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Vegetarian tapas
Many Swedish restaurants offer vegetarian options on their menus, and some restaurants serve only vegetarian food. Plant-based food is seen as an sustainable, yet delicious option to meat-based dishes.
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Top 3 Malmö restaurants

Whether you’re into Michelin star restaurants, vegetarian cuisine, freshly fried falafel or traditional Swedish food – Malmö has it all. We have listed three of our favourite Malmö restaurants at the moment.

Vollmers in Malmö
Vollmers restaurant, set in a 19th century townhouse.
Photo: Restaurant Vollmers


Fine dining, local ingredients and natural flavours. Try adding two Michelin stars on top of that and you have restaurant Vollmers.

Vollmers was founded by the Vollmer brothers in 2011 and earned its first Michelin star four years later. Guide Michelin describes the food at Vollmers as ‘expertly crafted’ and ‘original’. All ingredients are locally sourced and the menu is inspired by the Swedish cuisine. The chefs’ dedication is not only represented in the unique flavours, but also visible in the presentation of the food. Don’t be surprised if you ask yourself if you’ve been served dinner or an art installation, while having dinner at Vollmers. 

The restaurant is located in a traditional 19th century townhouse in Malmö and the staff is professional yet personal; creating an excellent setting for a memorable dining experience.

Food market hall
Malmö Saluhall is a popular food market hall housed in a former freight depot in the city centre of Malmö. Guests will find anything from traditional Swedish food to poké bowls and freshly fried falafel here. The market hall has an interesting architectural design, combing old and new in an impressive way.
Photo: Miriam Preis/

Malmö Saluhall

In a former roofless freight depot in the city centre lies the food market Malmö Saluhall – one of the city’s most popular food hubs and an excellent example of innovative Swedish architecture.

The freight depot was a roofless shell before it was transformed into Malmö’s most well-visited food market hall in 2016. Today it houses about 20 restaurateurs, shops and local food producers. You can find anything from traditional Swedish food to modern international cuisine here. There are plenty of local products you can bring home, such as hand-made sausages, artisan cheese and hand-sorted coffee beans. Don’t miss the chocolatier selling handmade Swedish chocolates which will melt in your mouth, and of course, the bakery serving cinnamon buns and other Swedish desserts.  

You can get food to go but we recommend eating in at one of the many restaurants to enjoy the industrial Scandinavian design and the excellent food.

Jalla Jalla in Malmö
Try the delicious falafel at Jalla Jalla in Malmö.
Photo: Fredrik Johansson/

Jalla Jalla

Did you know that Malmö is known as the ’falafel capital’ of Sweden? Jalla Jalla, famous for its delicious food and funky tunes, is one of the most popular falafel shops in town.

The food culture in Sweden is diverse, and Malmö in particular is known for its international food scene. Many Malmö restaurants serve food with influences from other parts of the world. Jalla Jalla is one of them, serving delicious falafel topped with fresh veggies and tasty sauces. Lately they have developed their menu further to accommodate the growing number of vegan guests, and as a result, they now serve vegan kebab too!

However, there’s more to Jalla Jalla than delicious falafel and vegan kebab – unexpectedly this restaurant is also known for being a nightclub. Well, sort of. In the early hours of Saturdays and Sundays, Jalla Jalla turns up the music and invites their guests to dance with the staff while waiting for their food orders. This Malmö restaurant has certainly added something different to Swedish food culture.