Norske Nook Lefse
Osseo, WI
Authentic Scandinavian Flatbread
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With five locations, Norske Nook is a Wisconsin institution. Named for a group of Norwegian farmers, this traditional restaurant, bakery and coffee house originally opened in a small rural farming town in 1973. Their prize-winning pies and legendary hand-rolled "lefse" (hand-rolled Norwegian flatbread) have transformed the Norske Nook from just another hometown cafe into a world-renowned destination bakery. Their popularity has helped drive expansion from one to four locations, and the evolution of their original restaurant into a Scandinavian gift and coffee house.

About The Food

The Upper Midwest has a very significant Scandinavian population, so it follows that there are a large number of excellent bakeries that make famous specialties rooted in northern Europe. Osseo, Wisconsin's Norske Nook has risen to the top of the heap with their tender, delicious "lefse" (hand-rolled Norwegian flatbread), and their iconic pies that have earned over 45 Blue Ribbon Awards at the Annual National Pie Championship in Florida. Tender and fresh, their authentic lefse can be spread with butter and topped with sugar, or rolled up with any filling you like—sweet or savory. In 2015 Norske Nook published a book of pies to satisfy pie lovers near and wide.

Meet The Owner

Jerry Bechard grew up on a small farm just outside Chippewa Falls, WI After college and a career as a police officer in Denver, CO, Bechard moved back to the Midwest and purchased the Norske Nook from the original owner, Helen Myhre in 1990. Since then he has expanded the Norske Nook to four locations. Bechard is the past winner of the Restaurateur of the year from the Wisconsin Restaurant Association and co-author of Norske Nook Book of Pies and Other Recipes.

Shipping Days

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering $9.95 Nationwide Flat-Rate Shipping from Norske Nook Lefse.

Expedited service is available for an additional charge. Service to Alaska and Hawaii is available, for an additional fee (sorry). Service outside the U.S. currently not available.

Orders are shipped Monday through Friday except holidays. Orders placed by 4 PM (ET) can be shipped the following day. The max allowable transit time for all products is 4 days. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time for products from Norske Nook:

Ground Shipping - Customers will be presented by a flat shipping rate of $9.95 (per shipping box) upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

2-Day Air - the customer will be presented with $24.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via UPS 2-Day Air and will be delivered on or before the end of the second business day following shipment (unless upgrading to Saturday delivery). Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses.

UPS Next Day Air Saver - Your package will be delivered by the end of the next business day after it has been shipped. Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses. The flat-rate for Next Day Air Saver is $29.95.

UPS Next Day Air - Your package will be delivered the next morning after it has shipped, by 12 noon to most addresses. The flat rate for Next Day Air is $34.95.

Saturday Delivery - Saturday delivery is available for UPS 2-Day service or UPS Next Day Air for an additional charge of $20 per package. Deliveries are made between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM, depending upon delivery address. Saturday delivery is not available for UPS Ground shipments.

Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All Norske Nook items are shipped in packaging that can be re-used or recycled with sufficient coolant to assure it arrives in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 4 days.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Storage & Care

STORE: Lefse can be refrigerated for a week or frozen for up to 6 months. Lefse are made without preservatives, so when storing, keep them tightly wrapped or they will dry out. If you don’t plan on eating it right away, toss it in the freezer!

PREP: To heat, place lefse in a large buttered pan and heat for 2-3 minutes or in the microwave, covered in a damp cloth, for 1 minute. Lefse are great when served with butter & sugar, with eggs, sausage and cheese or your favorite jam. Enjoy!