Where to find the best "semlor" Lenten buns in Stockholm

Where to find the best "semlor" Lenten buns in Stockholm

"Semlor" (singular "semla") Lenten buns were traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday but are now available from January until Easter so if you're in Stockholm during this period don't miss the chance to sample these creamy, cardamom-scented delights. The competition among Stockholm bakers to make the best semla of the year gets hotter every year, and the quality varies considerably, so to make sure you find the real gems - from classic buns to creative takes on the traditional semla, as well as gluten-free and organic buns - we've listed the cafés, konditoris and bakeries where you're guaranteed to find a superb semla. Here are some of the best semlor in Stockholm - sample a few and don't miss Shrove Tuesday, which falls this year on 13 February 2024!

In this guide
  1. The best semlor in Stockholm
    1. Pesso – Stockholm's Best Semla 2024
    2. Haga Tårtcompani och Bageri – Stockholm's best semla 2023
    3. Vallentuna Stenugnsbageri – Semla of the Year 2021
    4. Bullar & Bröd – Semla of the year 2019 and 2020
    5. Vete-Katten – Historic favourite
    6. Ritorno – Semlor and ice skates
    7. Bergstrands Bageri – Craftsmanship on the corner
    8. Skeppsbro Bageri – 100% organic
    9. Brioche – Semla of the year 2018
    10. Lillebrors Bageri – Artisan bakery in Birkastan
    11. Tössebageriet – Classic with modern influences
    12. Linnea's – Lactose-free semlor
    13. Svedjan – Recipe for success
    14. Konditorn & Bagarn – Worth a detour
    15. Bageriet Bulleboden – Experimental
    16. Socker Sucker – A treat for the eyes
    17. Bageriet BAK – Popular bakery south of Södermalm
    18. Vattenverket – Close to nature
    19. Balders Bröd – Huge range of semlor
    20. Bröd & Salt – Semlor for everyone
    21. Park Kafé – Oasis in shopping galleria
    22. Artipelag – Semlor and art
    23. Panem – Café meets bistro
    24. Spånga Konditori – Popular spot outside town
    25. Mr Cake – Swedish meets American
    26. Thelins – Classic
    27. Magnus Johansson Bageri & Konditori – Pros in Sjöstaden
    28. Rosendals Trädgård – Organic in Djurgården
    29. Bonne Femme – From scratch
    30. Valhallabageriet – Popular sourdough bakery
    31. Viggbyholms stationskafé – Täby talking point
    32. Kosterheds – Seasonal semlor
    33. Gunnarsons – Reliable semla spot
    34. Sweets By Camilla – Caramelised almonds
    35. Stora Bageriet – Salty-sweet semla
    36. Robin Delselius Bageri – Artisanal semla
    37. Fabrique – Gorgeous buns at one of the city's favourite bakeries
    38. Årsta Konditori – Fifties-style konditori
  2. Gluten-free semlor
    1. Happy Atelier – Naturally gluten-free
    2. Malvas glutenfria hantverksbageri – Fine craftsmanship
    3. Café Så Gott – Semlor in Sundbyberg
    4. Gullegårdens – 100% gluten-free

The best semlor in Stockholm

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Stockholm's Best Semla 2024

At Pesso, they bake everything from scratch, without any unnecessary additives and with a large dollop of love. The bakery's classic semla is generous, with crunchy almonds and a carefully balanced mix of cream, almond paste, and bun. In Thatsup's major annual semla taste test 2024, Pesso was crowned the very best in Stockholm. 

