Saint Joseph's Day is Saturday, March 19, 2011, but you don't have to wait until the Feast of St. Joseph to feast on Felicia's awesome Zeppole. They're available right now and for the rest of the week. This East Greenwich, Rhode Island coffee house/bakery is located at 5757 Post Road right next to the East Greenwich post office.
Felicia's luscious Zeppole are to die for. I'm sure these "Belly Bombs" aren't low-calorie, but it doesn't matter, it's not like you eat them every day. In fact, they're only available in certain bakeries around St Joseph's Day. Interestingly, this Italian holiday falls two days after the Irish holiday of St Patrick's Day on March 17th, which makes March a very tasty month! Don't forget we also had Mardi Gras at the beginning of the month to add to the feasting.
I have lots of Zeppole favorites around the tiny state of Rhode Island, but Felicia's Coffee makes the most humongous Zeppole I've ever seen. One of these tender pastries is enough to keep you full all day. At a recent visit, we sat down in the cozy East Greenwich coffee shop with a zeppola each and our favorite iced coffee. By the way, Felicia's Coffee is called Felicia's Coffee because they also have the best flavored roasted coffee beans.
Don't let the $3.99 price tag scare you off. Like I said, Felicia's Zeppole are huge. A box of four set me back $15.96, but it was the sweetest money I spent all week. After both of us eating one each, there's still two in the box for tomorrow.
Felicia's says, "of course our famous giant zeppoles are baked, never fried, made from scratch here in our kitchen with the freshest dairy cream, milk, eggs and cheese."
A word of warning... call in your Zeppole order ahead of time. They go like hotcakes and you risk them selling out before you get there. When you get there, have a seat near the fireplace, or if it's warm outside, sit at one of their outdoor tables. Felicia's is worth the drive.
Felicia's Zeppole Flavor Choices
- The Classic - Delicious homemade boiled cream
- The Italian - Blended with ricotta, sweet cheese and golden rum
- Felicia's Blend - Fresh whipped with Felicia's Coffee Blend (this is my favorite)
- The Cream Puff - Sweet vanilla whipped cream
- Lucky Charm - Our own sweet Irish Cream
- Pumpkin - Pumpkin pastry cream
5757 Post Road
East Greenwich, RI 02818
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