2021 Best of Rhode Island: Editors’ Picks

Our editors scoured the state for the best food, shopping, fun and beauty businesses in Rhode Island.

Health & Beauty
With these beauty and wellness essentials, self-care has never looked or felt so good.



Ana Duque with business partner Karen Mejias. Courtesy of the Heal Room.


Zero-Waste Wellness Bar
The Heal Room
Everyday items — beauty products, detergents, sponges, water bottles — get the eco-conscious treatment within the walls of the Heal Room. Founders Ana Duque and Karen Mejias have created an environmentally friendly space for all, whether you’re new to sustainability or a hardcore nature lover. Shop online or in-store for crystals, herbs, kitchen supplies and more. 574 Smithfield Ave., Pawtucket, 399-3655, thehealroom.com

Organic CBD Products
THe CBD Store
Forget the grocery store stuff: The CBD Store’s pharmaceutical-grade products are the real deal and are independently vetted for quality. Grab some tasty Broad Spectrum Gummies for yourself and pet tinctures or chews for your furry friend. 1845 Post Rd., Warwick, 360-7093; 253 Main St., Wakefield, 515-7400, thecbdstoreri.com

Yoga Studio
Bad Yogis Club
Bring your energy to this welcoming yoga community. Break a sweat during the barre, HIIT, pound and Buti yoga classes, each one offering a fun approach to a healthier lifestyle. The cow barn-turned-yoga studio encourages you to claim your power and heal from within and, bonus, the first class is free. 1 Reservoir Rd., Cumberland, 337-9500, badyogisclub.com



Priscilla Edward and Kiara Rodriguez of the Glow Cafe and Juice Bar with (from left) the lentil patty, sweet green glow juice, sea moss gel, berry glow smoothie, wellness shots and smoothie bowls (lotta coolata and classic acai).


Fresh Pressed Juice
The Glow Cafe and Juice Bar
Your morning burst of energy is brought to you by the Glow Cafe’s smoothie bowls, fruit and protein smoothies, veggie patties and fresh wellness shots. Pro tip: The vibrant and tropical flavors are just what you need to elevate out of a midweek funk. 389 Admiral St., Providence, 421-7000, eatdrinkglow.com

Miracle Hair Product
Marabou Hair Nutrients
If weak and lackluster hair is the problem, Marabou Hair Nutrients is the cure. Marie Lynchie Estime’s hair care oil, made from ingredients including carrots, hibiscus, avocados and chamomile, nourishes and strengthens the roots of your hair by adding necessary vitamins. Treat your crown! marabousnutrients.com

Inclusive Cosmetics
Omoge Cosmetics
In Blessing Mariah Gbemisola’s eyes, eyelashes are universal; any man or woman can rock them with grace. Omoge Cosmetics’ themed eyelashes have twenty-five to thirty wears on each and can last up to a year and a half with proper care. Your look isn’t complete without these bold, eye-popping accessories. omogecosmetics.com



Courtesy of Love Culture Salon.


Creative Hair Salon
Love Culture Salon
Hair care is a love language at Love Culture Salon. Enter the creative, plant-filled, eco-conscious space for an appointment and leave with a shag, pastel pink coloring or any other style you’ve stored in your camera roll for months. 506 Broadway, Providence, 751-8200, loveculturesalon.com

Fabulash Looks
The Lash Lounge
Ditch the mascara for a month and wake up with a replenished lash line. Lash fills, custom extensions, lifts, even eyebrow tinting and threading: The Lash Lounge in Cranston does it all, and the primping experience is a comfortable and relaxing one. 1000 Chapel View Blvd., suite 138, Cranston, 406-4146, thelashlounge.com/ri-cranston-chapel-view

Juice Cleanse
Juice Bar and Co.
Minimal ingredients mean simple and easy nutrition. Boost your spirits with cold-pressed juices including the Green Goddess made with pineapple, lemon, celery, cucumber and cilantro. When you’re back on solids, pair a juice with pop-in-your-mouth energy bites (we suggest peanut butter/chocolate oat or brownie flavors). 266 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, 949-6057, juicebarandco.com

Vegan Soap and Skin Care Products
Soulita Soap
The proof is in the body polish: Soulita Soap products communicate with your skin. When applied, botanical extracts and essential oils sense what your body needs and get to work. You’ll rave over the rose water spray, beard oil or Mama’s Boobie Butter, a natural blend that’s safe for moms and breastfeeding babes. soulita.com

Online Beauty Bar
Beecher’s Botanicals
Wellness is a passion project for Beecher’s Botanicals founder, Jessica Beecher. The indie skin care brand feeds your skin with raw organic ingredients. Our faves include the hibiscus melting cleanser, the pumpkin enzyme face peel, the in-shower skin treatment and the soap sampler. beechersbotanicals.com