  • Patentgatan 7, Lilla/Stora Essingen Drottningholmsvägen 15, Kungsholmen Bobergsgatan 59, Norra Djurgårdsstaden
    Pesso Bageri & Café Lilla Essingen
    Patentgatan 7, Lilla/Stora Essingen
    Pesso Bageri & Café Fridhemsplan
    Drottningholmsvägen 15, Kungsholmen
    Pesso Café & Bar Norra Djurgårdsstaden
    Bobergsgatan 59, Norra Djurgårdsstaden
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    Pesso Café & Bar Norra Djurgårdsstaden
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    Pesso Bageri & Café Lilla Essingen
    0790-00 68 29
    Pesso Bageri & Café Fridhemsplan
    08-650 03 88
  • Pesso Bageri & Café Lilla Essingen Pesso Bageri & Café Fridhemsplan Pesso Café & Bar Norra Djurgårdsstaden
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Stockholm's best semla 2023

Top-notch ingredients are the order of the day at Haga Tårtcompani & Bageri. Their semlor are filled with creamy almond paste made with roughly-chopped Valencia almonds, and they serve a plant-based version with fluffy oat cream flavoured with vanilla if you prefer. If you want to feed a crowd, or you're just really hungry, you can pre-order their semla cake. In Thatsup's major semla taste test in 2023, Haga Tårtcompani was voted best in Stockholm. 

  • Hammarby Allé 1 Fleminggatan 107, Kungsholmen Torsgatan 75, Vasastan Swedenborgsgatan 4B, Södermalm
    Haga Tårtcompani & Bageri Södra
    Hammarby Allé 1
    Haga Tårtcompani & Bageri Kungsholmen
    Fleminggatan 107, Kungsholmen
    Haga Tårtcompani & Bageri Vasastan
    Torsgatan 75, Vasastan
    Haga Bageri Mariatorget
    Swedenborgsgatan 4B, Södermalm
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    Haga Tårtcompani & Bageri Vasastan
    08-19 34 34
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    08-19 34 34
    Haga Tårtcompani & Bageri Kungsholmen
    08-19 34 34
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Vallentuna Stenugnsbageri

Semla of the Year 2021

This family-owned stone-oven bakery won the title Semla of the Year in Thatsup's major digital competition in 2021. Vallentuna Stenugnsbageri serves classic semlor with roughly-chopped Valencia almonds, as well as semlor filled with vanilla cream. If you want to be sure of bagging a semla on Shrove Tuesday pre-ordering is recommended.

Bullar & Bröd

Semla of the year 2019 and 2020

Bullar & Bröd won Best Semla in Stockholm in 2020 for the second year in a row, in a major competition organised by Thatsup and Smakdomarna Stockholm. Their moist bun, almond paste full of crunchy almond bits and excellent whipped cream sent Bullar & Bröd straight to first place.

Vete-Katten

Historic favourite

A truly classic konditori well known for their popular semlor. They bake them here every year, and you don't need to worry about missing the season as they're sold from the beginning of the new year until Easter. Perfect for a long coffee break in one of the charmingly old-fashioned rooms. You can even order different variations, for example with vanilla cream instead of almond paste, and vegan semlor. 

Ritorno

Semlor and ice skates

This uberclassic café between Odengatan and Sankt Eriksplan always ranks highly on Thatsup's annual semla taste test. Tuck into a traditional semla or a liquorice-flavoured semla, or why not try their Karlsbader semla, which promises extra fluff. A perfect semla stop for anyone who fancies doing a little ice skating in Vasaparken before or after their semla.

Bergstrands Bageri

Craftsmanship on the corner

This popular artisanal bakery a stone's throw from Odenplan sells semlor made with cardamom and plenty of almond paste made from roughly chopped almonds and cream. Drop by and buy a semla to take away or enjoy one in the bakery.

Skeppsbro Bageri – Semlor
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Skeppsbro Bageri – Semlor
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Skeppsbro Bageri – Semlor
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Skeppsbro Bageri

100% organic

This organic artisan bakery on Skeppsbrokajen sells a classic semla, as well as a croissant semla, which you can enjoy with beautiful views over the water. You can also buy from their bread busses; check their website for their current location.

Brioche

Semla of the year 2018

Winner of the Best Semla of the Year award in 2018, in a test organised by a group of expert tasters. You're guaranteed a truly fresh semla at Brioche, as they never serve buns more than four hours old. You can try your semla served "hetvägg" style - with warm milk - here too.

