All through Ontario, the farm-to-table movement is making its mark and it’s not going unnoticed! Kingston’s foodie scene is all about local and we can’t get enough of it. From cafes to craft beers, we’ve got you covered. Check out some of our Kingston, Ontario picks for local-centric restaurants!
Found in The Tett Centre For Creativity and Learning, Juniper Cafe claim to make “the finest locally prepared food around” and it’s easy to see why. Sourcing the finest ingredients from local farms and local business when possible, they credit the area farms and producers alongside menu items, making it easy to see where your food comes from. In fact, over 80% of the ingredients on Juniper’s menu are sourced from local farms and food producers year-round which is always cause for excitement!
Housed in a former inn and idyllically set right along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, The Ivy Restaurant offers a wonderful dining experience. Head Chef Robert Gobbo has created globally-inspired menus made with locally sourced food. The menu celebrates local food options, including artisan cheeses, seasonal vegetables, local meats, craft beverages, and more.
This gourmet burger bar is all about local! Harper’s beef burgers are handcrafted with 100% beef from Tweed, Ontario’s Enright Cattle Co. Looking for an alternative to beef on your burger? Order chicken, turkey, pulled pork, chickpea, or grilled fresh herb-marinated portobello cap to satisfy cravings. If you’re looking for the perfect brew to down with your burger, look no further than Bath, Ontario’s MacKinnon Brothers Brewery! The farm-based brewery offers a variety of beers that rotate on Harper’s taps.
We want to hear from Kingston’s foodies! Share photos of your favourite locally-inspired meals by tagging us @LoveLocalFoodCA, or by using the hashtag #LoveLocalFood.
As a southern Ontario farm girl, Stacey appreciates the hard work that goes into agriculture and is keen to support Ontario farmers. When she’s not writing copy or engaging on social media, you can find her dining at local small restaurants, cooking or enjoying Ontario craft beer and wine.