My wife discovered A & J King several years back and we go back whenever we find ourselves in the area. This is the type of place that we love, a small independent shop with a nice story. A couple from Maine, Jackie and Andy King, decided to make their dream come true and moved to Salem and opened a bakery. All we can say is thank you.
You can look through a window outside and see the delicious baked goods being prepared. They have cookies, brownies, croissants, muffins, as well as many varieties of bread including garlic sourdough and olive bread. My personal favorite is the caramel bourbon pecan bread pudding:
Get this warmed up a little, delicious! To accompany a delicious snack are a large number of coffee creations, espresso, and many flavors of tea.
Don't forget the sandwiches all made with their homemade bread. We could see others eating and munching on these and they did look amazing. Next time we need to try one.
If you are looking for something to do here a few suggestions.
The Witch Museum gives you a brief history of the Salem Witch Trials. It’s worth a visit.
One of our favorite museums is the Peabody Essex.
And for places to stay we recommend the Salem Waterfront Hotel.
A few estimated times from some New England cities:
Portland, ME, about 1 hour and 30 minutes or 88 miles
Montpelier, VT, about 1 hours and 15 minutes or 150 miles
Hartford, CT, about 1 hour and 51 minutes or 120 miles
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