Our mission is to build community through local food.  We seek to foster a sense of connectedness among the individuals, families, organizations, and businesses of central Arkansas by offering a focal point for sustainable activities in the area. 

We believe that sourcing locally not only supports our state's economy but also makes us better stewards of the environment because of the shorter distance the ingredients have to travel to get to the plate.  We firmly believe that it's because we source locally that our food is so delicious.  It makes us feel great that The Root supports local Arkansas farmers and producers that we know and love and that we get to showcase those famers who grow this delicious food!  

Also, at The Root Cafe, we host a range of activities from workshops, classes, and speakers to music events, hot pepper-eating and beard-growing contests! Through food, education, and community, The Root Cafe is striving to make Little Rock a better place to live by helping to create a more just, sustainable, and delicious food system for central Arkansas.