When most people think of Nordic countries, they probably think of Vikings, beer and Runestones. I, myself, think of the dreamy Princess of Denmark Mary—doesn’t she always look chic? Ugh, and her dewy complexion, it’s just beyond. But what most of us don’t pay attention to is their delicious, palatable, luscious, and delectable pastries and desserts.
At Winky Lux, we’re all for celebrating different cultures and traditions, especially when it comes to food. So refill your Metro card, check your bank balance—because you’ll be spending some serious dough—and prepare yourself for some mouthwatering Nordic pastries, that may or may not taste like Geneva, because Winky World has rounded-up 4 of the best Nordic pastry shops in New York.
Known for their large selection of beers on tap, Torst Bar has become one of many places to spend your sunny days, sipping beers in Brooklyn. A dry-hopped brew, named Galaxy Grove is a famous ale, known for its peachy undertones and guava aftertaste. Why not partner your peachy brew with Torst’s famous Sweet Gems—a pancake looking pizza, covered in lime, Smoked Trout Roe, and avocado. This dish would be perfect to share with your partner, lonely friend, or with yourself—because why not treat yourself?
It’s as simple as taking the L-train to 615 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn.
In the wise words of Aaron Carter, “I want candy,” and that’s what you’ll get at Sockerbit. Famously known for their celebration of Nordic candy culture, named Iördagsgodis, translating into Saturday sweets. This Saturday delight—and TBH everyday is Saturday for us at Winky Lux—has an amazing selection of smagodis—from chocolate to hard-candy. You should pay them a visit at 89 Christopher St, New York.
This Williamsburg pastry shop is known for taking an immense amount of pride when freshly baking their pastries. Changing the menu every day, I suggest you try Bakeri’s Apple Pie, made with local apples [duh] and a blend of their special spice mix. Serving up to 8 friends, I promise you that you will be full of Geneva goodness.
THE GREAT NORTHERN FOOD HALL
If you’re ever passing through one of the most magical places in New York, Grand Central Station. You must go past and check out the Nordic Food Hall. Famously known for producing freshly baked pastries, swiftly made in front of you. Using old-world Nordic techniques to create some of the most amazing flatbread sandwiches with various toppings that even The New York Times profiled it.