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A&J King Artisan Bakers

48 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3627
+1 978-744-4881
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“scones” (16 reviews)
“sticky buns” (16 reviews)
“bread” (40 reviews)
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48 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3627
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Everything is homemaade and they have a great selection of breads and pastries as well as wonderful sandwiches.

Thank nivtop
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Imagine walking into a place overflowing with the highest quality baked goods that look and taste so wonderful that they would have tempted Gandhi. That's just what you get at this truly artisan bakeshop. Add a friendly, knowledgeable staff and you get a culinary experience...More

Thank DuffyNC
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great pastry coffee breads. Eat in or out. Sandwiches for lunch. Very good friendly and efficient service.

Thank realtor24
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We stopped here at a recommendation of a friend who is a frequent customer to grab some baked goods........wish we had had time for lunch. Looks like a cozy and inviting place to hang out and dine well!! Great offering of sandwiches! Loved my scones......

Thank Kay R
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I would love to go back and try everything. Picked up a few breakfast pastries to take back to my family at our hotel. The "gateaux basque" is a little slice of heaven. A perfectly sweet treat to counter a strong black coffee! 😄 I...More

Thank cpjrod510
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Many too-wonderful baked goods here, which thankfully do not have calorie amounts posted. The scones, the cinnamon rolls, the cookies . . . never had a bad one. And I have had a lot of them. Also good sandwiches for lunch, on their fab chewy...More

Thank TheBigSuitcase
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We stopped here on our way out of town. OMG! OMG! Delicate, buttery pastry. Chocolate croissant. Amazing! Local gem.

Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 21 November 2016

5 starts for the apple cake and bread 3 stars for the sandwiches My husband and I stopped here for lunch while looking around Salem. I got the marinato sandwich and my husband got the roast beef sandwich. We both weren't that impressed with the...More

Thank Jvalliant
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We got breakfast here. Twice. Would have gladly eaten every meal here! The Koug Amman is to die for!!! The chocolate croissant. Yummmmm! My daughter does not even like cinnamon rolls and she loved the ones we bought here. I am a baker and trust...More

Thank Pmpb1
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A&J has some of the best bread on the North Shore, The roasted garlic is incredible and the english muffin bread is the best,. You will not be disappointed

Thank greypup501
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Andrea O
I am interested in french beignets for a bridal shower. Is that something that you do?
14 August 2015|
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Response from JW3031 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, If AJ King cannot help you, Salem has a french bakery, Melita Fiore Patisserie on Washington Street. However, A J King is not limited and offers a wider variety of baked goods, include french items.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3627
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-744-4881
  • E-mail