Waterloo is the kind of record store you always wanted to loiter at in the 90's -- an overwhelming amount of great albums on both vinyl and CD and a staff who will spend all day talking about it without you. Throughout SXSW and the year, they have live shows with free beer too.
If you're an avid cyclist or even just a recreational weekend biker, Mellow Johnny's will make you feel right at home. They have all of the gear you need and also offer group rides at several different times throughout the week. Did we also mention it's Lance Armstrong's bike store?
Local food, artisans and businesses can all be seen at the SFC Farmers Market in Republic Square Park downtown. While all of the fresh produce is worth buying, save room for the duck taco and Neapolitan pizza -- traditional farmer's market snacks, of course.