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540 Loring Ave, Salem, MA 01970
+1 978-825-0099
07:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Periwinkles is my #1 "go-to" for lunch, and also for dinner when I don't want to cook. The food is consistently fresh and delicious, always made with the highest quality ingredients. There are imaginative daily specials to enjoy. The staff is pleasant and efficient. I can honestly say I've never been disappointed. Highly recommend!

Thank nancyjoan2016
Swampscott, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Great salads but at least 50 percent if the time they have run out or the special salad for that day which is always disappointing since you specifically plan to go

Thank makemelaugh
amscooks, Owner at Periwinkles Food Shoppe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry that we can't satisfy you 100% of the time. Feel free to call ahead and we would be happy to reserve your meal for you and have it ready when you arrive. Thanks again, More 

1 review
Reviewed 2 September 2016 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
Level Contributor
28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 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
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 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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195 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 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
Reviewed 21 November 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
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 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
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 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
Reviewed 9 July 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
American, Cafe, Soups
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
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Loring Ave, Salem, MA 01970
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?