Lillebrors Bageri

Artisan bakery in Birkastan

The semlor at Lillebrors Bageri in Birkastan are as well-known as they are popular, so you'll often find a queue out of the door. Their classic semla has roughly-chopped almonds and a hint of vanilla, but they constantly coming out with new variations.

Tössebageriet

Classic with modern influences

Tössebageriet, which was the talk of the town in 2015 with their innovative 'semmelwrap', serves award-winning classic semlors from the beginning of the new year onwards. Keep an eye out for other limited-edition modern variations.

Linnea's Pâtisserie, Café & Konditori – Semlor
Linnea's Pâtisserie, Café & Konditori
Linnea's Pâtisserie, Café & Konditori – Semlor
Linnea's Pâtisserie, Café & Konditori
Linnea's Pâtisserie, Café & Konditori – Semlor
Linnea's Pâtisserie, Café & Konditori
Linnea's Pâtisserie, Café & Konditori – Semlor
Linnea's Pâtisserie, Café & Konditori
Linnea's Pâtisserie, Café & Konditori – Semlor
Linnea's Pâtisserie, Café & Konditori
Linnea's Pâtisserie, Café & Konditori – Semlor
Linnea's Pâtisserie, Café & Konditori
Linnea's Pâtisserie, Café & Konditori – Semlor
Linnea's Pâtisserie, Café & Konditori
Linnea's Pâtisserie, Café & Konditori – Semlor
Linnea's Pâtisserie, Café & Konditori
Linnea's Pâtisserie, Café & Konditori – Semlor
Linnea's Pâtisserie, Café & Konditori
Linnea's Pâtisserie, Café & Konditori – Semlor
Linnea's Pâtisserie, Café & Konditori

Linnea's

Lactose-free semlor

Enjoy a lactose-free semla filled with Valencia almond paste and whipped cream at this pâtisserie, konditori and café in Tyresö Strand. The semlor are baked using organic ingredients and are left to prove for a long time for a fuller flavour. Linnea's is run by Linnea Andrae, winner of the Swedish version of The Great British Bake Off.

Svedjan

Recipe for success

Since opening their bakery and café in Zinkensdamm in 2020, Svedjan has become a great success. They're especially famous for their moist semlor with lightly whipped cream and almond paste flavoured with blood orange - a recipe that's been a huge hit with semla aficionados.

Konditorn & Bagarn

Worth a detour

Drop by Konditorn & Bagarn in Hökarängen for breakfast, lunch or a coffee or to buy freshly baked bread, pastries and other goodies. Tuck into delicious semlor, baked with love. Ring and order your bun in advance if you want to be sure of bagging a bun.

Bageriet Bulleboden

Experimental

A small organic bakery and café on Kungsholmen that sells semlor like hotcakes. Whether you prefer a classic semla or if you want to challenge tradition a bit, you'll find a bun to suit you - how about a cardamom bun semla, chocolate ball semla or a croissant semla? Pick up your Lenten buns to go or eat in in the cosy café along with a cup of coffee. 

Socker Sucker

A treat for the eyes

Socker Sucker's baked goods are famous for their photo-friendly aesthetics, and that goes for the semlor too. Choose between classic, vegan and "laminated" with crispy croissant dough. All of them are filled with their homemade almond paste made from roasted Valencia almonds, a pinch of bitter almonds, vanilla and cardamom. From time to time new variants pop up, so keep an eye on their Instagram.

Bageriet BAK

Popular bakery south of Södermalm

When it gets close to Shrove Tuesday, the queue of semla fanatics can stretch around the block at popular Bageriet BAK, which opened in Hökarängen in 2019. They bake a large, fluffy semla with generous amounts of cream and almond paste made from scratch.

Vattenverket – Semlor
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Vattenverket – Semlor
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Vattenverket – Semlor
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Vattenverket – Semlor
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Vattenverket

Close to nature

Enjoy the popular semlor at Vattenverket, a stone-oven bakery and café i beautiful old industrial premises right next to Lake Kottla in Lidingö. Vattenverket's semlor are served every day from early morning during the season.

