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A&J King Artisan Bakers

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48 Central Street, Salem, MA
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 70
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  • 12
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  • 6
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Bakery!

Best breads and pastries on the north shore! Can't visit there frequently enough! Pleasantly surprised to see a terrific lunch menu too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Becky D
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Best breads and pastries on the north shore! Can't visit there frequently enough! Pleasantly surprised to see a terrific lunch menu too!

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Didn't think a bakery that sells $4.00 loaves of bread would make it in Salem but let me tell you it's easily one of the finest bakeries on the North Shore. The sourdough is one of my favs, French rolls too. Coffee alone is worth the trip. Terrific selection of breakfast pastries, Cranberry corn cake is a must try.

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This bakery is fabulous. The pain au chocolat is as good as one could find in Paris! Wonderful breakfast pastries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

It is difficult to decide what is good - EVERYTHING! The coffee alone is worth the drive, the baked goods are a meal in themselves and never a problem with freshness. Much of the baked goods are gone by early afternoon. The staff deserves their own star for patience because it is very hard to decide. We 'visit' this place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The smell of fresh bread got us in the door. The service and food (especially the Vietnamese Ham and homemade pickles) were amazing!

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great artisan bakery in the heart of Salem. Fresh baked bread and pastry selections much more typical of a French bakery. Hand-pulled espresso shots. Thoroughly enjoyable place for a coffee and pastry. We liked it enough to go twice yesterday.

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Andover, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Bakery Heaven....make so many great things, fresh daily.....definitely worth a stop if you are in Salem, for a snack, bread, etc.

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Salem, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

croissants, croissants... so buttery, flaky and delicious. This baker is the real deal. The 4 a.m. scratch bakery you dream about in Paris nestled into the cobblestone city of Salem. Once you find it, you'll be there every morning wanting more.

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I can't walk by here without wanting to get some kind of delicious baked good. Breads and desserts--if you have a craving, then you need to come on in.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

How lucky is Salem to have an authentic French bakery! Love their anadama bread, croissants, sticky buns and cakes. Actually haven't had anything I didn't like. Try their sandwiched as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48 Central Street, Salem, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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