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Larsen's Original Bakery

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Ballard
Bakery, Dessert, Scandinavian
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8000 24th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117-4437
206-782-8285
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
kringles kringles kringles..

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2014
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Burlington, Washington
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Burlington, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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149 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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
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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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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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58 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 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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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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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We came for some of the Kringles and left with a bunch of yummy looking treats. Wow, can't wait to go back. You can buy the basic (almond?) Kringle's in the red boxes all over town and those come sealed in plastic, which is good for short-term storage, but at the bakery they don't come in plastic and they have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8000 24th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117-4437
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Ballard
  • Neighborhood: Ballard
  • Phone Number: 206-782-8285

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bakery, Dessert, Scandinavian

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