Our Stockholm

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Stockholm is pretty awesome during the summer. You should come and visit. To convince you, we have created this very personal guide to our favorite places in the city. You’ll find some good breakfast cafes, restaurants, health food stores and other gems. It is not a full Stockholm guide. Instead we have focused on the part of the city where we live – Södermalm. It is the most charming area filled with small cafes, independent shops and vintage stores.

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Hope you enjoy Stockholm!

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SÖDERMALM (our neighborhood)

Coffee, Breakfast & Brunch

Pom & Flora. Bondegatan 64 & Odengatan 39. Our favourite morning cafe! A sweet little french-inspired cafe just next to the park Vitakbergsparken and also in Vasastan. Go there for breakfast all day. We love the avocado and chermoula on rye, chia pudding and smoothie bowls and toasted sourdough with banana and tahini. Also the friendliest staff in town!

New! Cafe Pascal +Bakery. Skånegatan 76 (Södermalm) and Norrtullsgatan 4 (Odenplan). One of our favorite cafes has recently also started their own bakery. Great coffee, beautiful cakes, buns, croissants and sandwiches. They also serve an amazing burrata salad that shouldn’t be missed!

New! Omayma. Skånegatan 92, close to Nytorget park. A new favourite of ours. Healthy breakfast, great coffee or turmeric latte, a handful of different lunch options. Try their housemade buckwheat wraps or sallads. Vegan friendly too.

StikkiNikki. Götgatan 46. Not a cafe but an all organic gelato (ice cream) bar. Freshly made in store every day and lots of vegan options (they also have a store at Mariatorget with only vegan options). They come up with lots of fun and interesting flavours and names. Don’t miss this on a sunny day.

Drop coffee. Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 10. Super fancy and amazing coffee and homemade fresh ginger root tea. The prices are high though.

Kaffe. Sankt Paulsgatan 17. A bit more old-school coffee place. Cash only. They serve a great freshly squeezed orange juice.

Johan & Nyström. Swedenborgsgatan 7. Fairtrade and quality tea and coffee. They serve a simple breakfast sandwich on weekdays. They offer coffee and tea courses in this concept store.

Kafferang. Skånegatan 81. Beautiful decor and good food. Don’t miss their acai bowl, coffee and mashed pumpkin on sourdough bruschetta.

Mosebacke shoe-box café. Mosebacke torg. A mini cafe with old-town feeling. Sun and trees and right next to Mosebacke which has a great view over Stockholm. Grab a foldable chair and sit anywhere you want. We have spent many hours here when writing the manuscripts for our books.

Fabrique.
 Götgatan 24. Best stone oven bakery and café on Södermalm, try their dark rye bread or a sourdough cardamom bun – dangerously delicious. There are many different Fabrique bakeries all over Stockholm.

Matapoteket. Bondegatan 6. A small organic raw food cafe with raw soup, pizza, smoothies and very tasty raw truffles and desserts. Try their golden turmeric latte too.

Robin Delselius Bageri. Renstiernas gata 19. High quality bakery, opens 7 in the morning, great coffee and handmade Swedish fika bread and cakes. The have very delicious lunch too, soup, sandwiches and sallads. The interior is beautifully chosen and makes for a nice atmosphere.

 

Shopping

BrandstationenHornsgatan 64Our favourite kitchy vintage furniture store. They have many nice chairs, tables, side boards, posters, jewellery and quirky stuff. Well worth stopping by if you are close to Mariatorget.

Christoffers Blommor. Södermannagatan 21. You are probably not looking to buy flowers if you are here on holiday. But this little flower shop is really pretty so you might want to stop by anyway.

Manos. Small design & art store owned by a talented ceramicist. Definitively a must visit!

New! Erika Petersdotter Keramik. Sankt Paulsgatan 11. The workshop and store of another favorite ceramicist. She has made some of the bowls and plates in our photos.

GrandpaFridhemsgatan 43. Nice and personal selection of clothes. Lots of Swedish brands.

Granit. A fun minimalistic interior and kitchen store with lots of smart containers, jars, bottles, black boards and frames. Perfect if you are into food prep and want to find some stackable glass containers.

