“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!
Tako (new entry)
Tako is like an elegant and lively friend with a twinkle in its eye, with whom you can always have fun. The menu, which features mid-sized dishes, centres around sushi, raw food and grilled foods inspired by Japanese and Korean cuisine.
Birger Jarlsgatan 29
Frantzén (new entry)
Foodies with a really, really thick wallet swarm at Björn Frantzén’s three-storey temple of cuisine. The entire building is a well-oiled culinary experience, and the 23 guests that are granted access each night are ushered through the different floors for gastronomic treats that are likely to blow your mind.
Klara Norra kyrkogata 26
On the rooftop that connects the At Six and Hobo restaurants 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, as well as a teppanyaki dinner club named Unn.
Winner of last year’s “cheap eats” category in Dagens Nyheter’s Gulddraken prize, this gourmet pizza joint is welcoming a steady stream of foodies who want to try the goods. The pizzas are served at long communal tables, where guests can enjoy their dinner accompanied by good wines and well-crafted Spotify playlists.
Last year, star-sprinkled chef Mathias Dahlgren shut down the ten-year-old Matsalen restaurant in the Grand Hôtel to make space for the 100 percent-vegetarian 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.
Svartlösavägen 51, Älvsjö
Portal is the 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 and hot restaurants, cafés and stores, Portal has quickly become something of a neighbourhood epicentre for after-work cocktails, pre-show meals and late-night hanging 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-praised 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 and opt for local and seasonal produce. Agrikultur is without a doubt one of the hottest newcomers on the restaurant scene in the last few years.
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 a pure and simple pleasure.
The restaurants on not listed in any particular order. The latest additions to the list are listed first.