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  • wu12 Oct 7, 2005 07:15 PM
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I'm looking for a place to buy Swedish items like lingonberry preserves, canned fish, perhaps some cookies, etc. I know I can buy these things online, but does anyone know of somewhere in the area (so that I could actually see the items before buying them)?

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  1. Not what you really want, but Sweet Finnish in Jamaica Plain is a Finnish bakery, and I think they have some Finnish products. I could be wrong about this though, I can't really remember for sure. I just remember the baked goods, which weren't that impressive. The Danish Pastry House in Medford definitely has lots of Danish candies, cookies and other products.....I think they might have canned fish too. So if you can't get Swedish, you can at least get its neighbors.

    Dave M.P.

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    1. re: Dave M.P.

      I frequent Sweet Finnish for their iced coffee with nice service and short lines. Anyway, I have not seen any Scandinavian products for sale there, other than the baked goods. I find the pulla to be very enjoyable. Other than that, I'm not sure what Finnish specialties they really offer. I also like their spinach/feta quiche, but I digress.

      I have a Swedish friend and usually go with her to the annual SWEA (I believe it stands for Swedish Women's Educational Association) Christmas Fair at the Cyclorama in the South End. It's usually held the first weekend in December. She is from Western Mass so she loads up on the Swedish goods at the fair. Lots of stuff, both freshly prepared and packaged.

      Lastly, I've purchased Cristal soda at Harvest in JP. Not sure if they carry the more classic Swedish flavors but they have pear, apple, etc. Very crisp, not too sweet.

    2. You may have to travel a bit. Not far from the Burlington Mall is Doran's Greenhouse in Lexington. They have a section of Swedish goods. There's stuff there year round - but they have a lot of goods besides food for Christmas. Here's a link.

      I have not been to these two
      in Auburn, The Gift Chalet - http://www.giftchaletauburn.com/
      Also in Plainville MA - http://www.distinctivelysweden.com/

      Link: http://doransgreenhouses.com/Christma...

      1. there is always ikea - if you can wait. they're comng to stoughton on nov. 9th. they have meatballs, ligonberries, preserves, drinks, candy, bread.....

        not a typical chowhound response, i realize.... but i can personally vouch for the preserves....

        Link: http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/customer...

        1. there is always ikea - if you can wait. they're comng to stoughton on nov. 9th. they have meatballs, ligonberries, preserves, drinks, candy, bread.....

          not a typical chowhound response, i realize.... but i can personally vouch for the preserves....

          Link: http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/customer...

          1. Cardullo's in Harvard Square carries swedish anchovies and a few other things. The canned and jarred fish is in the refrigerated section.