Quality Suites South
1701 E. St. Elmo Rd.
Austin, TX 78744
Phone: (512) 444-6630
Fax: (512) 444-4122
Farmer's markets have fresh food, but you need to get there early. A grocery store has variety and value, but the quality of the products may not suit your requirements. Neither of the places may deliver to you. What do you do? Contact Greenling. Greenling supports local farms and makes the organic foods movement accessible to all. Every aspect of the online shopping cart can be customized, and the delivery day is area dependent. Greenling offers variety, quality, value and delivery, all on one platter. And the platter's organic too!
For your next day-out at the Lady Bird Lake, rent out paddling equipment from Austin Paddle Sports SUP Rentals. This shop provides excellent implements from and takes care of all your paddling needs. Known for Stand Up Paddling, it even offers lessons for first-timers as well as lake tours. Head to the store to procure some SUP gear and enroll for paddling class to master the waters.
Although a head shop first and foremost, Oat Willie's has other trinkets and knick-knacks. The smell of New Age herbs, oils, and incense permeate the store, while the music of the 90s fills the air. Hats and clothing fabricated from hemp adorn the racks in front of a display showcasing posters for sale (Bob Marley album covers, Japanese wood prints, etc.).
Whip In has Indian-infused breakfast items available until 2 p.m., perfect for late risers. Naan (Indian flatbread), scrambled eggs, cheese and your choice of chutney (a spiced, Indian condiment) makes up the breakfast naan (cilantro chutney is rather appetizing). As if that wasn't enough, they also have an impressive beer selection on tap, a vegan/vegetarian grocery aisle, a wine and beer area, and a tobacconist with Indian candles & incense.
Cross the river from downtown and enter the wonderful South Congress Avenue District. Browse through its many shops and check out eateries that tantalize the taste buds and the pocketbooks. Check out Uncommon Objects, a wonderful import and knick knack shop, or The Armadillo Market, which carries everything Texas. For the famished shopper, there are more than enough options: Tex-Mex at Guerro's or the eclectic Magnolia Café are all favorites with the locals. After a cup of coffee or lunch, you should browse the retro resale shops along the avenue.
Only in Austin, especially in the hipster zip code of 78704, will you find a liquor store & tobacconist connected to an Indian Cafe & Grocery Shop. Even though it is a small, independent store, Beverage World has quite an impressive selection, selling everything from gin and bourbon to liqueurs and worldly wines. Setting itself apart from the other "non-chain" liquor shops, Beverage World hosts tastings every Thurs. - Sat. from 4p to 8p. Sign up for their newsletter for more details!
World famous Gibson guitars, have their presence felt throughout the globe. This particular outlet of Gibson's in Austin is located at South Congress, in the southern Austin neighborhood. Specializing in guitars, the brand also sells other musical instruments like mandolins and banjos. To buy yourself a piece, please visit their store, where the staff would be happy to help.
It is obvious Amelia's Retro-Vogue and Relics is unique from one glance at its globe sign at the entrance. Inside, are vintage treasures galore, with clothing ranging from the mid-19th Century to mid-20th Century. The most recent clothing era stocked is from the 1960s. No disco nightmares here. Amelia's one of the few stores in town to stock vintage children's wear, in addition to their men's and women's clothing. Collectibles, jewelry and accessories are stocked here as well. This is the caliber of a shop you would expect to find in New York or LA.
It seems like there are more clothing stores for women than for men. When you finally find a shop that offers goods for both sexes, the women's selection appears to be wide and diverse. Thankfully, this is not so at New BROhemia on South First. This vintage store is dedicated to the "fellas", first and foremost. It has a plethora of hip button-down shirts, funky pearl snaps, Boy Scout uniforms, pants, sunglasses, boots, jewelery, and warm-ups, amongst other things. GQ was right to feature this shop on its list of "The Top 25 Vintage Stores in America", and you will not be able to resist browsing the sale racks at the very front of the store.
A resource for music buffs, local and traveling alike, End of an Ear is a real record store that carries a ton of actual records. If you are looking for the perfect indie selection on vinyl, this is probably the first place to look. Employees have a wealth of music knowledge that they are willing to share while being friendly and helpful. No music snobs here, just music aficionados. Of course, End of an Ear also carries CDs, including lots of new releases.
Who would have thought that vintage stores, which are mostly inexpensive to begin with, would have reduced-price outlets? Cheap Cheap is one such shop; it is the clearance outlet for both New Bohemia on South Congress and New BROhemia on South First. Behind the main building its address is under, Cheap Cheap carries lots of secondhand to newer accessories, clothing, and shoes (amongst other things) for men and women jam packed within two rooms, but nothing is over $20. As if that weren't enough, there is even a clearance rack at the back of the men's section that offers clothes for free. The ends of the Earth exist within Cheap Cheap in Austin, TX.
Supporting local businesses is always a good thing, and this little store, nestled in south Austin, should be no exception. As with virtually all of the businesses in popular parts of this city, Secret Oktober is tightly packed in small quarters. Yet, unlike the majority of these businesses, the shop packs a punch with a non-mainstream inventory (Steampunk goggles, Victorian-style chokers, and Men's platform boots to name a few). Everything is also neatly organized and nicely labeled. Be sure not to miss the clearance rack outside of the store.