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There are many unique, home-grown restaurants, bakeries and specialty food producers here in Lennox & Addington. In all corners of the County you can enjoy a delicious meal, pick up some freshly-baked goods or a supply of locally made honey, cheese, maple syrup or other unique and tasty items.
Without fail, these businesses are owned and operated by individuals that strive for excellence. The recipe for their success includes equal parts hard work, quality product and customer service. The results will get you coming back for seconds.
Below are some of our favourite food-related places to visit here in Lennox & Addington, but this is just a sampling… a charcuterie board, if you will. Check out more great food & drink options by visiting our Naturally L&A Business Guide.
You’ll feel right at home when you stop into The Lodge Coffee House in Bath and meet owner, Cassandra Rendell. She’s serving up delicious and made-from-scratch baked goods, sandwiches and soups that pair oh-so-well with their gourmet coffee, espresso and teas. You may even get to meet her adorable little helpers who love helping their mom out in the coffee house on occasion.
Be sure to give The Jiffy Grill in Odessa a call if you’re craving a delicious meal. Owner Mohammed Hussein and staff offer a full lineup of breakfast, lunch and dinner items. Choose from a selection hot and cold sandwiches, pastas, burgers, entrees and much more. Everything tastes great so you can’t go wrong!
Hogans’ Honey & Maple Products in Bath has been family-owned and operated since 1934. The father and son team of Ben and Tim Hogan, along with talented staff, produce raw, pasteurized and creamed honey, honey butters, beeswax candles and many more honey-related items. Their bee yards are located across the region from Belleville to Gananoque. They also collect sap from property near Wilton to produce delicious maple syrup.
The Wilton Cheese Factory has been around as long as Canada. Operating as a Farmer’s Cooperative from 1867 until it was purchased by the Jensen family in the 1970s, the Wilton Cheese Factory is known for its delicious, high quality cheeses and gift boxes. Their mouth-watering cheese curds can be found in grocery and convenience stores across the region. If you haven’t picked up a bag of these squeaky curds you’re definitely missing out!
The Royal Coachman in Napanee currently offers amazing meal options that are available for takeout and delivery. Owner Randy Farrar and staff offer amazing specials every week. In addition, they also prepare a weekly “Meals to Go” menu that features many Coachman favourites. Choose seven meals from the list by Tuesday night (narrowing it down is hardest part!) and on Thursday your order will be ready for pick-up or delivery.
The County Bounty is a locally owned and operated soda company in Downtown Greater Napanee. Owner Dodie Ellenbogen uses locally-grown Ontario fruits, all natural ingredients and less sugar than other soda brands. They’re located at 8 Bridge Street in Napanee so go pick a selection of unique and delicious flavours.. You’ll also find their soda at Ellena’s Cafe in Napanee, MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company and The Lodge in Bath.
No visit to Downtown Napanee is complete without a visit to Ellena’s Cafe. Owner Ellena Fleury and her fantastic team specializes in hand-made small-batch baking. They offer a variety of sandwiches, salads, soups, desserts and specialty coffee. They also sell Ontario cheese, cured meats and have a very eclectic kitchen shop within the cafe.
The Loaf N’ Ale in Downtown Greater Napanee is L&A’s finest British pub. Owner Derek Valentyne and staff provide traditional pub fare, signature sandwiches, and mouth-watering entrees that are available for dine-in, curbside pickup and delivery. They also feature a great kids’ menu.
If you enjoy Japanese & Korean cuisine, be sure to visit Sushi Nori in Downtown Napanee. Owner Paul Ko and staff offer a wide variety of authentic menu items including tempura, classic and special rolls, sushi, bento, combos and more. You must try the Gyoza and Dynamite Rolls! Check out their menu on Facebook and enjoy an amazing takeout meal. Sushi Nori is open 7 days a week.
If you’re looking to treat yourself to a great takeout meal, be sure to give The Skylight Eatery in Downtown Napanee a try! Owner Leanne Hobbs, Brittany Ruttan and the rest of the crew offer a variety of wraps, subs, hot and cold sandwiches, burgers, pasta, salads, pizza and much more!
The Keto Bakery in Downtown Napanee specializes in Keto-friendly desserts, bagels and meals. Items are made on-site daily by owners Lisa and Ben Revell using almond or coconut flour along with all-natural sweeteners. No wheat flour or sugars are used. Their products are suitable for anyone following the Keto diet, is diabetic or gluten intolerant, or for anyone looking to reduce the amount of sugar in their daily lives.
Harvest Brinery uses local and organic fruits and vegetables (whenever possible) to hand-create delicious preserves, just like grandma used to make. They offer an amazing selection of jams, jellies, pickled vegetables and seasonal produce. Owners Colleen and Miles are committed to providing customers with a taste of quality, old-fashioned goodness. Stop in and see them at their Downtown Napanee location.
At Santorini Mediterranean Grill you’ll experience the flavours of authentic Mediterranean cuisine, paired with local craft beer & wine. Even if you aren’t hungry when you arrive, the moment you step foot inside the beautiful dining area the mouth-watering aromas coming from the kitchen will have you reaching for a menu. Make sure you leave room for the Baklava!
At Abrams Bakery in Newburgh, you get real food made the old-fashioned way. The Abrams family has operated their business on Main Street since 2013. They aren’t just a traditional bakery, as they also carry an amazing selection of sandwiches, pizzas, sweets and breads. They make everything on site, everything from scratch.
You’re in good company at Devon Cafe & Five Corners Craft. Owners, Marg and Brian will help brighten your day at the cafe with some homemade goodness or as you check out the store for unique and one-of-a-kind offerings. The quality ingredients, great taste and fun finds pair well with the friendly nature of these 2 enthusiastic owners.
The Lakeview Tavern in Erinsville has served the region’s residents and visitors since 1878. Proudly owned and operated by Tanya Maiurro since 2007, The Lakeview provides a full slate of delicious items and entrees. Order from a selection of house made burgers, roadhouse wings, wraps, sandwiches, salads and much more. Check out their Facebook page to see their menu and learn about a variety of specials.
Be sure to stop in at The River Bakery Café & Patio the next time you’re in the Tamworth area. New owners LJ and Stephen Smyth offer a selection of freshly baked breads, cheesecakes, butter tarts, pastries, and more. They also serve up delicious frozen yogurt, gelato and offer salads, sandwiches and wraps. Vegan options available. If you need a cake, just give them a call!
For an amazing meal, be sure to stop at Addison’s Restaurant in Northbrook. Owner Melissa Evans and her son Addison offer a great mix of lunch items (you’ll love their corned beef on rye) and dinners (their salmon pasta is a must-try). They also offer traditional pub favourites and are open for breakfast on Sundays.
Finnegan’s General Store in Cloyne has everything residents and visitors to the area are looking for, including pizza! Hard working owners Michael & Stephanie have many grocery and confectionary items, serve generous scoops of ice cream and bake up delicious Greco’s Pizza. Finnegan’s General Store is just south of Bon Echo Provincial Park.
North of 7 Cod Father wants to do the cooking for you so you don’t have to! Owner Chris Evans currently serves up a select menu of fish & chips, pizzas, fried chicken and weekly specials from their location in Northbrook.
Be sure to stop at Spill the Beanz Coffee House & Eatery for a great meal the next time you’re in Addington Highlands. John Fraden, Janice Brower and staff serve up a variety of burgers, sandwiches, all-day breakfasts, weekend specials and much more. They also offer espresso drinks, coffee, tea and other favourites that are sure to please. Meals are available for takeout or dine-in to enjoy a relaxing, informal atmosphere.