Nordic House, Berkeley - Scandinavian food store family owned! Let's hear more about this place!
- hhc Dec 24, 2012 10:19 AM
I just heard about Nordic House on the Calif Report on NPR this morning. Sounds like a wonderful place to shop.
-Every winter they start holiday season by serving a typical Scandinavian Smorgasbord for its customer! I need to become a customer!
-lots of holidays items between Thanksgiving & New Year
-Christmas hams made there
-pink marzipan pig
-pickled herring, etc.
Let's here more reports about this place! I think I'll try to run over there before they close today Christmas Eve 1pm!
NPR Calif Report:
First time to Nordic House because I heard it on NPR California Report. Had to rush over there because Christmas Eve they were closing at 1pm.
Metered parking out front of their store, almost got a ticket because I thought Xmas Eve was a Holiday, Nope. Meter maid was out next to my car & I bolted to the meter to add some quarters. Geez, that was close.
Lots of stuff from Denmark, Sweden, Germany, etc.
Stickers, license plate holder, Swedish clogs $48.50/pair; cute Christmas dolls, candies, stollen, etc.
We asked the guy if we could try their house-made herring. They have Curry, Sour Cream, & Pickled. We liked them all, but the Pickled one was our favorite. Pint $7.50; Quart $13.85.
Glogg - some wine with sugar, raisin drink you can buy in a bottle. I just liked the name.
Got a jar of Beauvais Red Beets $5.95 cuz a girl was buying several jars, I figured I could give it a try.
Housemade pork meatballs 1lb for $8.95. B. wanted to try it. He also picked up some Knorr classic brown gravy package $1.75.
No sandwiches until 2013 - holidays too busy.
Get on their mailing list so when they have an Open House next Thanksgiving weekend we can go.
Charged our purchases. 5% off next purchase over $50 with our receipt. Separate bathrooms in the back.
Surprised to find the Berkeley Bowl (West) closed today for Prezzie's Day, I went roaming elsewhere for lunch. A few blocks away on San Pablo just north of Ashby, I spotted the Nordic House and thought it would be fun to try something new and different.
Success came in the form of "Rullepølse", a Danish type of head cheese. Usually fashioned from a piece of pork belly, I opted for the lamb. They sliced it for me to enjoy on a whole-grain cracker.
And I couldn't resist walking out with some pickled herring to try later. I'll be back for more experiments.
That's where I get Rubschlager 100% rye bread and a few other things. It's also a source for Riga Gold Baltic sprats, if you're into that sort of thing. But I have to get my mustard elsewhere.