Situated on a rare quiet block in midtown, the Church of Sweden New York is stately, Gothic, and lined with stained glass windows. It is also home to some exceptional Swedish food, served from what looks like a cross between a reading room and large home kitchen located just inside its doors. This is the café, and it’s often packed with Swedes, who come for a cheap, simple lunch. You’ll want a sandwich, which stacks egg, anchovies, or Swedish cheese and tomatoes between slices of hearty, homemade Nordic brown bread. And you should not skip the just-baked cinnamon buns, which are just $3 apiece.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 15, 2014