Each time we go to McKinney, we are greeted by adorable store fronts, friendly people, and a ton of shopping to do! Whether you’re going to visit the farmer’s market or as an escape from the hustle and bustle of Dallas, you’re going to have a great time.
There are so many shops to visit, selling all sorts of goods! Here are my favorite things you’ll find in downtown McKinney!
The farmer’s market
The Historic McKinney Farmer’s Market is filled with a ton of fresh produce and specialty products. I am a big fan of handmade soaps and gluten free treats you can find there! The market is usually held at Chestnut Square, but when we went it was temporarily moved to the library. It was adjacent to the cutest houses, too. I mean, how gorgeous are these!? Check their website here for hours and location.
If you’re a hat fan like I am, McKinney is where you can go for a little hat heaven. Bay Willow Design is where you’ll find one-of-a-kind designs. The kind owner of this hat shop, Jenny, took her time showing us the ins and outs of her craft. She hand-makes these hats and they are just brilliant!
It’s incredible how pretty each store is, both inside and out. You’ll find a huge variety of shops, from clothing to food. Our favorite food stop in McKinney is Square Burger. It’s right near the center of the square and has a really cool aesthetic. Imagine eating your burger surrounded by a mosaic of blue and white tiles with classy, tall ceilings. You don’t find that everywhere, that’s for sure! I got the parmigiana burger salad-style and it was incredible!
This seems to be a small town perk. The landscaping is immaculate! Definitely photo-worthy 🙂
A bookstore a la Beauty and The Beast
This shop has a TON of classics and first edition books. My favorite part, though, is feeling like I’ve stepped into the library from Beauty and the Beast. Especially given the chandelier!
Artisan goods from all around the world
Other than hats, my favorite things to buy are authentic, hand-crafted goods from all around the world. And you can find them at Fair and Square Imports. A really neat thing about this shop is that it helps support small-scale artisans, farmers, etc. all over the world.
If you haven’t visited Historic Downtown McKinney and you’re in the Dallas area, I don’t know what you’re waiting for! You’ve got to stop by 🙂