Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Nordic Goodies

In a city known for its very diverse assortment of restaurants, we had been lacking a place to have a great assortment of Scandinavian goodies until a couple of years ago when Karelia Kitchen opened on Bloor St West. Karelia was the name of a wonderful store here in the 60s & 70s that sold contemporary design products from Scandinavia and this restaurant is owned by the son and daughter-in-law of the store owners. It is a Nordic smokehouse that also offers open-faced sandwiches, pastries, and traditional Nordic entrees. I've eaten there and it was really good!
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click here for more signs.

31 comments:

Lois said...

I would love to try this place!

Luis Gomez said...

Sounds delicious!

Taken For Granted said...

I'm right with Lois and Luis. This smokehouse and cafe has great appeal.

Halcyon said...

I've never heard of this place. I wish I was there to try it, it sounds wonderful!

Andy said...

It's now on my list of things to do.

Sharon Anck said...

When you mentioned smokehouse I immediately thought of smoked salmon which would be exceptionally good on my bagel this morning.

TexWisGirl said...

it just sounds good!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Mmmm..tasty delights.

Karen said...

Oh, yummy!

llandudnopictures said...

Sounds really tasty, love the bright, welcoming sign!

Norma Ruttan said...

I really like the choice of font as well as the crisp white against the eye-catching orange!

cieldequimper said...

Nice vintage feel to the place with a modern twist to it!

Marleen said...

That sounds really good!

genie said...

I would LOVE to eat here. It is so nice that the family is carrying on the tradition even if they have changed to dining.

Lesley said...

It's an interesting family tradition.
There just aren't enough Scandinavian restaurants in town! I'll haver to keep this one in mind.

Lowell said...

Love the sign. Being of the Swedish persuasion, however, I'd probably have to get permission before I'd dare eat Nordic food. :)

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Sounds wonderful!

~Lindy

Gerald (SK14) said...

sounds yummy

Sue Demeter-St Clair said...

I will have to check it out! I like the saying on their sandwich board sign :)

William Kendall said...

Convenient to have the address number there above the door... I'll have to take a look there the next time I'm in town.

Jack said...

I am struggling to think if I have ever eaten in a Scandinavian restaurant. The closest I can remember was the cafeteria at IKEA. One of these days I want to tour Scandinavia, but it has not made the top of the bucket list yet.

Randy said...

Sounds like a place to try.

Lady Lilith said...

Nice sign. Looks like a really inviting place.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sounds darn good to me yah!

Small City Scenes said...

sounds like a great place. MB

VP said...

I like the simple but eye-catching sign, and can only imagine the good stuff inside!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the red tone behind sign. Like a highlight. Stunning.

EG CameraGirl said...

Sounds delish!

Lowell said...

Hi Pat! Re your comment on Ocala re my comment on this post: That was very Swede of you!"

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sounds good Pat, a little bit like our Miss Maud!

Laura. M said...

Good place to enjoy a different menu ;)