By Chef Tyler Demora
The biggest misconception about Providence is:
"That its biggest draw is Italian-American food from The Hill."
But in reality:
"There is a truly exciting food scene outside of the mainstream. Not to say chicken parm is bad."
Tyler Demora is the executive chef of Local 121 in Providence. Originally from New Haven, he worked in Lyons, France before moving to Providence. Demora's menu changes daily with an emphasis on the area."We are all about Rhode Island and New England ingredients. I think that Rhode Island has some of the best seafood in the world, so make sure you don't skip on any of these options on our menu. We showcase what our food is at a creative and elevated standard, but without loosing touch with what it should be. I don't want to fix something that isn't broken, just make it run a little better."
121 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
T: 401.274.2121 | www.local121.com
Chef Tyler Demora's Guide to Providence
This is a small open kitchen located inside of the restaurant Chez Pascal. You'll find house-made sausages and cured meats.
"Come here for sausage snacks."
960 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906
T: 401.421.4422 | chez-pascal.com/#dogs
Sun & Moon Korean Restaurant
A traditional home-style Korean dishes like bibimbab, barbecue, and dumplings.
"This is always my go-to hidden gem."
95 Warren Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914
T: 401.435.0214 | www.sunandmoonkorean.com
MORNING | Coffee
Seven Stars Bakery
This is a family-owned and operated bakery with a direct trade relationship with New Harvest Coffee Roasters. Each barista working here goes through a 40-hour training program.
"I think everyone's favorite coffee around here is New Harvest. I often get it iced. It's a fairly acidic strong bold coffee that I really like."
820 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906
T: 401.521.2200 | sevenstarsbakery.com
Nick's on Broadway
This is a New American restaurant known for their brunch with omelets, wraps, and pastries.
"If I have the funds, I love coming here."
500 Broadway, Providence, RI 02909
A tiny sliver of a restaurant with a handful of booths. They serve a classic American breakfast, but also have huevos rancheros and baked goods.
"For its amazing breakfast, which is always done right."
94 Carpenter Street, Providence, RI 02903
Serving bagels and pastries on Broadway.
"A bagel lox sammie is my go to here."
262 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903
SHOPPING | Food & Markets
Stock Culinary Goods
A culinary-focused shop internationally-known brands as well as local artisans.
"This store is a awesome place."
756 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906
T: 401.521.0101 | www.stockculinarygoods.com
Hope Street Farmers Market
You'll find fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, breads and pastries, pasture-raised meats, seafood, poultry and eggs.
"Just down the road from Stock Culinary Goods is the farmers market. Save a Saturday morning for this duo."
Sat: 9am - 1pm; Wed: 3pm - 6pm
Lippett Park, Hope Street and Blackstone Boulevard
The Sandwich Hut
Italian deli sandwiches made on focaccia, rolls, or wheat and white bread. They also have meatballs and stuff peppers filled with meat and cheeses.
"Get the Italian combo and their stuffed peppers. Fill the belly well."
1253 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904
T: 401.272.2590 | www.thesandwichhut.com
This French restaurant highlights regional ingredients with a menu that features traditional dishes like Escargots a la Bourguignonne, Crispy Duck Leg Confit, as well as house-made pâtés and charcuterie.
"I have a lot of love for classic French food and I really like Chez Pascal for dinner."
960 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906
T: 401.421.4422 | chez-pascal.com
Located downtown, they feature cocktails, craft beer, Old World wines, and a range of snacks from deviled eggs to Cuban sliders.
"The best cocktails in town."
95 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903
T: 401.831.3339 | www.eddybar.com
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