Category Archives: Food + Drink

Announcing FredagsRamen at Baltzersen’s

Earlier this year we ran a series of events called FredagsTaco and they were legitimately grounded in the modern Swedish tradition of Fredagsmys and staying in on a Friday evening to enjoy tacos and time with your family.   We wrote … Continue reading

Dairy is Wary as Plant Based Milk is on the Rise

We have been stocking plant based milk options pretty much forever, but this year we’ve stepped up our game adding coconut and oat milk to our selection (to join soya and almond).   Manufacturers have done a much better job … Continue reading

Baltzersen’s celebrates Norwegian Constitution Day

Kransekake

It’s Norway’s national day on May 17 so we’re preparing to celebrate it in typical Norwegian style – with lots of flags, delicious food, and fun! Our owner Paul has family in Norway; indeed, a 100-year-old recipe book belonging to … Continue reading

Fredagsmys and Fredagskos

fredagsmys definition

Fredagsmys and Fredagskos Back in December Paul was browsing through a shop in Ilkley and he came across a book entitled ‘Lagom’.  It’s not a new book but he hadn’t had the chance to leaf through it and one of … Continue reading

Simple ways to have more hygge in your life this Christmas

hygge at Christmas

It’s all too easy during the hectic festive season to get bogged down in to-do lists, shopping, cooking, wrapping and more. It’s a busy time of year and here at Baltzersen’s we have been thinking of ways to embrace the … Continue reading

Think Indie: Return of the Damn Yankee in Harrogate

Damn Yankee in Harrogate is set to re-open in November 2017

It’s great to hear that Damn Yankee, one of Harrogate’s oldest restaurants, is about to re-open its doors. There was widespread disappointment around town earlier this year when it was announced the restaurant was closing down with immediate effect. Anyone … Continue reading

Christian’s Cafe and Kickstarter

Photo of Christian's cafe in Knaresborough for blog by Baltzersen's scandinavian cafe in Harrogate

A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to be invited to the opening of the new Christians Café. Christian and his fiancée, Alice, grew up in Knaresborough and so the move from Crimple Hall to their home town … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Pubs with Beer Gardens in Harrogate

Living in Harrogate, we are fortunate that we’re surrounded by beautiful countryside. When the weather is dry, there’s nothing better than enjoying the great outdoors and making the most of one of the best aspects of our area. For some, … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to the Best Fish and Chips in Harrogate

It may be a true British staple, but it can still be a minefield: how to you know where to find the best fish and chips in Harrogate? Fear not! We are here to help, and to do the very … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Gluten Free Food in Harrogate

Photo of gluten free food in harrogate, waffles at Baltzersen's Scandinavian cafe in Harrogate

It can often be difficult for people with coeliac disease or gluten intolerance to find good places to eat. And with Coeliac and Gluten Free Awareness week 2017 just around the corner, from 8th-14th May, we thought it would be … Continue reading