We all know how much I love supporting local businesses in the Carson Valley, so I wanted to showcase some local shopping in Gardnerville, NV that you can check out. I’ve expanded the list below to include some spots in Minden that are a very short drive away.

Whether you’re headed for an adventure out on the town, these spots are great for window shopping, grabbing a pick me up or a bite to eat, and even indulging a bit by purchasing a gift for yourself or a friend.

If you’re making the move to Northern Nevada and trying to figure out what area you want to live in, you might stop to consider the small, thriving town of Gardnerville.

There is so much to see and do here and lucky for you – I happen to know the best realtor in Gardnerville *wink wink* to help you out!

As with all small towns, be sure to take a look at the businesses respective websites and socials to ensure they are open during your visit.

This is not an exhaustive list, so if you don’t see a spot you love visiting, share it in the comments.

Food & Drink

Bently Heritage Estate Distillery

Location: 1601 Water Street, Minden, NV 89423

Hours: Thursday – Sunday, hours vary

The Bently Heritage tasting room is a special place for people to enjoy and be educated not only on Bently Heritage, but distilling in general.

Here, visitors can experience tours, tastings, or bespoke cocktails that are only available at the distillery.

*As of March 2, Bently Heritage is no longer available for tastings and tours.

Abby Jo’s Cafe Girasole

Location: 1483 U.S. 395, Gardnerville, NV 89410

Hours: Monday – Friday from 11am – 3pm

Enjoy a savory sandwich, hand-crafted soup and luscious salad at Abby Jo’s Café Girasole.  Graze on delectable wraps, grilled paninis and sandwiches that include locally grown, organic produce, when available, sumptuous vegetarian options and tasty gluten-free bread, soups and desserts.  Yummy cookies, cakes, specialty cheesecakes and pastries come fresh from the oven.


Location: 1644 Hwy 395, Minden, NV 89423

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday from 11am – 9pm/close

COOK’D offers a variety of food, good vibes, and a family fun atmosphere. If you are looking for a place to watch the game, have a drink and/or appetizer or looking to have a nice sit-down dinner, check them out.

They have a full-service bar with TV’s and a projector so no matter where you are sitting in the bar area you will have a view.

Chocolate Shoppe by Sweet Images

Location: 1363 US Highway 395 N Ste 7 Gardnerville, NV 89410

Hours: Monday – Friday from 9am-5:30pm, Saturday from 9am-5pm, Closed Sundays

If you love chocolate, you have to stop by Chocolate Shoppe by Sweet Images! All of their chocolate is made on site in small batches.

Plus, they also offer many custom and Nevada products!

Local Shopping in Gardnerville

DST Coffee

Location: 1411 HWY 395, Gardnerville, Nevada 89410

Hours: Monday – Saturday from 7am – 6pm, Sunday from 8am-4pm

DST Coffee is a family owned coffee shop serving third wave coffee and sourcing as many of their products locally as they can. They provide the Carson Valley area with premium, high quality coffee, ice cream, and fresh made in-house pastries.

This coffee shop is the perfect choice to host a meeting, have a date, study, or hang out with family and friends. Did we mention they are kid-friendly? You can also rent out the space for private events!

Find them on Instagram.

DST Pizza

Location: 1411 HWY 395, Gardnerville, Nevada 89410

Hours: Pop-Up only, head to their Instagram to see where they will be next

DST Pizza is a mobile wood fired pizza oven that will be featured on select weekends at DST Coffee. Enjoy pizza, coffee, and ice cream in one place!

They also offer private events and catering options. If you can spot their pop-up when they’re open, highly suggest stopping by here for a fresh pizza that is delicious!

J.T. Basque Restaurant

Location: 1426 U.S. Highway 395 N, Gardnerville, NV 89410

Hours: Monday – Friday from 11:30am-2pm & 5-9pm, Saturday from 11:30am-2pm & 4:30-9pm

Your hosts, The Lekumberry Family invite you to be a part of a Gardnerville tradition for over 60 years at J.T. Basque Restaurant – a local favorite.

With roots stretching back well over a half-century, the J.T. is a Nevada icon. Bring your appetite! The multi-course family-style meals are plentiful and palate pleasing. Voted Best Basque Restaurant in the Carson Valley for more than a decade running.

Minden Meat & Deli

Location: 1595 US Highway 395 N Minden, NV 89423

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday from 10:30am-7pm, Monday from 10:30am-3pm

Minden Meat & Deli is a family owned and operated business that started in 2012.  They specialize in craft beers (31 on tap) plus hundreds of bottles/cans, tri-tip sandwiches, burgers and other made to order sandwiches.

Their burgers are made from their in house ground beef made several times each day, made with Creekstone Farms Choice Black Angus Beef, fresh produce, and brioche buns delivered daily from Truckee Sourdough.

Overland Restaurant

Location: 1451 U.S. Highway 395 N, Gardnerville, NV, 89410

Hours: Monday – Friday from 11:30am-8:30pm, Saturday & Sunday from 10am-8:30pm

Located in Downtown Gardnerville, NV in a historic building that was initially built in 1902 as a meat market and then operated as a hotel, restaurant, and pub that served the local basque sheep herding community in the Carson Valley.

In 2015 the building was remodeled and expanded into the old firehouse building that is now the the “Pub”. They serve locally sourced meats, pastas, breads and other produce to create a unique menu that has a distinct smokehouse vibe and deep roots in basque cuisine.


Local Shopping in Gardnerville

Battle Born Wine

Location: 1448 US Highway 395 N, Gardnerville, NV 89410

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 11am-5:30pm

If you’re looking for niche spirits, fine wine, or craft beer – check out this local shop where the service is top-notch. Battle Born Wine serves the highest quality product at aggressively competitive prices.

Carson Valley Kids

Location: 1758 US Route 395, Minden, Nevada 89423 Suite F

Hours: Monday, Wednesday – Friday from 9am-5pm, Saturday from 9am-6pm, Sunday from 9am-4pm, Closed Tuesdays

We know how quickly our little ones grow, which is why Carson Valley Kids is a go-to in town! This shop offers resale at its finest & all the best new retail for babies to big kids.

If you’re looking to grab a couple items for your family, a baby shower, or another gift, check out this spot.

Cheshire Antiques Inc.

Location: 1423 US Route 395, Gardnerville, Nevada 89410, United States

Hours: Daily from 10:30am-5:30pm

Cheshire Antiques has been in Gardnerville, Nevada since 2005. More than 50 vendors showcase their antiques, and vintage wares here.

They take great pride in their quality and customer service. You won’t find a better antique mall in Nevada!

Eddy Street Vintage Market

Location: 1235 Eddy Street, Gardnerville, NV, 89410

Hours: Pop-up hours vary, check website

Eddy Street Vintage Market started on a whim! Meant to be open for one weekend.. ever…one and done. What happened was nothing short of miraculous. A snowball in the middle of summer. What transpired was an amazing event once per month that combines family, friends and a love of antiques, vintage and repurposed goods.

Generations of their family work to make the Eddy Street Vintage Market an unforgettable experience each time we open our doors.

Local Shopping in Gardnerville

The Hitch Boutique

Location: 1640 Hwy 395 N Box 123 Minden, NV 89423

Hours: Pop-up hours vary, check website

Local owner, Amy opened this womens mobile clothing and apparel boutique and you can shop online and in-person when the pop-up is booked for events.

If you want to book your own event, you can do so on the website.

Local Shopping in Gardnerville, NV

What are your favorite spots in the Gardnerville or Minden areas to shop?