Best Restaurants In Stockholm, Sweden oktober 1, 2020 – Posted in: Sweden, Travel – Tags: Fika, Holiday, Restaurants, Stockholm, Sweden, Vacations, Weekend Breaks
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WHERE TO EAT IN STOCKHOLM?
There are many wonderful restaurants in Stockholm and it can be difficult to choose. Here you can read about some of the exciting and fun restaurants you can eat at in Stockholm. And of course there are also tips for cafes, where you can fika, the Swedish way of having a cup of coffee with lots of cake!
WHAT TO EAT IN STOCKHOLM?
There are good opportunities to get out and eat new and experimental gourmet food in Stockholm, but the city also has many lovely restaurants where you can enjoy the traditional, Swedish home cooking. The köttbullar, the Swedish meatballs, are well-known, but also try a raggmunk, a seasoned potato pancake. The Swedes are very proud of their local ingredients, and you should go for tasting moose, reindeer and seafood.
However, you can’t visit Stockholm without also participating in the Swedish national sport: fika. You can get coffee and cake anywhere, but the Swedes have taken the concept to new heights. In Sweden, people really take coffee seriously! For cakes gtry the kardemommesnurrar (cardamom spinners), kanelbullar (cinnamon buns) or a piece of morotskaka (carrot cake).
Hungry yet? Here’s a guide to some of the best restaurants and cafes in Stockholm:
GREAT RESTAURANTS IN STOCKHOLM
ENVIRONMENTAL FOOD AT FOTOGRAFISKA
One of the hippest restaurants in Stockholm can be found at Fotografiska Museum. With the fantastic panoramic views over Stockholm, Gröna Lund and the water, you will be served exciting and innovative gourmet food at prices where everyone can join. The food is climate-friendly, organic and predominantly vegetarian, and you can buy bird, fish or meat for all dishes. Remember to book a table in advance, otherwise you will have to wait.
TRADITIONAL SWEDISH FOOD AT SKANSEN
One of the major attractions in Stockholm is Skansen, the world’s oldest open-air museum. Here you will find a large selection of restaurants and cafés serving traditional home cooking and pastries. At Krogan Stora Gungan you get really good meatballs with mash and lingonberries. Also experience the fika atmosphere in the courtyard of Café Petissan with the large cake selection.
EAT IN VALHALLA
At Aifur Krog & Bar in Gamla Stan, you get a unique Viking experience. Already at the entrance you will be greeted by a giant viking, who will announce your arrival in the hall. Inspired by old legends about the legendary Norse people, the menu of course consists of pork, fish and mead. The meal also includes waiters in Viking clothes, animal skins on the walls and funnel cups and ceramic plates. In the evening there is live music with lute and lyre.
FOOD FROM NORRLANDET
Knut Restaurant serves rustic, Swedish home cooking with inspiration from Norrland. The menu includes moose, reindeer, chanterelles, fish and other delicacies from the northern part of Sweden. Try a “Norrlandstalrik” with cheese from Jämtland and Souvas (salted and smoked pure) or a “Wallenbergare” of elk and raw pickled lingonberries (cranberries). Finish with hjortron (cloudberries) with ice. Bon appetite!
HERRING IS GOOD!
If you are looking for a quick snack on the way to all the sights, then stop by at Nystekt Strömming in Gamla Stan. The small food truck serves, as the name suggests, freshly cooked herring in all possible – and impossible ways. Herring burger? Herring with crispbread? Herring and mashed potatoes? Why not? It’s fast and cheap, and it tastes surprisingly good.
FIND A GREAT HOTEL IN STOCKHOLM
Here you get recommendations on hotels that are super fun to stay at, when you are in Stockholm. The options for unusual accommodation are many, and you can stay in an old prison or a converted Boeing 747. All hotels can be booked directly through Booking.com. See more hotels by doing your own search here:
LIVE IN THE OLD PRISON ON LÅNGHOLMEN
West of Gamla Stan is the small island, Långholmen. Until 1975, the island housed the Central Prison, where the last execution in Sweden took place. Today, the prison has been converted into a hotel and a youth hostel, and here you can live in the old prison cells. The concept is implemented down to the smallest detail, with the original green doors and old newspaper clippings about the criminals on the bottom side of your bunk bed. You can also stay in the slightly more expensive hotel rooms, where you still live in a prison cell but sleep in a real bed. There is free admission to the prison museum for hotel guests. Breakfast is served in the cozy restaurant.
Outside the prison, the island Långholmen lies with its beautiful nature with running trails and a beach. Långholmen and the adjacent Hornstull neighborhood are predominantly inhabited, and there are a few restaurants and shops in the area. Fortunately, it is easy to get to the center from here, and in winter you can take a shortcut to the city across the ice on Lake Mälaren.
FLY A TRIP TO DREAMLAND
When you land at Arlanda Airport, you can start your holiday in Stockholm by checking in at one of the world’s coolest hostels. At Jumbo Stay, you live in a converted Boeing 747, which since 2009 has housed hotel guests whose highest wish is a flight to dreamland. The hostel has both dormitories and double rooms. You can also book a suite in the cockpit – but here you must be out well in advance. NB! From Stockholm Arlanda Airport, it is approximately 20 minutes by high-speed train to Stockholm.
Read more here: Jumbo Stay
AHOY! – SLEEP ON A SHIP
When you walk across the Skeppsholmsbron, the bridge to Skeppsholmen, you can’t fail to notice the majestic full rigger, HMS Chapman. The ship is located next to Hantverkshuset, the former naval barracks. HMS Chapman was built in 1988 and has been moored on Skeppsholmen since 1949, where it has served as a youth hostel.
You can stay on the ship in the beautiful cabins with porthole or in Hantverkshuset in one of the bright rooms. In Hantsverkshuset there is also a café that is open all year round – and in the summer you can eat on the deck of HMS Chapman. From the hostel there is a few minutes walk to the bus station and metro.
Read more here: STF by Chapman & Skeppsholmen