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Oct 15, 2010 02:17 PM

Where can I get some good Swedish Limpa bread in LA, OC or Riverside County ?

Someone just mentioned Pumpernickel bread and it reminded me of the Swedish Limpa bread I loved so much. Found it at Oliver's Restaurant in Costa Mesa, but when that closed I only found it for another year after that in some stores.
For those wo want to know what it is ~ see,
For those that love it, too ~ please let me know where to get some. I am in Riverside County, but will travel.

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  1. They have it at Five Crowns/SideDoor in Corona Del Mar and you can buy a loaf "to go". They also make a killer grilled cheese with it at SideDoor (gastropub part of the restaurant).

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    1. re: BubblyOne

      Had no idea. I've been there for dinner many times. is Side Door something new?

      1. re: kc girl

        They remodeled one of the dining areas off the bar into a semi-separate space about a year ago. The prices are much more reasonable too and a younger crowd after work. I really enjoy it.

    2. If you're willing to travel, you need to go to Berolina Bakery in Montrose (north Glendale, really, on Ocean View Blvd.). They're a Swedish bakery; they sell limpa every day and they sell vörtlimpa during the holiday season.

      Ocean View Restaurant
      518 Oceanside Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92054

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      1. re: Das Ubergeek

        Super ! That is very near my brother's home and I could enjoy both ! Thanks.

        1. re: kc girl

          Go to Schreiner's next door for German sausages and meats, plus the mustards and what not you'll want with the breads.

          1. re: Das Ubergeek

            You're making me want to go see my brother just so I have excuse to go to Berolina Bakery and Schriner's !
            Does the Limpa bread at Berolina Bakery have much of the orange flavor in it?

            I just called SideDoor and their Limpa bread is the same they have been serving at Five Crowns for years and years coupled with the sourdough in the tabletop basket. That is a very soft, well-made Limpa, but it doesn't not have much of the orange flavor in it. I've had it many times. I am going for some of that anyway, it is good. One should pre-order if you want to buy a whole loaf, though, says SideDoor.

            Five Crowns
            3801 East Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

            1. re: kc girl

              Thanks. My memories of Limpa bread are all associated with Scandia. I have never found any bread which could replicate the Scandia Limpa bread. However, I am open to suggestions.

              1. re: kc girl

                I would say it has a fairly assertive orange flavour but for the knock-your-socks-off orange you must get vörtlimpa.

        2. Olson's Delicatessen
          5660 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

          Olson's Delicatessen
          5660 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019