This Mother’s Day, show your mom how much you appreciate her by treating her with the best thing money can buy – food! Take your mom out for a delicious brunch in the late morning, or bring her breakfast in bed with sweets from some of the best bakeries in Providence. Want to let your mom sleep in? Bring her out for a late lunch and get lost in conversation. Whichever suits your lifestyle best, your mom will love the thought, and the food will impress.

The Perfect Sweet: A handmade marshmallow stuffed peanut butter flavored shell with crunchy toffee and a chocolate drizzle on top…uh, yum! This is the “Lickity” macaron from The Perfect Sweet and it is a customer favorite. The Perfect Sweet has all kinds of macarons – chocolate shells with vanilla filling, caramel (dulce de leche), fruity buttercream, as well as milk chocolate, white chocolate and dark chocolate ganache or buttercream. Another favorite is the “cookie monster” blue macarons with a cookies ‘n’ creme filling and chocolate cookie crumbs on top. Whichever you choose, you can’t go wrong! Order online in advance or swing by this mom’s cute storefront in Warren. www.theperfectsweet.com 691 Main Street, Warren, RI

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KNEAD Donuts: Lemon Lavender, Banana Coffee Cake, or how about Cinnamon Roll? These are just three of the many delicious donuts that KNEAD Donuts serves up daily in the heart of Providence. Want to order ahead? No problem! They have an order form on their website that allows you to pick-up or have your donuts delivered to your front door. However, you may want to visit one of their two stores to see what vegan options they offer and smell the sweet brioche dough. Open daily from 8am-3pm, and 8am-1pm on Mother’s Day. www.kneaddoughnuts.com  32 Custom House St. Providence, RI, 02903 and 135 Elmgrove St. Providence, RI 02906

Zelda’s Newport: Considered to be one of the finest brick and brownstone buildings in the city of Newport, the building this restaurant occupies was originally constructed as a liquor store/brewery and a private function hall in 1895. The restaurant is filled with history and is the perfect place to go on Sunday to soak in the sun along the water and enjoy a wonderful meal. Visit Zelda’s for brunch, lunch or dinner, and enjoy their littleneck clams, clam chowder, and eggs Copenhagen. If you choose to come for dinner to watch the sunset and enjoy a cocktail (or two), make sure to get the steak frites! zeldasnewport.com 528 Thames St. Newport, RI 02840

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Nick’s on Broadway: Offering seasonal, local and carefully sourced vegetables, meats, seafoods, and products, Nick’s menu is subject to change daily to accommodate for the freshest ingredients. With brunch options such as house smoked Blackbird Farm Berkshire slab bacon, buttermilk hotcakes, and Warm Tether Loop Farm maple bread pudding, among so many more specialty options, whatever you choose will be incredible. Open for brunch between 8am and 3pm on Wednesday through Sunday, whatever time you wake up you’re sure to make it in time for their special brunch menu. Coincidentally, it’s located on Broadway St. in Providence, where there is so much to do after brunch for Mother’s Day! nicksonbroadway.com 500 Broadway, Providence RI 02909

PVdonuts: With a mission to continuously provide people with new and exciting donuts through their ever-changing monthly menus, PVdonuts has something for every mom! With both brioche yeasted and old-fashioned donuts, they serve vegan donuts, classic cake donuts, classic crullers, and fritters daily. Using a combination of locally-sourced and super fresh ingredients, PVdonuts puts time and care into each and every donut they make. Show your mom some love by giving her a box of delicious donuts filled with her favorites. Bonus: if you’re one of the first 75 people to walk into their providence storefront on Sunday, you’ll receive a bouquet of roses! www.pvdonuts.com 79 Ives St. Providence, RI 02906

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