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Shop Local | Our Favourite Downtown Kitchener Businesses

Shop Local | Our Favourite Downtown Kitchener Businesses

downtown kitchener businesses

Previously, we talked about how important it is to support or local businesses, and how they bring a diversity and innovation to our cities. Our last blog post listed our favourite businesses in Uptown Waterloo. Today we’re talking about out top spots in Downtown Kitchener.


The Berlin

45 King St. W, Kitchener
This is the best restaurant in town. Great food and a fantastic atmosphere. It’s describe as “clean eating with fresh, local ingredients. This is not fine dining. This is modern dining.”

Grand Trunk Saloon

30 Ontario St. S, Kitchener
It’s really cool how the Grand Trunk Saloon has taken bits of history and combined Cajun cuisine with local foods and ideas. It’s a great place for soul food and has one of the best mixology menus out there. It’s a super creative place with a changing menu and a funky atmosphere. Try it. You’ll have a great night!



10 King St. W, Kitchener
This is the perfect place to go with the kids. It has lots of activities! With new exhibitions popping up all the time, it’s a great spot for an educational day out with the family. Plus, the events calendar is full of great fun!

Rhapsody Barrel Bar

179 King St. W, Kitchener
This is a great spot for music and dining in Downtown Kitchener. There’s a full calendar of live music at all times and it has an amazing atmosphere. If you haven’t been, you have to check it out.


Shayne’s Hair & Skin Care Inc.

112 Queen St. S, Kitchener
Yep, that’s right. My hair dresser is second best to none! Highly trained from Vidal Sassoon in California, Lucy is a colour master. She provides incredible customer care and service. Go ahead and book an appointment, you will thank me! – Debbie.


Walper Tobacco and Gifts

15 King St. W, Kitchener
Walper Tobacco is the oldest tobacco shop in Canada, selling premium quality cigars, gifts and more. It’s a hidden gem for special gift giving. From chocolate to Berger lamps and great shaving accessories; it’s not just a men’s store…but certainly a great spot to hit up when you’re searching for a gift for any special man in your life.