Everyone's Downtown


Bakeries, Ice Cream, Tasty Treat Shops


Friends of Main Street

Anthony's Café & Cakes   128 S Water St (330) 678-9520


Anthony's Café creates delicious cakes and pastries, which can be made to order for weddings, parties and other special events. Anthony's is also a favorite lunch spot to many locals.

Popped!  175 E. Erie St., Ste. 201 (330)678-1893

This tasty (not gimmicky) popcorn shop is full of tasty treats from kettle corn to popcorn dashed with sea salt. You won't find sour apple popcorn here - rather custom recipes that enhance the flavor of popcorn - from Ohio of course.


Kent Natural Food Co-op - 151 East Main St. (330) 673-2878

The Co-Op believes in operating a responsible co-operative market that provides healthy, natural foods and products at fair prices. It provides bulk, chemical-and-additive-free foods and products that are locally and/or organically grown whenever possible. Kent natural Foods Co-Op offers everything from herbs and spices to additive-free cereals.

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Ashby’s at Twisted 164 B East Main St. Acorn Alley (330) 968-4104


With more than 25 flavors, stop in for a scoop or two! Located next to Twisted Meltz in Acorn Alley.

Stahl's Bakery 411 East Main Street (330) 673-9244 ‎

Located near the Kent State campus since 1949, this independently owned bakery features made-from-scratch cookies, muffins, pastries, breads and many other baked goods. Most baking is done on location, using flour milled in Kent.

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Int'l Home Markets 154 E. Main St. Ste D (330) 474-5750

This is a store for international students and residents to purchase food, spices and other merchandise that you may miss from home. Please help with any feed back of items that you would purchase and/or want to buy from our store! We can bring your world to you in your KSU home.

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Baked in the Village Cafe 123 N. Water St. (330) 256-0790

Formerly known as the Backerei, this cafe offers a variety of Europeon breads, pastries, pretzels and other goodies to suit your discerning tastes. All hand crafted from scratch!

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