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165 Pitman St.
Super Stop & Shop
333 W. River St.
Whole Foods Market
261 Waterman St.
Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?
Food: Contemporary Italian
577 S. Main St., Downtown
Price: $15-$50Cool Features: Nothing says your parents love you like a dinner excursion to Al Forno. Their brick-oven pizza is world-famous and the chocolate soufflé is a must.
258 Thayer St., Providence
Food: Cambodian, Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese
716 Public St., Providence
Price: $2-$10Cool Features: Although Apsara is a 10-minute drive from campus, it is so good that Brown students cram into the restaurant every night.
Bagel Gourmet Ole
Food: Bagels, Mexican
228 Thayer St., Providence
Price: $5-$5Cool Features: Interesting mix: bagles and Mexican? Who thought it would work, but it does!
1460 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence
Price: $5-$15Cool Features: Known for great New England-style breakfast-which is to say breakfast with seafood integrated into it. Bickford's is also a great spot to hit after the bars on weekends; they also offer takeout, which is a big plus.
Food: Middle Eastern
235 Meeting St.
Price: $5-$10Cool Features: This is also a hookah bar.
Café Paragon and Viva
234 Thayer St., College Hill
Price: $5-$15Cool Features: Despite its reputation as a favorite haunt for Brown's children of privilege, the food is very affordable. After 10 p.m., Viva becomes a hip Euro club scene.
Food: Café and coffee shop
239 Wickenden St., Providence
Price: $2-$7Cool Features: Zog features a private back patio and table service.
Food: Crepes and smoothies
82 Fones Alley (off Thayer), College Hill
Price: $2-$7Cool Features: Located right off Thayer Street, the Creperie is a great option for any meal of the day. Late hours make it one of the few places to get a post-bar snack.
Cuban Revolution Café
149 Washington St., Providence
Price: $2-$10Cool Features: The brilliant cabana atmosphere with live music in the evenings makes eating a pressed Cuban sandwich, fried plantain chips, and flan a welcome treat. Wear camouflage on Saturdays or a Che Guevara print on Mondays for special discounts.
East Side Pockets
Food: Middle Eastern
278 Thayer St., Providence
Price: $2-$5Cool Features: East Side Pockets provides excellent service, great food, and personality that satisfies the demand for affordable munchies.
166 Wickenden St., Providence
Price: $2-$6Cool Features: Fellini is ridiculously popular among students, and most agree it's some of the best pizza in New England (though it definitely has its detractors). It's particularly popular around midnight and thereafter on Fridays.
The Garden Grille Café and Juice Bar
Food: Vegetarian and vegan cuisine
727 East Ave., Pawtucket
Price: $2-$12Cool Features: The menu makes it easy for people with all kinds of dietary concerns to eat hearty and tasty meals like Vegan Nachos Supreme, a veggie Rueben or a slice of dark chocolate cake.
72 Spruce St. (sort of) Fulton and Dorrance Sts., Providence
Price: $2-$8Cool Features: For starters, Haven Brothers is not as much a restaurant as a trolley with a diner in it. The establishment is over a hundred years old, and serves a very mixed crowd when it pulls up in front of City Hall and serves diner fare through the morning hours.
Hemenway's Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar
121 S. Main St., Providence
Price: $15-$40Cool Features: The raw bar at Hemenway's offers more than 15 varieties of raw shellfish, and the waterfront location makes it a great spot for hip students and Providence yuppies alike.
Food: Indian and Pakistani
123 Dorrance St., Downtown
Price: $10-$25Cool Features: Providence, particularly the area around Brown, offers a few good Indian restaurants. Although India may be a few dollars more than other options, the food and the service make India the nicest choice.
Food: Gourmet/fusion bistro food
318 Broadway Ave., Federal Hill
Price: $5-$15Cool Features: Julian's is true boho Providence dining-greasy with a silver spoon. Breakfast is particularly good; you can get eggs benedict with lox and Bourson cheese hash served in a hip, artsy Café.
286 Brook St.
Food: Authentic Italian
134 Atwells Ave., Federal Hill
Price: $15-$40Cool Features: Mediterraneo is one of the few restaurants that features Italian-speaking servers and authentic Tuscan cooking. Many of the eateries on Federal Hill claim to be worth their extravagant price, but Mediterraneo, with its enormous portions, truly is.
267 Thayer St., Providence
Food: Irish Pub
50 Exchange Terrace, Downtown
Price: $5-$15Cool Features: Ri~Ra is a lively pub, which is a favorite of college students and the Providence happy-hour set. Once you live in Providence, you'll know how unusual that is.
Sawaddee Thai Restaurant
93 Hope St., Providence
Price: $2-$12Cool Features: Brown students are lucky to have this authentic, family-run place so close to campus. The takeout is a godsend, and diners will be pleased to see the signature dishes served as spicy as they dare to request them.
272 Thayer St., Providence