In The News: There’s A New Swedish Bakery In NYC

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In The News: There’s A New Swedish Bakery In NYC

Well, it looks like we’re going to need to update our guide to fika in NYC – there’s a new bakery on the block. Fabrique is a favorite in Sweden, and it opened its first U.S. store in New York’s Meatpacking District this week.

Fabrique has 20 locations in Stockholm, with another five in the U.K. With nearly 25,000 followers on Instagram and recent recognition from His Royal Highness himself, we’re excited to get our hands on Fabrique’s cinnamon buns. Eater NY has all the details on its newest outpost.

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