Hot Springs has an abundance of shopping opportunities for antiques, pottery, art glass, sweets, spices, souvenirs and stores with items from Hot Springs and Arkansas. Below are some tips on places to start your shopping spree.
A&C Meat Co. - 164 Guy Hawthorn Lane - 501-617-0019
If you are camping or renting a place with a kitchen we have a great recommendation. Shop at a local meat processor with a legacy of great breakfast sausage. A&C Meat Company built a new modern building to expanded the business after purchasing the old G. E. Hawthorn Meat Company property. Hawthorn's sausage had been a local favorite for decades and has been served at some popular breakfast restaurants. A&C Meat Co. sells Hawwthorn's original sausage by the pound and it is great. You may need a GPS to find them but it will be worth the effort. Call them with your order then pick it up for a speacial breakfast treat. Make sure you specifiy you want the Hawthorn sausage as they have their own recipe also.
All Things Arkansas - 610-C Central Avenue - 501-620-3971
Features products and art related or made in Arkansas.
Bathhouse Soapery & Caldarium - 366 Central Ave. - 501-525-7627
A unique shop to buy scented fancy bars of soap, bath bombs and more.
Pick up some local BBQ sauce to take home from McClard's BBQ or Stubby's BBQ.
Earl Gill Coffee and Food Service - 222 Castleberry St - 501-624-5671
Earl Gill Coffee is a family owned business that has been in Hot Springs since 1900. They sell coffee, spices and more to local restaurants but they also have an old school spice store that is a rare find. They measure out the amount of spice you want and bag it up. The prices are also great so you can load up on spices to take home. If you like to grill or smoke meats they have several seasonings you will want to try. Cajun seasoning, Jamaican jerk seasoning and their BBQ seasoning are local favorites they sell under the Crestwood brand. Use a GPS to find them as their location is not on a main road.
Fox Pass Pottery - 379 Fox Pass - 501-623-9906
Pick up some pottery by Jim & Barbara Larkin. They make a coffee mugs, vases, lamps, dinnerware, serving pieces, pitchers, teapots and more. Jim Larkin of Fox Pass Pottery was named the 2012 Arkansas Living Treasure by the Arkansas Arts Council.
Hot Springs Farmer's & Artisian Market - 121 Orange St.
May-October Saturday & Sunday 7AM-Noon, Tuesday 4-7PM with live music on Saturday. November-April Saturday 9AM-Noon. Great place to get local produce, jelly, jam, honey, baked goods and crafts.
Riley Art Glass Studio - 710 West Grand Ave - 501-318-6193
Riley Art Glass Studio is a partnership of two local brothers, Charles and Michael Riley. Their showroom has one of a kind hand blown and sculpted glass art. Watch a glass blowing demonstration while you are there.
The Vintage Ranch - 303 Albert Pike - 501-545-7622
A store full of booths with antiques, crafts and new items offered by many different vendors. This is a great store to browse for things you don't often see.