A Guide to Shopping in Garden City

We break down all the best stops in this Cranston-based outdoor mall.
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First established in 1958 by an Italian immigrant who saw an opportunity to capitalize on the post World War II housing boom and serve a generation of proud, young homeowners, the Garden City Center of today is still a premier outdoor shopping destination for locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re looking for name brands or independently owned shops, casual dining or date night fare, this delightfully designed, Cranston-based area caters to anyone and everyone — here’s just a taste of what they have to offer.



Get: Novels and novelties from Barrington Books; designer clothing from Mel & Me; all your parenting needs from Mod Mama; culinary goods from Williams Sonoma; athleisure outfits from Lululemon; fine jewelry from Providence Diamond; timeless women’s fashion pieces from Robin B.; upscale home decor from Z Gallerie; cheeky clothing and accessories from FatFace; a box of goodies from Sweenor’s Chocolates; coastal furnishings from Pottery Barn; and chic styles from Chico’s.



Try: Your regular coffee order and a doughnut from Dunkin Donuts; a couple of slices of a square Margherita pizza from Anthony’s Coal-Fired Pizza; some antipasto and lobster tortelloni at Avvio; a kale and grain bowl or shaved Brussels sprouts from B.Good; some double crunch bone-in wings from Applebees; an artisanal cheese and charcuterie board or a 22’’ burger with smoked cheddar and Applewood bacon from Bistro 22; or an Awful Awful or a Super Sundae from Newport Creamery.