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Scandinavian Grocery Store?

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Ace Sep 9, 2004 11:21 AM

Anyone know of a place selling Scandinavian food items? Herring, sauces, cheese, meat? There was a place near 86/Lex but I don't recall the name. I haven't been there in a while and am not sure it's still there.

I'm interested in Manhattan locations only, thanks.

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    mary RE: Ace Sep 9, 2004 02:24 PM

    it's called Skandia, on 2nd or 3rd and 87th-ish

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      folklaur70 RE: mary Sep 9, 2004 03:00 PM

      that place has recently closed

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        Nina W. RE: folklaur70 Sep 9, 2004 11:48 PM

        Correct - it's gone.

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      mary RE: Ace Sep 10, 2004 09:16 AM

      the swedish church on 48th btwn 5th and madison sells some swedish items, but not many. they would know where else to go for herring, etc. (besides ikea!)

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        Chorus Girl RE: mary Sep 10, 2004 09:41 AM

        If it's herring you want, go to Russ & Daughters on Houston Street.

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        Nina W. RE: Ace Sep 11, 2004 12:13 PM

        Schaller & Weber actually has quite a few Scandinavian items. And plenty of herring.

        It's on 2nd Ave. just south of 86th.

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        Schaller & Weber
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          soula RE: Ace Sep 22, 2004 10:30 AM

          try the scandinavia house on park avenue, just south of grand central (around 38th st)

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            Elizabeth E. RE: soula Sep 20, 2011 02:24 PM

            Scandinavia House may have a few food items, but it's really a gift shop for housewares -- textiles, glassware, etc. I certainly don't recall seeing any cheese or meat.

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              magghamm RE: Elizabeth E. Sep 20, 2011 02:28 PM

              they serve great Icelandic Cod as an entree...and vanilla waffles with cloudberry jam! They should start doing pylsurs for lunch, though...

              If anyone wants to order any icelandic groceries, nammi.is is a great site. They will even ship pylsurs! The shipping is kind of high but maybe worth it...I placed an order once and was really happy!!!

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            magghamm RE: Ace Sep 20, 2011 02:09 PM

            IKEA!!!! They have it all...

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              Duppie RE: magghamm Sep 20, 2011 02:42 PM

              I wouldn't say all but still a pretty good selection, their sil and tidbits selections is getting better, only 2 types of creamed roe and no tube cheese, I now see some more polser and a few more cheeses but no real meat cuts to speak of.I miss all the salads that is available in Norway and Sweden and wish Ikea would start stocking some.

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                magghamm RE: Duppie Sep 20, 2011 02:48 PM

                I wish they would get on those blocks of danish gouda that I use my cheese slicer on....OH and some smoked lamb would be great. They should expand their groceries for all the homesick nordic folks!

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                  Duppie RE: magghamm Sep 20, 2011 03:29 PM

                  Not only the Nordic folks, I've got some of my Filipino friends hooked on Sil because the sweet/vinegar taste is somewhat familiar to their pallets and now all sorts of combinations abound.

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              Ann900 RE: Ace Sep 20, 2011 03:28 PM

              Your best bet is probably Nordic Delicacies on 3rd Ave and 70th Street in Bay Ridge in Brooklyn. They've been around for decades - the neighborhood used to have the largest Scandinavian population in the city and the sell a wide variety.of Nordic food.
              I know you asked for Manhattan only places, but you can call in an order or use their website

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                uwsister RE: Ann900 Sep 21, 2011 06:45 AM

                The OP is from 2004 so I don't know if the poster is still looking for a Scandinavian grocery store. However I did come into also suggest Nordic Delicacies for other posters' sake. I have Scandinavian friends who travel to Bay Ridge for that.

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                  magghamm RE: uwsister Sep 21, 2011 06:56 AM

                  YUM THIS PLACE LOOKS GREAT! Anyone who finds any Iceland specific groceries please post.

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