Vegan pop-up serving southern soul food. Check its facebook page for dates & announcements. Open Wed-Fri 11:00am-6:00pm, Sat 11:00am-4:00pm.

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22 Reviews

First Review by GregRobinson


Points +146

16 Jul 2023

Great food for takeout

We got there at 3PM on a Wednesday, so they were out of a lot of the sides. The seating would be better on a day that isn’t hot.

Pros: Delicious southern food! , Friendly and helpful service , Entirely vegan menu and loved everything we ate!



Points +21

10 Jul 2023


When I tell you they have the best cauliflower wings I’ve ever had, that’s exactly what I mean! The seasonings, the crunch, and everything was perfect! I wanted to try the shrimp, but they didn’t have any in stock. My dad and I got the candied yams, Mac n cheese and collards along with it. The flavors just burst in every direction in my mouth! I can’t wait to come back to Little Rock to visit for that reason! Thank you!

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-10


Points +1321

27 May 2023


Those are probably the best vegan shrimp I’ve had, and I was impressed by the texture. The fries were next level with the extra crispies. The Mac and cheese was as creamy as any I have had lately. Delicious all around. My biggest complaint is the use of styrofoam as the containers. Something paper based would be better. That said, this is an all-round great pick.

Pros: Good amount of food for the cost, Interesting vibe

Cons: Styrofoam containers


Points +16

22 Mar 2023

This place is amazing. Been twice and didn’t disappoint either time. Love it‼️

The food is amazing, staff is amazing & the atmosphere is dope!

Pros: Great food

Cons: Hard to find


Points +99

12 Mar 2023

Hands-down Delicious!

I had the 8-piece "shrimp" with 2 sides, and when I say that I was taken to flavor town in one bite, I mean it! The food was fresh and delicious 😋


Points +16

25 Jun 2022

Amazing food! Will go back !

Overall 5 stars ! If you are vegan this is the place for you !

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Quality food, Quantity of food is extraordinary

Cons: sometimes there are certain options not available


Points +13

Mostly Veg
19 Jun 2022

Best Vegan Soulfood 🥰

I love this place and will definitely be back!! The food was WONDERFUL!! Like I can take my plate to a thanksgiving dinner & be 100% satisfied. And I didn’t feel sluggishly full afterward! I love the MacNoCheese, and have been looking for a healthier alternative as I’m lactose-intolerant. Kudos to this place for the fast, immaculate service!!!!🫶🏾💕

Pros: GREAT Soulfood , Friendly, Fast Service, Affordable Prices


Points +18

06 Dec 2021

Vegan Soul Food!

The House of Mental Eatery is incredible!!! My favorite dishes are the Kauliflower ChickUnWings, ChickUn Spaghetti, MacNOcheese, and the vegan "shrimp". But truly, EVERYTHING is delicious. The owner is one of kindest, friendliest people you will meet. Follow the business Facebook Page for times.

Pros: All vegan!!!


Points +22

06 Dec 2021

A great place for vegan comfort food.

The cauliflower wings are superb. The chik’n spaghetti is awesome. Nora even makes vegan shrimp that are unbelievable. It’s on the back side of the food truck stop on Chester. Great food, great people. Follow them on Facebook or Instagram for hours and specials.


Points +29

18 Nov 2021

Best Vegan Soul Food

I go weekly to this little gem. Majority of items are gluten-free as well. Chick’n spaghetti has the best flavor. Mac no cheese is seriously better than anything else on the market.

Pros: Has real flavor, not bland at all, Price, Speed of service


Points +34

15 Jul 2021

Hidden gem

This place is a hidden gem. Veggie sampler was amazing, right on mac and cheese.


Points +495

11 Jul 2021

Delicious comfort food

As others have noted, it’s a bit hard to find. It’s in a converted gas station that hosts food trucks, but it’s actually in the back of the building tucked away. Has some spots outside to eat. Got the cauliflower wings with yams and Mac no cheese sides. The cauliflower was thickly breaded and really tasty. Sides were delicious. Also got some lemon cake. Definitely going to go back.


Points +17

13 Jun 2021

Great experience

The staff was super nice and the space was super chill
And inviting.

Pros: Lots of soul food options , Nice staff, Fast service


Points +352

22 Apr 2021

All vegan pop up in a truck yard

This is a little place in an old gas station converted into a food truck yard. There were about 5 food trucks, but this place is in the back of the building. It has a painted "vegan" sign.

We got the BBQ and Asian cauliflower wings. The breading was very fluffy and crunchy, like good fried chicken breading. We also got the chick'un spaghetti, which is like a slightly spicy spaghetti with chunks of vegan chicken. They mac and cheese was more buttery than cheesy.

The cauliflower wings were the star though. I wish I had an opportunity to try more of the sides.


Points +13

15 Mar 2021

New Regular

So delicious. Great service, short wait time. I will be back

Pros: 100% Vegan. Affordable.

Cons: Only open for lunch.


Points +29

08 Mar 2021

Fast service/quality food

Staff was very friendly and explained menu items. I ordered the Chick un wings and they were very tasty. My food was made to order and came out hot and fast! Yum!


Points +915

08 Mar 2021


The best Yams ever!


Points +2174

27 Feb 2021

Good food

As others have said, a little hard to find. It's on the back of the building opposite the auto mechanic. I'm sure any of the staffed foodtrucks could direct you. The cauliflower fried chicken is phenomenal. The Mac and cheese was ok. Consistency was spot on but the taste was a little off. Super interesting vibe inside too. And the staff were friendly. The food was done really quickly.

Pros: Interesting vibe, Good southern food

Cons: Hard to find


Points +26

16 Apr 2020

good variety

it was kinda hard to find it was on the side of the pop up shot building but sooo worth it. i got the everything platter and it was very big and filling. southern style


Points +23

27 Feb 2020


Was a little hard to find, but was so worth it. I got the “everything platter” and everything was great. Mac and cheese, candied sweet potatoes, beans and rice, collard greens, and - the best of all - fried cauliflower.

Limited hours (lunch only I think), but a must stop for any vegan in Little Rock.

Pros: great food, awesome staff, quick service


Points +488

24 Nov 2019

WOW, I am no expert, but I know what I like !!

I was looking for vegan options in Little Rock and House of Mental was top of the search, and close by

I've never tried "Soul Food" so I gave it a try, and WOW
I asked for a sample of everything (minus sweet potatoes) and it was all amazing

price was great, servings were large and the ladies there were a lot of fun
Thank you for introducing me to vegan soul food

Since House of Mental, I've been looking for and found more to try on my travels

I will make an excuse to go through Little Rock from now on just to visit House of Mental and see what's on the menu

Pros: the amazing food, flavor, textures, so satisfying , the variety, new menu each day, thank you for the oppertunity to try soul food

Cons: can be hard to find 1st time, in old gas station, not a chain in each city YET


Points +28

08 Aug 2019


The House of Mental Eatery is incredible!!! My favorite dishes are the Kauliflower ChickUnWings, Yams Oshun, MacNOcheese, and the gumbo with vegan "shrimp" (made from yam root). But truly, EVERYTHING is delicious. The owner and her daughter run the place, and they are two of the friendliest people you will meet. Watch for when they are open on their Facebook Page, then get down there fast because their stuff can sell out quick!

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