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.
Note: This restaurant has closed permanently.
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!
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.
Where do you buy your organic sourdough bread? Feel free to leave a comment below.