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Editors’ Choice

A&J King Artisan Bakers


bons 2016 dine winner

Photograph by Elise Sinagra


Celebrating a decade in business this year, A&J King consistently tops lists of favorite bakeries for good reason—through the years, they have stuck to a formula of artisanal methods and local ingredients to create gorgeous epis, chewy crusty sourdough, and a wide range of flavored breads, from asiago chili to oatmeal cinnamon raisin.
48 Central St., Salem, 978-744-4881,


Readers’ Choice

A&J King Artisan Bakers


Insider Tip

Annarosa’s Bakery

 A chalkboard by the counter at Annarosa’s notes what time different breads will be baked each day, from hearty organic six-grain loaves to light and buttery brioche, so you know it couldn’t be any fresher. Owners Bill Malatesta and Jane Kenny cut no corners, using long fermentations, centuries-old methods, and even some locally ground grains, to turn out perfectly burnished loaves every time. Grab one of their thick, chewy pizzas for a fast and fabulous summer lunch or dinner. And with no preservatives, you have no choice but to enjoy it within a few days—then go back for more.

175 Elm St. (Route 110), Salisbury, 978-499-8839,