Fettisdagen (Fat Tuesday) is finally here! If you’re like us, your craving for a Swedish semla is through the roof. If you’re wondering where to satisfy your cravings – here’s a guide over where to enjoy a semla in the U.S!

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 the semla, 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 we haven’t listed in this guide, please comment below.

San Francisco, CA


Address: 333 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Website: http://plajrestaurant.com/


Los Angeles, CA 

Olsson’s Deli

Address: 5660 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Website: http://olsonsdeli.com/

Alta Nordic Kitchen

Address: 7274 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Website: https://www.altanordickitchen.com/




Swedcakes does not have a location, although she does provide many of the bakery’s in L.A. with there semlor. You can order from her by contacting her through her website: http://www.swedcakes.com/


Il Café DTLA
Address: 855 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90003
Website: http://ilcaffe.se/


The Boy & The Bear

Address: 350 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Website: https://theboyandthebear.com/


Berolina Bakery

Address: 3421 Ocean View Blvd, Glendale, CA 91208
Website: http://www.berolinabakery.com/


Chicago, IL

Bennison’s Bakery

Address: 1000 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201
Website: http://www.bennisonscakes.com/


Tre Kronor

Address: 3258 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Website: http://www.trekronorrestaurant.com/


New York City, NY

Fika NYC

Address (11 locations):
303 Park Avenue South 10010 New York,
407 Park Avenue South 10016 New York
600 Lexington Avenue 10022 New York
41 W 58th Street 10019 New York
155 7th Avenue 10011 New York
114 w 41st street 10036 New York
380 Lexington Avenue (41st street) 10168 New York
66 Pearl Street 10004 New York
824 Tenth Avenue 10019 New York
450 Washington Street, New York, NY 10013
1331 Lexington Avenue, 10128 New York

Website: https://www.fikanyc.com/


Smörgås Chef


Address: 58 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016
Website: http://www.smorgas.com/



Address (8 locations in NY):
135 William Street, New York, NY 10038
167 N 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
696 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
240 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
186 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
182 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002
687 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
114 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Website: http://www.konditori.com/


Palm Beach, FL 

Johans Joe

Picture borrowed from palmbeachpost.com

Address: 401 S Dixie Highway Ste. 3, West Palm Beach, Fl 33401
Website: https://www.johansjoe.com/

Polar Bakery

Address: 5817 S Congress Ave, Lantana, Florida 33462
Website: http://www.polarbakery.com


Seattle, WA

Byen Bakery

Address: 15 Nickerson St, Seattle, WA 98109
Website: https://www.byenbakeri.com/

Natalie Söderberg

Founder & CEO at Swedes in the States
Natalie Söderberg is the founder of Swedes in the States and originally from Stockholm, Sweden.She moved to Chicago in 2016 and relocated to Los Angeles in 2018.

In addition to running Swedes in the States, Natalie is also on the Board of Directors for the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, and a Digital Strategy & Marketing Consultant.



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