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An Insider’s Tip on Where to Eat + Drink in Kingston NY

By inside + out | August 1, 2022

Kingston is a city known for its historical charm but also for its diverse culinary venues. Whether you want gourmet to go, a place to dine indoors or al fresco, or simply to sample a signature cocktail, the city offers a surprising number of delicious options. Some of our favorites…

Grab ‘n Go Gourmet

It’s easy to stock the fridge or fill a hamper for an impromptu picnic with the variety of gourmet-to-go options available in Kingston, NY. Try the delicious fare at Black Eyed Suzie’s Upstate for comfort food like buttermilk fried chicken and family-style takeaway. Or visit Blue Mountain Bistro to Go for food prepared by award-winning chef, Richard Erickson. And next door to Bistro-to-Go is Cheese Louise where you can stock up on an array of local cheese, fresh-baked baguettes, cured meats, caviar and an impressively curated selection of imported and domestic goodies.

Grab and Go Meals in Kingston NY

Cheese Louise | Blue Mountain Bistro to Go | Black-Eyed Suzies

Grab a Seat

There are several brunch and lunch options to choose from in Kingston. Sample a sidewalk brunch at Hotel Kinsley in the heart of Kingston’s Stockade district or enjoy breakfast among antiques for sale at Outdated: An Antique Cafe.  For lighter fare, there are fruit smoothies and a breakfast burrito at Sissy’s Cafe  or try the sweet crepes at Dolce.

You can satisfy your desire for eclectic Southern cuisine—hush puppies crab cakes and biscuit sundaes—at Pakt. Savor authentic Japanese ramen noodle soups made with organic ingredients at Tanma Ramen, which is currently by reservation only, or sample Asian fusion cuisine at Yum Yum Noodle Bar. For Chinese food, we love C Gourment – known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes. Try wholesome Turkish cuisine at Masa or stop for chai or tiffin at Calcutta Kitchens. Let’s not forget the new family restaurant Mexico Lindo that promises a gourmet flare to traditional Mexican cuisine that delights the parent’s tastebuds and keeps your kids happy!

Insider's Tip on Restaurants in Kingston NY

Yum Yum Noodle Bar | Masa Midtown | Tanma Ramen | Pakt

Drinks | Bars, Breweries Distilleries

Down a delicious beer at Keegan Ales, brewers of such popular beers as Mother’s Milk, or savor the wonders of wine at the natural wine bar Brunette. For a tasty creative cocktail, visit the stylish Stockade Tavern. Or you can enjoy a cappuccino, beer, cider and wine along with the latest books at the bookstore/cafe/bar Rough Draft.

Bars and breweries in Kingston NY

Brunette Bar | Keegan Ales | Rough Draft Bar & Books | Stockade Tavern

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Whether you’re visiting, working or living in Kingston NY – be sure to check out our full online Directory for all the fabulous places to eat, drink, stay and play in Kingston NY. Just search for restaurants, bars, coffee shops, lodging and so much more! There’s also the option to start an account so you can SEARCH & SAVE your favorites!


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