South Eastern Ontario, the Regional Tourism Organization for the southern portion of L&A, has put together some exciting themed tour routes just in time for the holiday season. The trails they’ve assembled encompass a wide range of shopping and food interests from Trenton to Cornwall and everywhere in between.
Several of Lennox & Addington’s fantastic food-related businesses were lucky enough to be included in their ‘Gourmet Goodies Expedition Route’. You’re invited to indulge in a “delectable shopping day” where you can find the perfect gifts for the foodie on your list.
And pick up items for yourself too, of course.
Take a look below at some delicious L&A destinations along the way. We hope it will entice you to take a holiday tour for some local gourmet goodies.
To see South Eastern Ontario’s full list of Yuletide Treasure Routes, check out their wonderful blog here.
128 John Street, Napanee
Harvest Brinery is wall-to-wall deliciousness of preserves, jellies, and jams of all kinds, made with local and organic fruits wherever possible. Stock up and stuff your stockings with hand-created preserves. If you’re entertaining over the holidays, then pick up a pie (or two or three) while you’re there.
Convenient Candy Shop
10 Dundas Street East, Napanee
It’s time to make your holiday season a little sweeter! Step into a world of sugary delights at Convenient Candy Shop, where you’ll find an array of candies, from nostalgia-inducing retro treats to mouthwatering chocolates and whimsical cotton candy. If you are shopping with the kids, save the dates for photos with Santa on December 8th and December 15th – from 12 pm to 6 pm.
Ellena’s Café & Pantry
16 Dundas Street East, Napanee
Prepare yourself for a culinary playground bursting with variety at Ellena’s Café & Pantry. This charming café not only serves up house-made bread, pastries, and gourmet coffee but also offers a delectable menu of soups, salads, and sandwiches. And the variety doesn’t stop there. Peruse the pantry stocked with chutneys, condiments, pickles, dressings, sauces, and more, alongside sweet and savory snacks. Plus, discover a treasure trove of kitchen essentials and themed gifts. The foodie on your list will thank you.
55 Dundas Street East, Napanee
If you’re a fan of cheese, charcuterie & fine delicacies, you’re going to love Market Simeon in Downtown Napanee. Chef Simeon Drakich bring you foods sourced from local, near, far and very very far. If you’re attending a holiday gathering, this is a fantastic destination where you can pick up charcuterie that will be the highlight of the party!
Wilton Cheese Factory
287 Simmons Road, Wilton
Life is gouda when you have cheese! In operation since 1867, you can bet that you will brie really glad you stopped here. Wilton Cheese Factory is famous for their cheddar cheeses plus you” find a variety of flavoured cheese too. If you are a curd fan then schedule your visit for a Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday when it’s fresh in store!
Hogans’ Honey & Maple Products
6605 Loyalist Parkway, Bath
Hogans’ Honey & Maple Products, a family-owned buzz-worthy haven, nestled along the scenic Loyalist Parkway, offers a sweet selection of “Unbearably Good Honey” and exquisite maple syrup that will add a dash of sweetness to your Christmas celebrations. Whether you’re hunting for sweet stocking stuffers or ingredients to sweeten your festive recipes, this is the bee’s knees.
Loyalist Trading Co.
8682 Loyalist Parkway, Conway
At Loyalist Trading Co, it’s not just a store – it’s an experience. This charming country store offers an array of delectable gift baskets, infused oils, jams, coffee, and hot sauces that will tantalize the taste buds of foodies everywhere. Whether you’re visiting for the joy of seeing the goats on the roof or to pick up handcrafted culinary treasures, this is a must-visit destination on the gourmet goodies trail.
The Hive & Hearthstone
225 South Shore Road, Greater Napanee
The Hive & Hearthstone is a small local Apiary and Artisan Wood-fired Breadery offering honey from their own hives, creamed honey (in a variety of fabulous flavours!), and hand-crafted local products. A bee-autiful blend of nature’s sweetest nectar and the comforting aroma of artisan wood-fired bread.
Need to Refuel Along the Way?
Need to keep your energy in high-gear while you’re on the tour? Here are some gourmet “refueling stations” near the route in Lennox & Addington that we know you’ll love:
- Coffee Cravings: 86 John Street, Napanee
- Butter My Buns Bakery & Café: 114 John Street, Napanee
- The Bakery & Bistro Spot: 37 Dundas Street East, Napanee
- Blue Door Bakery & Cafe: 310 Bridge Street West, Napanee
- Abrams Bakery: 422 Main Street, Newburgh
- Stone Corner: 2558 County Road 4, Camden East
- The Giddy Goat Café: 6 Speers Boulevard, Amherstview
- The Lodge Coffee House: 376 Main Street, Bath
Kudos to South Eastern Ontario
Thanks again to South Eastern Ontario for the wonderful feature of some of L&A’s favourite foodie destinations. Check out their full blog on their Yuletide Treasure Routes here. For more food and drink options in Lennox & Addington, visit our extensive online directory.