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The Edible Country in Asa, Småland
‘The Edible Country’ is a do-it-yourself gourmet restaurant where the visitors forage and cook their own food in Swedish nature.
Photo credit: August Dellert

Asa, Småland

Deep forests and thousands of dazzling lakes are perhaps the two most prominent features of Småland’s nature. Here, traditional and organic food is cherished and Småland’s nature is often used to inspire local menus. Taste the flavours of Småland as you venture along the various trails, and don’t forget to pick the fresh and plentiful lingonberries. At this middle-of-the-woods-table you can enjoy a meal including wild game from the surrounding estates. The table is located at Asa Herrgård only 45 minutes by car from Växjö.

You won’t be short of adventures in Småland. Thrill-seekers can test Europe’s largest zip line at Little Rock Lake Zipline. Fly through the treetops and finish off with a locally produced meal in the Fine Forest Restaurant at base camp. Explorers are also catered for at RAMOA Outdoor Activity. Take a canoe out onto the lake to a small island where a cosy accommodation awaits. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves and wake up to the sound of birdsong. Dinner or breakfast can be delivered directly to the island.

Wrap up your stay with a visit to Sweden’s youngest national park: Lake Åsnen National Park, a unique lake archipelago that you can experience with all your senses – on land and on water.

Find out more about activities and local food experiences in Småland

Other Close to Nature Food/Drink Experiences

Restaurant PM & Vänner.
Asa Herrgård Crayfish adventure.
Malva Gård: Award-winning production of juices and jams from locally grown fruits and berries, right next to lake Åsnen.
Sjöborgen Brew House: With flavours from nature, Malin and Peter at Sjöborgen, produce drinks that taste of Småland.
Korrö: Enjoy the beautiful nature reserve and learn more about the use of botanic herbs and the taste that nature has to offer.
More close to nature and food activities in Småland

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This table offers The Edible Country and The Drinkable Country.

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Eating outdoors
Eating in Swedish nature. Swedish forests are filled with edible treats such as berries, mushroom, nettles and other greens, and they are of course best enjoyed in the outdoors.
Photo: Tina Stafrén/

A do-it-yourself outdoor dining experience

Decide which table and natural landscape you would like to explore and make a reservation. Your reservation includes a seat at the table, inspiring local recipes and a kit with basic supplies to help prepare your findings and prepare a delicious experience.

Foraging with a local guide in the Edible Country, Sweden
A group gets information from a local guide before they forage for delicacies in the woods.
Photo: August Dellert

Get the full experience of the wild with our add-ons

While foraging, eating and drinking in nature is fun, it can also be a bit of a challenge. For a truly fulfilling experience, we recommend you book an add-on. A local foraging guide, a professional chef, bartender or comfortable accommodation nearby will make your visit all the more memorable.

The Edible Country

100 million acres of fine do-it-yourself dining.

The Drinkable Country

Welcome to the world’s largest open-air bar.