Markets

Bondens egen marknad. 
Bondegatan. A lovely organic farmer’s market open all Saturdays from 10 am in May, August, September, October and December. Try the grilled corn stand, the sauerkraut table and buy some massive kale bouquets.

 

Museum

Fotografiska. Stadsgårdshamnen 22. Beautiful museum of photography. The amazing restaurant and cafe serves organic, natural and local food, cooked by some of the best chefs in Stockholm. The view is spectacular too!

Moderna Museet Collection. On the tiny island Skeppsholmen, (take a boat from Södermalm). Amazing exhibitions in a beautiful environment.

 

Health food stores

ReOrient / Vegetar. 
Nytorgsgatan 25. Lovely ethnic deli food shop. Cheap. We go here to buy vegetables, fruit and herbs. Try their vegetarian (& gluten free) meze take-away lunch boxes. David, Elsa & Isac also loves their Börek!

Paradiset. Brännkyrkagatan 62-64. This is not just a health food store, but a huge organic supermarket and food court. They recently opened and it looks really promising. 80% of all the products in the store are organic. Lots of fun local products as well.

Goodstore.
 Åsögatan 116 & Hornsgatan 176. Luise’s favorite vegan food store. It’s like a mini supermarket for vegetarians. They have a wide arrange of products and the staff is always nice. They recently opened a small cafe and take-away bar at the Åsögatan store.

Gryningen
. Folkungagatan 68. The best health food store! Organic & biodynamic products and dietary supplement. They even sell great lunch boxes, snacks and special kitchen equipment.

Matbutiken Cajsa Warg.
 Renstiernas gata 20 or St:Eriksplan (Vasastan). Large whole food supermarket. In both stores they have a delicious lunch take away buffet. Very pricy.

 

Bars

Mosebacke & Södra Teatern. Mosebacketorg 1. They often have nice concerts here. During the summer their outdoor bar is a really nice place to spend an afternoon. Amazing view (see the top image).

Babylon. Björns Trädgårdsgränd 4. Small bar right off Medborgarplatsen with a nice ambiance.

 

Dinners

New! Teatern. Award winning chef’s food court located in the mall Ringen at Skanstull metro station. The food court is built like a theatre scene. Try the vegan restaurant The Plant, burgers, sallads and oven pancake are all on the menu. Or Nú, a modern Japanese place.

New! Ai Ramen. Award-winning ramen place that make their own noodles and serve a great vegetarian bowl. Not to be missed if you are into ramen and kimchi.

Wood Stockholm. Mosebacke torg 9. Very beautiful fine dining restaurant with local produced food, focused around vegetable. Might be difficult find a table. Book in a advance.

Kalf & Hansen. Mariatorget 2. This little corner restaurant title their food as Nordic organic fast-food. It’s fast alright but far from fast-food. Their dishes are flavourful and cooked with a lot of love. Not all vegetarian but lots of vegetarian options. Try the Stockholm dish with vegetarian meatballs and roasted vegetables. It’s a tiny place so we ordering doing take-away and eating in the Mariatorget park, right across the street.

Reggev Hummus. We love Israeli food and this little restaurant has the best hummus and shakshuka in Stockholm. Served just like in Tel Aviv, with pickled vegetables and pitta bread on the side.

Indian GardenHeleneborgsgatan 15. We are crazy about Indian food. This is one of the best in Stockholm. Try their Vegetarian Balti.

Shanti. Katarina Bangata 58. Another great Indian restaurant.

Urban deli – Nytorget. Nytorget 4. Delicious whole food supermarket with lots of organic or local produce. Buy smoothies and lunch boxes and go to the park Nytorget to sit in the sun or visit the playground. We do occasional collaborations with them so lookout or ask if they have any Green Kitchen boxes  in their stores if you visit.

Falafelbaren. Hornsgatan 39. Best falafel place in town, handmade and freshly made everyday. Make sure to try their combo salad with a mix of spreads, falafels, börek and pickled vegetables.

New! Falloumi. Ringvägen 127. Another good falafel (and halloumi) place with modern style falafel wraps and bowls.

Chutney. Katarina Bangata 19. Vegetarian place that serves a couple of different stews and veggie patties. Very price worthy and you get free refill if you are hungry.

Hermans. Fjällgatan 23b. Vegetarian restaurant with the best view in Stockholm. During summer weekends they have bbq, which is much better than their buffet. The buffet is more expensive at weekends so try to go on weekday.

