Homeward Realty opened in the heart of downtown Conway. We are located in the Halter building. Many of you may know where that is, while others may have no clue. We are on the third floor, directly above Senor Tequila’s. Often times as I take the stairs up to the office in the morning, I can smell the aroma of Mexican food in the stairwell. Fact: I crave chips and salsa at least 3 times a week.
Now that you know where we are located…. Let’s discuss how amazing downtown is. These are some of our favorite spots to stroll through on any given day.
Mike’s place- One of our favorite spots to grab lunch. The lunch menu is perfect with fish, chicken, pasta, salads and more. The dessert is pretty sweet as well- the key lime pie is a personal fave.
H2:4 Outdoors- This a brand new store to downtown. It sells high performance kayaks and outdoor accessories. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable to provide your outdoor adventure needs.
Senor Tequila’s- Typical Mexican food spot. Perfect for chips and cheese dip in the afternoon or late night at the office for us.
E. Leigh’s- Love E.Leigh’s for women’s fashion. They have the hottest styles. It helps that they are so close to the office. I don’t have to go far to shop, which is always a plus.
Hipsway- My other personal favorite to snag shirts, shoes, sunglasses and everything in between. They have a new line of athletic gear out that is pretty amazing as well.
Pasta Grill- YUM (and that deserves all-CAPS). Perfect for date night, or a business lunch, or really just anytime. All of their dishes are amazing. The Caesar salad is actually one of my favorites in town.
Simply Sweet Kids- Great for all things kids. They have the cutest outfits and accessories for children. If you need an adorable outfit or gift (especially personalized), this is your place.
Branch Out (Paint Bar & Boutique)- Fun Paint Bar! Check out their calendar on the website to find a painting/project to create. Great for a ladies night out, or date night. You don’t even have to be an artist to have fun. They help you if you can’t find your inner Van Gogh.
Rocket Fizz- MUST check out this place- especially if you have kids or a love for soda and candy. Rocket Fizz is a soda pop and candy shop. Has lots of candy favorites, some that take you back to your childhood. And the soda selection is quite interesting…. Everything from classic root beer to more interesting tastes such as bacon, sweet corn, and key lime pie. I love all three of those, but hesitant to try them as a soda….
Fat Daddy’s Bar-B-Que- Great spot for some good ol’ Arkansas BBQ. Traditional BBQ favorites include pulled pork, ribs, and brisket. They have daily specials, including all you can eat ribs on Tuesday evenings. So if half a rack is not your limit like me, by all means overindulge on Tuesdays.
Lefler’s- Little shop for Pandora jewelry, other bling, makeup and clothing. Great for gifts and sales.
EM Jeans- Love all of their jeans, and so much more. They carry several name brands. They have great sunglasses and men’s clothing too. Love to sneak into here on lunch breaks to see what’s new.
UCA Downtown- This place has amazing events to attend. Everything from Family Lego night, to culinary classes, to cake decorating and first time homeowner’s classes. I attended the cake decorating class and even though my icing roses aren’t perfect, the class was a fun excuse to eat cake and meet new friends. Check out their upcoming culinary classes with guest speakers from Senor Tequila’s and Streetside Creperie.
Tickled Pink- Another cute boutique for women’s clothing. Always fun to run in and check out what’s new.
Cross Creek Sandwich Shop- Located inside Jenifer’s Antiques, this is another favorite for our lunch! Cross Creek has the freshest sandwiches, soups and cookies. The turkey bacon wrap with chips and bacon ranch dip and the lemon cookie is probably in my top 10 favorite lunches in town. I haven’t had anything I didn’t like here. The Reuben panini was listed as “11 Arkansas sandwiches you have to try before you die” so you know this place is legit.
Bob’s Grill- Put the diet aside for a day and dive into this local joint for an amazing country style breakfast or a “meat and 2 sides” lunch special. Either way, you will leave full and happy. You will probably even discuss when you are coming back for more. The burger and fries, and pretty much any lunch special are our favorites. When I make it out the door in time for breakfast, their omelets are simply perfect.
Zeteo Coffee (and Kids Club)- I am a HUGE fan of all things coffee, so this place hits the spot. They have amazing coffee and amazing service. Whether it’s a mocha, a caramel macchiato, latte, or just a plain ol’ cup of joe, this place sure does know how to re-charge my soul. With a cool setting, it’s a great place for a meeting, taking a break, or letting the kids play. Share the Love Kids Club is pretty amazing. They have daily events, such as bubbles, parachute, and story time. They even give back 5% of every dollar to helping children in foster care find safe and loving homes. Coffee + Play + Giving back is a win, win, win to me.
Blue Sail- I already expressed my love for coffee, so you already know how I feel about Blue Sail. Blue Sail ethically sources and roasts their own coffee. Every cup is amazing. Every. Single. Cup.
Natural State Olive Oil & Spice Company- Really neat spot! In the “tasting room” you can sample 50+ premium and flavored olive oils. They also have spices, teas, honey, jams, pasta and sauces, soup mixes, and desserts as if the olive oil wasn’t enough. All of it is amazing!
Streetside Creperie- My new favorite spot. The Creperie is dedicated to making delicious, sweet, and savory crepes…. Need I say more? The owners are as sweet as their crepes. The Nutella one is my favorite, but I’m pretty sure you couldn’t go wrong with any of them.
Park Hill Home- I dream of having our home decked out in all of Park Hill’s beauty. Everything is pretty amazing for that vintage farmhouse feel. I walk in, I dream, I say “aww look at this” a million times, and then I walk out, with a small purchase of a candle. Still nice to dream, right?
So there you have it…. Some of Homeward Realty’s favorites in Downtown Conway Arkansas. Hope this list inspires you to check out everything our downtown has to offer. We love supporting small businesses, after all, Homeward Realty is that in itself.
See ya around the 501-