Providence

The smallest state in the union has a thriving food scene, and this is its hub.

  • Current
    Weather

Rain & 65°

  • When
    to Visit

Year Round

  • City
    Population

180,000

  • Year
    Founded
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1636

Welcome to Rhode Island: the land of coffee milk, hot wieners, and stuffies. But Providence isn’t just a mecca for peculiar regional favorites. In this bustling small city, just an hour south of Boston, you’ll find so much more: restaurants that could hold their own among hot spots in much larger metropolises; artsy, under-the-radar haunts; and, in recent years, an influx of culinary businesses owned by young female entrepreneurs.

The city’s easy access to farms and the sea, comparatively affordable rents, and creative institutions—particularly Johnson & Wales University’s College of Culinary Arts—are all factors that contribute to making Providence one of the best places to eat in New England and beyond.

Welcome to Rhode Island: the land of coffee milk, hot wieners, and stuffies. But Providence isn’t just a mecca for peculiar regional favorites. In this bustling small city, just an hour south of Boston, you’ll find so much more: restaurants that could hold their own among hot spots in much larger metropolises; artsy, under-the-radar haunts; and, in recent years, an influx of culinary businesses owned by young female entrepreneurs.

The city’s easy access to farms and the sea, comparatively affordable rents, and creative institutions—particularly Johnson & Wales University’s College of Culinary Arts—are all factors that contribute to making Providence one of the best places to eat in New England and beyond.

WHERE TO EAT

WHERE TO DRINK

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