If you’ve spent any time in Minnesota, you know that lefse is a way of life in the Land of 10,000 Lakes – especially during holidays. You can always make it yourself, but sometimes life just gets too busy. That’s when you head out to one of Minnesota’s last remaining old-fashioned Scandinavian bakeries. This tiny little Norwegian bakery is in the equally tiny town of Rushford in southern Minnesota, and it’s well worth a visit. Take a look:

This sweet little Norwegian bakery is just an absolute treat! Where do you go to get your lefse fix? For more information about Norsland Lefse, check out their website and Facebook page.

After you’ve filled up on all the sweets you could hope for, the charming town of Rushford makes a fantastic day trip!

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Are there any Scandinavian bakeries in Minneapolis?

The Nordic lifestyle is alive and well in Minnesota, and that includes a number of bakeries and restaurants. But the state's Scandinavian roots don't run quite as deep in the bigger cities. However, there are still a few Norwegian and Scandinavian bakeries to be found in Minneapolis if you know where to look. Here are just a few:

  • Aki's BreadHaus, Minneapolis
  • Atuvava Bakery, Minneapolis
  • Bellecour Bakery @ Cooks, Minneapolis
  • FIKA Café, Minneapolis
  • Ingebretsen's Scandinavian Gifts & Foods, Minneapolis
  • Norway House, Minneapolis
  • Sarah Jane's Bakery, Minneapolis
  • Taste of Scandinavia, Minneapolis


What are the best bakeries in Minnesota?

A taste for for the sweeter things in life is a given for most Minnesotans. Fortunately, the Land of 10,000 Lakes has plenty of bakeries, pastry shops, Norwegian bakeries, donut shops, and more hiding around every corner. While not a compete list of the best bakeries in Minnesota, some of the most popular are:


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