To Mom with Love

“A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend,” Amit Kalantri. 

Celebrate and honor the woman who does it all on Sunday, May 12, with the best that local Champaign has to offer! From the finest shopping, food, and an entire event dedicated to your mom’s not-so-secret favorite beverage, we’ve curated a list that is sure to put the lock on that ‘favorite child’ title for you for life.

P/C 1 &2 – V. Mullen Media

 

If you’re looking to give mom an experience, sip, stroll, and shop your way through downtown at the fourth annual Wine Walk on Saturday, May 04 from 2- 6pm presented by Royse + Brinkmeyer Apartments and organized by the Champaign Center Partnership.

The 4th Annual Downtown Wine Walk is on Saturday, May 4 from 2-6 pm at different locations in Downtown Champaign. Advance tickets are required and can be purchased HERE.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for this event sign up HERE and receive a special gift as well as a dinner in Downtown Champaign

This trendy bubble tea shop in Campustown specializes in tasty, refreshing beverages including handcrafted bubble tea, coffee, and slushies. They also offer poke bowls, sushi burritos, and snacks in a colorful, energizing space on Sixth Street. View their menu here

Kung Fu Tea is located at 707 S 6th St in Campustown and is a proud member of Champaign Center Partnership.

Nothing compares to a savory pastrami sandwich and a piping hot bowl of matzo ball soup. Treat mom to the expansive bakery and deli classic at Martinelli’s Market-Champaign. Drool over the cases of Italian-inspired desserts and the wall of freshly baked bread.

Martinelli’s Market is located at 500C N Walnut St in Champaign’s Downtown and is a proud member of Champaign Center Partnership.

If your mom can comb through antique and vintage stores for HOURS, explore DIGS together. This midtown Champaign collaborative business exhibits furniture, home decor, barware, jewelry, and new and vintage clothes. There truly is something for everyone at DIGS!

DIGS is located at 32 E Springfield in Champaign’s Midtown and is a proud member of Champaign Center Partnership

This downtown destination is THE spot to go for tropical plants! Owner Mathias Helmick is an expert in plant maintenance, and the store also offers a selection of pots and planters, as well as local artwork and used records.

Plant Mode is located at 113 N Walnut St in Champaign’s Downtown and is a proud member of Champaign Center Partnership.

Get lost in the stacks at Jane Addams Bookshop, the premier location for used and rare books in Champaign. This locally-owned and independent store has been a community staple since 1984, and it is BOOKED. There are three stories with bookshelves filled to the brim with books of every genre, topic, and interest– 70,000 books and counting!

Jane Addams Bookshop is located at 208 N Neil St in downtown Champaign and is a proud member of Champaign Center Partnership.

Treat mom to craft cocktails and a scrumptious brunch at Big Grove Tavern, which feature the largest patio seating in downtown Champaign. The menu at this classic tavern has a modern twist, Secure your reservation.

Big Grove Tavern is located at 1 E Main St in Downtown Champaign and is a proud member of Champaign Center Partnership.

Photo Credits

Main Photo – Champaign Center Partnership