Thanks to DECA Diaries reader, Christina Marshall, for this great post and pic!
A new Icelandic bakery is serving up delicious traditional fare on the Danforth, a few blocks east of Woodbine.
Viking Bakery at 2207 Danforth Avenue is the dream of Birgir Robertsson, a master baker born and raised in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland.
A sign outside his store says, “We are different. Try us.” I stepped into the bakery to see for myself and was smitten with this one-of-a-kind store.
I am not alone. Other people are falling under this Nordic spell. The bakery opened after Valentine’s Day and it already has customers who consider themselves regulars.
Take time to drop by too, and you’ll be back.
The traditional cakes, biscuits, crackers and breads Robertsson bakes include: kleinur, a fried pastry popular for centuries, also known as Icelandic donuts; ginger cookies (the best I have ever tasted); hatrakex, traditional crisp oatmeal biscuits; rye bread; and vinaterta, a layered cake.
What a wonderful addition to our neighbourhood!
Regular store hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Monday: closed.
For even more info about Viking, check out today’s Toronto Star’s article!
Oatcakes! After living in “viking” country for three years, I wanted to buy everything. But especially oatcakes and thin gingerbread.
The jelly donuts are amazing too. And I usually don’t like sweets.
Welcome to the neighborhood!