Hi, we’re Becca and Tiffany, the co-founders of Hometown Poké. We met while working a boring corporate gig and bonded very quickly. While traveling together and eating our way around the world, we realized that we weren’t cut out for the 9 to 5. So, we decided to trade it for the 24/7 by opening a food cart.
We launched Hometown Poké in 2017 with a goal of bringing fresh and accessible food to Providence — a void that we felt needed to be filled. We were inspired by years of living in California and traveling to Hawaii, places which had an abundance of healthy options.
We’re proud to call Rhode Island our hometown and are excited to share our twist on this Hawaiian classic with you.
Poké has flavors that remind us of home. Our bowls blend the ingredients of traditional Hawaiian poké and the health consciousness of Californian cuisine. We only use high quality sushi-grade fish, and we emphasize supporting local businesses.
When you eat a Hometown Poké bowl, you’re eating real food in it’s true, organic form. No preservatives, no fillers, no nonsense - just fresh, fun, and delicious meals. All of our bowls are made-to-order and we source locally when possible from vendors such as Tony’s Seafood and Narragansett Bay Lobster. This means that when you visit us, you’re supporting an ecosystem of Rhode Island based food businesses!
Simply put, we wanted to introduce this amazingly unique dish to Rhode Island, where it wasn’t yet available. We set out to provide fresh, flavorful, accessible food for all, and above all do it in a way that makes our customers feel like family and friends.
not just hometown poké.
BUILDING COMMUNITIES WITH FOOD
We’re proud to say that our cafe is one of the first of its kind to be located in the Mount Hope Neighborhood. We chose this area because of its diverse and vibrant history. We lease our space from a non-profit organization, which means 100% of our rent goes to supporting their programs. We believe that food brings people together, and as residents of the neighborhood, we couldn’t think of a better place to live and work.
We believe that by sourcing locally, we are supporting a healthy and sustainable food ecosystem in Rhode Island. Buying a bowl is good for you, and good for our food economy!
We’re proud to partner with:
Tony’s Seafood (Warren)
Borealis Coffee (East Providence)
MEM Tea (Boston)
Whisk Me Away (Providence)
New England Linen (Pawtucket)
The Nitro Cart (Providence)
Aura’s Chocolate (Providence)
Belicchi’s Best (Warren)
Aster Candle (Providence)
Bitchin’ Owning It
In The Kitchen: Tuna Poké with Citrus Ponzu Sauce
The Rhode Show
Hometown Poké Opens Healthy, Fast-Casual Restaurant
Rhode Island Monthly Magazine
Hometown Poké Finds a Home
Hawaii meets R.I. in Hometown Cafe and Poke Bar
Try Hometown Poké In Providence
Rhode Island Monthly Magazine
In the Kitchen: School of Fish
There’s No Place Like Hometown Poké
Rhode Island Monthly’s Best of Rhode Island 2018
Editor’s Choice - Best Poké Bowl
Reader’s Choice - Best Food Truck