They’re so good it’s unfair to keep them in the competition (almost). So. Much. Winning. But the unbeatable combination of organic flour, a long, slow rise, and artisanal techniques has our hearts—and the hearts of everyone, including Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud, who serves their bread at Bar Boulud Boston. With two Salem locations and products available at farmers’ markets around the North Shore, they can almost keep up with the demand.
139 Boston St., Salem, 978-674-5387; 48 Central St., Salem, 978-744-4881, ajkingbakery.com