DishUp RI

From Our State to Your Plate

Enjoy the taste of Rhode Island’s iconic restaurants at home!

DishUp RI is an initiative we launched to support our State’s vibrant restaurant community. We are assisting legacy eateries and beloved local restaurants to produce and offer their signature dishes and flavors at local retailers.

Dish up your favorite chef’s signature flavors at home! Products are available directly through each restaurant and at all Dave’s Fresh Marketplace locations.

This project was made possible through a Federal CARES Act grant from Rhode Island Commerce.

From Restaurant to Retail

The DishUp RI grant enables local restaurants to provide consumers with a new way to experience their food and to pivot into new lines of business as the culinary landscape evolves. The “resto-preneurs” (i.e., chefs and owners of local eateries) participating in this initiative have access to an outstanding team of locally-based experts, including our in-house staff, who provide the comprehensive technical and business assistance required to bring a new product to market.

We are assisting with recipe formulation, testing and scaling, packaging and labeling, lean manufacturing, branding and marketing, as well as sales and distribution assistance.

Products are made either in the restaurant or at our Warren-based culinary facility.

Restaurants participating in this initiative get access an outstanding team of locally-based experts that provide technical assistance, in addition to our in-house business incubation team.

Under the guidance of this team, restaurants can create retail products from signature sauces, marinades or spreads, baked goods and even frozen or pre-prepared meals that will be sold in local stores and farmers markets.

Product Launch Event at Dave's Fresh Marketplace

“Local Restaurateurs Learn a New Way to DishUp RI!

Hope & Main’s Restaurant Rescue Brings Favorite Menu Items to Market”

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Photos for Edible Rhody by Rupert Whiteley

Meet The Makers

Angelo’s Palace Pizza
Frozen Spanakopita

Aunt Carrie’s
Original Clam Cake and Fritter Mix

Black Pearl
Sauces & Clam Chowder

Blue Zone Foods (created by Yoleni’s)
Frozen Vegan Greek Meatballs

Bonetown Burgers and BBQ
BBQ Sauces

Bucktown
House Seasoning

Bywater
Baked Goods

Chomp Kitchen & Drinks
Chomp Sauce

Cooking Con Omi
Sofrito & Mojo Marinade

Ellie’s
Refrigerated Cinnamon Buns

Flatwaves Food Shack
BBQ, Teriyaki & Sweet Chili Sauces

Fresco
Variety of Sauces

Grainsley’s Kitchen + Drinks
Frozen Pub Pizza

Island House Restaurant
Fresh Juices (Sorrel/Pineapple & Ginger)

La Arepa
Elena’s Sweet Corn Cakes

Meraki (created by Kleo’s & Rosalina)
Greek Dips

Mindful Maia
Ginger Shots

Ocean State Sandwich Company
Ultimate Relish

Quito’s Restaurant
Marinara Sauce & Zuppa Sauce

Sauced Kitchen & Provisions (created by Newport Playhouse)
Sauced & Loaded, Sauced & Sticky, Sauces & Marinades

Schasteâ
Packaged Teas

Sin Bakery
Packaged Baked Goods

Skeff’s Neighborhood Pub
Sweet & Sticky Everything Sauce

Smoke & Squeal
BBQ Sauces

Spice Kraft, Inc. (created by The Sanjiv Dhar Group of Indian Restaurants)
Curry Spice Mix

Tallulah’s Taqueria
Red & Green Sauces

The Pizza Gourmet
Pizza Kit

The Shanty
Thai Chili Marinade

*sold at restaurant only

Click below to learn more about our amazing partners who made DishUp RI possible.

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