Please enjoy this contribution from the East Providence Planning Department, true Neighborhood Champions!
Our Planning Department put together a list of what we think makes for a perfect day in East Providence. We wanted to share our small-town Townie favorites alongside some of the new and exciting additions to East Providence—because we love them all. We hope folks get to know and love EP—there’s a lot to love!
We start with what we think is one of the best-kept-secret breakfast nooks in the East Bay: the Broadway Diner. Go–and get the Eggs Benedict with the Red Bliss home fries and a side of fresh fruit. The bagel sandwiches are also amazing. This place is a Townie favorite—good food and people with zero pretense.
After breakfast, take a walk down Broadway and visit Jackie on Broadway—a boutique with an eclectic collection of vintage and curated modern clothing. Jackie studied jewelry and metalworking at RISD and her artistic flair shows in every detail of her beautiful shop.
For lunch, head over to Riverside and one of our favorite new eateries: Taconeando and order the tacos—we think they’re some of the best tacos you’ll find in the state. Come back for the tortas, though! Enjoy your tacos with some of their incredible house-made, perfectly sweetened Jamaica drink.
After you are good and full, you’ll need to walk off those tacos a bit. Cross the street and head over to Willett Pond. Willett Pond is currently being restored into a healthier habitat with a pair of beautiful aerating water fountains that light-up at night. Sit under the new cherry tree saplings and watch the osprey catch their lunch and then take a stroll on the walking trail that surrounds the pond. Look for the beautiful Swamp Marigolds on your walk.
When dinner time rolls around, head over to Skeff’s — a great new pub that just opened in central East Providence. The owners are Townies come home and we love having them here in EP. Have a Guinness, enjoy some live music, and order the steak and cheese eggrolls and maybe some of the chicken wings in Guinness sauce. (You’re welcome.) Try to go on a Friday so that you can play music bingo!
If you’ve managed to save any room, head over to Sacred Cow and have a maple creemee—yes, a real maple creemee south of Vermont. Get a pup cup for your four-legged friends, too! Try to time it so that you catch one of those amazing East Providence sunsets while you enjoy your maple creemee–and that will be the perfect capstone to your day in EP.