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Food & Dining

In Rhode Island

The Rhode Island restaurant scene is bustling, and we're here to help you find the hottest new spots, the coolest hidden gems, and the best places to satisfy your cravings for great food and drinks.

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Federal Hill is getting some new culinary faces

If you’re traveling to Providence's Federal Hill neighborhood for the first time in a while, you might not recognize some of its newest restaurants — here are a few.


Summer food guide: 12 unsung, yet perfect places to eat in Rhode Island this summer

From pop-ups at local breweries to farm-to-picnic dining on Block Island, these places are worth a visit.


Learning to love tofu — a plant-based protein that packs a punch

Rhode Island’s only vegan cooking school, led by “Chef Jay,” teaches the basics and offers these tasty recipes for "tofu skeptics."


Lessons on the stove: What my mother taught me about cooking, and about herself

Globe reporter Diti Kohli spent a month learning how to make her favorite Indian dishes over FaceTime.


Keeping the tradition of making bagels from scratch — in an old Block Island post office

The Old Post Office Bagel Shop on Block Island was owned by Bill and Allison Brown for over 25 years. This year, they sold their business and recipes to Matt Barry and his two partners.


Wayfinder hotel in Newport to partially reopen this summer, nearly a year after fire

Nearly a year after a four-alarm fire partially destroyed The Wayfinder, owner Phil Hospod has announced he plans to partially reopen the hotel this summer, and is rehiring all positions at the property.


New Hampshire lab error incorrectly resulted in salad greens recall

The recall notice, which was directed at Hannaford and Market Basket supermarkets in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont, has been cancelled.


Where to get ice cream in Rhode Island? Here are some favorite spots.

There are more than 130 ice cream shops to explore in the Ocean State, where you can find ice cream therapy, gelato, lemon ice, and other frozen treats.