Stockholm is such a great place for foodies – from their fika culture of baked goods and lattes, to fresh seafood, and the Swedish classic, meatballs.
So from one foodie to another, these are my top three restaurants for foodies in Stockholm!
Loved by locals and tourists, Sturehof is THE spot for seafood foodies. Depending on the weather, opt for alfresco dining, and enjoy people watching as you eat your way through the menu. Oysters are a must.
PERFECT FOR lunch, dinner; foodies, couples, small and big groups, families; seafood lovers.
ORDER a variety of different oysters – don’t worry if you’re not an oyster connoisseur, the friendly waiters will tell you all the subtle differences.
KEEP IN MIND it’s in the centre of Stockholm and is popular by locals and tourists so remember to book a resy in advance so you’re not disappointed.
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Saturday, 11AM – 2AM; Sunday, 12PM – 2AM
PERFECT FOR dinner; foodies, couples, small groups; date night; sushi and seafood lovers.
ORDER …well, it’s omakase so you haven’t got much choice. Although it can seem daunting to have the chef decide what you eat, I can assure you everything I put in my mouth was delicious and I can’t praise this place enough.
Throughout the meal, the chef explains each course (in both English and Swedish), making you really appreciate the local produce and ingredients they source. Already looking forward to coming back!
KEEP IN MIND there are only 12 seats, so book a reservation in advance! It makes for an intimate and cosy atmosphere. If you’re unlucky, check out their sister restaurant Soyokafe.
OPENING HOURS: Wednesday to Saturday, 7PM – 10PM. Sunday to Tuesday, closed.
Meatballs for the People
Where to get the best meatballs in Stockholm? Look no more! Meatballs for the People is where it is at. Serving a Swedish classic, the team source organic produce and ingredients to create little balls of heaven (and their efforts to minimise their environmental impact). Meatballs are served with creamy mash and rich beef gravy. It is a must-visit for any foodie visiting Stockholm.
PERFECT FOR lunch, dinner; big groups, family-friendly.
ORDER meatballs (duh!) If there’s two of you, order the platter so you can sample four of their meatball offerings (from beef to reindeer to bear), served with potato puree, gravy and lingonberries. If you’re solo, stick to a Swedish classic. (FYI, dessert is missable).
KEEP IN MIND to book a resy. If you’re making an impromptu trip, you can expect a long wait, especially during dinner service – don’t worry though, you can order drinks at the bar whilst you wait. And if you’re on a budget or an early luncher, head over from 11AM to 11:30AM for their early lunch deal.
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Thursday, 11AM – 9PM; Friday to Saturday, 11AM – 10PM; Sunday, 11AM – 9PM