During the colder months of the year, we people tend to indulge in comfort food. Yes, salads and fruit are very nice and all, yet when it’s cold and dark outside, you long for something else. Food that feels like a warm blanket, keeping you hot and safe. And let’s be honest, the choice of comfort food out there is quite overwhelming. The Americans have their Mac and Cheese, the French go for raclette and the Brits like their portion of Shepherd’s Pie. And that’s just the top of the iceberg.
Fries, curries, ragù, stew, waffles, chocolate… The list is almost endless and if you wanted to, you could probably eat another example of comfort food every single day. And even though we certainly wouldn’t advise to do so – a bit of veggies and fruits every now and then won’t kill you – there’s another kind of dish we’d like to add to the list: cinnamon rolls.
Nowadays, you can get them around the world, yet the cinnamon roll once originated in Sweden and even now, it’s a North-European delicacy. The pastry is so popular it’s even got its own day since 1999, when October fourth was first put on the calendar as Cinnamon Roll Day or Kanelbullens Dag. The Haga district in the Swedish town Gothenburg is particularly famous for its cinnamon rolls, which measure about 30 centimeters in diameter. Yet despite their size, it’s common to order one bun per person.
Have a Roll
Did we manage to get you hungry with all this cinnamon roll talk? Well, don’t worry, you can buy your roll in Belgium too. In Antwerp, Have A Roll has been an institution in its own kind for quite a while now and thanks to its success, the restaurant is now also opening a branch in Ghent. Which shouldn’t come as a surprise with all those hungry students. The café is set to open somewhere mid-December (the date will be announced via Instagram soon) and will be located at Kouterdreef 3-5. Hungry for a roll? The branch will be open from Wednesday until Saturday from 11 AM to 5 PM and every first Sunday of the month. Be aware though, the store will maybe only be there until the end of May, so don’t wait to long if you want to try their buns!