By Nicholas Clark
Known to many Worcester City residents, a true culinary crown jewel resides at 133rd Gold Star Boulevard. Swedish-American Ake Lundstrom opened Crown Bakery in Worcester over 55 years ago with the dream of creating a true European-style bakery and café.
Lundstrom’s dream came to life as the Crown Bakery opened and specialized in Scandinavian treats as well as a range of classic European pastries. Its popularity rose quickly as some of Worcester’s diverse ethnic groups were able to calm their sweet tooth with traditional artisan baked goods at the new bakery.
With an array of diverse, delicious Swedish-style sandwiches and meats in the deli, one can get a meal, too, but the real joy comes when choosing one of the many delicacies served in the bakery. From Swedish coffee rings and buns to traditional Swedish cinnamon braids, Worcester residents can indulge in the classic Swedish activity of fika.
On top of the numerous pastries and breads to fit a feast for the king of Sweden, the Crown Bakery offers exceptional decorating talent with their wedding cakes. Made to order and ready to impress, these cakes have gained quite a reputation in Worcester.
The humble storefront is decorated in blue and yellow and topped by the three-point crown logo. A welcoming atmosphere pulls you inside and the scent of fresh-baked goods and exceptional hospitality keeps you coming back for more.
You’ll be able to satisfy your sweet tooth here every day of the week except Sunday. From 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Mondays and 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, there’s no good reason not to take a trip down to the Crown.