Food and drink in Stockholm
Stockholm is now positioning itself as the “Capital of Scandinavia" and Stockholm for sure is one of Europe’s most dynamic foodie scenes.
Stockholm – one of the world leaders in Nordic cuisine; clean, simple yet sophisticated creative cooking and sometimes, notably novel approaches to service. Stockholm has a number of Michelin-starred restaurants, and Bib Gourmands (for excellent affordable eating), and a host of local Swedish classics attracting international headlines and food lovers.
And don’t miss the local strömming, a smaller and absolutely delicious version of herring from the Baltic, prepared in numerous ways including pickling – and can also be enjoyed as yummy street food.
Stockholm has its fair share of fine dining establishments with star credentials. A few examples are Oaxen Krog, Esperanto, Volt, Gastrologik, Mathias Dahlgren Matbaren, Operakällaren, Ekstedt and Sushi Sho.
Stockholm has experienced a culinary boom the last couple of years and new venues are opening one after another. Especially hot is the trend of excellent gourmet adventures but in the setting of a casual and highly affordable bistros. The Bib Gourmands award is for establishments noted for excellent, affordable dining. Stockholm’s best include; Brasserie Bobonne at Storgatan 12, Proviant, Rolfs Kök, Den Gyldene Freden, Ulla Winbladh, Sjögräs, Pubologi, EAT and Lilla Ego.
The Cadier Bar is the Grand Hôtel’s bar, classic in every way. Go to Eriks Gondolen Bar for elevated Stockholm city views, Lydmar for the epitome of good taste, Orangeriet Bar in summer, and B.A.R. for a cross between a seafood restaurant, aquarium and bistro bar.