Short & Main
The crust is toothsome and perfectly blistered, thanks to Short & Main’s treasured wood-fired oven. Everything that can be sourced locally is purchased from area organic farms, from the basil on the classic Margarita to the arugula on the popular Prosciutto pie. The owners cooked in the kitchens of Alice Waters, who launched the local food movement in California, before going out on their own in Gloucester. Add a bottle of wine or a craft beer from their thoughtful list, or a festive seasonal cocktail to complete your meal.
36 Main St., Gloucester, 978-281-0044, shortandmain.com
Flying Saucer Pizza
Whether you’re looking for a straightforward pepperoni pie, gluten-free or vegan options, or something really out there—like the Pickle Rick, topped with olive oil, cheese, dill pickles, bacon, and a ranch swirl—this shop has you covered. Dough is made fresh daily in a toothsome New York style.
118 Washington St., Salem, 978-594-8189, flyingsaucerpizzacompany.com