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A woman behind a counter in a café is pouring a customer a cup of coffee.
Lunch with friends, Malmö, Skåne
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Travel tips

Food and drink in Malmö

Malmö is famous in Sweden for the eclectic mix of international food cultures and traditions that come together in this south Sweden city.

New tastes and influences from near and far blend with regional traditions from Skåne such as spättekaka (a local, sugar-based dessert cake baked on a spit), ålagille (eel feasts), gåsamiddag (the annual goose dinner on 10 November), äggakaka (a traditional thick pancake with fried bacon on top), and endless types of marinated herring.

Eating out in the metropolis of Malmö is relaxed and self-indulgent. The focus is on well prepared and local-produce based comfort food with a European influence, more than on advanced fine dining.

Malmö has several Michelin-awarded restaurants. Try restaurants as SAV, Bloom in the Park and Vollmers.

Hip hangouts

Epicuré can be found in the charming “Gamla väster” district, near Gustav Adolfs torg in central Malmö. Epicuré serves Italian delicacies. The menu on the blackboards changes daily, and there are always a few vegetarian options and, of course, fresh pasta. 

Belle Epoque is a modern gastro bistro at trendy Möllevångstorget in Malmö. Belle Epoque serves a variation of pizza called tartes flambées. 

Downtown happening spot

Bastard, Malmö’s coolest, sexiest, overnight success offering nose-to-tail cooking is renowned for its masterclass dining but also has a superb bar menu.

Malmö Saluhall food market

Malmö Saluhall is easy to get to from the central station and is a great place to try local artisan food and drink. Stop for a 'fika' and try a cinnamon bun or sourdough bread from St Jakobs Stenugnsbageri or treat yourself to some chocolates from Chocolatte. Or buy some locally sourced produce from Lanthandel where you can find milk and cream from local dairy farms.