Located in Providence, RI, we make hand-crafted 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 - something non-traditional that people 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. Every month we give back to the community by contributing to a different cause, and we work with a ton of local businesses - not just food, but also the arts.
Some (but not all) of the Local Businesses We Proudly Support:
Lori, Head Baker
I am the Owner and Head Baker here at PVDonuts! 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!
Hanna Mikulandra, Assistant Baker
Meaghan Houghton, Assistant Baker
Chelsea Bonniol, Assistant Baker
Erik Keough, Assistant Baker
Naomi Fox, Assistant Baker
Mel Jones, Front of House Manager
Kate Davis, Front of House
Hogan Vivier, Front of House
Alanna Maniatis, Front of House
Travis Danforth, Front of House
Danielle Mongeau, Front of House
Erin Gray, Dishwasher