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Huge range of semlor

Balders Bröd is an artisan bakery with branches in northern Stockholm, with their main bakery in Sollentuna. They make everything from rolls and buns to cakes, pastries and cookies. When it comes to semlor, they have a wide selection of exciting variations to choose from. Paradise for all semla fanatics!

  • Sollentunavägen 163-165, Sollentuna Solna Torg 25, Solna Södra Galleriagången 77, Täby Stjärntorget 2, Solna
    Balders Bröd Sollentuna
    Sollentunavägen 163-165, Sollentuna
    Balders Bröd Solna
    Solna Torg 25, Solna
    Balders Bröd Täby
    Södra Galleriagången 77, Täby
    Balders Bröd och Vin
    Stjärntorget 2, Solna
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    Balders Bröd Sollentuna
    08-96 03 00
    Balders Bröd Solna
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    Balders Bröd Täby
    08-96 03 00
    Balders Bröd och Vin
    08-96 03 00
  • Balders Bröd Sollentuna Balders Bröd Solna Balders Bröd Täby Balders Bröd och Vin
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Semlor for everyone

Bröd & Salt has stores all over Stockholm and you can buy their popular semlor in classic, nut-free and vegan variations. They'll be making their famous pistachio semlor again this year and if you prefer plant-based they also have a vegan semla.

  • Renstiernas gata 23, Södermalm Sveavägen 49, City/Vasastan Skeppsbrokajen, Old Town Hammarby allé 66A, Hammarby sjöstad Sveavägen 80, Vasastan Järntorget 83, Old Town Sankt Eriksplan 6B, Vasastan Rosenlundsgatan 48D, Södermalm Regeringsgatan 48, City/Norrmalm Odengatan 83, Vasastan Karlbergsvägen 8, Vasastan Götgatan 93, Södermalm/Skanstull Humlegårdsgatan 7, Östermalm Kungsgatan 2, City/Östermalm/Norrmalm Torsplan 1, Vasastan
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    Renstiernas gata 23, Södermalm
    Bröd & Salt Sveavägen 49
    Sveavägen 49, City/Vasastan
    Bröd & Salt Tullhus 3
    Skeppsbrokajen, Old Town
    Bröd & Salt Hammarby Sjöstad
    Hammarby allé 66A, Hammarby sjöstad
    Bröd & Salt Sveavägen 80
    Sveavägen 80, Vasastan
    Bröd & Salt Gamla stan
    Järntorget 83, Old Town
    Bröd & Salt Sankt Eriksplan
    Sankt Eriksplan 6B, Vasastan
    Bröd & Salt Södra station
    Rosenlundsgatan 48D, Södermalm
    Bröd & Salt MOOD Stockholm
    Regeringsgatan 48, City/Norrmalm
    Bröd & Salt Odengatan
    Odengatan 83, Vasastan
    Bröd & Salt Karlbergsvägen
    Karlbergsvägen 8, Vasastan
    Bröd & Salt Götgatan 93
    Götgatan 93, Södermalm/Skanstull
    Bröd & Salt Humlegårdsgatan
    Humlegårdsgatan 7, Östermalm
    Bröd & Salt Kungsgatan 2
    Kungsgatan 2, City/Östermalm/Norrmalm
    Bröd & Salt Torsplan
    Torsplan 1, Vasastan
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    Bröd & Salt MOOD Stockholm
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    Bröd & Salt Odengatan
    072-251 16 23
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    Bröd & Salt Götgatan 93
    073-986 83 11
    Bröd & Salt Humlegårdsgatan
    070-475 66 25
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    072-146 30 77
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Park Kafé – Semlor
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Park Kafé

Oasis in shopping galleria

Park Café is a classic café where everything is baked right next to the café, from early morning until late in the afternoon. The selection varies depending on the season, but during semla season you're sure to find these Lenten treats behind the counter. The café is run by food lover Maryam Rydén, who also runs the White Guide-awarded Viggbyholm station café.

