We´ve just finished touring Stockholm and it´s dinner time but we have spent all of our money on souvenirs...We are in the Hötorget (Hay Square) looking desperately for a place to have dinner when we see a kind of mall but filled with restaurants ... We decide to investigate. And there it was ... Just what we needed! A typical Swedish restaurant where you can try the pittypanna, which we had talked about and already said that we could not leave without trying. This was our last chance before we left and this place appeared! We didn´t know what that dish consisted of but hey, you have to try the cuisine. Diced potatoes, onions, meat, garnished with beets, a pickle, and a fried egg ... And if you want, ketchup and hot pepper sauce. You can not imagine how something so simple can be so bueenooooooo! And you can make at home easily. In fact, the traditional recipe is made with leftover meat and you can put whatever you want: sausage, chicken, ham, ... Mmmmmmmm, how delicious!? The restaurant had tables inside and on the terrace. We chose to sit outside and enjoyed a luxurious dinner! The dinner cost us 246 SEK which about 12 € each and exactly what I had left!
Having a drink here is an experience, from start to finish. The Gondolen is located in a structure, which I would say is about 30 feet off the ground, if you have vertigo don't go and look from below, otherwise definitely go because the views are nice. It's a bit expensive ... I had a cocktail, they serve you the famous Bellini called a rebujito (shown on the chart as rebuchito). The closet isn't free, but you get that nicethat feeling when you arrive and they take your coat. As you walk through a hotel, you'll find two elevators: one is normal and another exists only to give you a totally claustrophobic experience (if three people enter they better be skinny because it literally feels like you're packed in like sardines). If you're arriving by metro, get off at the Slussen stop, it won't be a waste, you'll see.
Conceived by many as the best restaurant in Stockholm, Operakällaren has an exceptional location in the city's opera. Internationally recognized, it has won many awards and medals. The restaurant is in Norrmalm, across the bridge from Gamla Stan and the king's palace. Nowadays, it's prestige has waned a bit and, in general, when you ask the local Swedes, they'll tell you that it's not what it once was. It has 16 different brands of champagne. It's where elite opera artists, the city's cultural elite, come to dine. It's a very interesting place, but without excess luxury. You generally have to make reservations weeks in advance. Tickets are 20 euros, main courses and desserts are 45 and 20, respectively. Restaurants are generally very expensive in Sweden, but this place is worth it. We went to a restaurant for 40 euros per person and were very disappointed, and for not much more, we could have eaten in this delightful restaurant! It prides itself on being a place where many stars arrive. It has an impressive list of all ve came to eat, from Eminem to Paris Hilton, up to the king or Pavarotti, Madonna and Schwarzenegger.
This restaurant is in the middle of Norrmalm, close to the park Humlegården and Östermalmstorg metro station, about 400 meters away. The restaurant is in the same building that has a multi-screen cinema theater specializing in copyright and other times. To reach the restaurant one must go through the same entrance, past the ticket booth to get to the bottom, to the dining room. The room is tiny, with about 15 tables of different sizes. The environment is pretty quiet, with background music and lighting that is faint, but sufficient. The truth is that the menu is quite rare, it includes a variety of dishes and combinations that does not sound normal. The price seems high for what you get. The kitchen gives the impression of being modern, with exotic ingredients and presentations. But this was not the case with all the dishes. Overall the food that we had ordered seemed boring. I can recommend the baked chicken dish, sirloin and baked potato dish. The wine and beer list is better, making it a good choice if you want a few drinks and nibbles after the film for example. Not the cheapest place but at least enjoyable.
A must visit spot in Stockholm where you can enjoy lunch, dinner, coffee or a cocktail. High quality products and service - not overly expensive, but not the cheapest in the world. Prices vary depending on what you want to do; for eating, you can expect to pay about 25-35 euros a head, with an extremely varied menu of meat and fish. A cocktail is about 8 euros - I recommend the Fidel Castro, although there are plenty of different types on offer, as well as a variety of coffees and teas.
