Fika is the Scandi equivalent to the tea break, whether with work or friends. This ritual of coffee and buns is so easy to do in Stockholm, with the city’s abundance of coffee shops. Cinnamon is a small place in Hornstull by the water’s edge.
Top tip: Take a trip to Fabrique for a Fika with a twist and taste the cardamom buns.
Meatballs (no, not IKEA)
A trip to Sweden isn’t complete without meatballs. We have not one, but two recommendations: head to Meatballs for the People for meatball sliders and meatballs – including moose meatballs! Nytorget 6, its sister restaurant, in the trendy area of Sofo in Sodermalm serves up a European menu, but you can also try their Meatballs for the People dish: meatballs with gravy, potato puree, lingonberries and pickled cucumber. It’s quality over quantity here, with succulent meatballs and oh so smooth mash.
Top tip: Save space for dessert in Nytorget 6.
Korv and Beer
Taylor’s and Jones do a mix of Korv – sausages – to choose from including beef, lamb pork and duck. The Anchorman with fennel coleslaw and roasted potatis is a great, straightforward choice. More adventurous taste buds can go for a Mexican Chilli Beef. Don’t miss out on the Swedish lagers and ales on tap.
Top tip: While roaming the many cobbled streets of Stockholm you’ll find it hard to miss the Korv stands, or hotdog stands. Live like the locals and try it with mash. Perfect for a quick bite.
Nothing beats a trip to Stockholm’s beautiful Archipelago: nearly 30,000 islands with forests, lakes and traditional houses to explore. The easiest day trip takes you to Vaxholm, one of the Archipelago’s largest islands, and within five minutes of docking you’ll find Bistro Sva Marga Mat. Most restaurants serving traditional Swedish foods will offer Toast Skagen – seafood on sautéed bread. Our shrimps and crayfish with crisp, thin bread was fresh and beautiful.
Top tip: Try the herring!
Location: Bistro Sva Marga Mat, Soderhalmsplan 1, 185 31, Vaxholm
Omnipollo’s Hatt is a great spot to try out new beers. Omnipollo brewery travel all over Europe to brew their beers, so expect a few unusual tastes. Look out for flavours including an IPA with rhubarb, wild strawberries and vanilla, a vanilla waffle wheat ale, or an oat pale ale. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it.
Location: Omnipollos Hatt, Hökens gata 3, 116 46 Stockholm.
Smaklig måltid – bon appétit!
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