OUTSIDE SÖDERMALM
Of course there are a few places outside Södermalm that we love too:
New! /Mother. Master Samuelsgatan 19. Very innovative place. For breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, wine and late drinks. The food is creative and has a healthy twist.
New! Rutabaga. Södra Blasieholmshamnen 6. The restaurant at fancy Grand Hotel was recently transformed into an entirely and modern, high-end vegetarian establishment by chef Mathias Dahlgren. If you are looking for some fancy vegetarian food, this is your place.
New! Tak. Modern Nordic & Japanese restaurant with a spectacular view. Impressive cocktail bar as well.

Snickarbacken 7. Snickarbacken 7. Combined concept store and cafe with tasty soups, sourdough sandwiches and smoothies.

Yuc Mexican. Norrtullsgatan 15. Delicious new style mexican food and cocktails with a great atmosphere.
Rosendals trädgård.
 Djurgården, Bellmansro + 5 minutes walk to the garden. You must visit this garden if your are in Stockholm during the summer. Pick your own flowers. Eat picnic under the apple trees. A while back we wrote a post about Rosendal here.

Yogayama cafe. Jungfrugatan 8. Good health food cafe and yoga studio with lots of different options, everything from ayurvedic thali to raw food and vegan soups.

Gamla Orangeriet. Viet Wittrocksväg 7, Norra Djurgården. A metro ride and a short buss ride and you are just aside Stockholm at a beautiful nursery and green house. The restaurant is truly beautiful and the surroundings are amazing. The food is organic and tastes amazing.

Ulriksdals Trädgårdscafe. A bit outside of central Stockholm is the Ulriksdal Royal Gardens and they serve a vegetarian lunch buffet in their cafe.

Blueberry Lifestyle.
 NK Regeringsgatan 40 or PUB Hötorget Drottninggatan 63 (there are 3 more stores in Stockholm). Known for their Wrap-kit and their exceptionally good & healthy smoothie bar. They also sell super foods, dietary supplements and their own product line Blueberry.

Eco-baren – Centralbadet. Drottningegatan 88. One of Stockholm’s few cafés/restaurants with a whole raw food menu. It is placed in Centralbadet, an old historic spa and gym in the heart of Stockholm, but is open for only-eating guest as well. Go on a sunny day and sit in the garden.

New! Pepstop. Riddargatan 3a & Slöjdgatan 2. Vegan health food store, pure organic food. The store is beautifully styled and they sell their own product line. Pick up breakfast, lunch or dinner or cold-pressed juices.

HermitageStora Nygatan 11, Old town. Good vegetarian and vegan restaurant with some dairy and gluten free alternatives.

Saturnus
Eriksbergsgatan 6. Luxury french café. French quality coffee and Stockholm’s largest cinnamon buns. They also serve a very delicious and traditionally brunch. Try their sister Café Ecoïste in Mood Gallerian (city) which also has an outdoor terrace.

Vasaparken. Dalagatan 11. One of the best playgrounds and parks in Stockholm. So much fun stuff for kids and families to do.

Hötorgshallen.
 Hötorget. Lovely underground food market, smack in the middle of central Stockholm with specialties from all over the world. Lots of Middle Eastern food. This is where we buy nuts, beans and dried fruit in large packages. Buy many different small dishes and go upstairs and sit on the square and listen to the atmosphere while you enjoy lunch. During Sundays they also have a big flea market on the square.