The restaurant is located practically on the opposite bank of the Museum Island, in Gamla Stan (no metro stop). It's right at the edge of the water, so that the views are unbeatable. It has two indoor rooms where you can eat in peace, and two large terraces - one for dining, the other more casual, for coffee and cocktails. Both have awnings and heaters to keep you warm. The cocktail terrace has couches and mattresses as well as chairs, so you can really relax, and there are also blankets to keep warm. For quality, location, service ... everything, really ... I recommend it.
Situated in the popular Stortorget Square in central Stockholm, this is a great restaurant. It has a nice terrace where you'll be given blankets if it's cold. Inside there's a cozy candle-lit basement. It's known for its hot white chocolates, which are breathtakingly good, and sandwiches. They are really good!
It seemed a bit expensive to me, so I had a sandwich that I made for lunch and decided to only buy a drink and dessert. I enjoyed a delicious kanelbullar (the best that I tried in Stokholm) and a little pastry made of chocolate, like a meatball, covered in cocao, mmmm! So as far as the main dishes go, I don´t know, but the desserts are wonderful. By the way, this restaurant has a terrace with nice views.
Fisklaget shop is a nice fish Saluhall Swedish market. It is a market with food stalls in wooden huts and a big iron and glass roof that allows in light. This market is a little cheaper than Hotorgshallen. The food in Sweden is expensive, whether local or imported. Local products from the ocean include salmon , steaks and pink, whose price varies. There is wild salmon or fish, herring marinated in a variety of different sauces, haddock, another smoked fish too. There are sea fish like lake since Stockholm lies between the Baltic Sea and Lake Malaren. Another thing I appreciate about the Swedes is the kaviar, fish eggs, which they eat on all occasions, they use it like a mayonnaise. Fisklaget dishes and prepared fish kebabs, to take away or consumed directly in the market tables. If it is true that the prices are quite high, you always come out cheaper than eating in one of the fish restaurants in the city, and you know it's all fresh!
It's our first day in Stockholm, have been completely enthralled that is present in every corner of this city. ... Well, it's dinner time! It´s still daytime outside but the restaurants are full, at this hour in Spain we would only be having a snack ... we don´t like to have bad food, so we remembered what a friend ve lived in Sweden for a few months told us to try thepitipana meetballs!. We spent some time looking for a restaurant that would meet our expectations and Pickwick was the choice. The terrace was full of people, so we saw that the meatballs were definitely good! Coca cola and meatballs for two ... We sat on the terrace, where we could see that this restaurant had a lot of demand ... And there we were, admiring the buildings we had surrounding us :) Our plate consisted of "köttbullar" or meatballs in a rich gravy, cooked potatoes and cranberry sauce, mmmmmmmmmm! The dumplings my mother had weren´t anything to envy, but the dish itself was different, and the sauces are good. The total bill came out to be 358 SEK, which is € 35. We were happy because we had already checked off one of our missions in Sweden ;)
The "varm korv" is much more present in the lives of the Swedish than the hot dog is for the Spanish. If in Spain it is easy to find stalls selling chestnuts, sweet potatoes or popcorn, it is normal in Swedish cities to find carts hot dog vendors. Stalls or carts are usually small with only enough space for the vendor and his sausages. In Sweden they eat these as a mid-morning snack or just when they feel like it. It can also serve as a reward for children if they have behaved during an outing on the weekend. The typical hot dog has a small piece of bread with a cooked long, thin sausage. But now there are also about half a dozen different types which the Swedes find funny, names like chorizo, bratwurst, or Grillad bamse. Some are spicier than others, some are fried and some are grilled. You can always choose ketchup, mustard, "boston gurka" (relish), fried onions and sauce. Ketchup and mustard are always included, but sometimes they charge for the other condiments. If the hotdog isn't enough, it is quite normal to ask for a menu or dish wherein they sell sausage with mashed potatoes or French fries. I recommend you try it at least once!
P&B is a shop selling chocolate and other treats that you'll find in Hotorgshallen market, which is in Hotorget Square, next to the concert hall. It's in a basement, but it's easy enough to find. P&B is one of the first stores you'll see, and if you don't see it, the delicious aroma is sure to catch your attention! It's the perfect place to find a gift. Chocolate from Africa and South America of varying strengths, pralines and exotic fruit jams ... most of the products are imported, making them somewhat pricier. Even the smallest box of chocolates cost 10 euros, most of them about 20. Chocolate is also sold here for cooking, and for making hot drinks. If you don't have a sweet tooth, there are also olive oils from various countries, mainly Greece, Italy, and Spain, as well as spices and condiments. They're mouthwateringly good, but the prices are quite high. If you buy something as a gift, they'll wrap it for you.
