Bay of Quinte Tourism

Family-Friendly Foodie Stops in the BoQ

Our family welcomed our first little one in January of 2023 and with summer in full swing, we’re looking to show her how wonderful her home in the Bay of Quinte region is.

As the creators of the Food in the Bay of Quinte Region Facebook group, one of our favourite ways to explore our region is through our taste buds with lots of yummy food and drink spots!

Asian Fusion Finds

19 A Market Square, Greater Napanee

a bowl of ramen with noodles, pork, a boiled egg and green onionOne of our absolute favourite places to eat is in Napanee at Fool’s Kitchen. The small eatery specializes in Asian fusion food with a menu that changes each season. The food is so fresh, quick and delicious. 

The owners have multiple kids themselves that you can find running around the restaurant from time to time. Because of their family, this place is great to take little ones as they are always chatting with the kids, offering their bench downstairs for diaper changes and preparing a great kids menu. 

Dinner on the Water

1 South Front Street, Belleville

a woman holding a baby while sitting at a picnic table, with yellow patio umbrellas in the background One of the best parts of being in the Bay of Quinte region is the Bay itself! On warm, beautiful summer days we like to take a trip down to The Pier Patio Bar and Grill to eat with our little one. The picnic table style seating outside is perfect for parking a stroller beside you! For extra shade, you can head under the covering for their “indoor” tables. 

The food is casual and quick, perfect for having to pack up in a hurry if your littles start getting grumpy. The live music on the weekends is fun for the older kids to dance along the pier too! After dinner, the nearby Jane Forrester Park trail is perfect for pushing a stroller and taking in the waterfront views. 

Fuel for the Parents

45 Front Street, Quinte West

an iced chai latte on a table in the foreground, smiling baby on a chair in the backgroundWhen toting around a little one, some caffeine fuel is often necessary. My favourite place to grab a drink and a quick bite is The Grind and Vine in Quinte West. The drink choices range from classic staples to seasonal items and they always have something delicious in the front displays. The cafe also offers alcoholic beverages for those late-day visits. 

This cafe has the absolute best baby-friendly bathroom setup I’ve seen in the region. They have an actual change table and have several wipes in stock for use. So considerate for families! The cafe even runs Mom and baby events sometimes to help local Moms get together. 

Post-Park Eats

250 Presqu’ile Parkway, brighton

a firepit with muskoka chairs around it next to an airstream trailer that says "park place" on it, with electric scooters outside After a fun day spent at Presqu’ile Park, a quick outdoor bite to eat is the perfect ending. Conveniently just outside the park is Boardwalk Burger and Presqu’ile Park Place for just that! Boardwalk Burger’s menu ranges from simple for the kiddos to more gourmet for the adults and all are juicy and delicious. If the kids were extra good that day, a special treat of Kawartha ice cream from Presqu’ile Park Place is the right way to go.

For more adventurous families, Presqu’ile Park Place also offers scooter rentals to get your family going. The grounds of the two trucks features a fire pit area, lots of picnic tables and even toys for the littles to play with.

Make sure to use the Park facilities before stopping by, as there is only an outhouse on site. 


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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.