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Larsen's Original Bakery

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Ballard
Scandinavian, Danish
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8000 24th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117-4437
206-782-8285
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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Larsen's isn't on the corner of 24th and 80th in Seattle. I had the ham and cheese croissant; it was buttery and delicious this is a gem.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Authentic Danish bakery. You must try the Kringle. They have amazing donuts and other pastries, too.

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Thank lonelycrowd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Most everything is wonderful here - but the cardamon bread and rolls are the bomb. My favorite sweet pastry is the sour cherry strudel. Hint: day olds are bagged on the shelf to the far right - 50% off. A steal. We come home with our suitcases loaded with treats from Larsen's.

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Thank RoxK
Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Danish bakeries happen to be one foodie area that I have deep roots in. I grew up surrounded by the best of the best in this category, so the high ratings and crowds within this bakery enticed me to come inside. Not to mention, they claimed to have Kringle, which is not so easy to find. I ordered several things... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Visit Seattle every now and again and always make an effort to stop for Kringle. Loving the recent remodel of the bakery; however, the Kringle has somewhat suffered through their change in that there is much less yummy almond filling and the counter staff rushed customers attempting to decide what of the tons of goodness they wanted behind the delight-filled... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

When you need something for your sweet tooth and want a truly Ballard experience, Larsen's Bakery is the spot. Recently remodeled to expand their kitchen, display and seating areas, Larsen's continues to be the destination for pastry-craving pilgrims. Whether you need a cuppa tea, or coffee in assorted forms, accompanying pastries--savory or sweet, bread for the family, or fancifully adorned... More 

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Steilacoom, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the place to purchase Scandinavian pastries just like in europe. You can't go wrong here. I got the Kringle to have for company and they said it was like being in europe.

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Thank Grammy2m
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

I would compare this to a bakery like back East..only it's Scandinavian instead of Italian! Excellent cinnamon bread, Breads, pastries. Look for the day old in the back corner hidden next to window!

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Being Danish, I am always suspicious of "Danish" pastry. This place is the real deal and brings back memories for those of us who have lived in Denmark. The rolls, the pastries, the cakes, it's all the real thing. The items are top notch quality, so order a few different items, a cup of coffee and sit down and enjoy.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Wow, thank you for taking me back to the good memories of my grandmother's Kringle, in Denmark of cause. I also recommend Larsen's "te birkes" and the Ryebread.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Scandinavian, Danish
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?