Retail Roundup: Highland Park Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Highland Park homeowners have a variety of convenient shopping options. Located only 5 minutes from Highland Park, the Stone Hill Town Center includes over 35 stores and businesses, including Bealls, Home Depot, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Office Depot, Best Buy, Ross, 24 Hour Fitness, Organics Salon, and a SuperTarget. There is also a Cinemark Theater to catch the latest Hollywood blockbusters.

For more upscale shopping, the Round Rock Premium Outlet Center is only a 15-minute drive away and features 125 outlet stores, including Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, Brooks Brothers, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Coach, Converse, Gap Outlet, J.Crew, Michael Kors, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s Outlet Store, and many more.

Groceries and other everyday needs can be purchased at a choice of two HEB Grocery Stores. Both are located within a 10-minute drive, providing fresh goods, groceries, a pharmacy and a bakery. The area also offers a variety of ethnic food stores, including JD’s Market, a Mexican carniceria and bakery, and the Indo Pak Supermarket, offering Asian foodstuffs.

Texas Comfort Food, The Taste of Ethiopia, and a Variety of other Cuisines

Dining options are plentiful in the Highland Park area. For authentic Texas comfort food, residents saddle up for the Springhill Restaurant, located within a 10-minute drive.  This place is famous for its fried catfish and hush puppies, all in a very family-friendly environment.

Other popular eateries in the area include the Thai Spoon Restaurant for flavorful dishes with exotic spices, Baris Pasta and Pizza for classic Italian cuisine, Pecan Street Station for deli sandwiches and burgers, and Casa Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina for an extensive menu of enchiladas, fajitas, tacos and burritos, as well as seafood and other traditional favorites.

For foodies interested in something really adventurous, Pflugerville favorite Taste of Ethiopia is sure to set the taste buds spinning. The Lamb Tibbs plate is large enough to feed an army. It’s tender lamb sautéed with purified butter, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and ginger. Taste of Ethiopia offers a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options as well.