When I first moved to Fayetteville, I had no idea the local wonders that awaited me. I had seen a few friendly coffee shops tucked in the city on my campus visits and had sampled some delicious thai food downtown, but I really didn't know what all there was until I explored. Today, I'm sharing an entire day in my city with you. Let's eat, sip, laugh, stop, smell, and live local.
Little Bread Company -homemade treats, hot drinks, and local flare
Cameron and I stop here every Saturday morning before we hit up the farmer's market. There's something about piddling around with a hot cup of love in your hand. (And their breakfast plates are to-die-for.) Learn more and let your mouth water
The Fayetteville Farmer's Market - a Saturday morning tradition
If someone told me they were coming up for one morning (and it was a Saturday, Tuesday, or Thursday) I would direct them to downtown for the farmer's market. There's local produce, coffee, baked goods, music, art, and puppies. Yes...puppies. More info on the market here.
Outfit details: Forever 21 chambray top (similar), Charlotte Russe cardigan (similar), leggings (under $13!), and Steve Madden combats
The local animal shelter brings a few friends to the market to collect donations and warm hearts. This is Madi, a sweet and energetic Lab-mix looking for a family to love.
Mount Sequoyah - a local sight to see
Many of us "locals" (a.k.a. students at the University who need a study break) come up to Mount Sequoyah to get a breathtaking view of the city.
Dickson St. - eat, drink, be merry, go hogs
Dickson St. is a wonder in itself. You never know what you might find, which is why I like to explore it when I can. So far, I've found a labyrinth of a bookstore, a coffee shop where you can get hot tea in a chemist beaker and the best deals on delicious sushi.
Tokyo Sushi - sushi and light bites for a great price
Here I can get a sushi roll on a college budget (i.e. not over $10) and it comes with edamame, salad, soup, a house roll sample, and some fruit for dessert. I've never left without being stuffed and happy.
After spending some time relaxing (see: watching football), we went out for an early dinner and some more exploring...
Loafin' Joes - the best pizza, subs, and homemade chips
A wise friend told us about this haven a couple of weeks ago. Warning: you might have a hard time deciding whether you want a delicious sub or pizza. Whatever you go with, you won't be disappointed. The same wise friend told us to get the jalapeño chips. So get the jalapeño chips...they're amazing. More deliciousness here.
Arsaga's at the Depot - everyone's favorite brunch and coffee stop, with good reasonI don't think there's anything better than having a beautiful spot to come study, socialize, and relax in. I like to stick with the simple house-blend coffee, but this is one of those spots where everything is good. Crepes, lattes, fries, eggs, breakfast plates, salads...the delicious list goes on and on.
Arsaga's new menu will be updated on their site very soon, so get excited. And if you're interested, they book bands Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. View their calendar of events here.
Old Main and Senior Walk - historic icon inspiring the present
Ok, ok... if you've hit the up the farmer's market, sipped on some coffee, and had some jalapeño chips, you need to make a quick stop at Old Main. I'm so blessed to attend a school with a place like this. I've studied here, I've procrastinated studying here, and I've taken lots of pictures. I can't wait to come back after graduation and see my name engraved on the sidewalk.
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Though this post was inspired by my friends at Eventbrite, all thoughts, pictures, and opinions are my own. Especially what I said about the jalapeño chips.Pictures by Cameron Threlkeld
What is your favorite thing to do/see in Fayetteville? And if you're located elsewhere, where's your favorite spot in your city? Have a great week!