Located in Providence, RI, we make hand-crafted SPECIALTY donuts.
Truthfully, we didn't know what we were doing when we started, just that we wanted to bring something different and delicious to the food scene here in Rhode Island - a non-traditional take on a super traditional treat (donuts) that folks weren't used to. What started out as a discussion around a campfire with a few drinks turned into PVDonuts, and we honestly couldn't have imagined we'd be where we are today!
Now our mission is to continuously provide folks with new and exciting donuts with an ever-changing monthly menu, and to support the great state of Rhode Island that continues to support us. We love being involved with the community in every way possible! We work with a ton of locals ranging from other food business to various skilled artisans, and each month we give back in some way, shape, or form by contributing to a different cause.
Some (but not all) of the Local Businesses We Proudly Support:
- The Nitro Cart
- Borealis Coffee Roasters
- Coastal Roasters
- The Coffee Guy
- Stock Culinary Goods
- The Providence Animal Rescue League
- The Amos House
- Moonrose Farm
- P&L Apiary
- Wishing Stone Farm
- Legends Creek Farm
- The Witches Stitch
- Jenny Brown Art
- Roe Island
- Dilo Draws
Lori, Head Baker
I am the Co-Owner and Head Baker here at PVDonuts! When I started on this journey a couple of years back, I did a ton of R&D to find the right recipes, which I can't wait for you to try!
When I'm not making donuts, I can most likely be found taking a nap (bakers hours, c'mon), at a nursery looking for new plants (more often than not, Brigg's in N. Attleboro), or reading crazy Game of Thrones fan theories (thoughts on Jon Snow? I'd be happy to debate). If I were a donut, I'd be a brown butter pecan PVDonut.
I'm so thankful for everyone's support so far and I'm beyond excited for PVDonuts to open so I can finally meet everyone and be the first to start feeding the city of Providence some darn specialty donuts!
Mel, Assistant head Baker
When forced to describe myself (and I am being forced here) I'd say I'm somewhere between yoga and pizza. I've been baking "professionally" for 6 years - but as a child I would help my mom bake chocolate chip cookies, often. I would always be there to smell the vanilla extract--I endlessly asked to taste it and one day she caved - and it was awful.
To say I'm excited to be a part of this adventure that is PVDonuts is an understatement. If I were a donut, I'd probably be a honey sea salt.
THE OTHER TEAM MEMBERS!
Paul Kettelle, Co-Owner
Meaghan Houghton, Assistant Baker
Chelsea Bonniol, Assistant Baker
Hogan Vivier, Assistant Baker
Erik Keough, Assistant Baker
Naomi Fox, Assistant Baker
Cheyenne Hartelius, Assistant Baker
Cassidy Vadnais, Assistant Baker
Mel Jones, Front of House Manager
Kate Davis, Front of House
Erik Keough, Front of House
Alanna Maniatis, Front of House
Travis Danforth, Front of House
Danielle Mongeau, Front of House
Brittany Barlow, Front of House
Tristan Bradshaw, Front of House
Erin Gray, Dishwasher