91 Comments

  • Pernilla
    Great list, thank you for posting! I just love-love-love Sweden! I only visited Fotografiska from the list, but it was really awesome! It was my first time in Stockholm and it was in February, so it was kind of hard to just walk around in the city which I love the most when visiting cities. But hopefully I'm visiting Stockholm in August again, and I'll definitely try these places from your list!
  • Bec Jenkin
    Hi! I just wanted to let you know that my husband, brother-in-law and I just got back from a four day holiday in Stockholm yesterday. I took your guide with me and I am so glad! We had a great time. We stayed in Sodermalm. In the evenings we went to Mosbacke, Pet Sounds Bar and others. We also tried many of the cafes for coffee and went to Louie Louie for lunch (my husband and I both love coffee). We also shopped :) I got a pair of Swedish Hasbeens (I have been wanting a pair for a while). We also went to Grandpa and had a great chat with the staff. And the vintage shopping! All three of us got something really cool. Finally, we went to Rosendals farm and had lunch and also took a boat tour around the city. Thank you so much for putting together this guide. Bec x
  • Hilary
    Hi! First off, I really love your blog! My husband and I will be in Stockholm in June, and you've definitely convinced us to stay in Södermalm! We found a nice looking place through AirBnB which is in the Hornstull area, though. Is this still part of Södermalm? Is it also a good area? By the way, we are 20-something students. Thank you for your wonderful advice and blog!
    • Hi Hilary, yes Hornstull is part of Södermalm. It's a bit from where we live but also a nice neighborhood with many cafes. Make sure to check out the Street market along the water on Sundays.
  • […] a wide variety of cafés; there is something for everyone. When I first came to Stockholm, I used this guide by Stockholm-based blog Green Kitchen Stories to orient myself. I recommend the guide to you as […]
  • we visited stockholm 3 weeks ago and we loved it sooo much! our hotel was in nacka ! and i love your blog also ! kram ursula
  • Beautiful beautiful photos! I especially adore the one with a red balloon in the sky x
  • sarah
    you guys are so inspiring, i am addicted :) my friends and i are coming to stockholm for new years eve- any favorite winter activities you care to share!? thanks, keep up the food art!
  • Aah, I was wondering if you'd mention Hermans - glad it made the list! Totally agree about the view, absolutely fantastic and the food there is *so* good. My one complaint though - not sure about in the evening, but the coffee served at lunch though is (or at least was when I was there) instant. Bleurgh :(
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  • jolie
    would i be crazy to come in the winter instead??
    • Hi Jolie, our winters are dark, cold and snowy. Therefore we don't spend as much time outside during that season. But if you bring lots of warm clothes I am sure you'll have a wonderful time here during the winter as well. /David
  • Maria
    Hi! I'm in Stockholm till July, 10. I try to visit the places you mention but since I'm alone I feel an urge to share all the good things about them. I'd be glad if we could meet in sodermalm;) i'd like to feel a little bit like at home in a foreign place) I'm Russian and I'm 23. This is my email: amphimixis@gmail.сom
  • Svenska
    Excellent! I'm going to Sweden and I adore recommendations like this one! Amazing! Thank you so much!
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  • Yesterday I attended the summer premiere for Clas på Hörnet 's outdoor barbecue restaurant. During the summer months they close their indoor restaurant and instead they have an outdoor restaurant with chefs manning the grill (open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5pm). Cloudy or rainy? They do have covered seating as well as heat lamps to keep you comfortable in case the weather gods are against you.
  • Giulia
    Here some more of our Stockholm.. Lilla Bagis;Bagarmossen, outside the metro station and close to the wood,organic bakery and coffee. my favorite carrot cake ever. Manos,Renstiernas gata 22;http://www.manos.se/ amazing butik in Sodermalm,ceramic made by the sweet Karin,swedish product and much more. Blue Light Yokohama, Åsögatan 170, Söder.http://bluelightyokohama.com/ fantastic japanese food and beautiful place.better to reserve a table. Reggev,Ringvägen 145; http://www.reggevhummus.se/. cozy and vibrant cafè and hummus bar. best hummus I ever tried! YogaYama restaurant, Jungfrugatan 8,ostermalm. http://www.yogayama.se/restaurang. great lunch menu veggie and ayurvedic food. more a drop in yoga class if you like it! thank you for yours!
  • Thank you for this! Perfect timing too! I just arrived in Stockholm today!
  • C
    I love this :). Makes me want to visit Sweden/Europe all the more so. Europe speaks to me so. Thank you for sharing. You guys are awesome and your family is inspiring.
  • Shalene
    What a lovely guide! I've been longing to come to Sweden for a long time. My mother's family hails from there, and in fact, my first name is an "English-ized" version of her Swedish maiden name: Kjellin.
  • This post literally helped me make the decision to go to Sweden in no less than 4 weeks! It popped up on my facebook feed and I had been debating...then the pics of Stockholm and the food delights you shared won me over! So thank you! Yoga, good food and scenery here I come! ;)

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