Food in Sweden

A country’s soul often peeks through its cuisine. Just like Swedish cars and furniture, Swedish food is slowly gaining recognition around the world. More than just fish and meatballs, a New Nordic Cuisine movement is experimenting with Swedish food to make it even healthier and yet retain its familiar flavours.

While Swedish food has traditionally been a healthy cuisine, it is not without its indulgences. A delicious spiced cinnamon bun is almost the national dish of Sweden. It is available in various flavoured avatars throughout the country. You should definitely try it on your holidays.

At the other end of the food spectrum, fish is a staple of the Swedish diet. The Herring is particularly favoured. Apart from this, you can also sample local preparations at many of the rustic cafes across the country. You can also indulge your cravings at one of the many Michelin-starred restaurants in Sweden. Your culinary journey in Sweden will be one sweet ride. Select Sweden tour packages  from SOTC and fulfil your gastronomic indulgences.

Here’s a list of some of the best restaurants in Sweden you can visit during your holidays.


This little gem is hidden away in an unassuming side street in Gothenburg. Chef Håkan marries the classic techniques with local and seasonal ingredients to create magic on a plate. Combining unlikely flavours like sage and chocolate, the food here is blessed with flawless presentation that is a treat for the senses.

This is a rare Swedish restaurant that serves only vegetarian food. The outdoor seating on a terrace serves up some beautiful views of the city’s glittering skyline along with the buffet. This is one of the most popular places to eat in Sweden. You should definitely try the vegan and gluten-free desserts here.

This quaint Swedish restaurant lets you enjoy your meal surrounded by rotating exhibits of art and photography. The mood is set by the rough-hewn walls and the lush foliage for some salads and healthy dessert options. The coffee is a house blend and the pastries are crisp and flaky enough to linger on in your thoughts for a long time after.

This contemporary restaurant serves honest-to-goodness, home-cooked Swedish food. It uses local produce and seasonal flavours. The highlights are however the culinary events the restaurant hosts on a regular basis. Book ahead to enjoy the best Swedish food.

Carrying such an illustrious name, this hip eatery is a perfect place for an evening hangout. You will have to make reservations in advance though. The menu here changes every seven weeks or so. While it does include some popular Swedish food, the menu also includes food from other countries.

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