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Lindstrom Bakery

12830 Lake Blvd., Lindstrom, MN - (651) 257-1374
Posted By Michael Stern on 10/25/2012 4:01:00 AM
We had never heard of a Scandinavian donut until a trip along the upper Mississippi River took us past a small bakery in Lindstrom, Minnesota, that wants the world to know it is the Norske donut’s home. Similar to a regular sinker, but richer, darker, and with a crisp, lusciously oily surface, a glazed Scandinavian donut is about as close to total sugar satisfaction as a fry-kettle can produce. The cake-rich rounds of dough are also available plain, chocolate-frosted, and cinnamon-sugared. They are small but substantial.

Beyond donuts, this town bakery offers shelves of Swedish white bread, caraway limpa bread, raisin rye, caramel rings, and coffee cakes. A sign on the wall notes that everything for sale is made every day.

While much business at Lindstrom's is take-out, there is a small dining area to which customers bring their donuts, cookies, or sweet rolls for eating on premises. One mid-morning when we came by, the big table was occupied by 8 old-timers playing some sort of dice game, drinking coffee, and neighboring.

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Four varieties of Scandinavian donut: cinnamon-sugar, glazed, plain, and chocolate-drizzled
"Four varieties of Scandinavian donut: cinnamon-sugar, glazed, plain, and chocolate-drizzled"
Michael Stern





While looking for something interesting to try, I came across a Julekaka, which was described to me as a holiday bread.  This particular one was filled with raisins and dried fruit.
"While looking for something interesting to try, I came across a Julekaka, which was described to me as a holiday bread. This particular one was filled with raisins and dried fruit."
Cliff Strutz


Lindstrom, Minnesota's water tower signals coffee-pot hospitality.
"Lindstrom, Minnesota's water tower signals coffee-pot hospitality."
Michael Stern


Just to the left of the front door is a little sitting area where you can enjoy Lindstrom's pastries immediately.
"Just to the left of the front door is a little sitting area where you can enjoy Lindstrom's pastries immediately."
Cliff Strutz


Most of the building is occupied by baking facilities, but there's a small dining room just inside the front door for enjoying donuts on the spot.
"Most of the building is occupied by baking facilities, but there's a small dining room just inside the front door for enjoying donuts on the spot."
Michael Stern


A close view shows just how unctuous a Scandinavian donut is.
"A close view shows just how unctuous a Scandinavian donut is."
Michael Stern


Lindstrom Bakery offers their Scandinavian donuts in four different varieties.
"Lindstrom Bakery offers their Scandinavian donuts in four different varieties."
Cliff Strutz



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