Stockholm City Map
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and one of the best dining destinations in Scandinavia. The dining scene is vast and complex, but we’re here to guide you to the best spots – including our all-time favorite restaurant! In this city map, we have gathered all our favorite spots to create the best restaurant guide to Stockholm. You’ll find coffee shops, bakeries, natural wine bars, and fine dining restaurants. Navigate the map easily either by scrolling through the list on the right or by clicking the points on the map. Places are listed in a geographical order.
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Frantzén is Sweden’s first and only three-Michelin-starred restaurant. Enter the beautifully renovated townhouse on the ground floor and ride the elevator to the loft, which has been converted into the luxurious lounge where your experience begins. The rest of the meal takes place one floor below in the main dining room, where an L-shaped chef’s counter surrounds the open kitchen. Head chef Björn Frantzén sources only the best ingredients from around the world, and every dish on the tasting menu is impossibly better than the last. The food here is consistently some of the best we’ve ever had. Yes, a meal at Frantzén has a high price tag, but it’s worth the splurge. If you can snag a reservation here, do so – it just so happens to be our favorite restaurant in the world.
Calling all carnivores – AG is the restaurant you are craving in Stockholm. There’s no steak restaurant quite like this in Scandinavia, complete with a large dry-aging room and the best cuts of meat from all over the world, from Japan to the U.S. to Sweden. Our advice: sit back, relax, and let chef Johan Jureskog and his team of meat sommeliers pick a selection of steak for you. Of course, it will be cooked to perfection, and served with baked potatoes and lots of delicious sides and sauces.
Totemo Ramen serves some of the best and most authentic ramen in town, using all organic produce and handcrafted noodles. The venue is tiny, and only open for lunch with limited bar seats, so show up early to avoid the worst queues. There are only four ramens on the menu – two with shoyu broths, and two with miso. Our favorite is the Tokyo Ramen with a chicken and pork shoyu broth, dashi, chashu (pork), fermented bamboo shoots, and spring onion.
If you’re looking for the very best cardamom bun in Sweden, there’s only one place to go. Lillebrors Bageri (translated: “Little Brother’s Bakery”) is our favorite bakery in Stockholm (and one of our favorite bakeries in the world). All year-round they churn out incredible croissants, pastries, "krämbullar" (sugar-coated, vanilla cream-filled buns), and sourdough bread, and in the summer they also serve a small selection of handcrafted ice creams. (We especially love the pistachio and the buffalo milk flavors.) This is a must-visit for any pastry lover.
Our favorite ice cream shop in Stockholm is Snö, located right off Vasaparken in Vasastan. This gelateria is open year-round, serving creative twists on classic flavors. Our favorites were the creamy pistachio with candied almonds, and the brown butter with rosemary and caramel.
A cozy, Parisian-style wine bar is serving some of the most mind-blowing food in Stockholm. Chef Kalle Nilsson formerly worked at Punk Royale, before opening his own spot in Vasastan. They’ve jammed as many tables into the small space as possible, so you’re able to see all of the action and feel the energy of the kitchen. The menu is displayed on a chalkboard and dishes are crossed off as they go. The dishes are decadent – highlights included the gruyere gougeres, the crispy chicken skin topped with cream and trout roe, the lobster roll, and the lamb, foie gras, and lardo pie.
If you’re looking for a neighborhood restaurant serving rustic Swedish dishes in an unpretentious setting, then Lilla Ego is your spot. Chef Tom Sjöstedt has created somewhat of an institution in the district of Vasastan. With a Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide for many years and a reputation among foodies, bookings can be hard to secure. Fear not – the bar area is always open for drop-ins. But show up early!
Flippin’ Burgers kickstarted the burger revolution in the Swedish capital over ten years ago, and they’re still serving one of the best burgers in Stockholm today. We love their simple style, with an emphasis on high-quality, organic Swedish beef that they grind in house. Our order here is a slightly customized double cheeseburger, with caramelized onions and the house burger sauce. Ask for it medium rare! On the side, get an order of “fancy fries” (made from organic Swedish potatoes) to dip in their delicious house-made tarragon mayo, and wash it all down with a glass of natural wine.
