“Where should I eat right now?” is the question we are most often asked by Stockholm locals and visitors alike. That is why we bring you The Eat List, an “it list” for foodies. The Eat List is for you – the flavour-crazy, produce-curious, restaurant-obsessed, and hotspot-hunting “gastronaut” that just can’t live without being exactly where the culinary action is. This is not a list of restaurant recommendations or reviews, nor is it a directory of the newcomers. The Eat List is a compilation of where the Stockholm foodies currently swarm – and where you also should be right this minute. If you can get a table, that is. Eat away!
On the rooftop that connects the At Six and Hobo restaurant is Tak, a two-storey, Gert Wingårdh-designed 1,000 square metre space with breathtaking views of the city. Culinary hotshot Frida Ronge has composed a menu consisting of Nordic-Japanese comfort food. There’s also a raw bar for those who prefer a bit of bite.
800 grader (new)
Winner of this year’s “cheap eats” category in daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter’s Gulddraken prize, this gourmet pizza joint is experiencing a steady stream of foodies wanting to try the goods. The pizzas are served at long communal tables, where guests can enjoy their dinner accompanied by good wine and well-crafted Spotify playlists.
Last year, star-sprinkled chef Mathias Dahlgren shut down the ten-year-old Matsalen restaurant in Grand Hôtel to make space for the 100 percent vegetarian concept Rutabaga. Like many of the city’s fine dining concepts, Dahlgren abandons the set tasting menus in favour of freedom of choice and adaptability for varying budgets.
Södra Blasieholmshamnen 6
This off-the-beaten-track foodie destination, located in Stockholm suburbia, is home (the restaurant is designed like a posh flat) to chefs Niclas Jönsson and Daniel Höglander’s wonderful and flavour-intense creations. If you’re planning to splurge on one meal this year, this would be the one. And if you’re on a budget, why not try the lunch at Aloë Descendit, Aloë’s lunch spot in the basement?
Svartlösavägen 51, Älvsjö
Portal is the highly anticipated restaurant of Klas Lindberg, chef of the year in the 2012 Swedish championship in professional cooking. Named after the striking archway found in the same building, and located in an area of Vasastan that is practically boiling over with new, hot restaurants, cafés and stores, Portal is quickly becoming something of a neighbourhood epicentre for after-work cocktails, pre-show meals and late-night hang-out.
St Eriksplan 1
A hole in the wall that has sushi-lovers hooked. Sushi Sho is an Edomae-style sushi bar that serves up a tasting menu consisting of finely executed 15 servings, and rivals that of the best sushi bars in the world.
Agrikultur is the highly-acclaimed restaurant of Filip Fastén, Swedish chef of the year in 2014. Fastén and co-founder Joel Åhlin’s food philosophy is to eat less protein, opt for local and seasonal produce and stay away from imported produce. Agrikultur is without a doubt one of hottest newcomers on the restaurant scene over the last few years.
After four years of running a lunch spot and several other culinary experiences, chef duo Adam Dahlberg and Albin Wessman finally opened their eponymous restaurant. The atmosphere is lively and the food is casual.
The Stockholm foodie’s attention has yet again turned to Volt, a small neighbourhood restaurant that received its very first Michelin star in 2015. Here, culinary sensations are created from local, natural ingredients that change with the season.
Street food meets fine dining at yet another Söder restaurant with high ambitions. Chef Claes Grännsjö’s casual dining room offers a multicultural gastronomic excursion that takes in the entire map – in a good way. Bring out your inner explorer for this unique dining experience.
Oaxen Krog & Slip
A meal at Oaxen can simply not go wrong. Whether one opts for the fine dining at Krog (now with two Michelin stars), or the Nordic bistro-like cuisine at Slip, there just is no way you’ll leave this quintessential Stockholm restaurant feeling anything other than great. At Oaxen, food is pleasure, pure and simple.
The restaurants are not listed in any particular order. The latest additions are listed first.
Words: Micha van Dinther