Lithuanian Bakery

Bakery
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Worth driving from anywhere!
Michael Stern | August 07, 2019
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The Napoleon torte, featured attraction at Omaha’s Lithuanian Bakery, is exquisite. A Baltic cake of eight fragile wafer layers ribboned with vanilla buttercream, lemon buttercream and a thin vein of apricot jam, it is sold whole or by the slice. But this is not eating-out-of-hand fare; fork, knife, and plate are required. It tends to shatter and tumble when even lightly pressed, like a regular Napoleon but more complicated. There is no place to sit and eat at the Lithuanian Bakery on 33rd Avenue. However, there are tables and meal service at the sister Lithuanian Bakery & Cafe, located at 7427 Pacific St., in Omaha. (402-391-3503)

Beyond the signature Napoleon torte, this humble neighborhood bake shop sells a bevvy of freshly made breads, cakes, cookies and kolaches. Everything I’ve tried is swell, especially a poppy seed kolache, a luxurious hazelnut torte, and a big square of blueberry coffee cake that sparkles with sour cream in the batter and nuts on top.

I assumed the bakery’s well-respected bacon bun is its version of a runza, which is the pocket meal unique to East Nebraska — soft dough enclosing a lode of meat. But the nice lady behind the counter explained to me that bacon buns are virtually the national dish of Lithuania, where they are known as lasineciai. Inside a pocket of roll dough are packed tender pearls of bacon and bits of cooked-soft onion. It’s a magic combination, not to be missed.

What to Eat
Lithuanian Bakery, Napoleon Torte
Napoleon Torte
Must-Try
House signature Napoleon torte: king of Lithuanian pastries
Lithuanian Bakery, Bacon Bun
Bacon Bun
Must-Try
Bacon bun is second-cousin to a Nebraska runza.
Lithuanian Bakery, Kolache
Kolache
Must-Try
Sweet-dough kolaches
Lithuanian Bakery, Hazelnut Torte
Hazelnut Torte
Must-Try
Fresh hazelnut torte is nutty luxury.
Lithuanian Bakery, Coconut Chocolate Chip Bar
Coconut Chocolate Chip Bar
Must-Try
Coconut chocolate chip bar with walnuts is over-the-top sweet.
Lithuanian Bakery, Blueberry Coffee Cake
Blueberry Coffee Cake
Must-Try
Blueberry coffee cake is enriched with sour cream.
Lithuanian Bakery, Krustai
Krustai
The flavor of Krustai (aka Angel Wings) vaguely resembles a fortune cookie.
Directions and Hours
open now
SundayCLOSED
Monday9:30am - 5pm
Tuesday9:30am - 5pm
Wednesday9:30am - 5pm
Thursday9:30am - 5pm
Friday9:30am - 5pm
Saturday9am - 4pm
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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