Yolenis – Providence, Rhode Island

If you read my blog you are equipped with the knowledge that I had a short stint of stay in Cyprus.

Hence, it should not be a rocket science to know that I am exposed to Greek food. (Some Cypriots were Greeks) Hubsy and I share the love for food and he’s been welcoming new taste that would entice his palate lately.

When I’ve heard myself informing guests of Westminster Street in Providence, which boasts of good food and local shops, I suggested Greek restaurants. This further pushed me to be seduced by Greek food and Yolenis came to mind.

After work, I walked through Eddy Street and turned right on Westminster from the authentic Korean restaurant, Mok Ban. I saw Hubsy waiting in the car infront of Kleos. I told him I’m feeling a bit of Yoleni’s. So we drove for approximately another block or two. Then parked off street, near a scaffold which gave me anxiety. What if a debris falls on me? 🤦🏻‍♀️

Anyway, the cashier at Yolenis was serving another customer so we waited on line. I was baffled because I thought there’s a restaurant and it kinda look like cafeteria style. We then realized that Dinner menu starts at 5pm. 🤦🏻‍♀️

It’s too late now to back out. Hubsy who amused me by wearing his Preppy Clothes 😂 was disappointed but managed to go with the flow.

Honey Ginger (orange, carrot, ginger, turmeric & orange blossom honey)

This drink (I call it a shot, since it’s too small to enjoy 😉) is my fave. Immediate satisfaction of something organic and fresh streams from your mouth to your esophagus. 😂

Honey Citrus Fruits (grapefruit, lemon juice, cucumber, spearmint & multifloral honey)

Now, I believe I ordered this drink but as soon as I tasted it I decided it’s not for me so I convinced the Hubsy that it was what he ordered. Not a big fan of grapefruit and mints. 🤮

Growing up, my grandfather has a grapefruit tree which everyone seems to enjoy. Including me at one point, I use salt to suit my taste and it’s an enjoyable treat. Until you decide to drink water.🤦🏻‍♀️ Don’t take my word for it, go ahead… Try it.

Dolmadakia (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

In 🇨🇾 I had a chance of tasting (and making) koupepia. Another version of dolmadakia. I love koupepia because it has minced meat unlike dolmadakia which is only rice and herbs.

Freshly-baked savory pitas

Souvlaki (gyros, tomatoes, potatoes, onions & tzatziki)

This is something Hubsy and I liked, freshly baked and really savory.

Yolenis has a cute shop inside as well. Check it out. 💕


(Dress by Plains & Prints, Red shoes by Zara and Sunnies by Sunnies)