Leske's Bakery, on Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge, is one of the last remnants of the neighborhood's once thriving Scandinavian population. You may notice that the sign and awning bear the colors of the Swedish flag. Which is actually a bit weird, since Leske's was founded as a Danish bakery.
Visiting wasn't exactly the experience I had hoped for. The sweets and cakes in the cases aren't very novel. In fact, they look like what you'd expect to find in your average Italian bakery. I asked the counter girl which of the treats were Swedish in origin. She seemed confused by the question. "I don't know," she replied. For shame.
There was this in the window, a kind of gingerbread town festooned with the flags of Sweden, Norway and Finland. So they haven't quite forgotten themselves. The bakery is still known for it's limpa bread, but I couldn't locate any.