New England is a hub for local food and drink, and Newburyport is no exception with its great seafood restaurants, farmers' market, and local food artisans. We love to stock up on Massachusetts-made specialty foods at some of the great shops in Newburyport—supporting local makers and enjoying some of the flavors unique to the North Shore. Next time you're visiting Newburyport at our boutique Plum Island hotel, here are three Newburyport specialty food shops to stop into for gifts and souvenirs from your trip.
This Newburyport specialty food shop has all the makings for a beach picnic, from wine and craft beer to cheese, charcuterie, and groceries from around the world. It's fun to wander the aisles and explore the unique products that Grand Trunk stocks. If you're looking for a particular cheese or wine, the friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you out with a recommendation. Weekly wine tastings Saturdays from 2-5pm are a great way to discover new wines.
This gourmet store and café also has a great variety of cheese, meats, and specialty groceries. You'll find a large selection of local products and imported European goods. The kitchen has expanded lately, offering a mouth-watering menu of sandwiches and bowls. Serving breakfast and lunch daily, Joppa Fine Foods is a great place to stop in for a light meal and to stock up on gourmet snacks for happy hour on the beach.
This Maine-based company started as a small outfit at the York, Maine farmers' market, but has now grown into a national brand. We love its wide selection of jams, sauces, and condiments, and of course, the sampling policy. You'll find unique flavors for sale outside the Stonewall Kitchen store, and the selection of home and kitchen accessories make for great gifts and souvenirs.