Where in the world can you get a good croissant outside of Paris? In Salem, Massachusetts, of course!
AJKing, as we call it locally, is the BEST bakery around these parts -- for croissants, pain au chocolat, scones, and artisan breads from challah to baguettes, to specialty loaves, like olive or fougasse (a wondrously crusty sesame creation). We thank our lucky stars for the day these doors first opened here, and the first fragrant scents wafted out on Central Street, Salem.... You can even watch the baking magic as it happens, through the storefront window, directly next door to the shop. Just enjoyed a kumquat danish -- nothing to compare! Great homemade granola available, too.
During the summer, their booth always sells out early on Saturday mornings at our local Farmer's Market in Marblehead. The bakery also supplies their goodies to the Cape Ann Market and the local Farm Direct Coop.
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