Shubie’s Marketplace, MarbleheadStandout Qualities: How about a sandwich with crispy bacon and organic eggs from Essex? Or a completely customized salad with 40 topping options from shrimp to curry cauliflower? Or a fresh, ready-made dinner of a vegan enchilada or pepper-crusted tuna? Whatever you’re craving, look no further.
Insider Tip: Download the Shubie’s Marketplace smartphone app to place and pay for orders and get a notification when your food is ready.
What’s Unique: You can hit Shubie’s not only for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but also for super-special sweets (think colorful macarons, lemon tarts, and La Peche), thanks to Desserts by Delphin, a collaboration between Shubie’s and master pastry chef Delphin Gomes.
16 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead, 781-631-0149, shubies.com
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Henry’s Market, BeverlyFun Fact: Henry’s freshly baked cookies are available in a range of flavors like champagne, raspberry jam, Italian butter, and oatmeal raisin.
588 Cabot St., Beverly, 978-922-3885, henrysfinefoods.comSusan’s Kitchen at Lucci’s Market, WilmingtonWhat’s Unique: Having a busy night? Take a detour from your grocery shopping at Lucci’s Market and check out Susan’s Kitchen for fully cooked offerings like shepherd’s pie, eggplant parm, kale and quinoa salad, and so much more.
211 Lowell St., Wilmington, 978-658-8667, luccismarket.com/prepared-foods