new foodie spot: pvdonuts

I cannot even begin to express how excited I was when I woke up this past Saturday morning. It was finally time to drive down to Providence and get a few of the famous PVDonuts. Rob and I had planned out the entire day based around the donut shop. We’d pick up a few donuts, go blueberry picking in Newport, and end the day at the Newport Vineyards.

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We got to the shop around 11 a.m. only to find people waiting in a line outside the store front. What is this, Manhattan’s DŌ? Luckily, it was not. We got to the entrance in less than 10 minutes. Phew.


The inside of the shop was surprisingly cute. The walls are decorated with donut posters and urban outfitters style illustrations. Even though it’s small, it can still sit quite a few people. There are couches with donut shaped pillows and high tables with stools.

They have a huge variety of donuts, many of which change on a week-to-week or month-to-month basis. One thing that usually stays the same is their variety of dough – they have vegan, old fashioned, brioche, cake, and filled. I’m pretty sure we got all, if not, most of them. The cake ones are wayyy too cake-y, and that’s coming from someone who generally only gets cake donuts. Avoid any chocolate based donuts, the two we got were “eh.”


My absolutely favorite and the types of donut you must try are the old fashioned and the brioche. If they still have the zebra, blueberry little bites or strawberry pop-tart when you go, I urge you to get one of those. I promise you won’t regret it.

Do you have a favorite donut shop in New England? Share in the comments below! 


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