By: Maggi Gallaspy
Lattes & tacos & beers, oh my! Go on an “Oz”-some adventure into the Lubbock local lifestyle with these 12 must-try spots along 34th Street.
The drive heading east toward I-27 Frontage Rd between Jimenez Tortilleria y Taqueria and Christaki’s Burgers is jam-packed with 3.5 miles of good eats, shops and entertainment! From African music to ski gear to banana splits and everything in between, 34th Street is home to some of the best hole-in-the-wall establishments Lubbock has to offer.
Say goodbye to the yellow brick road, and follow along as we take a drive down 34th Street!
“If it’s not messy, is it even worth it?” Jimenez Tortilleria y Taqueria specializes in homemade corn tortillas, burritos, tacos, lunch plates and baked goods. Whether you’re craving their ooey-gooey fist-size cinnamon rolls and apple fritters or their queso-loaded nachos and burritos, their extensive menu has options for everyone!
Jimenez Tortilleria y Taqueria is located at 4606 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410.
What started as a gas and service station selling plants and renting VHS tapes in the 80s has turned into an established business with 25 years of experience providing high-quality plants, information, and services to the Lubbock community.
If you’re in the market for plants, interested in taking a class or want to learn more about this family-owned business, stop by at 4006 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410.
Since 2002, Hollyhocks has provided its customers with unique and traditional gift selections. This 34th Street sweet spot carries many popular brands like Barefoot Dreams, Jon Hart, Spartina 449, and Capri Blue, and is the exclusive retailer of the Lynn Haney Collection. Whether you’re shopping for a gift or a treat to yourself, Hollyhocks is the place to be!
Start shopping at 3521 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410.
For 25 years, Caprock Cafe has honored Lubbock through its devotion to western heritage, local musicians and serving the coldest beer in Texas. Their juicy buffalo burgers, “Down & Dirty” mozzarella sticks and prickly pear margaritas are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Stop by during happy hour every day from 3 to 7 p.m. for a cold drink and a good time!
Caprock Cafe is located at 3405 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410.
Two stores with 75 years of combined history are now under one roof! Troy’s Ski is Lubbock’s one-stop-shop for all ski, snowboard, wakeboard and skateboard-related goods. Their shop covers everything from equipment to apparel and also includes a full-service repair and tune shop!
Located next door to Caprock Cafe at 3403 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410.
The perfect place to have a sweet treat, Holly Hop Ice Cream Shop is located on the northwest corner of 34th and Indiana. They pride themselves on serving scoops and smiles seven days a week! If you stop by Lubbock’s vintage-style malt shop and soda fountain, be sure to try one of their made-to-order ice cream sandwiches while jamming to the jukebox. You can’t go wrong with any combination of flavors!
Satisfy that sweet tooth and stop by 3404 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410.
In 2020, Forbes.com ranked Vizo’s as one of the top 100 places to eat in the United States. As the first African bar and restaurant in West Texas, Vizo’s is bringing 34th Street a taste of traditional African food, drinks and music. Owned and operated by two Texas Tech University alums, Vizo’s prides itself on representing African culture in Lubbock.
Check out Vizo’s new location at 3131 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79413.
This Texas Tech Alumni-run shop designs one-of-a-kind, quality hats made by hand. The man behind the hats, Jared Coffelt and his wife Kesli have expanded the shop to include a larger gallery space. Full-service boot, shoe and miscellaneous accessory repairs are also available. Stop by the shop for some southern hospitality and get a quote for your custom piece!
You can visit the shop at 3035 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410.
Hill Barbecue and Yellow House Coffee have joined forces for an unlikely but remarkable pairing. Cafe all week and BBQ joint on Friday and Saturday, this establishment is serving two of Lubbock’s most cherished items. Home of the brisket tamale and chocolate cold brew latte, Hill Barbecue is a must try.
You can’t miss the iconic white and yellow paneled building at 3017 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410. Make sure to snap a pic with the retro van out front!
A West Texas tradition since 1952, Tom & Bingo’s Hickory Pit BBQ has been serving Lubbock locals and tourists alike for 70 years. Their simple menu is home to many classics like bark-on-brisket, smoked beef sausage, pork spare ribs and scratch-made potato salad and slaw.
Located at 3006 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410.
In the mood for something different? Take a trip to the Mediterranean and stop by Manara Cafe! This local restaurant is serving authentic Lebanese and Mediterranean dishes that customers can’t get enough of.
Stop by at 2623 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410.
Christaki’s Burgers is one of many “hole-in-the-wall” restaurants down 34th, but don’t let that facade fool you! Customers rave about their top-notch service and food. They’re slinging local-loved burgers, gyros, chicken fried steaks and salads every day.
Stop by at 1111 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79411, and see what the special of the day is!
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