Our Greater Newburyport specialty food & wine shops are the go to destination when entertaining and many also feature great gift ideas. In order to reward customer loyalty and encourage folks to shop local, many retailers provide discounts to Newburyport VIP Card/Mobile App users. Over the course of the year, folks can enjoy substantial savings, especially during holiday shopping times.
We highly recommend a visit to our local specialty food & wine shops when in search of the perfect gifts. Your friends and family are sure to appreciate thoughtful/useful food and drink related gifts instead of well intentioned gift attempts that end up becoming “dust collectors.” Plus shopping local is a great way to support our local Greater Newburyport economy and say thanks to our small business owners.
You can’t go wrong with freshly prepared foods, beautifully packaged quality food products, wines or perhaps a bottle of sparkling cider. Bucciarelli’s and Fowle’s Market are wonderful destinations to pick up top quality meats and prepared foods when entertaining and they also carry many specialty food and wine items to help create a beautiful gift basket. You may think of Giuseppe’s as a great place to enjoy dinner, but don’t forget about the market area. They offer many freshly prepared dishes as well as a wonderful selection of packaged specialty food products such as pastas, oils, olives, exceptional deli meats and cheeses.
Locals are familiar with Leary’s Fine Wine & Spirits of Newburyport & Amesbury for their great selection of wines & spirits, but the Newburyport Cheese Market offers an exceptional selection of cheeses cured meats, oils and many other gourmet foods. New England Wine & Spirits and Port Wine & Spirits offer a broad selection of high quality wines, craft beers, and spirits in all price ranges. The Grand Trunk Wine & Cheese Shop features many special wines as well as delicious cheeses and other packaged specialty items to enhance the cooking experience.
Port Plum & Newburyport Olive Oil is well known for their top quality olive oils and they also carry many other specialty food products as well as unique culinary gift items. Port Plum offers the quality of William Sonoma yet is more exclusive in that you will find unique items carefully selected by the Mother/Daughter local owners Karen and Katie.
If searching for sweat treats, Greater Newburyport offers quite a few delicious options. Simply Sweet in downtown Newburyport features amazing hand-made chocolates, nostalgic candies, gluten free chocolates, Vermont nut free products and make sure to ask about the hot-chocolate shots. Carriagetown Chocolates in downtown Amesbury offers beautifully packaged high quality affordable chocolates, a great selection of “classic penny candy” and make sure to try the delicious freshly brewed hot and ice-coffee. Whether you need something special to bring to a party or your hosting one yourself, we strongly recommend the high quality reasonably priced: cakes, pies, brownies, and cupcakes at Dianne’s Fine Desserts. At the Buttermilk Baking Company everything is made from scratch. They pride themselves on making small-batch, by hand baking products and do all of the baking in-house. Nancy’s Marshview Cafe is an exceptional bakery, located on Bridge Road in Salisbury. Nancy bakes many wonderful pastries, cookies, cakes, each day and for special occasions we suggest placing an order for one of her delicious cakes or pies.
When in search of great gifts, make sure to consider our Greater Newburyport specialty food & wine shops. Collectively, if everyone in our community makes a few more local purchases each year it has a significant, positive impact on our local economy and benefits our small business owners. Plus, folks are sure to appreciate quality foods, wines and desserts to enjoy and share with others.
Below is a current list of discounts for the Best of Newburyport VIP Program Specialty Food & Wine shops. Although discounts don’t change often, they are subject to change. You can confirm current discounts by checking the VIP Landing Page or by downloading the Newburyport App.
Best of Newburyport VIP Card/Newburyport App Discounts:
- Bucciarelli’s – 10% off purchases (excludes alcohol)
- Buttermilk Banking Company – purchase 6 like items & get the 7th for free
- Carriagetown Chocolate – 10% off purchases of $5 or more
- Dianne’s – 20% off purchases & a free single serve dessert
- Giuseppe’s – 10% off purchases of $50 or more
- Grand Trunk – 15% off 12 or more bottles of wine
- Leary’s – 10% off one non-sale 750 ML bottle of wine & 10% off purchases from the Cheese Market
- Nancy’s Marshview Cafe – $5 off purchases of $30 or more
- New England Wine & Spirits – 10% off 12 or more bottles of wine
- Port Plum & Newburyport Olive Oil – 10% off purchases of $50 or more
- Port Wine & Spirits – 10% off 12 or more bottles of wine
- Simply Sweet – 10% off candy shop purchases over $5 and under $100