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Apr 28, 2009 09:43 AM

finnish bread

Desperately looking for finish rye bread called ruisleipa or finnish food (cinnamon pastry/korvapusti) Any food stores or bakeries or restaurants would be much appreciated.


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  1. I wonder if Berolina Bakery in Glendale carries it... (818) 249-6506. Or maybe the bakery inside the grocery store in Alpine Village. Good luck!

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        1. re: cincyn

          When my Finnish friend lived in L.A. he could not find any Finnish dark rye bread at Berolina and at Alpine Village. However, according to my Russian friend, I know that the dark Russian rye breads are spot on, and may be these can be a good substitute? You can find these Russian breads in West Hollywood but the Stolichnaya Bakery does not make the best of these breads.

          1. re: misseatalot

            Limpa -- while good -- is NOT ruisleipä. The suggestion of Russian is good; I get great Russian sour rye that could stand in for ruisleipä (no Finnish bakeries) at Blackjack Market on Sherman Way and Bellaire, NE corner.

            1. re: Das Ubergeek

              Guten Tag, Ubergeek!

              You're right; limpa isn't ruisleipa. I mentioned limpa only as a reference, to suggest that Olson's might be able to get ruisleipa as well. I suggested that kiitos call Olson's to check.

              Thanks for your marvelous posts - they're very entertaining.

              1. re: Das Ubergeek

                Jon's Market on Kester (I think or maybe Van Nuys) has more varieties of Eastern European Bread than I have had hot lunches. Huge selection.

        2. Hello!

          Try calling:
          Olson's Delicatessen
          (323) 938-0742
          5660 W Pico Blvd
          Los Angeles, CA

          They do have limpa, the Swedish dark rye bread.

          And, although I've never been there, this place has been recommended to me:

          Berolina Bakery
          (818) 249-6506
          Glendale, CA

          Best of luck!

          1. cincyn,

            Not sure of your location, but over here in OC we have a couple of bakeries called The Great Dane. You might try calling them and find out if they carry it. There also a Russian store called the Moscow Deli that might be able to get it or give you the name of their L.A. source of baked goods. They carried some fresh and frozen baked goods from Scandinavian countries as well as Easten European ones last time I was there.

            Great Dane Baking Co
            11196 Los Alamitos Blvd, Los Alamitos, CA

            Great Dane Baking Co
            6855 Warner Ave, Huntington Beach, CA

            Moscow Deli
            3015 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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            1. re: Joani Macaroni



              Are they storefronts, or will-call only?

              I've been dealing with Pouls (which is good but not particularly Danish) in Orange.

              1. re: Das Ubergeek

                Hee hee hee - I've been hiding them from you Das!
                Just kidding - I've been on a low-carb diet for 2 years so I don't do baked goods very often. They are regular bakeries open to the public. Moscow Deli is wonderful - SO MUCH to see! They even have a little place to sit and eat.