Lefse, pickled herring, gravlax, Swedish meatballs. Our Scandinavian roots can be seen through our food! Lefse (pronounced lef-sah) is a labor-intensive, soft flatbread, made with potatoes, flour, butter, and milk (or cream). It’s usually served with butter, with some people adding sugar, jelly or lingonberries. It’s also mainly served around the holidays. Pickled herring is a fish typically preserved using vinegar, salt, sugar, and a variety of spices. It's often served with some type of bread or cracker, sour cream, and potatoes. Gravalax is thinly sliced seasoned raw salmon, typically served with a dill and mustard sauce and capers. It's most often eaten with crispy bread.
Are we making you hungry? If you're looking to try authentic Scandinavian food for yourself, we've got some options. For delicious breads, sausages and cheeses, and Scandinavian gifts, head to Ingebretsen’s. Inside the Midtown Global Market, you'll find Cafe Finspång where you can try Scandinavian baked goods, hand rolled chocolate truffles, Danish sandwiches, and more.