Rhode Island Travel Guide

Andrew visits Rhode Island, where local eats are a blend of old traditions and high-tech creations. From the beloved quahog to monkfish liver mousse, the food in this tiny state is packed with flavor.

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Farmstead

Chef Matt Jennings celebrates New England food at Farmstead by understanding its history and preparing dishes like grilled mackerel in a miso paste sauce with fresh greens -- all from local ingredients.

186 Wayland Ave, Providence, RI 02906

 
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Hewtin's Dogs Mobile

Inventive hot dogs, sausages and sandwiches are on the menu at this Providence, RI, food truck, serving a pork belly club sandwich with house-made bacon, cranberry mayo and cheese sauce.

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Iggy's Doughboys and Chowder House

Rhode Island is famous for its clams, especially the hard shell variety known as quahogs. In fact, they happen to be Iggy's specialty, whether in the shell or stuffed, otherwise known as "stuffies."

889 Oakland Beach Ave, Warwick, RI 02889

 
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Matunuck Oyster Bar

The oysters and clams come from chef Perry Raso's aquafarm, or from pond to plate, as they say. Stuffed clams, are prepared with mixed herbs, onions, bread and peppers, and the little neck clams are served with white beans and Portuguese sausage.

629 Succotash Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879

 
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Olneyville New York System

For an introduction to Providence, RI, food culture, stop at this hot dog hot spot for the "hot dog all the way," topped with ground beef, mustard, onions and celery salt and prepared on your server's arm!

20 Plainfield St, Providence, RI

 
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Scialo Brothers Bakery

The Scialo sisters, daughters of the brothers, make tasty breads and sweets in a brick oven that radiates heat even when turned off and can cook for hours. Fig bars, biscotti and other Italian goodies are baked daily in their hot oven.

257 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903

 
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Zooma Trattoria

In Providence's Federal Hill neighborhood, Zooma Trattoria serves authentic Neapolitan cuisine made from fresh, high-quality ingredients that are locally sourced.

245 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903

 

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