Kirsten’s Danish Specialties

Denmark, just like many countries, has specialty foods and baked goods that best represent their culture. Kringles are just one of the many foods that do just that. At Kirsten’s Danish Bakery, you’ll find the authentic taste of their world-famous Kringles using only the finest ingredients, well trained Danish bakers to bring you these traditional, authentic, old-world baked goods.


At Kirsten’s Danish Bakery our Kringles are the center of all our baked goods. 

Our Kringle /ˈkrɪŋɡəl/: is a Scandinavian pastry, a Nordic variety of pretzel, which arrived with Roman Catholic monks in the 13th century, especially in Denmark. It developed
further into several kinds of sweet, salty or filled pastries.Award Winning Kringle has been bringing in hungry Danes and local Chicago area residents since we opened in 1989, but what is Kringle?
In Danish and Norwegian, the word is kringle, plural kringler; The word originates from the Old Norse kringla, meaning ring or circle. The shape of the kringle has given name to a similarly entangled feature found in some proteins, the so-called Kringle domain. Or, simply put, a delicious large pretzel shaped pastry with lots of history!

“In 2005, Dana College in Blair, Nebraska, held a Kringle Contest, which was won by Kirsten’s Danish Bakery in Burr Ridge, Illinois. Kirsten may have had a slight advantage in being the only Danish bakery in the U.S. that employs bakers trained in Denmark using traditional methods.”

~ Wikipedia

~ Customer Testimonials