September 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 SEPTEMBER challenge includes several restaurants in nearby Madison, a brand new coffee shop inside a beloved brewery in downtown Huntsville and a unique collaboration fun treat to enjoy this month and all fall season long!
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 prize with a FREE t-shirt and stickers!
Turn in your receipts at the end of SEPTEMBER 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 September 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
Le Petite Bijou by Domaine South (aka Baby Domaine)
103 Northside Square Huntsville, AL
Le Petite Bijou is the original smaller location of Domaine South. This is more of a sandwich and wine shop and the larger location across the street hosts more seating and more entrée style dishes.
The BLT: DS sandwich is one of those craveable dishes that you look forward to and have taste memories that last beyond that meal.
Warm thinly sliced ham, tomato chutney, bibb lettuce, fresh mozzarella, herb aioli and bacon on a toasted brioche. Pari with a house salad or fries for a craveable meal.
Big Foots Little Donuts
7914 Memorial Parkway Huntsville, AL
12181 County Line Road
Madison, AL 35758
Drive Thru and Sit down
Hot little donuts made to order! Great place to go and enjoy a treat with kids or pick up to go. The Apple Cider donuts give us a sweet hint of fall in tiny little bites.
6290 Drive Northwest Huntsville, AL
Sushi tacos are a fun modern take on traditional sushi rolls. Four sushi taco styles to try. The eel avocado was a surprise favorite! While you are here be sure to take a selfie with the cool cat statue greeting you out front and try more from this creative menu.
Walton’s Southern Table
4901 Whitesburg Drive Huntsville, AL
Classic southern cuisine but Kala’s Chicken is the dish to try at Waltons. Grilled rosemary chicken stopped with two thinly sliced fried green onions. Pair with sides like strawberry pretzel salad and hash brown casserole. Be sure to ask for Alabama white sauce to eat with this chicken meal.
Bus Stop Coffee
206 Eustis Ave Huntsville, AL 35801
Located inside the beloved downtown microbrewery, Green Bus Brewery. A coffee shop with house made syrups and features house made and local ingredients using Canadian Bakin bagels, Remedy Herbs artisanal teas, house made chicken salad varieties and classic southern party crackers. Nitro cold brew coffee, lattes, drip and espresso using downtown coffee roasting legends, Kaffee Klatch.
Try the toasted honey latte! The brewery is still open during their regular hours so come back in the evening for unique craft beers.
Goodland Pour House: Hangover Pizza
12110 County Line RD Madison, AL
Mon-Fri 11am-2pm 4pm-9pm
The Hangover pizza will be calling your name and not just after a late night. Deep dish crush goodness loaded with breakfast sausage gravy and sunny side up eggs.
Roosters Crow Coffee Roastery
8402 Whitesburg Dr Huntsville, AL
This South Huntsville coffee dive roast their own coffee beans, while you are here enjoying your latte, coffee, tea and pastries, grab a bag of house roasted beans to take to your home or office!
They recently opened a covered patio area and a unique drive thru option. Menu also has specialty drinks like Frozen Crow, Pops Coffee ( a soda and coffee drink). Grab a Crow in the Fog latte, their take on a London fog using local tea legend, Piper & Leaf.
Fusion BBQ: Smoked Watermelon Salad
1300 Meridian St Huntsville, AL
Smoked watermelon salad. Cold smoked watermelon cubes, mixed greens, goat cheese crumbles, candied pecans, fresh mint and a Yuzu sesame vinaigrette. Great as an entrée, sharable side or add a protein like pulled pork or chicken tenders to complete your meal.
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