We strive to create a space that feels like home: a place where any person can come to slow down, to pause, and to connect with the world around them through artfully crafted food and drink.
We believe in authenticity: Real food. Real people.
We believe in good food and the power it has to bring people together.
We believe in family in all of its forms and the ways it can challenge and shape who we are and who we will become.
To establish hygge in the midst of an ever-changing city. Hygge is the Danish concept of a quality of cozy contentment created by acknowledging and enjoying the simple pleasures of life.
Nielsen's Pastries was established by John Nielsen in 1965. If you are wondering if it's the same shop that used to be in downtown Seattle on 3rd Ave, you're right! When development on Benaroya Hall began, the bakery moved to its current location in Queen Anne in 1996.
Chris and Holly Prairie are now the owners and operators of the shop. Holly started working at Nielsen's in 2009 while attending Seattle Pacific University and after working one other job after graduation, she decided that there was no job that could be as fulfilling. It was her deep desire to make the world a better place through pastries that inspired the two of them to purchase the bakery in the summer of 2017. They have a passion for bringing people together through delicious food and that is what they strive to do everyday. In their spare time, they enjoy slow cooked meals by candlelight, riding their bicycles all around town, and playing music in a band called The Hoot Hoots (Chris on drums, Holly on keys/vocals/dance moves).