Kingston Olive Oil Co.
Olive oil has a been a staple of civilization since the days of Ancient Greece. It took 2,000 years, but Kingston Olive Oil Co. has infused this staple of the old world and invigorated the modern diet with creative combinations of oil, vinegar, and gourmet salt from all around the world. Sample one of the many varieties of olive oils and vinegars this local business has to offer and ask the staff about the best pairings.
Black Dog Pottery
See the familiar world of ceramics such as plates and dishes unfold into a journey through beauty and excitement. At Black Dog Pottery local potters experiment with various depths and varieties of colour in their marvelous artisanal creations. With creations of all shapes, sizes, colours, and materials you will leave wishing your own kitchenware was as exciting.
Go hunting for antiques and uncover Kingston’s historic side at the biggest collection of antiques in the shopping district. Tucked away in a cozy alley off the beaten path, Antique Alley has something to suit all tastes – from furniture and artwork to jewellery and vintage apparel. Whether you are hunting for that special something or just carousing the wares, don’t miss this one-of-a-kind shopping experience.
Discover the beauty of local talent with a trip to Metalworks Contemporary Goldsmithing, a jewellery and goldsmithing studio representing the work of over 30 gifted Canadian metalsmiths and jewellers. Located in the heart of historic downtown Kingston, the studio features a breathtaking display of on-of-a-kind contemporary wearable designs. When you shop at Metalworks, you’re buying more than a thing – you are buying an artist more time to do something they are passionate about.
Enjoy contemporary Canadian and Inuit art and shop for custom-made jewellery. Take in the historic 1800’s atmosphere of Macaulay house at this local craft co-operative and browse some magnificent hand-crafted artwork. In the heart of Kingston’s shopping and accommodation district lies Cornerstone, showcasing the work of over 150 artisans and craftspeople from all over Canada. With exclusively made jewelry and a studio artwork display, Cornerstone is a must-see for anyone with a taste for visual flair.
Cooke’s Fine Foods & Coffee
Cooke’s has offered Kingston the finest of foods in authentic Victorian décor since 1865. When the old wood floor creaks beneath your feet as you walk in you will be greeted first by a hearty coffee-bean aroma followed by a friendly greeting from some helpful staff. Browse one of the blends custom made for local eateries and feel free to ask for a sample of cheese, chocolate, and more. Take a trip back in time and bring back the best gourmet food Kingston has to offer.
Magic Mountain & Estilo
Find a look that combines comfort, beauty, and quality in the comfortable and friendly atmosphere of one of Kingston’s leading women’s fashion stores. At Magic Mountain & Estilo you will find exclusive and trendy clothing lines made from all-natural cotton. Stop in after a stroll down the waterfront and browse the extensive collection of high-quality, affordable clothing and accessories.
Berry & Peterson
Going out on the town isn’t the only way to make new friends in Kingston. From Shakespeare to Stephen King, Berry & Peterson booksellers will introduce you to some of the greatest literary minds in history. With rare books and familiar classics to choose from, pull a book down from the shelf and read the afternoon away in the musky bookstore atmosphere.
Define your style with a visit to Chris James and complete your Kingston shopping experience. Converted from an art gallery, the ambiance of refinement and beauty remains and stays with you as you browse. Friendly, knowledgeable staff will offer recommendations and help you find the look that is right for you. Choose Chris James for the best in men’s and women’s fashion Kingston has to offer.
Come in to Kingston’s independent bookstore to browse the latest hard cover and paperback releases as well as the classics. Novel Idea is proud to support the thriving local artistic community and stocks hard-to-find collections of poetry and other works by local authors and poets. Pop in on your visit, and don’t forget your reading glasses.
Kingston Glass Studio & Gallery
Immerse yourself in the world of one of the oldest art forms around. Stop in to see an expert artisan blow some glass and learn how it’s made or browse the public gallery and see the work of over 30 North American artists. The extensive gallery includes pieces made from glass, stone, ceramics, textiles, and more. Take your experience with you by bringing home your very own Kingston-made decorative or functional glassware.
Enter a wonderous world where fact and fiction meet and get along under one roof. Wayfarer Books is one of only a handful of remaining independent bookstores in the city, and serves as a shining example of what makes Kingston unique – rich history and friendly charm. After browsing the extensive selection of books, head to the back of a store and browse the gallery of paintings and pictures.