September marks the culmination of a multi-year project we undertook with the Rhode Island Department of Health to offer more options for nutritious foods in low-income neighborhoods with limited access to fresh food in Pawtucket, Central Falls, and other Health Equity Zones across the state.
This funding has gone a long way toward helping us establish our Harvest Kitchen Café in downtown Pawtucket, which offers a full breakfast and lunch menu of locally sourced foods that support a healthy lifestyle and appeal to people with a wide variety of dietary needs.
As part of this project, the RI Department of Health worked with us to survey corner stores across Rhode Island to learn more about the barriers to offering fresh, nutritious items to communities that largely rely on corner stores for groceries due to factors such as the lack of reasonable access to fresh food stores.
Harvest Kitchen also piloted a “healthy retail” component during our initial café launch, and provided nutritious options for the Boys & Girls Club of Rhode Island concession stand to sell to families attending weeknight baseball games. Parents were thrilled to see some new, fresher options like our pasta salad packed with local, fresh produce and our house-made hummus served with locally grown carrots! We look forward to working with the Boys & Girls Club of RI again next summer — when together we will create and serve more healthy snacks for young baseball players and their families to enjoy.
The overall “healthy retail” pilot project was a great learning experience for all involved, identifying more clearly the needs of the community and the varying degrees of success achievable through a variety of different tactics.
We are thankful to the RI Department of Health for supporting Harvest Kitchen over the past several years. And we invite you to come visit our local foods café to see how delicious and affordable nutritious, locally sourced foods can be!
Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 3:00pm
2 Bayley St (Corner of Main St & Bayley St)
Pawtucket RI, 02860
Our Café Menu
|Order Ahead. Want food for the whole crew?
Call 401-335-3766 and we’ll have your order ready to pick up!
CHOOSE A FAVORITE
BREAKFAST ALL DAY
Breakfast Sammy — $4
Egg frittata, seasonal pesto, cheese on toast or bagel
Breakfast Burrito — $7
Egg frittata, rice, beans, chipotle crema, salsa
That’s a Wrap — $7
Egg frittata, roasted potatoes, sautéed greens, chipotle crema
Bagel — $2
Daily selection from Providence Bagel
Add hummus or garlic & herb cheese spread to your bagel — $2
Add peanut butter, jelly, or cream cheese to your bagel — $1
Add bacon or vegetables to any breakfast dish — $1
Korean Bowl — $9
Quinoa, rice, carrots, pickled mushrooms, kimchi, hardboiled egg
Southwestern Bowl — $5
Rice, beans, salsa, radish, tortilla strips
B-O-L-T — $7
Bacon, roasted Onion, Lettuce, garlic & herb cheese spread on Toast
Ocean State Melt (Better than tuna!) — $7
Local fish salad, greens, tomato, cheese on toast
BBQ — $7
BBQ chicken or tofu, coleslaw, Bread & Butter Zucchini Pickles on sesame seed bun
Farm Wrap — $6
Hummus, greens, seasonal vegetables, house vinaigrette
Roasted Beet — $6
Beets, greens, seasonal pesto, Onion Relish on toast
Caprese — $6
Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, greens, jalapeño-rhubarb jam on toast
Power Bowl — $7.50
Greens, quinoa, spiced chickpeas, carrots, lemon-tahini dressing
The Gately — $7
Greens, tomatoes, roasted zucchini, feta, spiced chickpeas, house vinaigrette
Farmstand — $6
Greens, seasonal vegetables, spiced chickpeas, house vinaigrette
Meat or fish soup — $4
Vegetarian or vegan soup — $3
SPECIALS + BAKED GOODS
Made fresh daily — prices vary
BUILD YOUR OWN
1. START WITH A BASE
Quinoa — $4
Rice or fresh greens — $3
Providence Bagel, wrap, sesame seed bun, sliced bread — $2
2. PICK YOUR PROTEIN
Egg frittata — $2
Beans, spiced chickpeas, hardboiled egg— $1
Roasted chicken, BBQ chicken, bacon, tofu — $3
3. ADD TOPPINGS
Seasonal vegetable medly — $3
Roasted potatoes, pickle variety — $2
Salsa, Providence Bagel croutons — $1
4. SAY CHEESE?
Feta, mozzarella, cheddar — $1.50
5. SELECT SPREADS
House-made hummus, garlic & herb cheese spread — $2
peanut butter, jelly, cream cheese — $2
6. DRESSINGS + SAUCES ARE ON US!
House vinaigrette, lemon-tahini dressing, BBQ sauce, chili oil
Thai peanut sauce (contains fish sauce)
Our kitchen handles milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soy. Please inform us if you have an allergy.