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 it!
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 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 art.
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!
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.
Have you seen Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? I'm kind of like Grandpa Joe--except for the whole grandpa part. I have been spotted doing a little song and dance when the time is right (it's mostly wrong).
I'm not only super excited to be a part of the FIRST specialty donut shop here in Providence, but to also join a team of amazing individuals. If I were somehow a donut, I would definitely be a PVD vegan strawberry, my spirit donut, if you will.
THE OTHER TEAM MEMBERS!
Mel Jones, Front of House Manager
Kate Davis, Front of House
Hogan Vivier, Front of House
Alanna Maniatis, Front of House
Meaghan Houghton, Assistant Baker
Hanna Mikulandra, Assistant Baker
Chelsea Bonniol, Assistant Baker
Erin Gray, Dishwasher