Lutefisk, lutefisk, lefse, lefse...we've got it in Seattle, ja sure, ya betcha!
There are a number of shops in the Puget Sound area that offer imported Norwegian foods and/or Norwegian-style baked goods. Please visit them and show support for their commitment to offering Norwegian foods!
Scandinavian Specialties in Ballard carries an excellent variety of Norwegian meats, fish, dried goods, and fresh lefse. Their deli serves pea soup, fiskekaker, kjøttkaker and more.
Larsen's Danish Bakery. A wedding just isn't the same without kransekake, and if you're not able to make it yourself (it's not hard if you have the ring forms - give it a try!), then try Larsen's. They offer 10-18 ring kransekake with your choice of national flags for decoration.
Ikea in Renton serves up hot meatballs with potatoes and lingonberry sauce at such an affordable price, it's worth the drive! Their grocery section, right next to the restaurant, includes a good selection of basics including lingonberry juice, cheeses, caviar, and knekkebrød.
The Swedish Cultural Center on Lake Union serves delicious Scandinavian-style dinners at their Happy Hour every Friday night. Happy Hour is limited to Swedish Club members (and their friends), but membership is affordable, and the view out over Lake Union is terrific!
Edmonds Sons of Norway holds a pancake breakfast a couple of times per year.
Norse Pantry in LaConner carries lefse, fattigman rossettes, krumkake, cardomom breads and rolls, kringla, ruza buns, and Rømmegrøt.
Marina Market in Poulsbo is a small market tucked just off of main street. This shop carries Norwegian chocolates, fiskeboller, dried soup mixes, creamed caviar, and even lutefisk TV dinners! They also have a large variety of black liquorice.
The Poulsbo Sons of Norway holds a Kaffe Stua on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - all are welcome. The prices are affordable and the open faced sandwiches tasty! They also have a public pancake breakfast the first Sunday of each month.
The famous Sluy's Bakery in Poulsbo offers rosettes, fattigman, pepperkankor, lefse, cardamom braids, and Norwegian black bread. At Christmas they make pfeffernusse, julekake & stollen. At Sluy's you can also special order 12 & 18 ring kransekake for special occasions.
Uff Da Shoppe in Stanwood has fresh lefse on Fridays and Saturdays.
Donald Haugen has been making lefse and specialty pastries for over 30 years in the Pacific Northwest,
and continues to roll lefse every week.
Visit www.scandialefse.com to place your order!