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Larsen's Original Bakery

8000 24th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117-4437 (Ballard)
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Ranked #355 of 3,447 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery, Dessert, Scandinavian
Neighborhood: Ballard
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Neighborhood: Ballard
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Burlington, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Larsen's Bakery is a Seattle fixture.....It did take a few extra minutes to get a drip coffee, appeared they had to brew a new pot, This is Seattle, they should have coffee drinking fountains, coffee on the ready at all times...LOL I digress, one enters the bakery and the smells, and sights of wonderful baked goods is almost overwhelming.... Soooo... More

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Seattle, Washington
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116 reviews 116 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We just moved from West Seattle to Ballard so we were missing Bakery Nouvea. We decided to give Larsen's a try. They are in the midst of a remodel so things were very cramped. I also went in on May 17th so it was busy, as expected. That said, there were still plenty of people there to help. All of... More

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Nutley, New Jersey
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258 reviews 258 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Right in Ballard is an old fashion bakery that is getting a makeover.....so stop here soon if you want to see the "original" part. There were many delicious items to chose from and I can recommend the cheese Danish and the pecan sticky buns. With a up of coffee, this was our breakfast of choice today and it was a... More

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Blaine, WA
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This bakery is just up the road from where my grandparent's lived and I grew up with occasional treats from here (and cardamom rolls at every Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner). If we have time to stop by when we are in Seattle we usually grab a 1/2 price day old item from the rack by the door, then get lots... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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115 reviews 115 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Nice bakery, bright clean friendly busy envirinment. Pasteries and breads will actually make you lust and drool. Best bread and cinnamon buns and scones I've had in a very long while. Prices are reasonable too!

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Northern California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Our first stop at Larsen's netted us a large "Kringle", a custardy Danish that serves maybe six or four hungry folks. Not too sweet, but very moist. We also picked up two bags of fresh lefsa. Lefsa, if you've never had it before it like a tortilla, only made out of potatoes, butter and flour... rolled very thin. We like... More

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Seattle, Washington
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is the last of the true Scandinavian Bakeries in Seattle. Amazing foods and cakes. They still make a great marzipan cake here.

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South Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Your trip to Seattle is not complete unless you get the Kringle from Larsen's. Enough said. Now go. You can thank me later.

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Seattle, Washington
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164 reviews 164 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Larsen's is a great bakery that has all of the standard offerings as well as truly Scandinavian treats as well. So much to choose from and they do not scrimp on size as many bakeries do today. Family owned, quality goods and a friendly staff make this a must stop when you get the urge for some sweet.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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292 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

I wanted to buy this place. It was so good. The best bakery I'd been to in years. I was attracted because of the name, but they could have called in anything and I'd have been hooked. Love it!

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