The Daily Beet restaurant and juice bar set to open Fayetteville location

A mostly-vegetarian restaurant and juice bar with two locations in New Orleans is set to soon open a Fayetteville location.

The Daily Beet will be located in the Ice House Building, just off Dickson Street at 339 N. West Ave.

Owner Dylan Maisel got his start running a bicycle-based juice bar called JuiceNOLA in 2015. A couple years later, that business moved into a food hall called St. Roch Market, which led to Maisel eventually opening his first Daily Beet location in New Orleans’ Central Business District in 2017. Just two years later, the restaurant opened its second location.

Maisel said he decided to move his family to Fayetteville and open a location here after having a child, and wanting to find a place with more access to nature.

“We don’t have family here, and I didn’t have a strong relationship with Arkansas,” he said. “After we had a baby, we were missing nature a lot more, and we started looking for cities with a good population that also have access to nature. People said check out Fayetteville, and I was really surprised with how much I liked it. Everyone we met said they loved living here, and everyone was really lovely.”

The Daily Beet’s menu varies a bit by location, but generally focuses on healthy breakfast and brunch items, salads, bowls, along with smoothies, cold-pressed juices, coffees, and teas. The only meat we spotted on either menu was a lox dish served for breakfast.

Like his other restaurants, the Fayetteville location will offer a mostly plant-based menu created using as many local ingredients as possible. Customers will order at the counter, and can dine in, order online, or take their food to-go, he said.

He said the Fayetteville location will offer a similar menu to his other locations, with a few small changes.

“It’s my first time to live in a place with seasons,” he said. “In New Orleans, there isn’t much cold weather, so I am trying to lean into some heartier, warm kind of dishes and soups. People love smoothies, but when it’s zero degrees and snowing, do they want smoothies?”

Maisel said his family is expecting another baby very soon, but he is hoping to host a soft opening a few weeks after his new arrival on April 15.

After that, the restaurant will be open initially daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., with hours eventually expanding to 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., he said.