Artipelag – Semlor
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Artipelag

Semlor and art

Artipelag's konditori, whose head pasty chef Annie Hesselstad was pastry chef for the Nobel banquet in 2022 and 2023, serves classic semlor baked from scratch using organic flour and coarsely ground cardamom. The filling consists of almond paste with toasted almonds, a dash of cognac and lightly whipped cream - a great reason to head out to Artipelag.

Panem

Café meets bistro

Panem on Stora Nygatan in the Old Town is a luxurious combination of bakery, konditori, café and bistro. You can sample their semlor - which consist of a wheat bun flavoured with cardamom, filled with salt-toasted almonds and fluffy cream - right up until Easter.

Spånga Konditori

Popular spot outside town

Spånga Konditori is well worth the short trip from Stockholm city. This is where you'll find the semla that came second in Thatsup's major semla taste test in 2023. Coarse almond paste, softly whipped cream and chopped almonds characterise this classic bakery's semla.

Mr Cake

Swedish meets American

Mr Cake is run by star pastry chef Roy Fares, who combines Swedish fika culture with American café culture. Choose between a classic semla and a vegan semla with caramelised almond fillng and vanilla chantilly made from oat cream. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday they also make a limited number of fried "cronutsemlor" - a croissant/doughnut/semla hybrid.

Thelins Grand Café & Vinbar – Semlor
Thelins Grand Café & Vinbar
Thelins Grand Café & Vinbar – Semlor
Thelins Grand Café & Vinbar
Thelins Grand Café & Vinbar – Semlor
Thelins Grand Café & Vinbar
Thelins Grand Café & Vinbar – Semlor
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Thelins Grand Café & Vinbar – Semlor
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Classic

Eat classic semlor complete with triangular "lids" and fluffy whipped cream at Thelins konditoris. If you're looking for a slightly more luxurious experience you can visit Thelins Grand Grand Café & Vinbar in the heart of Kungsträdgården park, otherwise they have locations all over town.

  • Kungsträdgårdsgatan 13, City/Norrmalm Karlaplan 13, Östermalm Kungsgatan 51, City/Norrmalm Odengatan 34, Vasastan Sankt Eriksgatan 43, Kungsholmen
    Thelins Grand Café & Vinbar
    Kungsträdgårdsgatan 13, City/Norrmalm
    Thelins Konditori Fältöversten
    Karlaplan 13, Östermalm
    Thelins Konditori Kungsgatan
    Kungsgatan 51, City/Norrmalm
    Thelins Konditori Odengatan
    Odengatan 34, Vasastan
    Thelins Konditori Kungsholmen
    Sankt Eriksgatan 43, Kungsholmen
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Magnus Johansson Bageri & Konditori

Pros in Sjöstaden

Magnus Johansson Bageri & Konditori in Hammarby Sjöstad goes all-in on semlor around Shrove Tuesday. In addition to their classic semla they experiment with various flavours, and they offer a plant-based semla. Do you want to treat your semla-loving pal? Buy them a gift card from the bakery that's good for a large semla. 

Rosendals Trädgård

Organic in Djurgården

Take a walk out to Djurgården and sample the organic semlor at Rosendals Trädgård. They bake fluffy semlor with plenty of almond paste, lightly whipped cream and a round lid. The beautiful garden surroundings are an extra reason to make the trip out of the city.

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From scratch

The popular semlor they serve at this stone-oven bakery are large, classic and made completely from scratch from top-quality ingredients. Roughly-chopped almond paste with bitter almonds and fluffy whipped cream are the order of the day. They also make vanilla semlor.

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Popular sourdough bakery

Small and very popular hole-in-the-wall famous for being sourdough pros. They serve traditional semlor with stone oven-baked buns, almond paste and hand-whipped cream.

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Viggbyholms stationskafé

Täby talking point

The Lenten buns at Viggbyholms Stationscafé in Täby draw in semla fans from near and far, and they're a regular feature every year. Their semlor are made entirely from scratch using cardamom, whipped cream and coarsely chopped almonds.

