Marked on the outside with two pretzels, German John’s Bakery (5 W. Main St., 603/464-5079, www.germanjohnsbakery.com , 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.–Sat., 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Sun. Jun.–Dec.; closed Tue. & Sun. Jan.–May, $2–4) is a haven of fresh-baked and authentic baked goods—deliciously crusty sourdoughs, cinnamon-raisin schnecken, braided almond breads, and loads of cookies. Other German products (from liverwurst and mustards to sausage) are also for sale.
Scoops of old-fashioned cold stuff await at Central Square Ice Cream Shoppe (5 W. Main St., 603/464-3881, www.centralsquareicecream.com , noon–9 p.m. daily Jun.–Aug.; Fri.–Sun. only Sept.–May, $2–4). The always-crowded shop and soda fountain sports big hand-painted murals and serves a long roster of delicious flavors and sundaes.
It’s little more than a shack, but the food at Diamond Acres Seafood (737 W. Main St., 603/478-3121, 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Mon.–Sat.; 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Sun., $5–10) is cooked-to-order and super-fresh.