Shubie’s Marketplace, Marblehead
Standout qualities: You’ll find not only delicious, fully cooked dinners at Shubie’s Marketplace, but also tons of options for breakfast (yummy bowls and sandwiches from organic eggs), customized salads, hot and cold sandwiches, and more, with lots of vegan and gluten-free options.
Insider tip: Can’t escape your desk? Get a fresh, made-to-order salad or sandwich delivered to locations in Marblehead and Swampscott.
In the works: Keep your eyes open for the next Beer and Cheese 101 event, likely happening in the fall. The first event, held in May, was a big success, with participants sampling eight beers and eight cheeses.
16 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead, 781-631-0149, shubies.com
Henry’s Market, Beverly
Philosophy: Henry’s Market makes delicious prepared foods like chicken pot pie and macaroni and cheese just like you would at home, forgoing preservatives and other additives to use nothing but great ingredients and decades of culinary know-how.
588 Cabot St., Beverly, 978-922-3885, henrysfinefoods.com