The food scene in Stockholm is packed with new offerings, from the affordable to the gourmet. There are new restaurants, bars, and cafes popping up all the time. In addition, a few existing ones have expanded, offering faithful patrons a broader menu or an additional location. With all these launches, it can feel like a challenge to stay current, so we’ve compiled a list of the best spots to check out.
Whether you’re after a hearty sandwich, a big plate of pasta, oir a pre-dinner glass of wine, there’s something new in Stockholm that will satisfy your craving.
These are the best new restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and bars to try in Stockholm:
We love a good salad, especially one that contains spoonfuls of pumpkin & ginger dip and handfuls of crunchy seeds. All of this and more is available from Holy Greens, a healthy fast food chain that has recently opened its flagship restaurant on Kungsgatan. It’s much bigger than other locations, which means you can actually sit back with a bigger party of friends and enjoy your fast food just a little bit less fast.
111 43 Stockholm
Mon – Fri 08:00 am – 10:00 pm
Lör 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sön 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
A place to eat a sandwich, or the sandwich. Expect it to be served open-faced, with a generous pile of fresh and colourful ingredients ranging from crispy mushrooms and pickled avocado to glazed ribs and kimchi mayonnaise. There are always options for vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores; for an extra 25 SEK you can have it served with a side of pomme frites.
126 44 Stockholm
Tue – Fri 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sat 12 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 12 pm – 5:00 pm
This is a pizzeria like no other. Run by Aadel Kersh, who also owns micro-roastery Kersh Kafferosteri in Gustavsberg, Bitza serves pizzas Palestinian-style. You still get a thin crust that resembles pizza napoletana but it’s a bit crispier and sturdier, making it the perfect vessel to hold all the delicious toppings. Instead of mozzarella you’ll taste akkawi cheese; instead of prosciutto there’s lamb entrecôte. Wild thyme, tahini, and sumac bring the pizzas to a whole new level.
If you’re not really a pizza fan, go there for the freekeh salad, a scrumptious combo of ancient grains, pulses (crispy chickpeas!), and vegetables (cumin-flavoured carrots!). They also have a selection of side dishes like hummus and red pepper & walnut dip. Coffee from Kafferosteri is available as well as soft drinks and low-alcohol beers.
Hornstulls Strand 13
117 39 Stockholm
Tue – Fri 11:30 am – 8:00 pm
Sat – Sun 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The famous Italian food hall has finally opened in Stockholm. It comprises two floors of market stalls and restaurants. The market stalls sell fresh fruit & veg, Italian cheeses (try the burrata!), charcuterie, fresh pasta, and much more. The restaurants will satiate your hunger for Neapolitan pizza, pasta dishes, risottos, or Italian gelato. Expert tip: pass by the bakery to get a slice of a Genoese focaccia, thick and fluffy, perfect to accompany that burrata you’ve already got in your shopping bag!
111 44 Stockholm
Mon – Tue 7:30 am – 10:00 pm
Wed – Fri 7:30 am – midnight
Sat 11:00 am – midnight
Sun 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Cafés & Bakeries
One of Stockholm’s most beloved cafés has opened its second location on Södermalm.
Not only does it serve the usual favorites like the toasted rye bread with sliced avocado and croissants filled with the creamiest egg custard, but it has also started its own bakery at the back of the café. That means one thing: you must try the breakfast sandwiches on sourdough buns, flaky viennoiseries, and buttery cardamom buns, all baked from scratch using organic flours.
116 37 Stockholm
Mon – Fri 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat – Sun 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sebastien på Söder
Sebastien Boudet, a French baker who moved to Sweden, has long been singing the praises of the sourdough bread in Stockholm. He is best known for founding Petite France bakery that won ‘Gulddraken’ (Dagens Nyheter’s award) as the best café in Stockholm for three years in a row.
This year on cinnamon bun day (4th October) he opened a new artisanal bakery in Söderhallarna, a food hall on Södermalm. Expect loaves baked from organic flours like rye and einkorn, baguettes with double ends (it’s true: everyone loves baguette ends, and now you can get four of them instead of two), and a variety of sweet pastries.
118 72 Stockholm
Mon – Fri 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Lör 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Glasbar at the National Museum
After a five year renovation, National Museum in Stockholm has finally reopened, inviting the public not only to experience art, but also to enjoy a glass of something bubbly in the most elegant surroundings.
Glasbar encompasses a bar and a café that offers champagne, wine, craft beers, and aperitifs as well as smörrebröd and pastries from the museum’s very own bakery located in the cellar. Make sure to look up while you’re there; you’ll see an elaborate chandelier that was produced in The Glass Factory in Småland. It was a collaborative project between ten talented designers.
Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2
111 48 Stockholm
Tues & Weds, Fri – Sun 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thurs 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Opened by an acclaimed French-Swedish chef Danyel Couet, Bar Étable brings a little slice of Paris to Vasastan. Here you can enjoy smaller dishes like charcuterie, soups, or coq au vin. You’ll also have the chance to celebrate the annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau (something to look forward to in 2019!) and listen to live jazz.
It’s located across the street from Couet’s restaurant Allergine, so if you book a table there, you can start your evening with some top quality pre-dinner drinks.
111 40 Stockholm
Mon 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Tue – Thurs 11:30 – midnight
Fri 11:30 am – 1.00 am
Sat 1:00 pm – 1.00 am