What does a great day in the Tri-State area look like for you? For some, a great day means successfully checking errands off the list. For others, a great day is relaxing at home or out at Evansville’s Garvin Park. Then, there are those who feel like a great day is a day spent exploring new restaurants and shops. No matter where you fall, your local Tri-State businesses want to be a part of making your day the best it can possibly be.

At Towny, we want to help YOU find those local treasures where you can enjoy a delicious bite to eat or have fun with friends. When you download the Towny app, you’ll find it’s easier than ever to explore Evansville, choose local, AND get rewarded for doing so. Apps not your thing? We’ve got you covered here!

Here are a seven local gems we think you’ll love for a day full of fun!

  1. Is there a better way to start off your day than with a cup of coffee? It’s debatable. Grab a cup of locally-roasted coffee from Honey + Moon Coffee Co. to get the jump start you need for a full day ahead. If coffee isn’t your thing, don’t you worry! There are tons of other scrumptious options like teas, smoothies, waffles, and other sweet treats. If you’re not in a rush, order your coffee to stay and enjoy the cozy, friendly Honey + Moon atmosphere (read more here!).

  2. You’ve got your caffeine and now you’re ready to rock n’ roll. Abba’s Music has guitars and instruments for the novice and for the long-time rocker. The staff is super knowledgeable, super friendly, and super willing to help you find the perfect instrument to rock the day away. Trust us, you’re in for a real musical treat.

  3. Planning a barbecue this weekend? Or need to pick up your groceries for the week? Forget the chain grocers and head to Evansville’s dearly loved and highly-rated butcher shop – The Old Fashioned Butcher Shoppe. Not only will you find high-quality beef, pork, and other meats, but you’ll also find well-stocked shelves of sauces, cheeses, and fresh produce.

  4. You’re halfway through the day and your stomach is starting to rumble. Time to grab lunch at Pangea Kitchen! If you haven’t been to Pangea, you are in for an absolute culinary delight. Though the restaurant is local, the dishes are inspired from places all over the world with Neapolitan-style pizzas, authentic Thai cuisine, and so much more. If you don’t have time to stop in for lunch, come by for dinner or dessert (house-made gelato and assorted pastries – yum!).

  5. Stay healthy, happy, and give yourself some piece of mind with a visit to Massage For Your Health. This medically-based massage salon specializes in providing individualized care and excellent service so that you can feel your best whether you’re recovering from an injury, wanting to boost your immune system, or simply needing to feel rejuvenated. If you’ve got a little extra time in your day, Massage For Your Health is a place you do NOT want to pass up.

  6. When you’re out running errands for yourself + your fam, don’t forget about your fur babies! Get everything you need for your pets in one place: Gabbi’s Pet Boutique. Here, shopping for pets is a breeze with natural pet foods, treats, toys, spa products, + more. No need to leave the pup at home! You’re welcome to bring your pets with you when you shop so they can help you sniff out the best of what Gabbi’s has to offer.

  7. Finish off your glorious day in Evansville with a meal at The Dapper Pig. Between the eclectic decor and the farm-to-table fresh food, eating at The Dapper Pig is an experience you’ll cherish. The unique dishes are made with locally-sourced ingredients and the menu of specials is constantly changing so that you’ll always find something new to try. Stop in for a meal, and leave with a lasting memory (get the background story!).

Ready to explore these Evansville gems? Before you go, be sure to download Towny – the app that makes it easy to choose local in Evansville. Don’t like apps? No problem. We’ve got ya covered here!