Café Pascal is one of our favorite places for coffee in Stockholm. It's one of the few cafés in town that serves hand-brewed V60 coffees. In addition to expertly brewing specialty coffee, they also roast their own beans. On our last visit, we enjoyed a natural anaerobic pour-over from Ethiopia with notes of juniper, bergamot, jasmine, and kiwi. This is a perfect place for a fika, but, in addition to pastries, they also serve sandwiches and larger lunch dishes. Pascal also has a second location in Södermalm.
E&G is a neighborhood restaurant that flies a bit under the radar in the Stockholm food scene, located at the top of Östermalm. The owners are passionate about German wines, and this is reflected on their list, which has a selection of both natural and classical wines. The food menu consists of seasonal small plates, including the “grand aioli” platter with cooked and raw vegetables, "käsespätzle" (a cheesy German pasta), ricotta toast with zucchini, fried chicken, and a selection of cheese and charcuterie.
It’s no small statement when we say that Krümel makes the best cookies we’ve tasted in Scandinavia. (And some of the best we’ve ever had, period.) These chewy, gooey circles of joy are just what we need when those sugar cravings hit. Krümel has just a few cookie flavors on their menu (including a vegan and gluten-free option), and they also rotate in a few seasonal favorites throughout the year. You can’t miss the Classic Crumb (their chocolate chip cookie with a sprinkle of sea salt), or the Crumb Brûlée (their take on the classic French dessert with white Valrhona chocolate, a creamy vanilla custard, and crunchy caramelized sugar on top). Be sure to order it with a glass of milk for dipping and sipping!
Babette is a popular industry hangout that serves simple Italian food and natural wine. They serve a thin, crispy style of pizza – our favorite comes topped with tomato sauce and stracciatella. Babette is always packed (especially on the weekends), so go early or make a reservation. And don't be surprised if the service comes with a side of hipster attitude – that's just the vibe here. Open every day of the week!
Restaurant Adam/Albin (named after the co-head chefs Adam Dahlberg & Albin Wessman) is one of the most exciting restaurants in Stockholm. The presentations here are stunning, the flavors explosive, and the experience unforgettable – this is a must-visit restaurant. In 2022, Adam/Albin finally received their long-awaited Michelin star; but, in our opinion, the level of cooking here is already worthy of two stars.
We first fell in love with Savant because of their ridiculous natural wine list (Lucy Margaux, Momento Mori, Gabrio Bini, and Gut Oggau were just a few that caught our eye!), but we fell head over heels all over again after trying their food. At wine bars we expect to find simple snacks like cheese and olives, but here the plates are thoughtfully composed and very seasonal. Every dish on the menu is vegetarian, and it’s all completely delicious. Stand-outs included the Swedish halloumi with lavender, honey, and rhubarb; gnudi with green asparagus, spinach, basil, and lemon; and the white asparagus with ramson, dill, and a poached egg.
When people ask us where to go for a casual meal in Stockholm, Hantverket is the first place we recommend. In the kitchen, you’ll find chef Stefan Ekengren, formerly of restaurant Galleriet at Görvälns Slott. His legendary twist on Hasselback potatoes (deep-fried and served with vendace roe and sour cream) is worth a visit alone. Don’t miss the “struva” (rosette cookies) with duck liver pâté, parmesan cheese, and port wine, or the thinly sliced raw beef with Jerusalem artichoke, gruyère cheese, and hazelnuts, either. These are Swedish classics, with a modern twist!
