So: you’re headed to Stockholm and you want to eat somewhere unusual. You want an experience—something that piques your adventurous side. Where do you go?
A surprising variety of good eats and sweet treats can be found on a tour of Stockholm, Gamla Stan in particular (the medieval Old Town region of the city, with nearly 1000 years of history). You’ll find both international and local cuisine in this ancient city, traditional and trend-setting dishes, and a profusion of combination attractions such as museums with worthy restaurants.
Here are some of our top picks.
Awarded the prestigious Gulddraken (Gold Dragon) Award by Dagens Nyheter, the most well circulated of Sweden’s morning newspapers, Fotografíska’s restaurant—contained within what is arguably one of the world’s largest and most famous photography exhibits—is headed by Paul Svensson. Formerly of the Michelin-starred F12 and Bon Lloc restaurants (both Stockholm-based), Svensson regularly serves as guest chef for some of the most distinguished eateries in the world.
Michelin-starred Restaurant Frantzén is ‘backstage’ dining at its best: a kitchen counter seats guests right in front of the chefs, providing for the ultimate high-end experience as you witness preparation for dish after dish of locally-sourced ingredients. With only 5 tables (independent of the counter) in the entire restaurant, this is a 16- to 17-course menu you don’t want to miss! Reservations book up fast, though, so be sure to reserve your seat as early as possible.
This quirky Stockholm gastropub mixes Scandinavian-style tapas with a wide range of delicious wines. Vintage furnishings and unique artwork complement the old-world feel of Gamla Stan outside. Grab a seat and relax with dinner and a wine or cocktail: a selection of over 150 unique wines greets you after a long day traversing Stockholm’s charming cobblestone.
Brasserie Le Rouge is one of the most atmospherically inventive restaurants in Stockholm. Bright red velvet swag curtains line the stone ceiling of this Moulin Rouge-inspired French 3-floor restaurant; beaded fringe covers the edges of nearly every lamp and small table in sight, and plush upholstery sets the tone for a romantic and relaxing meal. And the food? It’s regional (though with a classic French flair), and quite tasty.
We’ve got just the ticket for those looking to encounter the more intimate side of the current foodie culture in Scandinavia’s most spectacular cities. We’re offering a lineup of three separate food tours in capitals around Scandinavia—and a food tour of Stockholm is on the list!
We visit some of the most classic and delicious locations in Old Town. You can combine it with food tours in Copenhagen or in Oslo—or all three, if you’re feeling adventurous and want to book a comprehensive independent tour of Scandinavia.
Now’s the time: explore the unforgettable atmosphere of Stockholm with us and experience Scandinavian cuisine at its finest!