May 5, 2017
Munch on more than just meatballs in the Swedish capital. From traditional Swedish food like pickled herring and princess cakes, to trendy food trucks and Michelin-star dining, there’s a smorgasbord of culinary delights. Here are our suggestions for what and where to eat.
Get your fiks
Your first gastronomic adventure must be to go for a fika which basically means grabbing a coffee and delicious baked goods at a fik or cafe. Sweden is known for its cakes and pastries and Stockholm boasts some of the best and most varied eateries at which to find them. Kaffeverket which is close to Sankt Eriksplan is an award-winning spot, known for its array of coffees. Flickorna Helin Voltaire is another good place housed in what looks like a fairytale castle on the island of Djurgarden.
The typical Swedish smorgas or open-faced sandwich is served on only one slice of bread. This tradition dates back to the 15th century when thick wedges of bread served as plates. Try a raksmorgas or shrimp sandwich (above). They’re topped with lettuce, tomato, cucumber and boiled egg and finished off with a dollop of creme fraiche and sprinklings of chopped dill and fish roe.