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Periwinkles Food Shoppe

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540 Loring Avenue, Salem, MA 01970
+1 978-825-0099
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Periwinkles is located in the busy Vinnin Square area. They have been...
Periwinkles is located in the busy Vinnin Square area. They have been serving the best food since 1987. All the food is made daily with the freshest local ingredients. Periwinkles is a busy local restaurant with outdoor as well as indoor seating. Come by and try one of the many daily seasonal specials, you'll love them!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We eat there several times a week!

We often go in the morning for freshly made muffins and coffee. We also eat lunch there a few times a week. The soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts are always fresh and always delicious. Unless you have an absolutely HUGE appetite, half a sandwich is more than enough! There are also specials... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Reggielew14
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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  • Local cuisine
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We often go in the morning for freshly made muffins and coffee. We also eat lunch there a few times a week. The soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts are always fresh and always delicious. Unless you have an absolutely HUGE appetite, half a sandwich is more than enough! There are also specials each day in addition to the regular menu.... More 

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I could not have made it through high school without Periwinkles. Whether it was my favorite pistachio muffin and iced coffee before school in the mornings, or a nice hot piece of quiche in the afternoon paired with one of Periwinkles world class chocolate chip cookies, Periwinkles was my go-to stop in high school at least once a day. Now... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I started going on a regular basis when I became a sales rep for my job. When I say that every customer I have requests that I bring lunch from Periwinkles I would NOT be exaggerating. Ann, Katie and the rest of the crew do an amazing job with catering orders. I have never been disappointed. If you are looking... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is our favorite venue for lunch. Soups, salads, sandwiches (which are very large) are all excellent. So are the desserts, esp. the chocolate chip cookies. Warning, portions are large. A half sandwich is often large enough for two people. They are open for breakfast, but the menu is more limited.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Sandwiches are made to order. Real deli type sandwiches. The broccoli and bacon saled is great as a side.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We are in Salem every summer and never miss periwinkles. They make the best, largest sandwiches. I recommend the tuna fish or chicken salad. Their breads are delicious. This summer we made a large order of ten sandwiches with specific desires for each one and they made them perfectly. Staff is friendly. Highly recommend! Perfect to take on a picnic.

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Salem, Ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have catered two parties using Periwinkles and have been very pleased with the quality of the food. My guests also raved about the food, especially the goat cheese, baby spinach and strawberry salad and the mac and cheese. The staff is helpful in their suggestions. I highly recommend their catering services.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

When I yawn say are out and about and do not have time to make lunch for ourselves on occasion we will stop by periwinkles. The food is very much overpriced but is very clean and of high quality. Also their cookies are spectacular. Although half the time they do forget to put items in the bag so check your... More 

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Hidden away and probably not somewhere you may venture into on your own. Glad I finally went in. Staff were pleasant, service was good and the sald was very fresh and tasty

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Sandwiches and salads make a great regular menu, but the special soups, sandwiches and salads are always great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 540 Loring Avenue, Salem, MA 01970
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-825-0099

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Periwinkles is located in the busy Vinnin Square area. They have been serving the best food since 1987. All the food is made daily with the freshest local ingredients. Periwinkles is a busy local restaurant with outdoor as well as indoor seating. Come by and try one of the many daily seasonal specials, you'll love them!
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?