NYC Eats: Columbus circle

Columbus Circle White Chocolate Napoleon with Custard Filling 2White Chocolate Napoleon with Custard Filling
Bought in the 2010 Christmas Holiday Market.

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NYC Eats: Food Emporium

Upper West Side New York Style CheesecakeNew York Style Cheesecake

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Kingston Eats: Copper Kettle Chocolate Company

Nice place to pick up a gourmet gift for yourself or your friends~

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤
Price range: $-$$

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Copper Kettle Chocolate Company
250 Ontario St, Kingston, ON K7L 5P7, Canada

Kingston Eats: White Mountain Homemade Ice Cream

White mountain is a long time staple in Kingston.  It’s good quality homemade ice cream 🙂 Not the best but it’s really not bad.  I’ve first heard about it during frosh week (back when they still had the gigantic ice cream sign at the door 😆 ).  You can smell the delicious freshly made waffle cones once you are in the store.  Line is always long in summer time, but it gives you some time to make up your mind for what to order.  You don’t get to see the ice cream or frozen yogurt on display.  You can only see the menu on the wall.  To make things easier the menu is divided into chocolate base and non-chocolate base, but you’ll have to guess what the names mean (fortunately there are a handful of helpful staff around if you have questions).

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤
Price range: $

0711 White Mountain0711 Rocky River & Sir Lancelot (White Mountain)Top: Rocky River (chocolate, caramel and marshmallow)
Bottom: Sir Lancelot (vanilla base with white chocolate chips)

0711 Avalance and Strawberry Chocolate (White Mountain)Top: Avalanche (vanilla base with caramel swirl and caramel pieces)
Bottom: Strawberry Chocolate
Has real (and large) fruit pieces in it 😀

0711 Cherry & Blueberry Frozen Yoghurt (White Mountain)Cherry and blueberry frozen yoghurt
It was very thick and creamy (with little fruit pieces in it), similar to eating frozen Greek yoghurt.

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White Mountain Homemade Ice Cream

176 Ontario St, Kingston, ON
K7L 2Y7, Canada

Kingston Eats: Mio Gelato

Located near the waterfront and right near the local gem artisanal ice-cream store, White Mountain, Mia Gelato was a huge buzz when it opened.  It’s a fun place to go to.  Gelato, sorbet, and ice-cream are sold here.  The gelatos are nicely presented in front of the customers.  Staffs are very friendly and you can always ask for a taste test before you make up your mind.  The flavours are a hit or miss.  Unfortunately there are more misses than hits for me.  A lot of the flavours are bland (to the point it is not even close to the description of its name) and are more like slush (really makes me think of bad quality sorbet) than a creamy silk gelato should be like.  On top of that, why are the gelatos all so vividly bright in colour?  I wanted to like this place but I really don’t think it’s worth my money.  I have no doubt it will stay for a long time because of the lack of competitors and afterall, it is located right at the peak tourist spot.

My ratings:
Price range: $-$$

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Mia Gelato

178 Ontario Street
Kingston, ON

Kingston Eats: Menchie’s

I was glad to try out this new self-service frozen yoghurt bar before leaving Kingston.  It seems to be a very popular spot now in K-town because it’s always crowded with people no matter how late it gets.  One of the flavours I particularly liked was the red velvet cake frozen yoghurt.  I know it’s just chocolate cake, but it’s richly intense in chocolate flavour and the colour isn’t a shocking red colouring.  I don’t usually like to add toppings, but I was quite fond of the boba topping (it comes in different flavour).  These are medium sized pearls and the fruit juice would explode in your mouth.  It is expensive but it’s a pretty neat place to hang out with friends and grab a treat on a hot summer day.

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤
Price range: $-$$

0412 Menchie's

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241 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L 1B5
(416) 910-7931

Kingston Eats: The Tea Store

The first store is in Ottawa’s Byward market (we’ve been there before, it’s a very lovely store).  The other store is in Kingston, and has been here for many years already.  I think they have very nice and interesting blend of teas.  It’s nice to look around and check out the different specialty blends.  Price is also reasonably priced – more expensive than tea at Tara’s, but cheaper than the tea at David’s Tea.  I really like the tea at Tara’s Natural Food.  It’s good quality tea at a cheap price.  I don’t like David’s Tea because it’s seems to be a big marketing gimmick with a very marked up price (I am also no stranger to tea drinking, so I have a good idea of what the tea should be priced at relative to its quality).

Internet is provided here.  I wouldn’t recommend this as a place for working/reading because of the radio at the background.  I do think it’s a nice little place to meet with friends and have a nice long chat.  You can ask for refills for the pot of tea.  The baked goods are alright – not the best but also not the worst.  Owners and workers are also very friendly here.

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤
Price range: $-$$

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0411 Nanaimo bar and apple pie (Tea Store)Apple Pie
I like that it’s very tangy.  The crust wasn’t too good.  It wasn’t soggy, it was very flaky.  I just don’t like the crust that much.
Nanaimo Bar
I was surprised to find Nanaimo bar here.  Unfortunately it wasn’t that good.  The ratio of the bar was off (too much icing, too little chocolate).  The icing was rather grainy and too fluffy (where’s the custard powder?).  The bottom was an interesting layer of coconut and nuts and had a slight hint of coffee flavour.

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The Tea Store

241 Princess St
Kingston, ON K7L 1B3
(613) 547-4747

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