Handwerk Sagene Organic Sourdough is Spreading Across the City! (Closed Permanently)

This weekend the organic sourdough bakery Handwerk had a soft opening of a new store at Sagene. Half of the store is a bakery outlet, and the other half is actually shared with an interior design blog. That marks the start of a grand takeover of organic sourdough in this city! Once again it’s the chefs’ collective Lava who are expanding. As revealed in my interview with the guys before they opened Sentralen, this is just one of possibly four new locations of Handwerk.

The neighbors of Sagene have discovered their new bakery!
The neighbors of Sagene have discovered their new bakery!

There’s no actual bakery at Handwerk Sagene, just an outlet for the baked goods which are still made by Pontus Blomberg and his team at the original Handwerk at Vulkan. You’ll find the same types of bread, cinnamon swirls and other buns. As well as the cakes and cookies from Andrea “SweetCakes” Marambio. Everything is made with organic ingredients. That means the plants, fruits, and vegetables have been given time to grow naturally and without the use of pesticides. The bread and buns are all made with Handwerk’s sourdough, and the wild yeast they’ve developed. Tastier & healthier!

Brownie and coffee for breakfast.
Brownie and coffee for breakfast.

This store is bigger and more spacious than the tiny shed which they’ve crammed into the corner near the exit at Vulkan. The woodwork of the store counter at Handwerk Sagene is the same, but I found it even more beautiful with the petrol blue and ocean green colors they’ve added. The rest of the store is designed by hviit.no, which is an interior design blog and online webshop. You can buy all the small design items you see, and probably everything you are surrounded by in the boutique.

Interior design by hviit.no, which also sell their items in the store
Interior design by hviit.no, which also sell their items in the store
Sweet stuff from Andrea the baker, and organic Summerbird chocolates.
Sweet stuff from Andrea the baker, and organic Summerbird chocolates.
Already sold out of bread by the time I got there.
Already sold out of bread by the time I got there.

Where do you buy your organic sourdough bread? Feel free to leave a comment below.

Please note: This bakery has closed permanently.

Anders Husa

I am Anders Husa – a foodie living in Oslo. I eat at the best restaurants in Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and the major food destinations in the world. I share my foodie stories here.

8 comments

  • Whilst I absolutely love what Handwerk and their team do, I honestly get a little fearful of this restaurant “monopolisation” that seems to be going on in Oslo. No concept stands alone proudly, they branch out under different names, saturating an already pretty dull food scene with same or similar concepts.

    To me, it must means that true growth doesn’t really occur. Old ideas are recycled and the growth of the food industry is stunted.

    • Time will tell the results of this 🙂 As far as I understand they expand mainly to hit a volume of bread production that is actually profitable. I can understand that one single sourdough bakery hidden in a corner of Vulkan is not enough. For Sagene it means a nice new bakery in a pretty, but boring part of town.

  • Hello, I think that is wonderful to have a new organic bakery in Sagene and for sure I will visit it soon. But I prefer to buy a organic sourdough bread from the new and organic bakery and pizzeria “Rent Mel” in the city center (Prinsens gata 6) and I`m very happy with the wonderful taste of all the breads and products there, also have a very reasonable prices. At the end good quality, organic and nice prices is what I`m looking for.

    • I was there a few days ago, but didn’t like the atmosphere much. A place without much heart put into the design and feel of it, if you ask me. The pizza was just ok, but nothing special that makes me want to return.

      • It`s a different point of view, you should try the bread as well, is what you are asking for. For me is more important that is organic and from local producers than the atmosphere. Not everything that shines is a diamond. What I really do care is what I`m eating and not the design.

        • I might try their bread one day. I hope you would be honest and tell me if you are affiliated with Rent Mel? Forgive me if I am mistaken, but I get suspicious when your URL is rentmelbakeri.no and IP tracker says you commented from a computer near Prinsens gate.

          • To be honest I know them, but I`m not affiliated with them at all. I am living quite far from Prinsens gate so I am afraid this is not correct. About the URL was a misunderstanding for my side. I love your articles and I just want to share my opinion. My hope is that more and more organic bakeries find a place in Oslo, like Godt Brød, Bjølsen Bakeri, Handwerk… Thanks.

            • Fair enough. You’re allowed to be a fan of them, of course. I am happy you shared your favorite organic bakery in Oslo, and I’ll be sure to try their breads and baked goods some day. My appologies for suspecting stuff 🙂

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