Long known as a haven for foodies, Providence has one of the hottest dining scenes in the region. Actually, let’s say one of the hottest dining scenes in the whole country. Our culinary footprint is always expanding with new restaurants, food trucks, and beverage companies offering locally produced food and drink inspired by cuisines from around the world.

If you like food, Providence is the place to be. That’s why food also plays a big part of PVDFest!

On Friday June 8, north presents Fountain Street Hooligans at The Dean Hotel. It’s a collaborative family style outdoor dinner with chefs serving up delicious and inventive, locally sourced creations at a special outdoor table. This is one for seafood lovers! (Rumor has it that there will be whole grilled fish.) A lot of the cooking will be done outside as the meal progresses.

On Saturday June 9 and Sunday June 10, Kennedy Plaza will transform into the PVDFest Food Village, with over 40 local establishments gathering to serve festival attendees. Seating will be located throughout the plaza, and several participating restaurants will give behind the scenes sneak peaks, including dish preparations, stories behind signature meals and live cooking demonstrations. Over 20 food trucks will line the perimeter of the plaza, with more than 20 restaurants and food purveyors selling some of their finest dishes.

Sponsors of the Food Village include Pollo Campero, Matunuck Oyster Bar, and Gotta Q.

The list will keep growing, but Food Village participants confirmed through May 10 include:

Baby’s Bonetown BBQ
Binge BBQ
Bucktown
By Chloe
Championship Melt
Dave’s Coffee
Del’s Lemonade
Durk’s BBQ
Fugo
Haven Brothers Mobile
Hometown Poke
Incred-A-Bowl
J & S Pineapple Xpress
Jerry’s Food Concessions
Kettle Korn Express
Matilda
Ming’s Asian Street Food
Munchies Food Truck
Newport Jerky Company
Open Season
Poppy’s Kettle Corn & Waffles
Portu-Galo Food Truck
Red’s
Rhode Rage
Rhody Roots
Sarcastic Sweets
Saugy, Inc.
Smoke & Squeal BBQ
The Granny Squibb Company
The Sandwich Hut
UMELT
Wicked Doughboys