A Bar Called Gemma
After just a few sips, A Bar Called Gemma became our favorite cocktail bar in Stockholm. The venue is relaxed and laidback, the bartenders are friendly, and the handcrafted cocktails are creative and complex. We especially loved the signature cocktail, the Gemma – a light and sparkling Gin Sour style of cocktail, with gin, sake, pistachio, ginger, and citrus. We also loved the Pearly White, a refreshing and easy-to-drink floral cocktail with vodka, jasmine, rose water, lime sherbet, and verjus. If you’re a fan of Tiki drinks, we recommend trying the Jungle Juice Blues, which is served in a monkey mug and features pineapple rum, vermouth, coconut, and tiki spices.
Tyge & Sessil
Tyge & Sessil is a natural wine bar from chef Niklas Ekstedt. This is one of the best places to go in Stockholm for wines from small-scale and independent producers. Expect lots of cloudy, glou glou juice! Some of our favorites on the wine list include Lucy Margaux, The Other Right, Gut Oggau, Christian Tschida, Tom Shobbrook, and Momento Mori. But don't just stick to bottles you know - the knowledgeable somms here will happily help guide you to your next favorite winery, if you give them a chance! Craving something salty after some glasses of wine? There is cheese, charcuterie, and even empanadas on their food menu.
Sweden is not exactly known for its Chinese food, but Surfers is trying to change that perception. This is some of the most authentic Chinese food you can find in Scandinavia. Surfers has a cocktail bar with fresh, fun drinks, and a menu of Asian dishes that are not often seen in Europe, representing different parts of China. Our favorite dish was the biang biang lamb noodles, a rich and spicy dish with thick, hand-cut noodles and juicy chunks of meat. We also loved their take on potatoes, which they treat like a vegetable, slicing them into thin strips and flash frying them so they have a snappy, crunchy texture.
For a different kind of cocktail bar, visit Röda Huset, the new hotspot from Hampus Thunholm (formerly of Svartklubb, Fäviken’s cocktail bar). At Röda Huset, the drink menu is completely Nordic, made with ingredients foraged in Sweden. You won’t find any citrus used in this bar; instead, acidity is added through a “happy sour mix” made from Swedish green apples. Our favorite cocktails were the “Raspberries from Hampus’ Mother,” made with sweet woodruff, Galliano, raspberry juice, and cream, and the “Frozen Strawberries,” made with last year’s summer strawberries and aquavit. If you’re feeling snacky, there are giant pizza slices topped with stracciatella and thousand-layer potatoes served with creme fraiche.
As the name implies, Mishumasshu serves a mish mash of international-inspired street food. Most of the menu leans Japanese, with a variety of skewers and ramen, and ingredients like yuzu kosho and nori sprinkled throughout. There are also plays on Mexican dishes, like the “guacamasshu” (their version of guacamole that you mash yourself) and the crispy eggplant taco. This is the casual restaurant from chefs Adam Dahlberg and Albin Wessman of the fine dining restaurant Adam/Albin.
Björn Frantzén has opened a French brasserie in a venue that formerly housed a cinema. Walk down the carpeted steps and into the old lobby, where, instead of popcorn and movie theater candy, you’ll find a glamorous bar with cocktails and decadent snacks, like vendace roe pizza. On the second floor lies the restaurant, with dishes made from only the finest ingredients, like Norwegian scallops topped with brown butter, jackfruit waffles with caviar, and lots of tableside preparations, including a cognac flambéed beef tenderloin. Brasserie Astoria is grand, but it’s gloriously fun.
One of the newer additions to Stockholm’s bakery scene is Stora Bageriet, a modern bakery located in the former venue of a 300-year-old Swedish bakery. They serve sweet and savory seasonal pastries, sourdough bread, sandwiches, porridge, and coffee from the Swedish roaster Morgon. Our favorite pastries here are the morning bun and the cardamom bun. Stora Bageriet also has a second, smaller café in Vasastan.
