Dandelion, a beloved Little Rock herb and spice shop, announced that they are moving to Bentonville.
Dandelion opened in 2013 in the Arcade building on Clinton Avenue in the Little Rock River Market to husband and wife owners Priscilla Fincher and Matt Cooper. Cooper at the time was the executive chef next door at Cache restaurant.
Cooper left Cache at the end of 2014 to take become executive chef at and help launch the Belfry in Bentonville later this year. Cooper wanted to bring the Dandelion closer to his new home.
“(We) have found an opportunity to relocate the beloved Dandelion to Bentonville in order for it to be closer,” Fincher tells us. “This decision to move the store was not easy due to the dedication of locals in Little Rock and loyal friends.”
Dandelion allows shoppers to buy spices and herbs from bulk bins allowing them to pick up just enough spice to cook a meal without having to purchase a large quantity. For foodies and home cooks it meant being free to experiment with various flavors.
The Little Rock location became a great source of hard to find herbs and spices that even several local chefs took advantage of often. They offer a number of rare herbs and spices that are not found in most stores as well as a number of excellent tea blends.
Dandelion should fit in well to the growing culinary scene in Bentonville. They are still finalizing plans for the exact location of the new shop, so no announcement yet on the exact location. Cooper’s new restaurant is located near the Bentonville square and they promise to make Dandelion an integrated part of the growing food community in Bentonville, so it is a fairly safe bet to see it land somewhere in that general area.