Best of Salem - Salem, Massachusetts



Each year I receive numerous messages from friends, family, and strangers alike asking for recommendations on what to see and do in the Witch City. It's nearly impossible to choose favorites in a city as rich in eateries, shopping, and attractions as Salem, but I've tried to do just that. Here you will find just some of my favorite go-to spots in the city that I'm lucky enough to call home. This of course is not a comprehensive list, so don't be afraid to venture off and explore whatever piques your interest!

B R E A K F A S T

Red's Sandwich Shop
The best breakfast in Salem. No question.

Good Morning Chubby (Sundays Only)
On the go? Try the Shrubby!

Crave (Coming Soon to 105 Lafayette Street)
Unique and craveable breakfast sandwiches, coffee, and sweet treats.

L U N C H

Mercy Tavern 
The best burger in Salem! You have to try the Mercy Burger.

Witch's Brew Cafe
The Witch's Brew Steak is as delicious as it is Instgrammable.

Casa Tequila
Taquitos, frozen margaritas, and all the queso you could ever desire. 

D I N N E R

Finz
The best view in Salem! A great mix of food for everyone. Try the Crispy Chicken Brochettes.

Bella Verona
Delicious Italian food that transports you right to the North End of Boston.

Broadie's Seaport
Great local spot to fill up on comfort food and fun cocktails.

P I Z Z A

Pizza World
The weekly go-to for classic pepperoni.

PZA
Try the Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pizza!

Pazuzu
Salem's best kept secret! Try the Lucifer.

C O C K T A I L S

Opus
Unmatched creative craft cocktails.

Sea Level
Fun cocktails with a view.

The Tavern at The Hawthorne Hotel
Need a break from the busy season? Tavern on the Green is the perfect escape.

D E S S E R T

Coffee Time
A delicious assortments of doughnuts, pastries, and coffee drinks.
My go-to is the Iced Mocha Delight and Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnut.

Goodnight Fatty (Weekends Only)
Nostalgia, warm cookies, and the best soft serve in Salem.

Dairy Witch
The absolute best sundae you will ever have!

C O F F E E  +  M O R E

Jaho
Creative lattes, teas, and even cocktails!

Red Line Cafe
A perfect place to grab a hot chocolate or frozen latte while out shopping.

Brew Box
Ever had a Cereal Milk Latte? You need to.

U N I Q U E  B O U T I Q U E S 

Emporium 32
Step back in time! This boutique experience is like none other.
Home to vintage wares, unique d├ęcor, and even Zoltar. 

Die With Your Boots On
Wear all black? Is Halloween you whole lifestyle? This place is for you.

Salem Spice
Celebrate Salem's rich maritime history while rewarding your taste buds with unique salts and spices from across the globe!

F A V O R I T E  G I F T  S H O P S

The Happy Sunflower
It's as adorable as it sounds. Bright and cheery gifts for all ages.

The House of the Seven Gables 
Located in one of the oldest homes in Salem, an eclectic mix of literary and nautical gifts.

Moody's Home + Gifts
Unique and locally made gifts. Be sure to check out the History by the Sea Candle Collection!


Looking for Historical Haunts? Check out my guest post for Things to do in Salem!

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