The article was last updated February 12, 2021.
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!
Do 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
San Francisco/Bay Area
Address: 333 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Swedcakes does not have a physical location, although she does provide many of the bakeries in L.A. with her semlor. You can order semlor from Swedcakes by contacting her directly on her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/swedcakes/
Il Caffè DTLA
Address: 855 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90003
Address: 3421 Ocean View Blvd, Glendale, CA 91208
Swedish Fika San Diego
Run by two Swedish bakers, this bakery has no store front so everything has to be pre-ordered. According to their Instagram, they will be baking for the following areas on the dates below:
South County: Jan 30, February 7, 13, 20
North Country: Feb 6, 21
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.
Address: 1000 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201
Address: 3258 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Address: 5318 N. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60640
The Swedish American Museum
The Swedish American Museum will be continuing its tradition by organizing a semla pop-up at the museum on Fat Tuesday.
Address: 5211 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/SwedishAmericanMuseum/
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
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
Saga Pastry + Sandwich
We love this little Scandinavian restaurant in Henderson. Read our review about them here and if you’re in the neighborhood, this is where you will want to get your semlas.
Address: 10345 S Eastern Ave #100, Henderson, NV 89052
New York City
The Scandinavian Michelin restaurant will be serving semlor this year, and we are definitely curious as to know what a Michelin semla tastes like.
Address: 65 E 55th St, New York, NY
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 on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 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
American Swedish Institute – FIKA the café at ASI
Address: 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55407
Swedish Crown Bakery
Address: 530 W Main Street, Anoka, MN 55303
Address: 401 S Dixie Highway Ste. 3, West Palm Beach, Fl 33401
Address: 5817 S Congress Ave, Lantana, Florida 33462
Address: 15 Nickerson St, 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: https://www.facebook.com/Swedish-Sisters-Bakery-548201428545291/
Mikko Nordic Fine Foods
Address: 1636 R Street NW | Washington, DC, 20009
The original version of this article was published on February 12, 2018.
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