Country Stores in Rhode Island often offer a peek into yesteryear. Back to a time when darling Main Streets were the centerpieces of town, and mom and pops shops were the norm. This adorable general store in Rhode Island has everything you need to make a delicious meal, but it might be best known for its massively scrumptious and huge grinders. Better come hungry and prepare to indulge in a mouthwatering feast.

While we enjoy eating grinders in Rhode Island, we also love calamari, clam chowder, hot wieners, and so much more. Take a look at this quick YouTube video by Wolters World Eats highlighting more of the foods that Rhode Islanders love to eat.

Have you ever had the overstuffed grinder from this general store in Rhode Island? If so, let us know in the comments! Then check out some more classic Rhode Island general stores that are well worth a visit.

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Aside from Ma and Pa's Country Store, what are some more country stores in Rhode Island?

While Ma and Pa’s is one of the best country stores in Rhode Island, here are a few more that are worthy of a visit:

  • Summit General Store, Greene
  • Wilbur's General Store, Little Compton
  • Brown & Hopkins Country Store, Chepachet
  • Hack & Livery General Store, Hope Valley
  • Village Barn Country Store, Mapleville
  • Frazzleberries - Newport's Country Store, Newport
  • Li'l General Store, Various Locations
  • Jules Antiques and General Store, Richmond
  • Watch Hill General Store (Seasonal), Westerly

Here’s a previous article telling you more about these
country stores in Rhode Island.

What food is Rhode Island known for?

Coffee Milk is the official drink of the Ocean State, but here are some more foods that we enjoy in Rhode Island:

  • Calamari
  • Hot Wieners
  • Clam Cakes
  • Clam Chowder
  • Del’s Frozen Lemonade
  • Johnny Cakes
  • Stuffies
  • Fried clams
  • Doughboys
  • Pizza Strips

Check out this article describing some of the food that Rhode Island is known for.

What are the best stores to shop in Rhode Island?

I love country stores, but I also enjoy shopping at conventional malls. And one of my favorite places to shop in Rhode Island is Providence Place Mall. As the largest mall in Rhode Island, it has every store that you can imagine. Here are some more conventional stores to shop in Rhode Island that I would recommend:

  • Warwick Mall, Warwick
  • Garden City Center, Cranston
  • The Crossing at Smithfield, Smithfield
  • Cowesett Corners Shopping Center, Warwick
  • Long Wharf Mall, Newport
  • The Arcade Providence, Providence
  • Chapel View, Cranston
  • North Providence Marketplace, North Providence
  • Apple Valley Mall, Greenville
  • RK Newport Towne Center, Newport

If you prefer searching for a bargain, here are a few of the best thrift
stores to shop in Rhode Island

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