Kuantan City features a collection of modern shopping centers including East Coast Mall - the largest shopping complex along Peninsular Malaysia's East Coast anchored by Parkson and Aeon, Gio Mall and Kuantan City Mall. These places also provide entertainment, food and dining establishments and leisure activities. Older establishments include Kompleks Teruntum, Berjaya Megamall and Kuantan Parade.

Serambi Teruntum at Tanjung Lumpur is a vibrant complex that showcases the local cottage industry and food products known from East Coast. Finally, Hasil Laut Kiah Kee and Sin Kee Hung are two popular shops near the city that offer a wide variety of local seafood products, mostly of the dried variety.