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Periwinkles Food Shoppe

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540 Loring Ave, Salem, MA 01970-4222
+1 978-825-0099
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has excellent lunches. Always has. It's really close to Swampscott so most people don't know it's in Salem. Great catering too. Had them cater a suprise 50th birthday party a decade ago and people still comment on how amazing the food was.

Thank Vincent D
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

I have lunch at Periwinkles almost every day as they have great selection of soups that are constantly changing. Also their cookies are my regular lunch desert. Sandwiches are tremendous in size and perfect for sharing Their ready to eat take out dinners vary according to the day and are always delicious. One of the best lunch sit down and... More 

Thank gitter assoc
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

I recently had lunch here after enjoying a relaxing pedicure nearby. Periwinkles continued the relaxing day by providing very friendly service & a clean, comfortable seating area. I enjoyed the daily special salad with goat cheese, candied pralines, and fresh micro greens. They make their own wonderful salad dressings. Tip: save room for one of their amazing cookies! The oatmeal... More 

Thank greatpatsfan2004
Olney, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

I can only speak for the quiche. We had the 9 inch broccoli which was delicious. The crust was tender and the broccoli florets were not overcooked. One unusual touch with the quiche was the upiquitous topping of cheese (cheddar) on top. I am accustomed to the cheese being inside the actual quiche. It was still very good. One 9... More 

Thank globalnomad12345
Marblehead, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

If you are looking for truly good home made food, Periwinkles in Salem is the best out there. You know how when you see already prepared food it looks great but when you get it home and taste it, somehow it does not taste as good as it looks- not with Periwinkles, it always tastes as good as it looks.... More 

Thank Lisa12385
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I love love love it here. They have an excellent selection of homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, quiche, baked goods and much more. I am fortunate to work right down the street from this hidden gem. I get lunch here at least once a week. Oh and be sure to try the Multigrain bread!!

1 Thank LynneSara
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank Reggielew14
Swampscott, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Jenna R
Marblehead, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Karin E
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank GLC30

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Soups, American
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Loring Ave, Salem, MA 01970-4222
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-825-0099
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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