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Bendtsen's Bakery

3200 Washington Ave., Racine, WI - (262) 633-0365
Racine, Wisconsin's kringle has as buttery crust and is as light as a croissant. It is as big as a Christmas wreath and it comes filled with a ribbon of pecan paste and chopped nuts, or a layer of almond macaroon paste, or a low tunnel of cherry and cheese. It is great straight from the bakery shelf, but even better served warm with butter melting on top, accompanied by a cup of coffee. Bendtsen's has a few seats where you can sit and enjoy.
100% Approval Rating (12 votes)

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Seven Sisters
kringle

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Michael Stern - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Kringle is a pastry with Danish ancestry, but little-known on this continent beyond Racine, Wisconsin. If you don’t know what one is, think of an ordinary Danish, like you have with morning coffee. Now, imagine its crust buttery and feather-light, almost like a ..."   [Read More]
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Carol Ann Garner
March 31, 2011
"I’ve lived in Racine my whole life. Up until about four years ago, I’d had every other kringle in town EXCEPT Bendtsen’s. Then a friend in Milwaukee told me to go there to pick up a kringle for her: “You haven’t been to BENDTSEN’S?!” Well, I had some of hers, and I ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

3200 Washington Ave., Racine, WI
(262) 633-0365

http://www.bendtsensbakery.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Dessert
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A a slice of apricot kringle
"A a slice of apricot kringle"
Michael Stern





Seven Sisters ('smorkaka' in Danish) is named after the Seven Sisters of Pleiades in Greek mythology. It is like a super-duper kringle: thicker and filled with creamed almond filling and custard.
"Seven Sisters ('smorkaka' in Danish) is named after the Seven Sisters of Pleiades in Greek mythology. It is like a super-duper kringle: thicker and filled with creamed almond filling and custard."
Michael Stern


A raspberry cheese kringle... ready to eat.
"A raspberry cheese kringle... ready to eat."
Cliff Strutz


With such a large assortment of kringles on display, trying to decide which one to choose can be incredibly difficult.
"With such a large assortment of kringles on display, trying to decide which one to choose can be incredibly difficult."
Cliff Strutz


Three generations of kringle makers put Bendtsen's on the map as a prime source for Racine's 'Danish ring of gold.'
"Three generations of kringle makers put Bendtsen's on the map as a prime source for Racine's 'Danish ring of gold.'"
Michael Stern


Here is how a kringle is wrapped.
"Here is how a kringle is wrapped."
Michael Stern


The menu board shows the flavors that Bendtsen's has available every day.  There are usually another dozen or so special flavors to choose from, also.
"The menu board shows the flavors that Bendtsen's has available every day. There are usually another dozen or so special flavors to choose from, also."
Cliff Strutz


Since kringles don't make ideal food to eat while driving, Bendtsen's small sitting area really comes in handy.
"Since kringles don't make ideal food to eat while driving, Bendtsen's small sitting area really comes in handy."
Cliff Strutz


Almost directly across the street from Larsen's -- another of Racine's top kringle sources -- Bendtsen's opened in 1934.
"Almost directly across the street from Larsen's -- another of Racine's top kringle sources -- Bendtsen's opened in 1934."
Michael Stern



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