A place to knock out your holiday shopping, catch up with an old friend over a cup of coffee or a beer, grab a delicious meal with family, explore free public art, and more, 8th Street Market is a can’t miss during your visit to Bentonville, Arkansas, this holiday season!
Read on to know what to expect when you arrive at this local favorite, community-focused food hub.
8th Street Market is located in the heart of Bentonville’s Market District, at 801 SE 8th St.—right across from the Momentary
! Once you arrive, find a parking spot in the lot in front of the complex. Bike racks are also available for use if you’re coming in from the nearby Razorback Greenway.
At 8th Street Market, you’ll find several diverse dining options, including many that have received prestigious awards.
The South Market at 8th Street Market is home to Roll and Fold and 888 Hashery, both specializing in Asian cuisine (Pro tip: we love the steamed buns and dim sum!), and Sweet Freedom Cheese, an artisanal cheese shop named one of the 10 most iconic cheese shops in America by Wine Enthusiast
Just outside the South Market, you’ll find a food truck park with Spice Shuttle, which offers authentic North-Indian cuisine; Island Vibes, serving authentic Jamaican food; Loafin Joes, a sandwich shop with some of the best meatball subs in town; The Piggy Shack BBQ, specializing in spare ribs and a delicious ribeye sandwich; and Slader's Alaskan Dumpling Co., serving—you guessed it—Alaskan style dumplings.
But that’s not all! Walk around 8th Street Market, and check out Yeyo’s El Alma de Mexico, run by James Beard semifinalist Chef Rafael Rios; CO-OP Ramen; Bike Rack Brewing; and—for dessert—don’t miss the award-winning Markham & Fitz Chocolate.
Get your holiday shopping done at 8th Street Market! With a variety of gifts, you’ll be able to pick out something thoughtful for the special people in your life.
Founded in 2018, Hillfolk includes a selection of beautiful textile, local, and handmade goods as well as materials and tools for creating something of your own. The shop also offers classes featuring contemporary and traditional fiber arts.
Next door, you can pop into Two Friends Books, Bentonville’s independent bookstore (and cafe!), and pick up a book for a friend or shop the store’s really cute merch. They also have a great selection of natural and organic wine, beer, tea and coffee with delicious sandwiches and pastries. Be sure to return for a book club, author reading, children’s story time, poetry workshop, and more!
Note: Chocolate from Markham & Fitz also makes for a really cute (and delicious!) gift. They have greeting cards available for purchase too.
Also not to miss: health and wellness opportunities at 8th Street Market.
Cocoon Yoga Lab is a studio offering a variety of experiences curated around sight, sound, smell, and sense. Check out their schedule for available classes.
Be sure to check out the Bentonville Boulder, located on the North side of 8th Street Market and open to all climbers for free.
8th Street Market is decorated in public art! From bright murals to neons to sculptures, take some time to walk around and be inspired by the art. Browse public art in advance on our interactive art map
so you know what to expect in advance.
Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food
While walking around 8th Street Market, you’ll notice an extensive outdoor garden. This is part of Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food, which is an academic department of NorthWest Arkansas Community College. The Center includes a Community Outreach Recreational Education program where community members and visitors can sign up to take a cooking class ranging in subject from pie baking to pairing cheese and wine. View classes and sign up in advance at Brightwater.org.