White Electric: 711 Westminster St, PVD. Just in time for May Day, this Providence favorite has been taken over by the workers and reopened its doors. You love to see it. See story page XX.
Kow Kow: 120 Ives St, PVD. kowkowfood.com. Originally a food truck owned and operated by a former medical student, this bubble waffle and ice cream parlor opened in Fox Point last month.
Needle and Thread: 45 Peck St, PVD. needlenthreadpvd.com. Occupying what used to be a former tailor shop and haberdashery (and not too far from where the Red Fez used to be) this modern speakeasy provides small/large plates and intimate conversation.
Helado Taiyaki: 102 Dean St, PVD. Another desert place just in time for the sultry New England summer months, it adds a Latin twist to a Japanese desert: soft serve ice cream flavors in fish shaped cones full of custard.
PiANTA: 65 Bath St, PVD. piantaveganrestaurant.com. The latest in the burgeoning local galaxy of vegan restaurants, this plant food eatery is dedicated to recreating familiar flavors with exquisite twists sourced from local suppliers. It’s actually part of a new “cloud kitchen,” which means only takeout and delivery is available.
Yeye: 64 Barh St, PVD. eatyeye.com. Latin fusion and vegan friendly takeout. Like PiANTA above, it’s a cloud kitchen open for delivery or takeout only.
Feed the Cheeks: 182 Wayland Ave, PVD. feedthecheeks.com. This dessert bakery specializes in thick chocolate chip cookies, in flavors both traditional and innovative.