Galentine’s Day – a day to celebrate the ladies in your life, is one I embraced wholeheartedly this year when I was invited to go on a Donut adventure in the Rhode Island area with a couple of my lady friends. Although Galentine’s day is TODAY, we celebrated a few days early this past weekend by filling ourselves with delicious donuts from several donut shops and having a grand ol’ time.
I was whisked away this past Saturday on an adventure with Erika & Aleks, two friends of mine who are wonderful human beings and believe in inspiring and encouraging women in their endeavors. I really would like to repeat this adventure over and over again. RI Food Fights was the host of this event called “BestDonutsRI: Love Fest” in which you have a “donut passport” which grants you a complimentary donut at each location participating. We ended up going to six donut shops before calling it a day and they were all delicious and unique in their own way.
Not only is an adventure like this great to take your gal pals on, but it gives you the opportunity to explore different shops and what they offer. As a blogger this was heaven, because I love trying new things and you all know sweets are my weakness- and I am obsessed with DONUTS. It also connected me to these two women who filled my day with laughter and made me feel more confident, beautiful and ready to take on any challenge. The power of connection is so very real when you have women like this at your side.
So here is a story about friends, donuts and something unexpected at the end, hope you enjoy the pictures and make sure to check these places out!!!
Stop 1: Betty’s Donuts & Coffee – Blackstone, MA
Small shop serving breakfast, donuts, coffee etc…
Went with the Boston Cream: the best one Ive had so far! So good!
Stop 2: Aroma CT Cafe – Woonsocket, RI
Huge variety of donuts!
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Donut- that frosting was delicious!
Enjoying ourselves so far 🙂
This place also had the most amazing home fries and breakfast sandwiches!!
Stop 3:Sans Gluten Artisan Bakery – Johnston, RI
So many GF options, they all looked delicious & smelled amazing
These napkins were too cute!
Our choices: Strawberry w/Strawberry Frosting & Apple Cider w/Maple Frosting- they heated them up for us and they were so delicious!
We enjoyed these for sure!
Stop 4: Glaze n Daze Donuts – Johnston, RI
Chicken & Waffle, Blueberry Cake, Raspberry Dream & Fruity Pebbles
That donut was literally one of my favorites all day!
Stop 5: Knead Doughnuts– Providence, RI
They filled my day with laughter 🙂
The Maven & two friends 🙂
Vegan Passion Fruit, Vanilla Glazed, & Blood Orange – so unique, good!
The Blood Orange was so pretty and had a fresh, citrus taste
Stop 6: 4corners Coffee & Pink Pig BBQ-Warwick, RI
Wait what? BBQ & Donuts???
Yes! A dream come true!!!
Passion Fruit w/Passion Fruit Custard, Red Velvet & Strawberry Sprinkles
Corn bread, beans( with meat), collards + mac & cheese YUMMY
Jerk Chicken & Dry Rub Chicken- meat was perfectly cooked and delicious
Fall off the bone ribs- literally. So tasty!
Our delicious spread- these sauces gave me life!
Erika perusing what was available. James- Owner & chef 🙂
It was a great, adventurous day. We didn’t know that our last stop would have lovely, salty food that was needed after all those donuts but it was a pleasant and wonderful surprise!
Hope you all have a wonderful Galentine’s day!!!
Life as a Maven
February 14, 2018 at 4:21 am
That sounds like a sugar high of all
sugar highs! What a fun road trip!
February 15, 2018 at 3:37 pm
Definitely a sugar high 🙂 So much fun!