What Small Business in Salem Can You Not Live Without?

Salem Patch Facebook readers tell us their favorite local businesses.

In light of Small Business Saturday, Salem Patch asked our Facebook readers what small business in town could they not live without and why.

We can't really say we were surprised with all the replies we received, with Salem being such a great place to shop local.

Here's a look at what your neighbors said. If you don't see your favorite, feel free to leave us a comment.

Kelly Cameron:Who you callin cupcake!!

Denise Miano: Yang Ming

Margaret Tripp: Maddie's!

Jen DeFeo: Peters farm stand in summer and fall!

Nicole Caron Settineri: Black Water Grille

Lisa Deschenes: Fred's barbershop on Stiles rd!

Jenn Castiglione: Salem Kabob:)

Scott Snow Lafrance: Moe's Italian Sandwiches on Kelly Road

Paul L: Tokyo Steakhouse!

Lori Pilat Desmarais: Maddie's! It's a breakfast/lunch place near McKinnons. They don't serve lunch on the weekend though.

Thomas Laycock: Agree with BWG & Peter's Farm... also love Shogun Tattoo, PIPS and Chris' Comics

Linda Salvo Delandy: Trattoria Amalfi.......

Pamela Kaitbenski Anderson: Gently Loved Baby

Michelle Bohondoney: maddies!

Beth Talbott

Mike Gardner: Main Street bagel/ romanos

Jim Quinn: ROMANOS

Ellie Tedeschi: i like romanos too .. best subs!

Stephanie Beaudet: BWG!!!!!

Nicole Charette Kelsey: Blue house roast beef sandwiches!

Andy Aldrich: Natural Marketplace

Tiffany Forsing: The Cutting Edge and Tanning Loft!!!! Awesome colors, foils, and I love the airbrush spray tanning!!!

Lisa Nicole: Maddie's!!!

Nick Zaharias: Maddie's!

Judi Webster Brake: The Kashmir, best Indian food around

Carrie Webster: Maddies's

Julie Darcy: I like Fay's Tire on Kelly Rd...they even sent a guy out to change my tire so I could get to the shop, no charge.

Maureen Smith Donahue: TSR!!

Armand Huskey: Armando's pizza of Salem across from Canobie Lake park

Sharon Spates Morton: 3 kids in the car all shouted out ROMANOS!

Andrea Ganley-Dannewitz: Food... Salem House of Pizza..... and R&J on Main Street for auto repair

Gloria Lavoie: Big Daddies!

Mike Gardner: TSR hockey and Lacrosse

Julie Melito: Romano's!

Julie Plourde: Can't choose one. Sammy J's Breakfast Cafe and The Cutting Edge and Tanning Loft

Keith Burke:Jay Gees ice cream

Laurie Mackie Faxon: Ooh yah...Sammy J' s is the best!

Jane Lang: Salem NH Farmers Market

Mike Sheehan: Romano's

Karen Keisling: Wasabi - "more sake, more happy"....

MaryAnn Pacheco Sharpe: Dodge Grain

Regina Dallon Donahue: Bwg

Jennifer Johnson: Romano's Without a thought!!!

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Bill Lovering: I think it's a toss up between Dodge Grain and Lake Street Garden Center; both tested and true old Salem businesses where honesty and integrate still matter.

Jim O'Donnell: Patch!! (Editor's note: Thanks Dad!)

Lynn Welch Jacques: Genesse Auto on Liberty Street and Ralphies Italian Restaurant on Rt 28.

Dianne Paquette: Pats Key n Lock!!!

Maria Mezzapelle Hallee: I love Salem kabob on main st. Both food and the owners are great!

Karen Kohler Lovering: Some wonderful small Salem businesses that have been providing great service for a very long time include: Dodge Grain, Lake Street, Market Basket, Goundry's & Douglas & Johnson, Canobie Lake Park, Salem Coop Bank.

We received over 80 comments on Facebook, so check out the responses and leave your thoughts in the comments below!

David Lewis November 16, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Sammy J's is great, I'd miss them.
kb November 16, 2012 at 11:58 PM
How about Pearls Candy & Nuts NH? Yum!
Liz November 17, 2012 at 12:38 AM
I vote for Chef Wok!! My absolute favorite for Chinese food!
David Kincman November 17, 2012 at 12:53 AM
I can't wait for Moo's to open next summer. Best ice cream ever!
Chris Jackson November 17, 2012 at 10:47 PM


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