The article was last updated February 25, 2020.
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
Ibsen’s Kakes does not have a storefront, but can be contacted through their website or social media for orders.
Swedcakes does not have a physical location, although she does provide many of the bakery’s in L.A. with her semlor. You can order semlor from Swedcakes by contacting her directly on the website: http://www.swedcakes.com/
Il Café DTLA
Address: 855 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90003
Address: 3421 Ocean View Blvd, Glendale, CA 91208
Saga Pastry + Sandwich
Address: 10345 S Eastern Ave #100, Henderson, NV 89052
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 their tradition by organizing a semla pop-up at the museum on Fat Tuesday.
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Don't miss out on today's Semlor Pop-up Café! Semlor (Lenten buns) were originally consumed on fettisdagen, or Fat Tuesday, as a celebration before the Christian fasting period of Lent. Stop into the museum between 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for a bun and a beverage! #FatTuesday
Address: 5211 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/SwedishAmericanMuseum/
New York City
Address: 348 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014
Address: 58 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016
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
The Swedish Church in New York
The Swedish Church in New York will be serving semlor at their café between 12- 6 pm.
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
Crown Bakery & Café
Address: 133 Gold Star Blvd, Worcester, MA 01606
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 don’t have a storefront but do 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.