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  • 1. Constantino's Venda Ravioli

    Federal Hill | Food/Candy

    The sights, scents, and flavors of Italy surround you at Constantino's as you peruse the amazing selection of imported foods. The convivial...Read More

  • 2. Arcade

    Downtown | Shopping Centers/Malls

    Built in 1828, the Arcade has shops and restaurants on its first floor, including Camen & Ginger for vintage and antique items, and the...Read More

  • 3. Bert Gallery

    Art Galleries

    This gallery displays late-19th- and early-20th-century paintings by regional artists. ...Read More

  • 4. Copacetic Rudely Elegant Jewelry

    Downtown | Specialty Stores

    Expect the unusual at this 30-year-old shop, which sells handmade jewelry, gadgets, and clocks created by more than 100 artists. ...Read More

  • 5. Craftland

    Downtown | Art Galleries

    Etsy fans will be delighted by the arts and crafts at this colorful shop and gallery: jewelry, notecards, prints, silk-screened T-shirts, fashion...Read More

  • 6. Frog + Toad

    East Side | Clothing

    Clothing, housewares, fair trade handicrafts, and locally designed goods can all be found at this small curiosity shop and gift boutique. ...Read More

  • 7. HomeStyle

    Downtown | Household Items/Furniture

    Drop by HomeStyle along increasingly gentrified Westminster Street for eye-catching objets d'art, stylish housewares, and other decorative items. ...Read More

  • 8. Map Center


    You'll find a huge selection of maps, globes, and atlases at this shop. There's also a small treasure trove of early computer-generated maps. ...Read More

  • 9. Providence Place

    Downtown | Shopping Centers/Malls

    Nordstrom, Macy's, and an Apple Store are among the anchor tenants at this large mall whose restaurants include the Cheesecake Factory and P...Read More

  • 10. risd|works

    Downtown | Crafts

    This shop has a selection of quirky kitchen gadgets, hand-blown glass, jewelry, and prints by Rhode Island School of Design faculty and alumni...Read More

  • 11. Scialo Bros. Bakery


    Get your cannoli fix at this family-owned bakery in business since 1916. ...Read More

  • 12. Stock Culinary Goods

    East Side | Ceramics/Glassware

    Useful, whimsical, and always well-designed utensils, stemware, dishes, and culinary gifts are the specialty of this foodie paradise with an...Read More

  • 13. The Peaceable Kingdom

    East Side | Art Galleries

    This gallery stocks folk art from around the world, including nativities, weavings and rugs, clothing, jewelry, masks, and musical instruments...Read More

  • 14. The Stanley Weiss Collection

    Downtown | Antiques/Collectibles

    The landmark 1895 Tilden Thurber Building houses the country's largest collection of fine classical and Colonial furniture and antiques, available...Read More

  • 15. Tony's Colonial Food

    Federal Hill | Food/Candy

    This superb grocery offers a family-friendly atmosphere in which to peruse the finest of Italian meats and cheeses; imported vinegars and olive...Read More

  • 16. Butterfield

    East Side | Household Items/Furniture

    Owner Mindy Matouk has an eye for edgy but elegant home decor like cowhide rugs, contemporary crystal chandeliers, and all kinds of artsy pillows. ...Read More

  • 17. JRS Fine Art

    East Side | Art Galleries

    This gallery sells works by national and Rhode Island artists, plus carvings and crafts by artisans from Panama's Darien rain forest. ...Read More

  • 18. Tilden-Thurber Gallery

    Downtown | Household Items/Furniture

    A Providence landmark since 1895, the building houses the country's largest collection of classical and Colonial furniture and antiques. ...Read More

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