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Swedish bakery products?

Pegmeister Jan 5, 2013 05:00 AM

Growing up in Quincy we had Grahns which has been gone now for many many years. I miss the cardamom braids and almond tortes, but as far as I know there aren't any Swedish bakeries anywhere near. So, I'm thinking about ordering online from Swedish Bakery unless someone else can clue me in on where to find these products?

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    Framinghound Jan 5, 2013 05:19 AM

    I believe Crown Bakery in Worcester is Swedish. Maybe too far for you, but still closer than on-online.

    Crown Bakery
    133 Gold Star Blvd
    Worcester, MA 01606
    (508) 852-0746

    1. Kat Jan 5, 2013 11:29 AM

      Bolton Orchards in Bolton carries the Swedish/Finnish braided cardamom loaves made by a local Scandinavian baker. Call first before going because once they sell out, that is it until delivery the next week.

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        Pegmeister Jan 5, 2013 02:55 PM

        Thank you. I'll keep them in mind as they're closer than Worcester. I ended up ordering from Swedisuh Bakery in Chicago. Delivery charge was $20 for a cardamom braid; half dozen almond tortes and an apple ring. Hoping it's good .

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        cgj Jan 7, 2013 08:37 AM

        Ohlin's Bakery, Cushing Square in Belmont has limpa bread, cardamom braids and other Swedish pastries. And awesome donuts.

        1. enhF94 Jan 7, 2013 09:14 AM

          There's not much, and Danish Pastry House doesn't cross the border. On the other hand, you can get some fika and pearl sugar at IKEA, natch.

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            food_lubber Jan 7, 2013 01:06 PM

            There is a place in Reading Center, right at the train tracks called Swiss Bakers- I think it is a chain, but it may have what you are looking for? http://www.swissbakers.com/

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              Allstonian Jan 7, 2013 04:01 PM

              Swissbakers is great, but Swiss =/= Swedish. Not even close.

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                food_lubber Jan 7, 2013 05:53 PM


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              Pegmeister Jan 10, 2013 03:44 PM

              Thanks for all the replies. I just wanted to update that I received my order from the Swedish Bakery in Chicago and we are thrilled with the items we ordered.

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                CookieLee Jan 11, 2013 05:36 AM

                What did you order?

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                  Pegmeister Jan 11, 2013 12:39 PM

                  I ordered the apple walnut ring; cardamom braid and mazariners (almond torts). The apples in the ring were diced quite small but the pastry had a wonderful apple flavor. Perfect for breakfast as it wasn't overly sweet.

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                    enhF94 Jan 11, 2013 06:55 PM

                    Man, I was so upset when IKEA stopped stocking mazariners. Fortunately, they're in their "fika" cookbook, and I am a sucker for fika.

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                amidalailama Jan 3, 2014 03:06 PM

                The Swedish Crown Bakery in Worcester brings breads every year to SWEA's Swedish Yuletide Festival at the Cyclorama - there's all sorts of other crafts and other goods as well...it's $10 a person to enter, but worth it. (can you say cloudberry jam? yum)


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                  Pegmeister Jan 3, 2014 03:21 PM

                  That's cool. I am the original poster and this thread is a year old but I do appreciate your info! I continue to order from Swedish Bakery in Andersonville and have been pleased with their products.

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