A Guide to Providence

Continually updated with new favorites. Photos forthcoming!

EAT
+ Harry’s Bar and Burger (some of the best sliders and fries around – I prefer the location on Federal Hill!)
+ Geoff’s Superlative Sandwiches (have your pick at a large number of sandwiches)
+ Providence Coal-Fired Pizza (best for family outings or Friday nights – or any time you’re in the mood for pizza)
+ Flatbread Pizza (excellent pizza made only better by a cozy atmosphere)
+ Small Point Café (sandwiches, coffee, tea, and a fun workspace)
+ Sydney Café (pastries and sandwiches to enjoy inside or on your way to the train)
+ Al Forno (for something fancy or when you wish to dine al fresco)
+ Rocket Street Food (their burgers are to die for – locations regularly shared on Facebook and online!)
+ Venda Ravioli (homemade pasta doesn’t get much better than this)
+ Rebelle Artisan Bagels (weekend brunch done and done)

SWEETS
+ Knead Doughnuts (forever a fan of their Old-Fashioned Chocolate Chip flavor)
+ Three Sisters Ice Cream (perfectly portioned ice cream for hot summer days – great sandwiches too!)
+ Seven Stars Bakery (breads and baked goods most definitely made with love – I really like the West Side location)
+ Pastiche (fine desserts to celebrate the day or finish a night out)
+ Ellie’s Bakery (I’m partial to their macarons, but their other treats are just as good)
The Duck and Bunny (brunch and tea at a place that earns its name as a “snuggery”)
+ Tricycle Ice Cream (it’s cookies and ice cream combined)

GO
+ Providence Athenaeum (to please the bibliophile in us all)
+ Avon Cinema (indulge in an indie flick or two)
+ India Point Park (for runs along the water, reading on a park bench, or simply an afternoon outside)
+ Trinity Repertory Theater (I love supporting regional theaters, and Trinity Rep is an award-winning gem)
+ RISD Museum (I can and have spent hours walking about the various art exhibits)
+ John Hay Library (by far my favorite study spot on Brown’s campus – worth a peek!)
+ Providence Performing Arts Center (the place to catch the latest touring productions off of Broadway)
+ Waterfire (a peaceful outdoor fair and river lighting – schedule changes so be sure to check online!)

SHOP
+ Providence Flea (prime location to find vintage pieces and handmade goods)
+ Hope Street Market (wonderful selection of vendors in food, art, and home goods – samples aplenty)
+ Symposium Books (should you need a good bookstore, this is the spot to go)
+ The RISD Store (every art supply imaginable in a colorful little shop)

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