People go to summer in Stockholm, to any of the many islands of the archipelago, and Vaxholm, the closest to the city with easy connection by public transport is one of the most visited. At the north end of the island, near the town center, is this lovely cafe, where you can enjoy a delicious meal or enjoy some of the wonderful cakes and sweets offered in a pleasant wide terrace overlooking the archipelago.
The kanelbullar is a typical Swedish sweet. By tradition, the Swedes have them to accompany coffee. They are rolls with an intense cinnamon flavor that are delicious! In Stockholm you can enjoy them anytime since they are sold everywhere: supermarkets, 7-Eleven, metro stations. Also there are vanilla ones but cinnamon is traditional and is the best. If you go to Sweden please do not leave without trying them! I am now trying to catch the hang of the recipe ... If I go out I will put up photos ;) On the website you can see a video about a study that made a girl in Stockholm, looking for the perfect kanelbulle in various establishments!
Bonde Matbod is a meat shop, mainly selling dried meats like reindeer and moose, which the Swedes love. You can find the market in Hotorget Square, next to the concert hall. It's in a basement, but easy enough to find. The dry moose and reindeer sausages are very popular, and are quite expensive as they have to be transported across the country. In general, frozen reindeer meat sold in the supermarkets is a bit cheaper: we are talking about 70 euros a kilo for the dried meats. They have much more flavour than a pork sausage, and are thinner and far less greasy. To accompany the meat, the store also sells a selection of jams, which are sweet when eaten with the sausages. You can have the meat vacuum-packed if you're taking it out of the country. It is usually eaten on special occasions, such as Christmas or Easter, as it's not an everyday dish, given the price.
Walking through Malmö honed our appetite. We checked several places to eat but Sweden is quite limited for good food (from my point of view) it's all sandwiches and sandwiches with herring, salmon etc, soups, and Ikea type menus, so discovering an Italian on Stortorget opened our eyes and we chose to eat. To eat quickly, we still had a lot to see, we just ordered tuna pizza,and calzone, the tuna tasted great, and looked as delicious as at home, but there it was spectacular. The base, thin and crispy at the edges and at its best, come on, you were happy, the price was not bad considering how expensive the country is. They have a heated terrace in winter but also with blankets to overcome the cold and a delicious lunch and dinner. Good service and the menu written in Swedish, English, German and French, all the waiters speak English, so you willhave no problem if you speak a little of that language.
After spending over a week in Swedish Lapland, arriving in Stockholm was quiet a shock to the senses. And of course, the first thing we wanted to do was go for a good meal! The place we chose was called Blå Dörren, meaning blue door in Swedish. This is a typical Swedish restaurant, specialising in local dishes. The atmosphere was amazing, filled to the brim - luckily we had reserved in advance. We had one of the specialties of the house, the herring, to start, and they didn't let us down. For the main course I wanted some meat, needing some protein after the polar landscapes, and it was delicious. If you go to Stockholm and want to enjoy authentic Swedish cuisine, this is the place to go.
Open from 10 in the morning until 1am, this is one of the most fashionable places in Stockholm where you can have breakfast, lunch, or dinner as well as a snack. The Strandbryggan Sea Club is located in the city centre, in the channel that separates the island of Djurgården Östermalm, in front of the Nordiska Museet. There's a marine environment, lounge music, lots of sofas, cocktails, and a delicious menu of fish. It's crowded in the evening, but highly recommended if you want a trendy experience.
Café and shop at the same time, Magasin is a dream for lovers of retro décor. It has everything, many decorative items, things related to coffee (as well as coffee), pin up paintings and an area of ice cream, smoothies and candies to have on the terrace or in the bar. When we went through here for the first time we browsed the beautiful things they had. Then we went and smelled muffins. Soon we were back. We took some muffins with a milkshake, both very tasty. They had many flavors but as we are addicted to chocolate... The area is full of cool places.