Kosterheds

Seasonal semlor

It's no secret that Kosterheds in Solna loves semlor. The popular bun pops up here every now and then all year round, in the form of midsummer semlor with strawberries, cinnamon bun semlor and saffron semlor. During the first months of the year, the counters are filled with classic semlor, mini semlor and semlor with vanilla cream instead of almond mass. This year they'll also be doing creamy semla biskvi pastries. Four-legged friends are welcome here, and can even enjoy doggy ​​ice cream.

Gunnarsons

Reliable semla spot

A good old-fashioned konditori on Södermalm whose semlor, finely powdered with icing sugar, are always popular during semla season. As well as classic semlor they also have buns with extra toasted Valencia almonds, vanilla semlor or an extra large luxury semla - for anyone who can't get enough of a good thing. They also bake vegan and gluten-free semlor. 

Sweets By Camilla

Caramelised almonds

The semla they serve at the popular bakery at Camilla Hamid's cafe in Vasastan is in line with the place's name - Sweets. Here, the bun is filled with a sweet, caramelised almond paste with chopped almonds. Unless you choose the vanilla semla, which instead contains homemade vanilla cream. There's also a semla mud cake, for anyone who wants to try something new.

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Salty-sweet semla

Stora Bageriet's semla is highly regarded by many Stockholmers, and it's available in both Vasastan and Östermalm. The recipe for success includes gently whipped cream, slightly coarser almond paste with a pinch of salt, and plenty of chopped almonds on top. Hetvägg (semla served in warm milk) is offered for those who prefer it, and if you want to try something different, why not try some semla porridge.

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Robin Delselius Bageri Kvarnholmen – Semlor
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Artisanal semla

The bakers at Robin Delselius Bakery knead cakes. pastries and bread with selected ingredients and a lot of love at several different locations in town. Their semlor are no exception - natural ingredients without any weird stuff is the name of the game here. A cardamom-flavoured bun, a generous dollop of whipped cream and homemade almond paste make up the bakery's traditional Shrove Tuesday bun, which is also available in mini and vegan versions.

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Gorgeous buns at one of the city's favourite bakeries

This popular stone-oven bakery (which also has branches in London) produces some of the best bread in the city, and they also make a mean semla, which coarsely ground cardamom, beautifully piped whipped cream and thickly powdered triangular lids. They also serve a vegan semla, if you prefer, and one made with a classic cardamom bun. 

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    Scheelegatan 6, Kungsholmen
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Årsta Konditori

Fifties-style konditori

If you want a really classic semla - and find yourself in the Årsta area - head to Årsta Konditori in the square. They serve popular semlor topped with large lids powdered with icing sugar in the konditori's well preserved Fifties setting.

Gluten-free semlor

Happy Atelier

Naturally gluten-free

This gluten-free bakery and konditori in Kungsholmen serves bread and pastries with an emphasis on craftsmanship. Their semlor are made with naturally gluten-free ingredients and filled with almond paste and lactose-free cream topped with toasted almonds.

Malvas glutenfria hantverksbageri

Fine craftsmanship

Malvas is a small gluten-free artisanal bakery on Vikingagatan in Birkastan. Tuck into gluten-free semlor with beautifully piped cream and a triangular lid powdered with icing sugar. There's also a vanilla semla which is filled with vanilla cream instead of almond paste, which can be pre-ordered. Keep an eye on the bakery's Instagram for info on which days the semlor are available, and send an order.

Café Så Gott

Semlor in Sundbyberg

If you find yourself in Sundbyberg needing sweet treats without gluten, head to Café Så Gott. They serve gluten-free semlor with large lids and fluffy lactose-free cream.

Gullegårdens

100% gluten-free

Gullegårdens stone-oven bakery in Gärdet is especially popular with Stockholmers who want to avoid gluten. They serve creamy semlor all season, all of which are naturally gluten-free. If you'd like a gluten-free vegan or vanilla semla you can also pre-order these. 

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