Guide: Where To Buy Semlor In The U.S.


The article was last updated February 12, 2024

Fettisdagen (Fat Tuesday) is right around the corner, and if you’re anything like us, your cravings for a Swedish semla are through the roof. If you’re wondering where to satisfy said cravings – we’ve mapped out places ALL OVER THE U.S., where you can enjoy one!

If you prefer to make your own, you can find a recipe with three different ways of making the semla HERE. If you want to catch up on the history of it, read our article about it HERE. Did you, for example, know that a Swedish King once died after eating 14 semlor? Not a bad way to go!

If you know of a place that serves semlor that we haven’t listed in this guide, please let us know by commenting below.



A Little Taste of Sweden

A little taste of Sweden doesn’t have a physical location but semlor can be ordered by giving them a call, visiting their website, or checking out their FB page. 

Phone number: (480) 254-2388




Address: 220 Western Ave. Petaluma, California 94952


Address: 1906 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102


Clark Street Bakery
The Swedish-inspired bakery has four locations across Los Angeles has confirmed with us that they will be serving semlor. Check them out on Instagram or at for more information.
Brentwood: 11702 Barrington Ct
Echo Park: 331 Glendale Blvd
Downtown: 1115 W Sunset Blvd & 317 S Broadway

Berolina Bakery

Address: 3421 Ocean View Blvd, Glendale, CA 91208


Copenhagen Bakery

Casual spot for all-day American-European meals, plus baked goods, including Danish-style pastries.
Address: 1216 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010

Scandia Bakery

Located in the Valley Mark Shopping Center, Scandia Bakery offers the finest baked goods in town.
Address: 500 W Napa St #542, Sonoma, CA 95476

Creekside Bakery

Creekside Bakery is a family-owned and operated bakery and cafe located in Novato, California.
Address: 1719 Grant Ave, Novato, CA 94945

Sweetish Pastries

Homemade, bakery-quality, Swedish pastries and treats like the classic Princess Cake and Semlor. Located in Belmont, California.
Address: No storefront. Located in Belmont, California



Swedish Dreamish

Swedish Dreamish doesn’t have a shop but the Swedish baker Anna, makes semlor on order. 6 semlas minimum per order. You can get in touch with Anna through Swedish Dreamish Instagram or email.





Bennison’s Bakery

Address: 1000 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201

Tre Kronor

Address: 3258 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Lost Larson

Address: 5318 N. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60640

The Swedish American Museum

The Swedish American Museum will be continuing its tradition of organizing a semla pop-up at the museum on Fat Tuesday.

Address: 5211 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
FB page:



Smør Nordic Bakeri

Smør Nordic Bakery is a Scandinavian bakery located in Louisville, Kentucky. And judging from their social media, they probably make the prettiest semlor in the country. We have yet to try them, but if you are in the neighbourhood, you should!

Address:3797 Poplar Level Rd, Louisville, KY 40213



Svenska Café

A Swedish coffee house located in Birmingham, Michigan. According to their Facebook, they will most definitely be serving up some semlor.

Address: 930 E Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI, 48009

New Hampshire

Hulda’s Swedish Baked Goods

A father-daughter baking duo located in New Hampshire. Regular vendor at Milford Farmers Market. 

Address: Milford Farmers Market

New York

Aquavit Restaurant 

The Scandinavian Michelin restaurant will be serving semlor this year, and we are definitely curious to know what a Michelin semla tastes like.

Address: 65 E 55th St, New York, NY

Fabrique Bakery 

Address: 348 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014


We have not yet received confirmation that Konditori will be selling semlor, but will update the information as soon as we have.

Address (8 locations in NY):
135 William Street, New York, NY 10038
114 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
186 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
696 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
687 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
167 N 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211


The Swedish Church in New York

The Swedish Church in New York will be serving semlor at their café. We recommend getting in touch with them through social media to confirm availability during these days.

Address: 5 E 48th St, New York, NY 10017
FB page:

HÅKAN Chocolatier 

This Swedish-owned chocolatier located in Beacon, New York will be serving up the Swedish Semla. Grab yourself some Scandinavian-inspired bonbons to go with.

Address: 462 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508

Björk Cafe & Bistro 

A Nordic café and bistro, presenting new and traditional Nordic fusion in a comfortable and upscale setting.

Address: 58 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016


New Jersey


A Swedish bakery with a touch of France. This new addition to our list is a blessing to the Swedish-American community in New Jersey, who don’t have to venture to New York for some Swedish goodies, including the semla.

Address: 355 Essex Street, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601


American Swedish Institute – FIKA the café at ASI

Image borrowed from American Swedish Institute

Address: 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55407


Swedish Crown Bakery

Fari and Eva Sabet, the founders of Swedish Crown Bakery. Image borrowed from Swedish Crown Bakery.

Address: 530 W Main Street, Anoka, MN 55303



Johans Joe

Picture borrowed from

Address: 401 S Dixie Highway Ste. 3, West Palm Beach, Fl 33401

Polar Bakery

Address: 5817 S Congress Ave, Lantana, Florida 33462


Rhode Island

Café Choklad

Quaint Swedish cafe since 2004 with pastries, Belgian chocolates & sandwiches, plus outdoor seating.

Address: 2 Thomas St, Providence, RI 02903



Axelsdotter Bakery

A Scandinavian micro-bakery in Richmond, VA. Orders can be made through social media.

Address: No storefront, but located in Richmond, VA.


Byen Bakery

Address: 15 Nickerson St, Seattle, WA 98109

The Swedish Cultural Center – Swedish Club

The Swedish Cultural Center is a meeting spot for Scandinavians in Seattle, Washington. It was founded in 1892, initially as the Swedish Club and is sometimes still known under that name.

Address: 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109



Swedish Sisters Bakery 

Just like a few others on the list, Swedish Sisters Bakery doesn’t have a storefront but does take orders.

Phone number: (214) 328-8109
Facebook page:


Washington, D.C.

Mikko Nordic Fine Foods

Address: 1636 R Street NW | Washington, DC, 20009


The original version of this article was published on February 12, 2018.


  1. Café Choklad i Providence, Rhode Island.
    Jag vet att RI är så litet men ägarinnan till Café Choklad är gift med en svensk man och hon bakar allt själv, rekommenderas!

  2. I would love to see a bakery selling semlor on the upper east coast. From Boston, MA and New Hampshire aeria 😄😄

  3. The Bread People in Northfield Minnesota make absolutely delicious Semlor.

    Call ahead to check on availability – the baker is currently making them once a week until Easter.

    Possibly the best ones I’ve ever tasted. They just opened their Brick and Mortar shop in Northfield MN – right next to Caribou.


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