Most Rhode Islander’s have had a Del’s Lemonade or a Doughboy from Iggy’s. These regional treats are some things I always take visitors from out of state to enjoy so they can ‘properly’ experience Rhode Island since they are iconic emblems of the Ocean State. This is a list of 7 unique eateries that you can only find in Rhode Island or across the border in Massachusetts. While on that same trip, the authors of that article also cataloged a list of 8 of the oldest things in New England, a list with great historic qualities.
Questions to Ponder: What do culinary customs say about a state and region? How does what foods are eaten shape the local culture? How does this help to create a regional identity? How do ‘authentic’ foods help create or foster a sense of place?
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