We are pleased to introduce Rhody Gem, a new monthly column in The Bay Magazine. We’re always being thanked for spotlighting the “hidden gems” of the state, and in our ongoing efforts to leave no stone unturned, we’re putting the call out to our readership! Each month we’ll spotlight a Rhody Gem: a business, artisan, or place lead to us by our faithful readers.
A former pharmacy, now known for their coffee cabinet milkshakes.
Pull up to the counter at Delekta’s at 496 Main Street, at the corner of Joyce and Main – between Child Street and the Warren Town Hall. You can’t miss the bright red door.
“It is a working time capsule,” says Kris Smith-Lavoie, admirer and nominator. “Once you step inside, it’s as if you’ve entered another time and space.” Kris notes collections of old pharmacy bottles and ephemera, along with two-seater booths and architectural features like transom windows and tile floors make you feel like you’re in a Norman Rockwell painting. “With homemade coffee syrup and a thick texture, you get more flavor than a typical shake. Just standing at the counter, which has all the old-fashioned pumps and porcelain fixtures a soda fountain would have in the 1950s, is an experience one shouldn’t miss out on!”
496 Main Street, Warren