Swedish Bakery

August 29, 2009 at 5:09 pm Leave a comment

The Swedish Bakery is one of the well-known highlights of our little north-side neighborhood. Like Ann Sather’s and Hopleaf, many people think of the Swedish Bakery when they think of Andersonville. The Swedish Bakery opened in the late 1920s and is currently under its fifth ownership. The bakery offers traditional Swedish treats as well as a variety of other American and European baked goods. When we first moved to Chicago two years ago, we made almost weekly visits to the Swedish Bakery – bringing home a little white bag filled with cookies. These cookies are not cheap (at $14 or $16/pound depending on the variety), so that habit died after our first few months here.

Within the past two months we have revived our weekly trips to the Swedish Bakery – mostly for bread, pastries, and donuts though.¬† Now as an added bonus, they sell coffee from another great place just down the block – Kopi, a traveler’s cafe. Recently, on a Saturday morning we stopped in the bakery to pick up bread for the week, coffee, and breakfast. After grinding some fresh beans and brewing up a pot, we headed down to the back patio to enjoy our Apple Boat, Almond Danish, and Italian Plum Slice.

Fresh-Baked Cinnamon Bread & White Bread, Kopi Coffee, & Pastries

Fresh-Baked Cinnamon Bread & White Bread, Kopi Coffee, & Pastries

Apple Boat pastry

Apple Boat pastry

Italian Plum Slice (seasonal)

Italian Plum Slice (seasonal)


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