ways to shop local in Northern Kentucky

We originally created this NKY Shop Local page to give our NKY restaurants, coffee shops, things to do, craft breweries, bourbon trail spots, unique shops, and watering holes a holiday boost by encouraging everyone to buy their gift cards. Since we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our local treasures still need all the help we can provide. We're thrilled that vaccines are here and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Let's all do what we can to help our Northern Kentucky small businesses make it through the next few months! We'll keep this list here, both for the original gift card ideas, and as a source of inspiration for local places you can support in the Florence, Covington, Newport, Kentucky region, aka NKY. 

This is just a starting point of ideas in the Covington, Newport, and Florence areas. There are many other local favorites who would appreciate help to weather the ongoing economic effects of the pandemic. Our list of local ideas is below (*with direct gift card purchase links where available, or links to their social media):

for the coffee lover

for the foodie

for the pizza lover

for the meat lover

for the burger lover

for the Asian food lover

for the taco lover

for the comfort food lover

for the dessert lover

for the brunch lover

for the thrill seeker

for the neighborhood bar lover

for the local shopper

If you don't want to give a gift card, but still want to support local businesses, check out these unique shops:

and don't forget to continue carryout!

As always, you can continue to support your local restaurants by ordering carryout or delivery as often as possible.  For a convenient list of carryout options, check our COVID carryout offerings page.

there's more where these came from...

This list was compiled as a starting point to inspire local shopping.  But there are plenty more local businesses who would appreciate your support.  For more ideas, be sure to visit our eat, play, stay, and bourbon experience pages.