Limpa, vortelimpa, and kardamommekakor in NYC and New Jersey
Does anyone know where I could buy limpa, vortelimpa, and kardamommekakor in NYC and New Jersey please? And for that matter, Karjalan piirakkat? I tried Leske's bakery in Brooklyn for the first three items, but they told me that none of them are available. Thanks!
Try contacting the Embassy. What do you have to lose?
Embassy of Sweden
2900 K Street, NW
Washington DC 20007
Tel: +1-202-467 2600
Fax: +1-202-467 2699
I did not notice your post before, but decided to chime in anyway, a little late:
In Manhattan, the Swedish church at 48 Street might have some of those goodies.
Also, Scandinavia House might be a source at Christmas time. (both for those Swedish items, and the Finnish karjalanpiirakka pies. Call them and ask).
There is often a Finnish Chrismas sale @ Estonia house (38th streeet, if I remember correctly, but that is probably already done... not sure.
Here are some links, maybe they can be of help:
This Finnish baker, in Port Washington, NY, ships breads, but I do not know if he makes karjalanpiirakka -Karelian pies.
e-mail him and ask:
Or maybe you can contact the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce, to ask if there are any bake sales in the NY & NJ area.
I found their link to a bake sale in LA, but that does not help you.
They always have limpa bread at Leske's; I'm there all the time. But perhaps it's something else you're after. (I'm no expert on Scandinavian food.)
Also in Bay Ridge, a couple of blocks from Leske's is a "deli," whose name is escaping me just now. Something and Something. Both "M" names. One Irish, one Swedish. They have lots of imported stuff, plus some from Midwestern/Minnesota producers. Good luck.