Rhody Gem: Hawes Fine Foods

July 2022


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What it is:

A specialty grocery store that offers a curated selection of hard-to-find and unique local and international food and inspired kitchen items. 

Where to find it: 

Tucked in the residential neighborhood of Fox Point, Hawes Fine Foods is next to Persimmon and across from Dolores Restaurant. Look for the huge mural of fruits and veggies.

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

Hawes Fine Foods is a foodie’s paradise of pastas, chocolates, rare produce items, and tinned fish. The shelves are stocked with many local grocery and produce items like milk from Wright’s Dairy Farm, cheese from Narragansett Creamery, kombucha from Fully Rooted, and meats and seafood from Wild Earth Farm and Fearless Fish. Hawes also sources unique items from places as far-flung as Greece (think dolmades – stuffed grape leaves – and whole honeycomb Greek honey), Japan (chocolate and yuzu miso, matcha milk jam, black garlic shoyu); and France (rose petal confit and kiwi jams, tarragon Dijon mustard, Pico soft goat cheese). They also carry Providence’s largest selection of conservas (tinned fish), harboring from Spain, Portugal, and Alaska. “Only food has the ability to transport you without ever having to leave your kitchen,” says owner Kevin Hawes.

Hawes Fine Foods107 ½ Hope Street • 401-302-5623



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