This morning, the Huffington Post reported on the myriad delectable food options available to both residents and passerby of Rhode Island’s state capital, Providence. What made this announcement so interesting, however, was the fact that Northeasterners tend to overlook the town as one of the best food cities in the country.
No matter your budget, no matter your interests, Providence has a restaurant you’ll love. From delis to wineries to a host of four-star restaurants or even some late-night dives, the city is a food lover’s dream. What’s more, if you’re visiting the city and looking to find some great local eateries, there are plenty of tours designed to showcase Providence’s great selection of food.
Of course, you likely don’t live near Providence, huh? And let’s be honest, if you’re going to take a serious vacation to the Northeast, are you going to pitch your tent in Providence when New York is within spitting distance? Of course not. No, the appeal of Providence’s discovery is in what it could mean to your weekends (or your evenings if you’re a real foodie).
There may be some wonderful hidden gems within short driving distance of your home. A quick internet search of the surrounding towns and a little bit of driving could unlock a worthwhile destination at the end of a short adventure in your own backyard.