The Grange’s story began in 1971, with the opening of the Golden Sheaf Natural Foods Market, Providence’s first full-service organic/natural foods market and café. For almost twenty years, the market served as a center where the community could learn about healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle. We had classrooms upstairs from the market and café, and presented workshops and classes by locally and nationally recognized educators. We sponsored seminars on nutrition, vegetarian cooking, and herbal healing, and the Golden Sheaf became a resource for education, healing, and connection. The market closed in the fall of 1990.
In 1996, we opened the Garden Grille vegetarian restaurant. We started initially as a fast-food concept, and eventually grew into what the Grille has become today—one of New England’s premier destinations for vegetarian dining. Again, we found that common thread, which we think of as a community drawn together by a need for alternative, healthier choices in cooking and eating.
In 2010, we opened the Wildflour Vegan Bakery, Café and Juice Bar next door to the Garden Grille. At Wildflour, we are proud to present the area’s first full-scale vegan bakery. With our fresh juice and coffee bar, Wildflour has expanded the choices we are able to offer this community of patrons, nurturing and enhancing their journey toward a healthier lifestyle.
The Grange is the newest chapter of our story. Our intent, once again, is to expand the array of choices available to this community as they move toward a mostly plant-based diet and a more wholesome way of living. Under the leadership of Chef Jon Dille, the Grange is all about elevating diners’ perceptions and experience of vegetables. The emphasis is on seasonal, organic produce from local farms. In addition to our menu we have created an inspired craft cocktail and bar menu, all served in a 100% repurposed interior. A prominent feature of the Grange is our Chicory Coffee & Juice Bar and Vegan Bakery.
We welcome everyone join us as we indulge our love of great food, beautiful spaces, and our ever-expanding community. We invite you to join us in creating this next chapter in our story of community and connection, which began over 40 years ago!