Hope Street just north of College Hill has plenty of good places to eat, and without a doubt the dishes from those kitchens are made with items from this retailer. Here you can find everything from specialized knifes and pans to industrial-grade appliances and other 'only in Providence' items made by local hands. Moreover, the shop sells useful articles for the kitchen as well, from cookbooks and gloves to salt shakers and everything in-between.
Wickenden Street is a busy and colorful shopping, dining and entertainment area in the Fox Point neigborhood. Not only is there a ton of restaurants and cafes here, the street has unique stores too. In between the streets of Hope and Benefit, Wickenden Street has some nice world cuisine at Taste of India, Sakura and Sawadee. Other shops include City Gardens Florists and the popular Adler's Hardware store, as well as other small specialty, clothes and gift shops.
Queen of Hearts is a unique, funky women's clothing and accessory shop in the downcity area of Providence. Inside visitors will find all kinds of shirts, leggings, handcrafted jewelry, shoes and much, much more. Like many other stores in Providence, this one is locally owned and it features products from many locals around town as well as from those around the state. It is the perfect place to shop to rejuvenate the contents of your closet.
This is a unique combination of deli, cafe, and souvenir store 30 minutes south of Providence on picturesque Main Street in Wickford. Many come in to select from their fresh-cooked entrees and other deli items or their vast array of cheeses. In the back you can pick up cups of coffee, tea and delicious pastries or candies to take away or sip upstairs in the dining area. In one short stroll around this quaint place you may purchase a snack, dinner, jams, mugs, paper plates, cards and Rhode Island souvenirs.
Olympic Records is not some hall filled with accomplishments from Olympians, but if you love records and everything vinyl, then you've found the right place. Not only will you find vintage 45s, LPs and EPs, but Olympic Records has all kinds of nostalgic memorabilia like record shells, crates, flyers, and posters. The shop is a definite must visit when you're in Fox Point, especially if you still have a record player.
Nikki's Liquors is a specialty liquor shop located on Branch Avenue. This sprawling store is a beer connoisseur's haven, offering over numerous kinds of craft brews. Sourcing their collection from local as well as international brewers, Nikki's has one of the most comprehensive collections in town. For those who can't pick, the store offers a mix-a-six scheme that allows you to choose any six craft beers to carry home. With regular beer tastings and special events, this is a great place to expand your craft beer knowledge and mingle with fellow enthusiasts.
This quaint jewelry boutique on Peck Street has some of the most unique and eclectic pieces in the entire state. How about an earring with a stone embossed in it? Or a purse that also functions as a full-sized wall clock? The quirky owner Don garners his collection from hundreds of artists, each one with their own style and design. Apart from jewelry, you'll find a good range of home decorative pieces as well as other quirky gadgets and toys that make perfect gifts.
A world full of music and some really amazing coffee, Rick’s Music World and Cafe is a good place to be. This place provides a platform for all musical artists and provides them with a stage to showcase their talent. A perfect place for your family, kids here can learn various musical instruments while the adults can enjoy a warm cup of delicious coffee in the cafe here. Many open mic performances are held here by local musicians and even the students learning here can perform on the stage.