Downtown Bloomington

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Hands down-Downtown Bloomington is my favorite place in all of Bloomington-Normal!

Both Uptown Normal and Downtown Bloomington have their own vibes. To me-nothing beats Downtown. On Saturday's May-Oct we close off three streets around the History Museum for the Farmer's Market. The stalls are packed with people showing their fav small businesses and farmers lots of love and buying some amazing local products. In the winter, the streets are lined with lights and wreaths. On First Fridays most stores stay open until 8 for specialty themed shopping nights filled with food and drinks and specials. It's just the best!

My favorite Downtown spots:

  • Crossroads Handcrafts of the World-A fair trade store that is dedicated to ethical business practices and supporting women around the world. You can find clothes, coffee, chocolate, jewelry, gifts and more!

  • Coffee Hound-my go-to coffee shop in town. You'll always see a friend you know!

  • Bobzbay-Our favorite local book store. It has a great mix of books for everyone in the family.

  • Anju Above-By far my favorite restaurant in town. Simple farm to table food. Pizzas and korean food are what you'll find here mostly.

  • Common Ground-A great natural grocery store. Has a lot of hard to find speciality items for vegan and gluten free diets. Has a nice selection of bulk, frozen and pre-made foods as well as fresh produce.