Fall Guide

A Slice of the Season

Bakeries around the state boast plenty of fall flavor in their pies, pastries, and more

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Fall means great dessert, period. Pies, crisps, crumbles, muffins, and cookies take on a seasonal twist with warm, autumnal flavors: pumpkin, cinnamon, apple, and walnut. If you’re looking for the perfect place to satiate that characteristically fall craving, pop into one – or more! – of these bakeries for a breakfast or after-dinner snack.

If you ask for a great pie, chances are you’ll be recommended Zaccagnini’s Pastry Shoppe, which boasts a traditional menu of cakes, pies, and pastries, with a surprise addition of Portuguese desserts.
Fall Specialties: Pumpkin muffins, cinnamon raisin roll, seasonal pies, strudels, and pockets. Pawtucket 

A&J Bakery caters to food allergies and offers nut- and gluten-free baked goods, plus dairy-, egg-, and soy-free options.
Fall Specialties: Themed frosted sugar cookies, apple cider and cinnamon donuts, and candy corn – all nut- and gluten-free. Cranston 

Antonio’s Bakery and Charlie’s Deli is a duo you can’t beat, offering something savory for lunch and a sweet treat for dessert.
Fall Specialties: Caramel apple cheesecake, and pumpkin cupcakes, cannoli, and rolls. Warwick 

Alongside locally sourced coffee and thoughtful foods, The Beehive Pantry and its partner location, The Beehive Cafe, serve a variety of pastries and desserts.
Fall Specialties: Cinnamon buns, seasonal fruit pies, and walnut/raisin apple spice cake. Bristol

Since 1938, DeLuise Bakery has been a preferred neighborhood bakery, known for classic Italian treats alongside American favorites.
Fall Specialties: Everything apple - apple crisp, apple dumplings, and apple turnovers. Cranston

Fatulli’s Bakery specializes in cappuccinos and lattes, plus their award-winning pies and pastries.
Fall Specialties: “Blue Ribbon Winner” Gingersnap and Pumpkin pie and seasonal muffins. Newport

If you’re from Rhode Island, you know (and probably frequent) Gregg’s, a dining institution with a penchant for pies (and cakes) – many served all year round.
Fall Specialties: Seasonal pies like squash, apple, pecan, and pumpkin, alongside apple crisp and strudels. Warwick, East Providence, North Kingstown, and Providence

With two locations in Providence, La Salle Bakery is a traditional, family-run bakery with a cozy cafe.

Fall Specialties: Pies galore, including apple cream, caramel apple, pumpkin, pecan, and mince varieties. Providence


The cute Mad Hatter Bakery is known for custom-made occasion cakes with decadent decoration.
Fall Specialties: Pumpkin whoopie pies, apple crumb pie, and apple cranberry ring. Newport

For over 50 years Solitro’s Bakery has been a community pillar in Cranston, serving assorted Italian baked goods, both sweet and savory.
Fall Specialties: Seasonal pies, plus cranberry orange nut and pumpkin loaves, and a variety of cinnamon pastries. Cranston

Scrumptions is all about the details in each from-scratch, hand decorated pastry, cake, cookie, or pie.
Fall Specialties: S’more’s Pie-In-A-Jar, Apple Pie Pops, and seasonal options like a Holiday Harvest Pie featuring berries, apples, orange essence, raisins, and walnuts. East Greenwich 

Alongside wedding and specialty cakes, Vesta Bakery offers artisan breads and pastries made by their owner/pastry chef with over 25 years’ experience.
Fall Specialties: Your usual seasonal pie flavors, plus cinnamon raisin, multigrain cranberry, and fruit and nut breads. Westerly

Since 1935 Vienna Bakery has been baking authentic European treats rooted in the family’s original recipes.
Fall Specialties: Cranberry and pumpkin muffins, apple strudel and dumplings, and chocolate pecan turnovers. Barrington

You can find every sweet treat you want, fresh-baked, at Wayland Bakery, which has been operating for over 80 years.
Fall Specialties: Apple coffee cake (sugar-free available), seasonal pies, and berry, banana, and pumpkin nut breads. Providence

Wildflour is a must-try vegan bakery, cafe, and juice bar that matches allergen friendliness with great taste.
Fall Specialties: Seasonally flavored scones, muffins, oat bars, cupcakes, and cookies, plus cinnamon knots and breads. Pawtucket