Pekin, also known as the Marigold Capital of the World, is filled with an abundance of local shopping and delicious dining. Support the local businesses of Pekin this holiday season!

Take a stroll downtown on historic Court Street and stop into Coffee Connection to purchase some homemade sweet treats and a cup of coffee. Coffee Connection is a cozy and welcoming coffee shop where you can also grab breakfast or lunch! 

Aryabellas Boutique is also located on Court Street, and is a friendly and fun place to shop for ladies’ boutique apparel, designer hanShop Local 365dbags, home decor, skincare and other gifts and accessories! Aryabellas Boutique provides a personal shopping experience and will make sure you leave with something great for yourself or someone on your holiday shopping list!

You also have to check out Kountry Nook Gift & Craft Mall. With a huge selection of unique gift items from over 50 vendors, there’s no way you will leave empty-handed! Shop from a range of decor, clothing, accessories, food items and more.

While in Pekin, you absolutely have to make a stop at Tadoughs. Tadoughs is known all around the Peoria area for serving delicious Spudnut doughnuts. Grab some donuts for yourself or treat a friend or family member.

Who doesn’t love Mexican food?! Give the gift of delicious Mexican cuisine prepared to honor the culinary traditions of Mexico with a gift card to Good Tequila’s Mexican Grill. While you’re there, try the delicious appetizers, sizzling fajitas and refreshing margaritas made with premium tequila.