Where to Eat While Shopping for Christmas: The Woodlands Mall Survival Guide
|Photo by Molly Dunn|
|Enjoy a light salad at Salata while shopping in the Market Street.|
Lunch at the Back of Market Street: Potbelly/Salata/Chipotle/The Counter
On the other side of the Market Street a variety of lunch service restaurants will satisfy your cravings between stores. Potbelly is located in the middle of the shopping center (next to Cold Stone Creamery and Starbucks). Salata, The Counter and Chipotle are on the same strip, giving you a few options if you find yourself shopping at Bath & Body Works, Charming Charlie's or Luke's Locker.
Lunch or Dinner on the Mall Ring Road: Sweet Tomatoes/Jerry Built Home Grown Burgers/TGI Fridays/Macaroni Grill
When you find yourself circling and circling around Mall Ring Road trying to find a parking space, sometimes it is best to just pull off at one of the surrounding restaurants for a bite to eat. No, you are not giving up in the battle of Christmas parking wars, you're simply trying to ease the tension and stress by making your stomach happy. Stop for salads, soups and sandwiches at Sweet Tomatoes, burgers and fries at Jerry Built and TGI Fridays, or a simple Italian meal at Macaroni Grill.
For those grabbing electronics at Best Buy, makeup and hair accessories at Ulta, or various knick-knacks at World Market in the Pinecroft Shopping Center, grab a bite to eat at Freebirds, Chick-fil-A or Genghis Grill. Each of these restaurants faces Lake Woodlands Drive.
In this shopping center, you'll find Toys "R" Us, Marshalls, Target and Golf Galaxy, as well as a few places to eat. Have a quick lunch at Jason's Deli or Quiznos, or sit down for a longer lunch (or dinner) at Guadalajara to rest your feet before heading back to the stores.
This shopping center in Shenandoah off of I-45 is not technically in The Woodlands, but it is close enough and boasts a variety of stores not found in The Woodlands Mall. Pei Wei, Katz's and Spring Creek are delicious and quick places to keep in mind.