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Periwinkles Food Shoppe

540 Loring Ave, Salem, MA 01970-4222
+1 978-825-0099
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
12 Mar 2018
“Local's Favorite for Lunch!”
5 Feb 2018
“Home made quality like no other!”
Closes in 26 min
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
540 Loring Ave, Salem, MA 01970-4222
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is a well kept secret but all the locals know about Periwinkles. They make everything fresh daily and nothing is ever made from frozen ingredients. I love their multigrain bread!!! I always get their 1/2 sandwich and soup. A great deal for your money...More

Thank kbassion
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Every thing on the menu, is fresh! The menu changes on Monday for the week, and each day is different!!! I don't know about you, but my own Mother didn't cook like this, every week! This is a great menu! Each day offers a different...More

Thank seakeer
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I ordered a quart of chicken veggie soup, chicken salad which was very good. I also ordered corn chowder which lacked taste and I wouldn’t recommend.

Thank Patty M
Reviewed 28 September 2017

I stopped there for take-out sandwiches and was very happy I did! They offer a wide range of sandwiches and salads. My sandwiches were made with a fantastic whole-grain bread, LOADED with high quality meat and super-fresh lettuce and tomato. My pasta salad was fresh,...More

Thank Warren S
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I rated this 'average' as I ordered a grilled cheese and tomato, not my usual choice. It was a special, 1/2 sandwich and salad - the sandwich was full size! Great value, everyone seems to know each other which lends to a nice friendly atmosphere....More

Thank Marca P
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

This is the second time I've tried this place. First time was a big let down. So I figured I would give it another chance. Disappointing again. Overpriced, long lines, no parking( when you pull in the lot if you can't find a space you've...More

Thank Chicago1961
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...More

Thank nancyjoan2016
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 reviewResponded 22 October 2016

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,

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
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...More

Thank gitter assoc
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25 June 2016|
Response from amscooks | Property representative |
We have fresh baked muffins, croissants, bagels, breads along with delicious egg sandwiches that are made to order with your choice of toppings.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, 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
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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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