Fancy a viking waffler? Before, securing one of these flaky, chocolate-dipped pastries wasn’t something you could do easily in Toronto. But thanks to Birgir Robertsson, Icelandic treats are suddenly both available and newsworthy.
While the average Canuck may not be familiar with vínarterta, kleinur, ammas, or kransakaka, Birgir is keen to educate people on the fare from his homeland. After living in Reykjavik for years, he moved to Manitoba and then Toronto after the collapse of Iceland's banks. He started his Toronto bakery in early 2015, and it quickly became popular, even making the news in Iceland.