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Spring Food Tours

Salem Food Tours is pleased to share its new website and booking calendar. The Tour Partner page now has a great sorting feature, making it an easier dining guide.

Join Salem Food Tours for a Food Tour in 2018! Their Food Tours, AM Coffee Walks & Afternoon Strolls and Salem Spirits Trolleys are perfect to keep in mind for your group. Salem Food Tours can custom craft to make it a very memorable experience. Private Tours make a stellar outing and are a great “thank you” for a client or an enriching afternoon for your executive team. They’ve welcomed businesses from banking to technology to healthcare and more on their Tours. Email for more information.


New Tour Partners

Salem Food Tours is pleased to welcome Ledger Restaurant & Bar. Located at 125 Washington Street in the former Salem Savings Bank building (circa 1818). “This historically unique location houses a progressive New England concept, where traditional 19th-century dishes, cocktails, and techniques will be elevated with 21st-century resources.”

Featured this week on The Phantom Gourmet, Salem Food Tours looks forward to sharing more about this acclaimed eatery in the coming months.


Fresh made crepes, from savory to sweet, in this new downtown eatery. Crepes are a great alternative to “fast food” when you need a quick bite. They offer both traditional and gluten free buckwheat flour crepes, filled with everything from fresh fruit to vegetables, cheeses, meats to Nutella. Mr. Crepe is open 7 days a week in Salem. 


March Food Related Happenings

Earlier this month, Melt Ice Cream opened for the season, fellow ice cream lovers rejoice! Visit their new website for current flavors and more.

A&J King’s March menu as well as special Easter and Passover menu is now available. Place your Easter order by March 25 for pick up on Saturday March 31, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. or April 1, (Easter Sunday) 7 a.m.-12 p.m.

Jodi Bee Bakes will be offering a special Easter menu, please check their Facebook page in the coming days for details.

Jean Louis Pasta Shop is taking special orders for Easter. Don’t forget they also have vegan and gluten free options.

“Beer and Oysters” at SeaLevel Oyster Bar & Kitchen, every Thursday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.: beer flight and 1/2 dozen oysters for $10.

Saturdays, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., stop by Pamplemousse for their weekly free wine tastings.

Saturday, March 17, Finz and SeaLevel will be doing St Patty’s day specials and boiled dinners.


Sunday, March 18

A Taste of Celebration at The House of Seven Gables with Salem Food Tours (see below)

March 22-29 is the 2018 Salem Film Festival. Special events during the Festival include nights at Tour Partners Notch Brewing and SeaLevel. 


Saturday March 24 and 31, Easter wine tasting at Salem Wine Imports


Easter Sunday, April 1:

The Pickering House will be running an Easter Egg Hunt for children. Information coming soon on their Facebook page.

Easter Grand Buffet at the Hawthorne Hotel.

Finz will be offering their Easter Brunch buffet and Chef said they’ll have some great items this year.

Brodies Seaport will be open on Easter and will have live music.

Olde Main Street Pub will be open, menu to be announced.

Gulu-Gulu Cafe and Flying Saucer Pizza will both be open on Easter. Both restaurants will be rolling out new menus on April 1. And Flying Saucer will once again be serving from their seasonal spirits license starting 4/1.

The Lobster Shanty reopens for the season! Stay tuned to their Facebook page for more details.


Salem Spirits Trolley

Tickets are now available for the 2018 Salem Spirits Trolleys. The public excursions run seasonally from the end of September through early November. Visit the calendar and click through to your desired month.

Looking to book a Spirits Trolley for your corporate or private group? Salem Food Tours offers Spirits Trolley’s by request to larger groups of up to 34 guests weekday afternoons and some Sundays April through November. Email to craft your special excursion!


The exquisite cover of the 2018 Salem guide. To celebrate the 350th anniversary, commissioned an original work by Elissa Von Letkemann Art & Design. is giving away 10 limited edition prints, signed by this wonderful artist, throughout 2018. Click here to enter to win.


Happy 350th birthday to The House of the Seven Gables!

It’s an exciting time at The House of the Seven Gables, with special events running throughout 2018 celebrating its 350th birthday.

Salem Food Tours is honored to stage a special benefit Tour for The Gables. Join them on Sunday, March 18, for “A Taste of Celebration.” The afternoon will kick off with a toast at the historic property, and then walk through Salem enjoying delicious bites. To learn more and to purchase tickets, click here.


Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser to support the Salem Arts Festival

Friday, April 6

Tickets now on sale! Join Salem Food Tours for a stylish and delicious night of fashion, food, cocktails, and music at Old Town Hall to support the Salem Arts Festival. This event sells out – get your tickets in advance. Runway seats currently available.

SAF celebrates its 10th anniversary this June 1-3, 2018! 


Salem Spring Restaurant Week(s)

Sun March 18 – Thurs March 22

Sun March 25 – Thurs March 29

Great menus and great deals at some of Salem’s award-winning restaurants. Click here to learn more. Reservations are encouraged, contact restaurants directly and mention “Salem Restaurant Week.”


Grand Tasting 2018 & Culinary Markeplace, Thursday, March 29

Head north and enjoy Northshore magazine’s fourth annual Grand Tasting & Culinary Marketplace event at The Blue Ocean Event Center in Salisbury. The all-inclusive experience featured wine, food, beer, spirits, live music, chef demos, unique culinary products from local and regional artisans, and more. Tour Partners SeaLevel Oyster Bar and Gulu-Gulu Cafe will be part of the event.