Food News

Give Thanks for Pizza and Doughnuts

Fellini's and PVDonuts put tasty twists on the traditional Thanksgiving Day meal


For years, Fellini’s Pizzeria on Wickenden has been the victor of the unofficial contest for The City’s Most Creative Use of Thanksgiving Dinner Food. Their once-a-year Thanksgiving Pizza, topped with mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce, has been a beloved – and admittedly strange – East Side tradition for years. It’s only available on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (so smart, since who’s cooking dinner that night?) and it has customers ordering weeks in advance and lining up out the door for pickup.

Now, though, PVDonuts on Ives Street is getting in the Unusual Thanksgiving Foods game. The week before Thanksgiving, they’ll be releasing their Friendsgiving Donut: a brioche doughnut topped with mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, fried chicken and cranberry glaze. Last year when it debuted, it caught the attention of major media outlets like Refinery 29 and Cosmopolitan, in addition to hundreds upon hundreds of Providenizens who had to try it, but not before putting a photo on their social media. This year, it’s coming back for another delicious pre-Thanksgiving feeding frenzy. Get there early to get one for yourself: the Friendsgiving sells out fast.