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Scandinavian Cinnamon Bread - Kanelbrød, Kanelbulle, Snegl

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One of my favorite memories when studying in Copenhagen, was riding my bike to the bakery and sharing a loaf of Kanelbrod with my friend. For just a few bucks we'd have breakfast and lunch covered! If we got there too late they would be sold out and we'd be heartbroken.

I was at the new Swedish coffee shop, Konditori, on Bedford Avenue this morning. They had a pastry called Kanelbulle which looked pretty similar to a Danish Snail and made me really miss my days eating Kanebrod. It was not fresh enough or cinnamony enough for me. But it got me wondering if there are any places in New York to get fresh Danish baked goods or something close to it.
Do any of the Scandinavians out there have any great bakeries to try? And feel free to educate me on the differences and similarities between the baked goods of these countries.

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  1. This piece was on NY1 a few weeks ago about a midtown church making incredible Swedish cinnamon rolls : http://manhattan.ny1.com/content/1317... . I haven't gotten a chance to try them yet.

    Swedish Seamen's Church
    5 E 48th St, New York, NY 10017

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    1. re: LNG212

      Thanks LNG212! Looks like a great find.

    2. Vandaag has a great bread basket, and someone there should know the good purveyers in NYC. There is a guy at the New Amsterdam market that makes Danish rye bread, he may also have some good ideas.

      103 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

      1. You might want to call Nordic Delicacies in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. They have a website - nordicdeli.com - but I know there are a lot of things in-store that aren't listed on there, so it's worth a call or an email. They deliver, too, if you can't bring yourself to make the trek out there.

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        1. re: sgordon

          Had a great lunch at the Seamen's Church! What a cool tip. I really enjoyed trying the Swedish version with large sugar crystals.
          Looking forward to trying Vandaag. More for their Smorbrod than anything.

          Swedish Seamen's Church
          5 E 48th St, New York, NY 10017

        2. I went to AQ Kafe yesterday morning for a slice of their delicious cardamom coffee cake and was informed that they have changed bakers. Everything in their display case looks ordinary and sad. No more tasty Scandanavian yummies.

          AQ Kafe
          1800 Broadway, New York, NY 10019