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A guide to the reopening of patios in Kingston

We did it Kingston! We went rogue and now our patios are open. The weather is getting warmer, the hair cuts are getting shorter and the community is coming together once more. But with great freedom comes great responsibility. So here are some tips to follow if you want to

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POLL: What type of restaurant does Kingston need?

We’ve recently polled Kingstonians on what type of business we need in the city, and what type of store the Cataraqui Centre needs, but now we want to get a little more specific and find out what type of restaurant Kingston needs.  With the pending arrival of what appears to

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POLL: Kingston’s best shawarma

It’s been nearly four years since Kingstonist last took a look at this important issue. At the time, author Danielle Lennon highlighted four shawarma restaurants, but hoped for more options in Kingston in the near future. We’re delighted to have 11 restaurants in this updated poll, but with the caveat

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Food truck travels: Loves Snack Shack

Who they are The Godfrey General Store has been one of the popular sites for groceries and gas for cottagers in the Godfrey area for quite some time. Loves Snack Shack is the perfect complement to the general store, with a variety of meals for cottage goers and locals. Where

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Mesa Fresca offers a fresh take on Mexican cuisine in Kingston

Mesa Fresca is Mexican restaurant with a twist to offer modern flavours that are mind blowing, while keeping the food authentic. Using local food producers, breweries, and wineries, those at Mesa Fresca strive to serve the finest and freshest food to their customers. Most of their food is made in

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Local organizations partner to connect people to food and community

Through a partnership with Loving Spoonful, local poverty reduction program Circles Kingston is on a mission to build community around people who are on a journey out of poverty using the format of a weekly meal. Started in January 2018, Circles Kingston offers the Leaders program, where participants make plans

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POLL: Kingston’s best ice cream

It seems that winter is (finally) behind us, and that means summer isn’t far away. And if summer is coming, so is ice cream (and gelato and frozen yogurt) season!   We took at a look last week at some of Kingston’s best options for dessert, but we decided to

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POLL: Kingston’s best dessert

Image by Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay.   Ernestine Ulmer is credited with what I consider to be one of the most profound quotes to ever get thrown haphazardly around the internet: “Life is uncertain, eat dessert first.” In Kingston, we have plenty of options to eat dessert before or after

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BeaverTails Kingston opens in Market Square

  BeaverTails Kingston has opened its doors in the Limestone City at 20 Market St. Now you can get your irresistibly delicious, artisanal Canadian pastry in historic downtown Kingston. Their original recipe is made of hand-stretched whole-wheat pastry and then topped with your favourite toppings. Served piping-hot, and both crispy

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Mermaid Avenue Sandwich Factory making customers ‘just smile all the time’

  The Mermaid Avenue Sandwich Factory was founded in Kingston by two best friends and their love for the band Wilco and sandwiches. They strive on making almost everything from fresh ingredients in house. Chad Comfort, one of the co-owners, bakes the bread every day to ensure it is fresh

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