Buttermilk Baking Company, Newburyport
Standout qualities: Flaky hand pies and full-size ones—if you feel the need to share—are stuffed with local ingredients, from injudicious amounts of butter to seasonal fruits.
What’s new: An adorable line of logowear, from baseball caps and umbrellas to yoga mats toted in bags that read, “After this we’re eating carbs.”
Fun fact: The very tall apple pie includes 10 apples.
In the works: Owner Ashley Bush is generous with her pie knowledge—check the website for a schedule of baking classes this fall and winter.
9 Liberty St., Newburyport, 978-499-8278, buttermilkbaking.com
Agawam Diner, Rowley
Fun fact: The diner, which was moved to Rowley from Ipswich, takes its name from a local Native American tribe, not from the town in Western Massachusetts.
166 Newburyport Tpke., Rowley, 978-948-7780