If you’re a fan of good bread, buns, cookies, cakes, and chocolate, put Dessert och Chocklad Stockholm on your bucket list, pronto! This tiny shop in suburban Stockholm is located on the small island of Essingen (a brisk walk from Kungsholmen) and has an amazing spread of all of the above.
Sweden is known for their cinnamon buns (sans cream cheese frosting a la. Cinnabon) but you should try their other local variations like the cardamom and saffron buns — flavours that may take some getting used to if you didn’t grow up with these spices.
Fun fact: cardamom is mainly used in Indian cooking and Scandinavian baking (according to Wiki)! No wonder I thought the bun tasted a bit Indian…
On our visit on New Year’s day, we tried the almond croissant, pain du chocolat, saffron bun, cardamom bun and cream puff (not all at once! We totally fika‘d with our friends with the leftovers) and everything was top-of-the-line bakery quality. Buns were moist and soft, croissants extra flaky but not too oily in the hands, and the sweetness just right.
Looking on their website, the small bakery was founded by two bakers: Ted Johansson and Conrad Tyrsen, who use four main ingredients as their baking pillars — flour, milk, chocolate and berries/fruit.
Dessert och Chocklad Stockholm is located at Patentgatan 7 and open from Tuesdays to Fridays from 9am-6pm and weekends from 9am-4pm (closed Mondays).