths and bar seating and the top floor offers fresh cut butcher meats, sausages and packaged foods and goods from across the pond. The menu boasts classic cuisine from England including the must order Fish & Chips.
Don’t forget to grab a photo in the red phone booth out front and sit on the patio for the best people watching views downtown.
I Love Korea
404 Jordan Lane Huntsville, AL 35805
You must get the Kimchi Pancake here it is crispy and savory and CRAVEABLE! They also offer classic Korean staples, Japchae (sweet potato starch ‘glass’ noodles), kimchi cucumber salad, hot stone bowls, bulgogi lunch boxes and don’t forget to pair with the complimentary Barley hot tea.
104 Jefferson St Huntsville, AL 35801
Underground Tiki bar in the heart of downtown Huntsville. Look for the yellow pineapple and head downstairs to find a vibrant tiki bar with Polynesian inspired fusion food like the Phat Fries, kimchi wontons, bingsu and crazy cocktails in fun containers.
Grab a funky cocktail and some Phat Fries. Imagine poutine, tiki style. Hand cut fries, fried egg, sweet Chinese sausage gravy, cheese curds, fried chicken wing and kimchi hot sauce.
182 Old Highway 431 Owens Crossroads, AL 35763
Owens Crossroads/Hampton Cove has a great pizza restaurant worth ‘crossing the mountain’ for. The Sydney pizza is my favorite here. Cacciatore sauce base, caramelized onions, sauteed cherry tomatoes, bacon and fresh basil. So delish, you may just ‘cross the mountain’ to give it a try.
Tamarind Island Grille
5909 University Drive (inside The Camp at Midcity) Huntsville, AL 35806
Permanent food truck located inside The Camp at MidCity. Grab a to-go box and take it home or sit on the grounds at The Camp. Benches, tables, covered areas, gravel floor all outside. Known for their Caribbean inspired food and permanent Vegan options. Try the small Vegan Mango Chicken plate with plantains and greens.
4781 Whitesburg Dr Huntsville, AL 35802
Little Rosies is the little sister restaurant of the well know ‘big’ Rosies restaurants which has two locations in Huntsville. Little Rosies is quick service tex mex that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and also has a drive thru.
Little Rosies is know for their pocket tacos and a craveable breakfast dish called the Austin Texas Migas.
This month try the underrated healthier favorite on the menu, the buffalo chicken wrap on a whole wheat tortilla. Grilled chicken diced and tossed in buffalo sauce, wrapped up with lettuce, diced avocado and pico de gallo and served with a salsa ranch dipped sauce.
6275 University Drive Huntsville, AL 35806
This local boba tea shop prides itself on their house made syrups, 100% fruit purees, loose leaf steeped tea. They offer classic and specialty drinks like the must try Cookie Butter milk tea.
Toppings like aloe, lychee jelly, black sugar drizzle, brown sugar boba, salted cheese crema and more.
What local restaurant do you want to see on our list?
Leave us a comment and remember to 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