Two-day culinary feast in Kingston

By Ashley Bradshaw

Kingston boasts world-class cuisine, farm-to-table delights, and an abundance of hand-crafted brews and ales. Over the next 48 hours, you’ll be immersed in a culinary feast. Pack your bag, your walking shoes, and your appetite.

Day 1

Wake up and enjoy the breakfast options at your host hotel, ranging from Holiday Inn Waterfront on-site restaurant Wharf and Feather for their waterside omelet to baked-in house pastries and cold-pressed juice at the Rosemount Inn.

Take a walk along the Waterfront Trust Trail and refuel at Sens Café or, if you are walking along Princess Street, stop at Crave Coffee House & Bakery for a mid-morning snack.

Lunch time! If you find yourself along Princess Street, Northside Espresso + Kitchen serves locally sourced fare. When the sun is out, make sure to take advantage of the patio.

After lunch, discover locally made products at Kingston boutiques and markets. Black Dog Pottery, Gallery Raymond, and Kingston Frameworks showcase local artisans from different disciplines – some of whom you may be able to meet while browsing.

Chez Piggy

Dine at Chez Piggy, a staple of the Kingston culinary scene and known as the destination for food lovers everywhere. Their menu is globally inspired using locally sourced ingredients. Reservations are encouraged!

Must try: Tom Yum Talay (Thai seafood soup) or Enright braised short rib

Day 2

Indulge on your brunch stop at Pan Chancho Bakery, a retail store with gourmet food to-go as well as a full-service café and patio that serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch.

Must try: Chai latte and Everything but the bagel

Explore the city with a guided trolley tour by Kingston Trolley Tours. Hop aboard this one-hour round trip trolley tour that will connect you to the most popular sites and share Kingston’s history and heritage.

Meet at the Visitor Information Centre (209 Ontario Street) for the Kingston Food Tour tapas tour at 3 pm. Gain an insider’s perspective on the city’s history and culture with stops at Dianne’s, Kingston Brewing Company, Mio Gelato, and more. The two-hour tour offers you exclusive food and beverage tastings at local restaurants while learning about how the city has become an incredible dining destination by supporting local farmers and producers.

Favourite story on the tour: Dianne’s to learn about smoked meat and mezcal

Cap your day with a light dinner with a stop at Whiskey and Rosé, which offers elevated comfort food, complemented by an excellent selection of cocktails (and mocktails) and wine.

We have curated a portion of this itinerary for you – look for a number of hotels and inns offering a Kingston Food Tour package plus you will receive a $100 Visa gift card with your stay.

Extend your culinary journey with the diverse offerings at Kingstonlicious.