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Live Like a Local in Knoxville

Whether you are visiting Knoxville or recently relocated to the area, the city has much to offer and enjoy. As you plan your itinerary for a trip through the city, you will want to explore the local shops, enjoy a tasty lunch, and then head for a spa treatment and massage at the end of the day. Here’s a list of some of the top-rated destinations for Knoxville natives to check out.

Dine Like a Knoxville Native

The Brown Bag restaurant is a favorite among local Knoxville natives who give this eatery top marks for their fresh and exceptionally delicious food. Variety is the spice of life as the saying goes, and customers have the option of enjoying a healthy lunch onsite, ordering online, or going the route of a catered meal. The Brown Bag was recently featured in Knoxville’s CityView Magazine Best of the Best.

Burger lovers will want to head out to Stock & Barrel located at Market Square in downtown Knoxville. The restaurant’s “locally grown gourmet craft burgers” earned kudos from Metro Pulse that recognized the eatery as a winner for “best new restaurant, best hamburger, and best French fries.” Stock & Barrel’s menu features unique appetizer favorites such as house fried pickles and duck confit fries.

The Tomato Head specializes in serving food that is locally produced and harvested. Freshly prepared breads and desserts are delivered daily to the restaurant from their Flour Head Bakery. The Tomato Head supports community organizations through their “Loving Spoonful” charitable donation program and sponsors local art exhibits, performance pieces, and poetry and author readings.

Favorite Places to Shop in Knoxville

The Mast General Store is one of those rare places that brings back fond memories of favorite times gone past. Shoppers will delight in the wide variety of items they can find here, which includes everything from apparel, toys, books, apothecary, food, music, and gifts. Candy lovers will enjoy the many old-fashioned favorites filled to the brim in wooden barrels and glass jars neatly lined up on store shelves.

The Nostalgia Market is the ultimate destination for those that love vintage and retro items. The store’s “Favorite Finds” page features a variety of unique treasures for every room in your house. Furniture, kitchen gadgets, glassware, and lamps are just a few of the things you will find. Other gems include button collections, old frames, clocks, antique bottles, vintage dishes, and much more.

Knoxville Hair Salons and Spas

The Pure Luxe Salon, Spa & Medspa offers a wide range of hair care, makeup, and massage services that help their customers “retreat, relax, and rejuvenate.” You can sign up for a club membership to get perks and rewards that include discounts on services and spa products.

Salon Visage is a full-service beauty salon and spa. Knoxville locals can get basic haircuts and color treatments, permanent waves, and eyelash extensions. A variety of customized massage options is available. Treat yourself to a soothing facial or indulge in a package plan for a head-to-toe treatment.

This list of local favorites is a great starting place for exploring all that the city of Knoxville has to offer. The area has many hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered.

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