The fantastic feast that is Fastelavn is a very Nordic tradition, and in Denmark people love it. The 40 day period of Lent is quite late in the calendar this year, between March 2 and April 16 this year, so Fastelavn will be observed on February 27. Some may say that you should save the delicious fastelavnsboller until then, to better savour the taste. However, we reckon you should start eating them as soon as you can get your hands on them, and they’ve just started appearing this week.
1. Dough Girls Doughnuts
📍Frederiksborggade 50, 1360
If you’re not a firm fan of the traditional fastelavnsboller, just fancy something a bit different or absolutely adore donuts, Dough Girls Doughnuts has something for you. You can choose between a tirimasu flavoured donut or one with the traditional flavours of cardamom and marzipan. Well, you can if I don’t get there first and gobble them all up.
📍Godthåbsvej 12B kl, 2000
At Debbielicious there are different flavours in the fastelavnsboller every week! In our opinion, this gives us license to eat at least 2 per week. Let’s call it research. Anyway, last week you could choose between a bun filled with pistachio cream and another filled with apricot jam and popcorn cream. We can’t wait to see what they come up with this week.
3. Cakes & Dreams
Grab yourself some gourmet Shrovetide treats at Cakes & Dreams, with incredibly inventive flavours. The first is filled with marzipan, blackcurrant, and prune compote, and the second contains licorice caramel, apricot, marzipan, and sea buckthorn cream. They’re unconventional but they sound pretty incredible!
4. Hart Bageri
📍Gammel Kongevej 109, 1850
📍Galionsvej 41, 1437
Hart Bageri always has something to make you hungry, even if you’ve just eaten. There’s always room for a pastry or two, and this year there’s a trio of delicious buns to choose from. You can buy buns flavoured traditionally, opt for the blackcurrant flavoured bun or try one filled with yuzu and vanilla.
5. Andersen Bakery
📍Thorshavnsgade 26, 2300
Andersen bakery’s shrovetide crossaints ares (thankfully) back this year and they come in 5 delicious flavours. These lovely crossaints are filled with Japanese flavours like yuzu and matcha., combined with more traditional flavours, and topped with a delicious almond biscuit.
6. Maison d’Angleterre
📍Østergade 2, 1100
This fantastic new bakery and cafe sells patisserie made by the expert pastry chef at michelin star Marchal. So, these buns are always going to be of incredible quality and this year they’re flavoured with almond, salted caramel and vanilla. More flavours are probably on the way from this amazing patisserie.