Retail Roundup: Forest Oaks Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

When it’s time for the weekly food-shopping trip, Forest Oaks residents have a choice of two major grocers: HEB and Randalls are both less than 10 minutes away. For natural foods, a full range of organics and other health-focused groceries, nearby Natural Grocer offers an affordable healthful alternative.

For longer shopping lists, Lakeline Mall, less than 10 minutes away, has more than 150 shops and restaurants in a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. Neighbors shop at Dillard’s, Macy’s and Sears, as well as American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Express, Foot Locker, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Gap, Image, Lakeline Day Spa, Lane Bryant, The Limited, Office Max, Old Navy, PetSmart, Ross, JCPenney, Brookstone, New York and Company, Yankee Candle and many, many more.

Teens are attracted to the mall’s extensive food court, and other retail shops like Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch. Not to be outdone, families appreciate the wide range of stores catering to children and children’s needs such as the Disney Store, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Carter’s, The Children’s Place, Rooms To Go Kids, Gymboree, Gap For Kids, and Inflatable Wonderland, a bounce house park.

The mall is also home to Lakeline 9, a movie theater that features the latest blockbusters.

A Full Menu of Diverse Cuisines

Hungry shoppers at Lakeline Mall enjoy American classics at Applebee’s or Chili’s, Japanese flavors at Little Tokyo, savory comfort food from Los Canarios Fine Mexican Cuisine, hot sandwiches and more at Phil’s Philly Grill, as well as fresh rolls and sashimi at Simon’s Sushi, and stuffed potatoes at Potato Club.

Other nearby dining options include Austin favorite Torchy’s Tacos, Moonie’s Burger House, and Jardin Corona, where great service complements delicious Mexican specialties such as carne asada and chicken enchiladas. Hunan Chef serves traditional Chinese specialties. There are a wealth of other Asian cuisines on offer from notable nearby restaurants such as Thamnak Thai and King Noodle, and for exotic Indian food, Naanfull Indian Grill is the place to go.