coolstuff guide to Kingston, NY

March 3, 2022

Maybe you’ve been to Kingston dozens of times on weekends upstate to the Field + Supply market, or maybe you’re vaguely familiar with Kingston because of a Faye Webster lyric, but either way we’ve pulled together the definitive guide to this quaint (and chic!) upstate town.


Hotel Kinsley  

For: a boutique hotel stay in four restored 17th-19th century buildings filled with modern furniture & artwork.


Restaurant Kinsley

For: a locally sourced New American restaurant in an inspiring space.

Kingston Bread & Bar

For: your go-to spot for good coffee & a make-it-your-own brekkie sammie.

Village Grocery & Refillery

For: well-curated grocery & kitchen items with a full brekkie/lunch menu that will not disappoint.

Lola Pizza

For: a casual Italian-American pizza spot with spectacular branding & easy-going interiors.

Lunch Nightly

For: the spot to grab lunch in “midtown”. All plates are made by a small team in a small open kitchen - come early & be ok with waiting! PS- get the reuben :)


Rough Draft Bar & Books

For: coffee, tea, beer, shelves of books to shop & big couches to relax on.

Village Coffee & Goods

For: Village Grocery & Refillery’s sister cafe featuring excellent espresso bevvys and a small shop that packs a punch.

Brunette Wine Bar

For: the sweetest natural wine bar in the Rondout neighborhood of Kingston. Come & sit for one (or two) glasses.


Half Moon Books

For: a used bookstore with excellent category names & antique books with a history.

Rhino Records

For: a small-but-mighty used & new record shop featuring hard to find records & pre-loved books.

Bluecashew Kitchen

For: all of you home-chefs & kitchen-ware enthusiasts. A shop featuring just about every cool kitchen item we’ve seen.

Sweet Maresa’s

For: a midday pick-me-up & a very cute sundry shop.

River Mint Finery

For: a very well-curated home & women’s clothing shop.

Zaborski Emporium

For: architectural salvage, antiques & used home items. Give yourself an hour or so to go through the multi-floor warehouse.

Clove & Creek

For: a favorite shop in the Rondout neighborhood. Beautiful items for your body, kitchen, desk, bathroom etc.

Hops Petunia Floral

For: (another) favorite shop in Rondout. Stop by for fresh stems, home-gardening supplies & candles galore.


TR Gallo Waterfront Park

For: a beautiful view of the river all year round.

Historic Houses

For: historic architecture both uptown and in the Rondout neighborhood <3

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