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Shop Downtown Brainerd

Downtown Brainerd has an eclectic mix of shops with a bakery, several restaurants, gourmet specialty shops, and craft workshops offering a fun variety for an afternoon of shopping!

Vintage Love

Bargains on Seventh and Open City Thrift are the perfect places to find vintage clothing that reflect your true style—all at a discount.

Design Consign: Blends retail and consignment (from estate sales) with furniture and home décor. 

Photo Courtesy Purple Fern Bath Company
Photo Courtesy Open City Thrift
Photo Courtesy Fancy Pants Chocolates

Good Eats

Big Jay’s Pizza Arcade: From-scratch pizza and old school entertainment make this stop a social destination for all ages!

Crow Wing Food Co-op: Locally grown foods and goods, allergen-friendly, and fresh organic food. Deli with ready-to-go and to-order foods!  

Sage on Laurel: Creative from-scratch dishes with locally sourced ingredients. Featuring vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, and traditional Minnesota fare.

612 Station: Down-home good food in a fun and rustic atmosphere. Great place to grab sandwiches, burgers, and a cold beverage!

Fancy Pants Chocolates: A chocolate lover’s paradise. From scratch chocolates made with milk chocolate (from Belgium) and dark chocolate (from Columbia). 21 flavors of Kemps ice cream, too!

Knotty Pine Bakery: Save room for dessert! From scratch pies, pastries, cookies, and cakes like grandma used to make. Made with fresh, real ingredients.

Loide’ Oils & Vinegars: 70 varieties of the freshest, highest quality olive oils and vinegars from all over the world. Taste test the oils and vinegars at the tasting bar. Pasta, olives, seasonings, and gifts.

Ya-Sure Kombucha: Enter the world of Kombucha! Check out the kombucha tap room with a variety of flavors for everyone. 

Photo Courtesy Sage on Laurel
Photo Courtesy Bridge of Harmony

Game time

Dragon Forge Games: Whether it’s board games, trading card games, role-play games or puzzles, they’ve got something for you.


Minnesota Makerspace: A creative workshop for DIY classes, education, and access to woodworking tools—possibilities are endless. DIY kids and other retail items available.

The Crossing Arts Alliance: A fun and eclectic venue that connects art and community. Art exhibits, classes, and a retail gallery to purchase work by local artists. Check out their holiday Kringle Market through December!

Self Care

Purple Fern Bath Company: Pamper yourself and feel like you’re on vacation every day. Handcrafted bath and body goods, candles, lotions. Hand-pour your own candle with a signature scent!


Bridge of Harmony: Stop in for a full range of musical instruments, accessories, and vinyl records.

Music General: You’ll find a full range of musical instruments and dance apparel.

Open City Thrift: Find vintage vinyl records to add to your collection.

Remember to shop local and shop small!

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