Help me find a GOOD Bakery on the North Shore
Just came back from a vacation in Europe and I could not believe how much better fresh baked bread is there.So I am curious if others have noticed this difference as well. Does anyone know of any really good bakeries around the Salem, MA area? I am specifically looking for european style bakeries and ones that focus on bread and not pasteries. I am a big fan of the italian pastry shoppes in the north end, but thats not what I am looking for here. Thanks for the help.....
Taken from their web site, these are all their retail outlets. Looks like they are all North Shore.
The Coastal Greengrocer – Ipswich
Common Crow Natural Foods – Gloucester
Cornerstone Books – Salem
The Fruitful Basket – Beverly Farms
Grapevine Restaurant – Salem
Green Meadows Farmers Market – Hamilton
Henry’s Market – Beverly
Marblehead Chowder Co. – Marblehead
New Meadows – Topsfield
The Northey Street House B&B – Salem
The Peabody Essex Museum – Salem
Shubie’s Market – Marblehead
Tiger Lily Catering - Beverly
Whole Foods Market – Swampscott
Zumi’s Espresso and Ice Cream – Ipswich
55 Market St, Ipswich, MA 01938
Marblehead Chowder Co
10 Bessom St, Marblehead, MA 01945
thanks. Looks like it's worth the trip to Salem, which isn't that far anyway. If they're selling to Whole Foods in Swampscott, others can't be far behind, although I just checked the website too and they said they're not taking new wholesale customers at this point. they must be doing well. I wonder how they will compare to Clear Flour, B&R, etc.
A&J King in Salem and Annarosa's Bakery in the Tannery Mall in Newburyport, MA are the two finest artisan bakeries on the North Shore that I know about.
I am a major fan of excellent breads and feel very lucky to live in boston , home to the superb Iggy's breads. I too agree with the excellence of A&J's product. I was very impressed with their bread when I first had it a few months ago at Soma restaurant in beverly. Now I'll make a point of visiting and getting some other things.
A&J King is *terrific*. First had their bread at the Marblehead farmers market and have had additional opportunities to have their fabulous bread and incredible pastries. Really, really good.
Wow thanks all.... looks like I will have to try A&J King Bakery ,here in my hometown of Salem.... I will be heading there soon..... to be continued........
Although I've heard good things about A& J King I've never been...I am however, a PASSIONATE fan of Annarosa's and urge you take the drive up and give us a comparison!