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Aug 19, 2010 12:30 PM

Spekuloos in LA?

Does anyone know if there's somewhere in Los Angeles that sells Spekuloos Spread?

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  1. Try Schreiner's in Glendale. I believe the standard Dutch spelling is speculaas.

    1. I know they serve it as a waffle topping at Shaky Alibi.

      Shaky Alibi
      7401 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

      1. maybe Le Pain Quotidien, since it's a Belgian chain.

        1. A couple of suggestions, though I can't confirm that speculaas can be found at either of these places.

          The closest suggestion would be the Simpang Asia Indonesian market in the Palms/Culver City area. I know they sell the typically Dutch De Ruijter breakfast sprinkles, so speculaas isn't such a long shot. (On a totally separate Dutch cookie sidenote, I think Trader Joe's still sells real Dutch made stroopwafels too.)

          Secondly, I highly recommend a trip out to Winchester, CA out in the Riverside/Hemet/Deserty areas where a Dutch family (originally from Haarlem) makes really good Dutch cheese (met komijn!! Yum!) and they have a small makeshift Dutch goodie import shop as well. Call ahead if you want to be sure you get to see the cheese being made.

          Mr Taster

          Simpang Asia
          10433 National Blvd 2, Los Angeles, CA 90034

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          1. re: Mr Taster

            It's been about 5 years since I've been there, but if I recall correctly, Simpang Asia sells a small selection of Dutch imports such as stroopwafels, speculaas, dropjes, etc. (I like the first two; the last is, um, an acquired taste). There used to be a similar place selling Dutch/Indonesia goodies on Las Tunas in or around Temple City, but I think it's long gone.

            Also, thanks for the link to Winchester Cheese! It looks like they make a real Leidsekaas (one of the few local culinary treats I actually miss from my years living in Amsterdam) so I'm keen to give it a try.

          2. The Holland American store (Bellflower) usually has it.