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What to get at Henry's in Beverly?

chompie Feb 13, 2013 09:32 AM

Was heading up there today and have never been so wondering what is recommended for prepared food etc. Is it anything like Wilson Farms? thanks!

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    chompie RE: chompie Feb 13, 2013 09:05 PM

    well, i didnt get there yet so still time for anyone to answer! I guess Henrys isnt as popular as Wilsons, given the lack of response. I did notice a love affair with the place on yelp..

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      marilu RE: chompie Feb 14, 2013 03:55 AM

      I'm not that impressed with Henry's. Yes, they have a great selection and everything sounds delicious, but I think their food is lacking in flavor.

      Granted I haven't been there is sometime, but they don't hold that much appeal for me. Perhaps, things have changed. I also find them pricey especially when I get something home and it's just so-so.

      But let us know what you found to be good. I might give it another try.

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        gracenote RE: chompie Feb 14, 2013 09:07 AM

        I went there for the first time a couple of weeks ago, after hearing so much about it. It's a medium size homey supermarket, with some of the same offerings as a Market Basket,and some specialty brands.

        The produce did not look that great. They had a lot of prepared items, take home meals; and a good sized bakery. I was tempted by the Black and White Cookies but they only came in packages of 4.

        So, you might want to check it out, but I wouldn't make it a destination.

        1. fesenjan RE: chompie Feb 16, 2013 05:51 AM

          They are known for their pot pies, apparently. I agree that they are very pricey, but if you're a prepared-foods person (which I'm not) they have a lot of options.

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            chompie RE: fesenjan Feb 26, 2013 09:36 PM

            Well, went today finally and i can see why it doesnt show up here much. The people working there seemed very very nice and it is a homey place with real new england feel but i just couldnt bring myself to pay over 5 bucks for a candybar, $9 for mashed potatoes or 22 for a veggie lasagna....Produce looked like a typical grocers with a few extra selections.. We had their carrots tonite and they were good and we got a small blueberry pie that wasnt really up our alley.. but we only had time for a quick visit so will maybe try again.. esp to try other bakery items to see if we fare better.

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            Northshoregirl RE: chompie Feb 27, 2013 11:35 AM

            I love their chicken salad (pate style, not chunky), and my husband loves their chicken pot pie. It's convenient in that they have both "regular" groceries, specialty foods, and a large selection of store-made, high quality prepared food. I haven't been to Wilson Farms, so I can't compare.


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