food

Rolfs Kök

Get your minds out of the gutter; Kök means “kitchen” in Swedish. Serving up some of the best Nordic comfort food, the focus here is on fresh, high-quality ingredients serving in unpretentious surrounds. Don’t miss the specials, scrawled on a blackboard above the bar, and be sure to book ahead as they’re packed nightly.

Jim and Jacob

Tucked away on a residential street, Jim and Jacob is easy to miss – but you shouldn’t. This neighbourhood bistro serves up traditional Scandi dishes with a twist. The owners (who met at culinary school) aim to create dishes that aren’t served anywhere else in the city. Book out one of the restaurant’s cavernous dining spaces and make sure to save room for the excellent desserts. After dinner, head to the restaurant’s secret bar, Backfickan.

Tak Restaurant

Tak plates up Japanese-inspired cuisine crafted from Swedish ingredients under the eye of much-lauded chef Frida Ronge. Award-winning architect, Gert Wingårdh, has created a series of separate dining areas that aim to create an intimate and escapist experience. Choose from three distinctively different dining areas: a main room, low-key lounge or an eight-seater bolthole.

B.A.R.

B.A.R. specialises in interesting seafood dishes with a focus on sustainability. Family owned, there’s a strong collaborative effort from ocean to table; pull up a pew in this minimalistic space and choose to eat your pick raw or off the grill. Don’t be overwhelmed by the menu – the friendly staff will be more than happy to guide through, while we would recommend oysters and gös ceviche.

Punk Royale

Bold, daring and unlike almost all other dining experiences you will find across Scandinavia, Punk Royale is the epitome of conceptual dining. The combination of flavours seem to be in constant contradiction, but the palette is one of consistent harmony. There’s no written menu so each of the 20 courses created by chef duo Joakim Almqvist and Kalle Nilsson come as a surprise. For a more compact experience visit the Punk Royale Café next door which allows for drop ins and has a smaller set menu.

Vurma

With its clever design and colourful desserts, Vurma really dishes out the charm. Order an oversized chai latte and, weather permitting, sit by the water with a freshly baked kanelbulle.

Svartengrens

Using only local ingredients means the menu changes daily and you’re in for a true taste of Sweden here. With a focus on sustainability, the kitchen makes absolutely everything from scratch, and you’re likely to have one of those meals you’ll fondly remember for years to come.

The Fishery

You can’t go very far in Sweden without running into water, a fact that makes the country’s seafood selection one of the best in the world. While the food at The Fishery may be simple, the flavours are anything but. Local ingredients make this menu a Stockholm standout, with top billing going to the “crispy fish”.

Galinas Pizza

Does eating pizza in Stockholm make you uncultured? Probably. But with pizza as good as this, it’s worth the lambasting. Attention to quality ingredients and the perfect crust makes this spot from Oskar Larsson and Eloi Berthelin a must.

Rolfs Kök

Jim and Jacob

Teatern Ringen

Tak Restaurant

B.A.R

Svartengrens

Punk Royale

Vurma

The Fishery

Galinas Pizza

You May Also Like

City Guides

You know how you have that one incredible friend who knows their city inside out? That’s us. We take the world’s most dynamic destinations, hand-pick the best bits and give them to you in one place. This is the kind of guide that you don’t need to run by a local – it was written by one. Eat your heart out, shop until you drop, drink like a fish, dance your socks off, sleep – then repeat.

Bundles

Travel through the seasons with our last four issues. Check out emerging design destinations like Detroit for spring, pack your adventure gear for a summer in Borneo, take an autumnal train journey across Peru and wind up winter on a Canadian island.

Download Suitcase App
Learn More