It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been to Solvang, but I still remember the Danish pastries at Mortensen’s… The cream cheese danish, the macarons, the cookies….
How I miss it. It’s only a couple of hours away from where I am, but I still haven’t been there since I started college. I think I’ll head on up to Santa Barbara County when all my friends are finally 21 and go wine-tasting, eating steak at the Hitching Post, and of course, hitting up Mortensen’s&Olsen’s. A little Sideways-inspired trip, maybe?
But since that won’t be happening for at least a year, guess I and my fellow Angelinos will have to settle for Danish pastries somewhere else?
One of my sister’s college friends works at Hygge Bakery (Apparently it’s pronounced Huug? Or something…) in Downtown LA but today was her last day at work because she’s leaving for Japan for a year on Thursday. So, we dropped by to get some delicious treats!
AMA-JING. I swear.
Amazing prices, amazing petit fours, amazing breads, pastries, strawberry tart, and meringues! I don’t know if the bakery can be called traditional Danish, but it was incredible. They had specials like 3 Danish cream puffs for $2, sandwich and a drink for $5.75, Italian sandwich rolls for 75 cents a piece, I bought four petit fours for only $3, and a box of four huge meringues for a mere $1!!!!!
If you live in LA, I suggest you go find it right now. It’s a bit of a pain trying to find parking around there, but on a Sunday afternoon, street parking shouldn’t be a problem. And free. In economies like these, good cheap eats like these are a must!
Especially on my student’s income. (Read: $0 + occasional pity money from my parents)
The white chocolate mousse-filled was the best one…. They’re all marzipan-based so they have that slight gooey almond flavor. Loved it! The only one I didn’t get to try was the raspberry one though (the yellow one in the front) because I sent it along with my sister.
Now, back to studying after filling my belly with sweet treats!
The pizza here is the secret killer.
Incredible bread and crust with ALOT of sauce….. Surprising, no?
1106 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015