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Limpa, vortelimpa, and kardamommekakor in NYC and New Jersey

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Martin Peck Dec 7, 2007 07:22 AM

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!

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    Tay Dec 7, 2007 07:40 AM

    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

    E-mail: ambassaden.washington@foreign.ministry.se
    ambassaden.washington-visa@foreign.ministry.se
    ambassaden.washington-info@foreign.ministry.se

    1. FoodWine Dec 19, 2007 10:42 AM

      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:

      - http://www.northernspace.com/

      - http://www.finlandcenter.org/finnish/index.html

      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:
      http://www.nordicbreads.com/index.php/home

      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.
      http://www.faccpacific.com/events.htm

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        Amy Mintzer Dec 19, 2007 06:02 PM

        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.

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        1. re: Amy Mintzer
          squid kun Jan 2, 2008 02:15 AM

          Mejlander and Mulgannon ... http://www.mulgannon.com

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