CITY GUIDE: STOCKHOLM
Here below I've tried to gather a few favourite places in my hometown Stockholm. I have to say that this is such a beautiful place to visit and I can't believe that I might have taken its beauty for granted while growing up. I love that the city has so much nature all around (especially during sunny days). I would recommend visiting Stockholm between May - September (if you're not a winter person either, like myself).
This has to be one of my favourite restaurants ever. Yes, that’s right, not only in Stockholm. Mathias Dahlgren is one of Sweden’s most famous (and best in my opinion) chefs. His restaurant Matbaren (literal translation would be “the food bar”) with 1 Michelin star serves smaller dishes both influenced by different cuisines around the world as his own take on Swedish classics. Södra Blasieholmshamnen 6, Stockholm.
Asian fusion food in Stockholm I feel can be quite hard to find but EAT usually does a pretty good job to satisfy this craving of mine. Jakobsbergsgatan 15, Stockholm.
A classic place to come for seafood and fish. Pick your fish at their counter and choose what you’d like to have with it and how you’d like it cooked. Blasieholmsgatan 4A, Stockholm.
Vassa Eggen 🍴
I come to Vassa Eggen (or well, I used to at least) for their delicious fries along with a nice piece of meat or roasted chicken. Birger Jarlsgatan 29, Stockholm.
I always try to drop by Riche while in Stockholm. Why? Their meatballs are everything I’ve been missing. Serving classic Swedish dishes I feel as though this is a great choice if you’d like to try a bit of the Swedish cuisine. Oh, and don’t forget the Gino for dessert! I always used to make this at home as a kid. Birger Jarlsgatan 4, Stockholm.
Greasy Spoon 🍴
The brunch scene in Stockholm is definitely evolving (although maybe not there just yet). Greasy Spoon is a good option if what you’re craving is Eggs Benedict or a classic English breakfast. Tjärhovsgatan 19 & Hagagatan 4, Stockholm.
Pom & Flora 🍴
This family friendly little spot serves açai bowls, avocado toasts along with a Swedish classic: the porridge in many different shapes and forms. Bondegatan 64 & Odengatan 39, Stockholm.
Urban Deli 🍴
Urban Deli on Södermalm usually fills up pretty quickly and is a nice little hang out both during lunch and dinner time. The restaurant is connected to their own grocery store, which is way better than your usual Monoprix… Nytorget 4 & Sveavägen 44, Stockholm.
Villa Godthem Café 🍴🍰
If I have visitors in town while in Stockholm, I love taking them here during warm and sunny days. The food might not be mind-blowing but sitting by the water, in the middle of the nature on Djurgården, is pretty magnificent. I love this little garden restaurant/café for lunch or just something to drink. Rosendalsvägen 9, Stockholm.
Östermalms Saluhall 🍴
This is one of Stockholm’s oldest food halls (if not the oldest). It dates back to the 1880s and here you can buy different delicacies, vegetables or sit down at one of the restaurants inside, which usually serves up very traditional and classic dishes. Östermalmstorg, Stockholm.
This cosy little restaurant serves smaller dishes in a very neo-bistro style along with thin, crispy and delicious pizzas (toppings varies depending on the day). Roslagsgatan 6, Stockholm.
This little café, located in Vasastan of Stockholm, serves salads, sandwiches for lunch along with different pastries and a delicious cup of coffee. Sankt Eriksgatan 88, Stockholm.
... More food:
Bistro Berns, Nytorget 6, Matkonsulatet, Cajsa Warg (grocery store).
Pärlans Konfektyr 🍬
Their caramels (or do you say toffee in English?) are truly heavenly. These women started making their own caramels in a little factory/shop close to where I used to work – which ended up being extremely dangerous. Their caramels comes in a bunch of different flavours like: vanilla, sea salt, liquorice, raspberry, chocolate and the list goes on. Nytorgsgatan 38, Stockholm.
For a taste of classic Swedish pastries I can suggest dropping by Xoko. A few of my favourites? Try a Mazarin, a traditional “Prinsesstårta” (Princess Cake) or Chockladbeskvi. Rörstrandsgatan 15, Stockholm.
Rosendals Trädgårdskafé 🍰
Another place I love bringing people who are visiting to. It’s just too cute not to. The café is located on Djurgården, a 20 min walk from the city centre but believe me, you do not feel like you’re anywhere near the city. Surrounded by rose bushes, apple trees and the cutest gardens you can have a cup of tea, cakes or cookies while just taking in the surroundings and beautiful nature. Rosendalsvägen 38, Stockholm.
The cutest little café serving a great breakfast and delicious pasties during the day. It looks so old school and charming and I love stopping by during a little shopping day or for a meeting. Biblioteksgatan 6-8, Stockholm.
Café Pascal 🍴☕️🍰
Another cute little café in Vasastan inspired by France serving nice pastries, little sandwiches and lighter lunches. Norrtullsgatan 4, Stockholm.
This bakery chain has several locations throughout the whole city and offers some of the best cardamum and cinnamon buns I think you can find.
For shopping I would recommend visiting NK. It’s a classic but a classic for a reason. Think a much smaller more Scandinavian version of Galeries Lafayette. Hamngatan 18-20, Stockholm.
A must if you’re in Sweden. This little island is home to the famous Vasamuséet (Vasa museum), Gröna Lund (amusement park) and Skansen (zoo) as well as million dollar homes, beautiful nature and cute restaurants and cafés.
This hotel, located by Hagaparken in Stockholm (but not in the city centre) is like checking in for a weekend on the countryside – while you’re in Stockholm. It’s cute, romantic and such a nice retreat from the city strolling. Their restaurant is also a lovely option for Swedish classics. Stallmästaregården, 113 47 Stockholm.
Hotel Diplomat 🛏
This classic hotel is located on Strandvägen, one of the most known streets in Stockholm. Why? It goes all along the water – from the city centre all the way out to Djurgården. Strandvägen 7C, Stockholm.
Lydmar Hotel 🛏🍸
I love this hotel for its location, the interiors and the bar outside during warmer days. You can literally sip a glass of rosé while looking out over the Swedish Royal Castle – pretty ok. Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2, Stockholm.
Nobis Hotel 🛏
When this hotel opened a few years back it was the hottest place in town. Now it’s been a couple of years but it’s still a beautiful spot in one of the most central locations of the city. Norrmalmstorg 2-4, Stockholm.
Hotel Kungsträdgården 🛏
The location is unbeatable and the French-inspired style of the little rooms (which I find to look more Swedish) is adorable. The breakfast could use an upgrade but other than that I had the loveliest stay. Västra Trädgårdsgatan 11B, Stockholm.
Hotel Miss Clara 🛏
I loved staying at Hotel Miss Clara. Their sleek, Scandinavian minimalistic interior design is what you’ll find in almost any interior decoration magazine. The restaurant supposedly also serves a very lovely brunch on Saturdays. Sveavägen 48, Stockholm.