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Visiting Downtown Providence--restaurant/grocery store recs?

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Visiting Downtown Providence--restaurant/grocery store recs?

christinasbookshelf | Jun 25, 2013 10:51 AM

I will be at a convention in the RI Convention Center (staying at the Omni) the first weekend of August. I would like restaurant and grocery store recommendations. I like local food I can't get anywhere else. I know that RI is known for clam cakes & stuffies & other things made with clams, snail salad, coffee milk/cabinets, Del's Frozen Lemonade, & probably a few other things. I am a very adventurous eater (who doesn't drink coffee, but I might want to buy some Morning Glory coffee syrup & similar grocery souvenirs to take home to DH & the kids). Breakfast isn't included in the convention, so recs for a place to buy breakfast supplies (particularly milk & bread) would also be appreciated since I probably won't have time in the morning to hit a restaurant--not a morning person!

My preferences: no national chains (local fast food is fine), not too expensive, near the convention center or near a bus stop that connects to downtown. Also, I may have others tagging along with me who have mobility issues (wheelchairs) & allergy/gluten issues; you don't need to take that into consideration in your recs, though if you have experience in that arena your thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Christina

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