Here are some of the Grocery Stores located in Kingston, use the store locator function on their website to find one close to you:
Bulk Food Stores
Food is not pre-packaged, and you select the quantity you would like to purchase. Price is determined by the weight; you should take your own containers with you and get them weighed before you start shopping.
Bulk food shopping can be more economical than buying pre-packaged items.
Dry goods are most commonly found in bulk food stores/sections (grains, candies, spices etc.).
Health Food Stores
Food considered by many North Americans to be better for you because:
- It generally does not contain
certain preservatives, artificial colours and flavours or other chemicals or
ingredients which many people have allergies to.
- Some of it is produced organically
and/or without hurting animals.
- Health Food stores sell food for
vegetarians and other alternative diets and a variety of foods from other
Bakeries are a great place to buy fresh baked bread, bagels, etc. Many also offer lunch and breakfast options. Here are a few of the bakeries in Kingston.
Butchers offer a larger selection of meats than grocery stores. They often sell cheese as well.
Regional Specialty Stores
Regional Specialty Stores offer food and products from specific regions around the world. Missing a special spice, sweet or dish? Try visiting one of the specialty stores, they may have what you’re looking for. Ask other students for recommendations.
South Asian and Middle Eastern
Quattrocchi’s Specialty Foods has many different spices and vegetable-especially good for Middle Eastern and Far East Foods
Golden Rooster Deli – specializes in European Food – many items imported from Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Holland;
Cooke’s Fine Foods – mainly foods from Britain and some from Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Scotland and Denmark
Baltic Deli – Specializes in food from Eastern Europe. Large selection of meats and goods from Poland;
Local farmers set up outside-stalls and the items sold depend very much on the season, but usually fresh vegetables, fruits, cheese, meats, maple syrup and baked goods are sold.