+

3 Places

10 Suggestions

Expand Map

3 Places

10 Suggestions

Restaurants & Bars

Moving to Andover / Salem area, need guidance from locals please!

elsanor | Mar 28, 201509:04 AM     16

Hello from DFW! My husband has accepted a job in Andover and we will be moving there in May/June. I've been up there a few times now to check out the area and it looks beautiful, but I have to admit I've been depressed by the grocery stores we've visited. Since I work from home I won't have local coworkers to ask, so I need your help. I know about Whole Foods Andover, which is fine, but I think I'm going to need:

1) a Mexican grocery (I'm a Texan, I need my Mexican food)
2) a good Italian deli (my son is addicted to San Daniele prosciutto)and
3) a grocery that is more "upscale" than Market Basket. My local shop here is called Central Market, it's huge and has anything anyone could want (especially a giant fantastic bakery and meat/fish department). Just last week we were at their outdoor playground and a woman next to me was talking on the phone and said it was like Wegman's.
4) a proper British pub, he's found Irish Cottage already and we've heard of the Old Court but any other suggestions would be welcome - he's a Londoner so he likes his pints and a Sunday Roast is always a big draw for him
5) a German / Austrian restaurant or bakery would be the cherry on top of the cake.

Sorry for the long list, there are past responses on here about many of these things but they all seem to be at least five years old. Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom!

The Irish Cottage
Market Basket
Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

These 11 Spicy Snacks for Heat Seekers Pack a Punch
Recipe Round-Ups

These 11 Spicy Snacks for Heat Seekers Pack a Punch

by Chris Rochelle | Do you carry hot sauce with you wherever you go? Squirt Sriracha on everything? Chow down on chili...

Hang On to Sweet Summer with Back-to-School Meals You Can BBQ
Recipe Round-Ups

Hang On to Sweet Summer with Back-to-School Meals You Can BBQ

by Laurie Wilson | If you're just not ready to let go of summer but you can hear the bloody school bell ringing in the...

This Rustic Raspberry Tart Is Ridiculously Easy (And Delicious)
How To

This Rustic Raspberry Tart Is Ridiculously Easy (And Delicious)

by Chowhound Editors | Our best raspberry tart recipe is bursting with ripe fruit, ridiculously easy to make, and perfect...

Cauliflower Is King: Here's Why It Rules
Guides

Cauliflower Is King: Here's Why It Rules

by Amy Sowder | In the past, even in healthy eating circles, cauliflower paled in comparison to more vibrant, assertive...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.