Cooking from Home? Check Out These Awesome Rhode Island Grocery Goodies

Restaurants and cafes get creative to curate retail bags of pantry staples for pick-up

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While many restaurants are starting to open up with outdoor seating and extra precautions, for those who feel more comfortable cooking at home for now, you can still support local businesses with grocery purchases. Neighborhood corner stores and co-ops like Urban Greens offer safe, limited-capacity shopping experiences, and Farm Fresh RI connects farmers directly with consumers, delivering produce to your doorstep. If you just need to restock a few things while staying hyper-local, many restaurants and cafes not only assemble a bag of grocery staples for you, but they also team up with farmers and makers to bring you the freshest goods. Read on for your new favorite contact-free shopping experiences!

The Bike Stop Cafe recently reopened for curbside meal pickup and plans to offer some grocery items on their menu soon, too. In the meantime, check their Facebook page for takeout menus along with veggie and plant sales.

For fresh fish in the West End, look no further than Fearless Fish Market! All of their local seafood offerings remain available via online ordering, along with pantry add-ons, like nori paper and bread crumbs, so you can get all the fixings for dinner in one place.

Wine and dine at home with Fortnight’s “Earthly Delights” package, a selection of fine cheese, herbs, sourdough, and eggs to enjoy with your wine. You can also shop a variety of olives, salami, and other pantry add-ons in their online store.

Save a trip to the grocery store and order a basket of household essentials, including things like cleaning supplies and paper products, online with your George’s of Galilee seafood takeout. 

Shop online for pharmaceutical and household sundries from Greenline Apothecary for free next-day delivery when you spend $25. Don’t see what you need online? Call your nearest location to add on other items.

Many of the small businesses operating out of Hope & Main are cooking up specialty goods to stock up your pantry with. Their “What’s Local Wednesdays” program hosts a different pop-up each week with groceries and prepared dinners available for pre-order.

Along with their seafood market, raw bar, and other dishes to-go, Matunuck Oyster Bar offers a selection of groceries in the “Produce and Dry Goods” section of their online ordering form for pickup or delivery.

The Pantry at Avenue N has been selling prepared foods and locally sourced pantry staples since before the pandemic. Now, in addition to their market offerings, follow them on Facebook for produce bags featuring essentials like eggs and bread from local farms.

Well known for their vegan eateries, Plant City also houses a marketplace that has migrated to an online ordering platform for all your plant-based pantry and baked-good needs. Those within a 10-mile radius can have the goods delivered straight to their door.

Once you subscribe to Rebelle Artisan Bagels’ email list, watch for the week’s thoughtfully chosen grocery bag on Sunday, along with recipe inspo tailored to their selections. Every bag purchased also helps out neighbors in need by donating groceries to vulnerable households. 

For pick-up on May 30, pre-order a Jaju Polish meal kit bundle complete with pierogies, kielbasa, sauerkraut, and toppings from the Shaidzon Beer online marketplace. Four-packs and singles available, too, of course!

For Friday pickups in downcity, select the grocery option on the Small Point Café online ordering form to purchase a curated bag of goods. The local offerings change weekly, so keep checking back: New bags go live Tuesday evenings!

Shop Italian pantry staples from Tony’s Colonial, offering packaged goods like pasta, cheese, and specialty items for online ordering. You can also call the market at 621-8675 to reserve chef-prepared foods for pickup.