A healthy economy and rapidly growing population have set a fast tempo for restaurants in Stockholm. New eateries, including many approachable options serving affordable menus, are opening at an unprecedented rate. It’s an exciting time for eaters and a challenging time for restaurateurs trying to keep up.
These new eateries fill many niches in the city, specializing in everything from high-quality breads to artisanal sausages, orange wines to craft beer, farm-to-table cooking to minimal waste. Meanwhile, young local chefs are returning from stints working abroad to open their own restaurants, bringing back influences and experience from other parts of Europe and the U.S. Restaurants and new wine bars are also shifting their focus toward beverages, offering deep wine cellars and beer lists to pair with work from impressive chefs.
As restaurants in Stockholm multiply, it’s worth revisiting the city’s timeless institutions and recognizing newer venues that have become instant classics. Here are Stockholm’s essential places to eat.
Editor’s Note: Eater is not updating international maps at this time given disruptions to global travel during the COVID-19 crisis.
Prices per person, excluding alcohol:
$ = Less than 100 kronor (less than $12 USD)
$$ = 100 - 200 kronor ($12 USD to $24 USD)
$$$ = 200 - 400 kronor (25 USD to 50 USD)
$$$$ = More than 400 kronor (more than $50 USD)
Per Styregård lives in Stockholm with his wife and son. He is the author of three books in Swedish, including Smakens makt, about the amazing power of the sense of taste, and is a wine columnist for the Swedish business newspaper Dagens Industri.Read More