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Bendtsen's Bakery

3200 Washington Ave., Racine, WI - (262) 633-0365
Posted By Carol Ann Garner on 3/31/2011 11:03:00 AM
I’ve lived in Racine my whole life. Up until about four years ago, I’d had every other kringle in town EXCEPT Bendtsen’s. Then a friend in Milwaukee told me to go there to pick up a kringle for her: “You haven’t been to BENDTSEN’S?!” Well, I had some of hers, and I haven’t gone anywhere else since.

The crust is flakier than any in town, never mushy/soggy, and the glazed topping far outdoes the sugar-coating or frosting on others in town. The fillings are fresh and delicious.

Even though there’s another kringle bakery closer to my house, I haven’t gone to any other place since. And I’ve made all my co-workers fans, as well. Let’s face it, kringle is delicious so, yes, you’re going to like the stuff from other bakeries. But this is the PREMIUM stuff.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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A raspberry cheese kringle... ready to eat.
"A raspberry cheese kringle... ready to eat."
Cliff Strutz





A a slice of apricot kringle
"A a slice of apricot kringle"
Michael Stern


Seven Sisters ('smorkaka' in Danish) is named after the Seven Sisters of Pleiades in Greek mythology. It is like a super-duper kringle: thicker and filled with creamed almond filling and custard.
"Seven Sisters ('smorkaka' in Danish) is named after the Seven Sisters of Pleiades in Greek mythology. It is like a super-duper kringle: thicker and filled with creamed almond filling and custard."
Michael Stern


With such a large assortment of kringles on display, trying to decide which one to choose can be incredibly difficult.
"With such a large assortment of kringles on display, trying to decide which one to choose can be incredibly difficult."
Cliff Strutz


Here is how a kringle is wrapped.
"Here is how a kringle is wrapped."
Michael Stern


The menu board shows the flavors that Bendtsen's has available every day.  There are usually another dozen or so special flavors to choose from, also.
"The menu board shows the flavors that Bendtsen's has available every day. There are usually another dozen or so special flavors to choose from, also."
Cliff Strutz


Since kringles don't make ideal food to eat while driving, Bendtsen's small sitting area really comes in handy.
"Since kringles don't make ideal food to eat while driving, Bendtsen's small sitting area really comes in handy."
Cliff Strutz


Almost directly across the street from Larsen's -- another of Racine's top kringle sources -- Bendtsen's opened in 1934.
"Almost directly across the street from Larsen's -- another of Racine's top kringle sources -- Bendtsen's opened in 1934."
Michael Stern


Three generations of kringle makers put Bendtsen's on the map as a prime source for Racine's 'Danish ring of gold.'
"Three generations of kringle makers put Bendtsen's on the map as a prime source for Racine's 'Danish ring of gold.'"
Michael Stern



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