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Danielle Copperman is a model, editor of food blog ModelMangeTout, chef, food stylist and founder of Qnola, a muesli alternative made with quinoa. She is an advocate of healthy living and with skin that looks as good as hers, we suggest you follow her every word. Here she shares with us her wellness guide to one of her favourite cities, Stockholm. 

I used to have dreams of going to Stockholm and now I dream of going back. I visited the city just after Christmas last year, when snow was falling and the temperature was below freezing. If I’d have visited in the summertime, I’m sure I would have had picnics by the lakes, or in the beautiful parks or town squares. Instead I spent most of my time seeking out cosy cafés and cold pressed juiceries, sipping artisan coffees and feasting on cardamom buns and warming up with wholesome, hearty meals. Here are a few of my favourite finds and a few tips on how to stay healthy and mindful in this perfect city.

Danielle Copperman’s Wellness Guide to Stockholm

Danielle Copperman
Photo by Issy Croker

JUICE BARS

Kallpressen

Perched at the top of a quiet hill, Kallpressen is a tiny takeaway juice shop, perfect for a grab-and-go to keep you energised for a long day of exploring. Their concoctions contain ingredients like rainbow chard, biodynamic herbs, superfood boosters and the usual organic fruits and vegetables. If you’re in Stockholm for a while, they also deliver cleanses.

Green Earth

Green Earth is one of those places that is passionate about what it stands for, but doesn’t want to boast about it. It’s a tiny store with containers of dried nuts, seeds, dried fruits and superfood powders and it also has a small fridge with jugs of juice and smoothies of the day. They don’t have a set menu, but rather make whatever they feel like with the ingredients they have that day.

Juiceverket

Juiceverket is spreading its love and passion for healthy eating across the city in neat, cosy and minimal eateries filled with juices, smoothies, salads and sandwiches. Their menu is innovative with items like pistachio and turmeric smoothies, and a vanilla and raw cacao lemonade. The atmosphere is welcoming and relaxed.

FITNESS

Yogayama

Yogayama is a wonderful place for a morning stretch, a midday vinyasa or for winding down in the evening. They have their full schedules posted online, which include classes for everyone, such as beginners, advanced, yoga for pregnancy, mindfulness and even teen yoga. They also have a restaurant onsite serving ‘bits & pieces’, drinks and light lunches.

BREAKFAST/BRUNCH

Snickarbacken 7

Snickarbacken is a café and concept store with books, magazines, stationery, clothes, accessories, candles, oils and homewares. Come here for a coffee and a snack – their gluten-free coconut flapjacks and cacao chia pudding are to die for.

Drop Coffee

Drop Coffee is a lovely little coffee shop serving incredible cardamom buns and specialty coffee (and a few gluten-free baked goods). It has a very laid-back atmosphere and is a perfect place to sit and work for a few hours.

Louie Louie

Louie Louie is a peaceful little café serving up gigantic salads, hot food, juices, smoothies, hot drinks and desserts – including a few raw cheesecakes and bliss balls.

STHLM RAW

An entirely gluten, dairy and sugar-free restaurant located in the cool area of Södermalm. This place is all about fresh food and they prove how serious they are about it through their juices, smoothies, snacks and lunchboxes.

LUNCH/DINNER

Urban Deli

There’s not much that Urban Deli doesn’t do. You’ll soon understand why there is more than one in Stockholm – and you’ll wish there were more yet. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Urban Deli makes the kind of wholesome food your mother would make. All the organic meat they use is local and butchered on site. All produce is local, seasonal and organic and the proof is in the flavour.

Matapoteket

An entirely raw eatery with a wonderful drinks menu (expect kombucha, chaga iced tea, cold pressed juices, milks and cold brew coffee). Inside the style is minimalist, with hanging plants and a garden feel to the seating area.

Chutney

Chutney is a really great vegetarian restaurant, serving hearty meals so comforting and satisfying you won’t even miss the meat. They have lots of options (including gluten-free) and take inspiration from many cuisines such as Indian, Thai, Mexican and Italian.

Östermalms Saluhall

This old food market that first opened in the 1800s is still as popular as ever, both with locals and tourists. You’ll find local specialties, traditional Swedish dishes, meats, cheeses, sweets, gifts as well as several cafés and restaurants.

NATURAL BEAUTY/SPA

Alice & White

This dreamy store sells natural and organic skincare, body care and hair care products for men, women and children. You can even set up an appointment with them to learn more about choosing the right products for your skin.

VitaVera

A neat little store full of organic skincare, hair care, supplements, make-up, food and ethical homeware.

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