Coco & Carmen
Coco & Carmen is the slightly fancier, slightly more-well behaved big sister to Punk Royale (Stockholm’s raunchiest restaurant). Here, you will still be able to indulge in as much caviar and Champagne as your heart desires, you'll just do it with your pinky up! The dining room is elegant, with white tablecloths and candlesticks, but there are still some punk elements seeping in. (Hint: look for the graffiti art and the disco lights!) There are many decadent dishes on their tasting menu in addition to caviar – you might also find things like brioche with shaved frozen foie gras, truffle toasts, and aged beef. Pro tip: their lunch menu is one of the best deals in town.
Believe it or not, but the restaurant of Stockholm's liquor museum is actually one of the best spots in town for a decent Swedish lunch. Spritmuseum serves dishes like herring and potatoes and lamb and peas, and the place is particularly beautiful on a summer day. Don’t miss the exhibition afterward – it’s both interesting and entertaining!
Mathias Dahlgren Matbaren
Mathias Dahlgren Matbaren is one of the tastiest casual-ish restaurants in town. The dining room is located in the luxurious Grand Hotel, and it used to have a Michelin star so the place is quite pricey, even though most of the menu is à la carte. But if it's great food from a renowned chef you're after, Matbaren is a New Nordic bistro of the finest sort, with modern takes on Swedish classics on the menu. Don't miss the herring with rye bread and potatoes, a staple on the menu. Next door, you'll find their vegetable-focused restaurant, Rutabaga.
If you’re looking for a luxurious setting with fantastic food, Operakällaren is the restaurant for you. There are few dining rooms in the world as grand as the one at Operakällaren – you literally feel like you’re dining in a palace. But even with the fancy chandeliers, gilded accents, white tablecloths, and silver trolleys, it doesn’t feel pretentious or stiff, it feels decadent and fun. Chef Viktor Westerlind (formerly of Frantzén and AIRA) took over in 2021, and now the level of food matches the magical dining room. Operakällaren is once again restored to its former status as one of the best restaurants in Sweden.
Step inside Operabaren, and step back in time. The venue with hand-carved wood panels and stained glass ceiling has a timeless charm, and the menu of Swedish classics is the same as when they opened over a hundred years ago. If you’re looking for classic Swedish meatballs with all the fixin’s, this is your place – but be sure to also try the crayfish salad (Öjeby toast) and the toast with bleak roe (löjrom toast).
Hotel At Six
Hotel At Six is centrally located in Brunkebergstorg in the heart of Stockholm. The modern design is sleek, elegant, and luxurious, and leaves you wanting for nothing – the stunning property has a rooftop terrace, a restaurant, two cocktail bars, an in-house bakery, and a state-of-the-art gym and spa with saunas. From comfortable beds to sweeping city views to high-quality bath amenities, this five-star hotel has everything you need for a relaxing stay. It’s the perfect home base in Sweden’s capital.
What started as an experimental test kitchen during the pandemic became a permanent restaurant in the heart of Gamla Stan. The lockdown success story of La Ragazza is a project from restaurateur Daniel Crespi and chef Patrik Castillo Grönlund. The food sometimes gives a nod to Italy and sometimes to the Nordics, but it’s always creative, delicious, and extravagant. The signature “Hedonist Taco” made with A5 wagyu taco is worth a visit alone, and the brioche and foie gras sandwich is not too shabby, either. The venue is more casual than some of the other tasting menu spots in town, with a charming and relaxed vibe. There’s also a small kitchen table if you want to watch the chefs at work.
One of Stockholm’s best bakeries can be found on the outskirts of Södermalm, not far from Tjoget. Svedjan Bageri started in the countryside in Västerbotten before opening a location in the city at the end of 2020. On the farm, they also make their own cheese, which they sell in a fridge in the café. The cardamom buns are fluffy and delightful, and we loved the layers on the chocolate croissant/morning bun hybrid. The pastries are made with organic and locally-milled flour. Svedjan serves coffee from Swedish roaster Koppi, making this a perfect place for fika.
For some of the best falafels in town, head over to Södermalm and visit Falafelbaren. This hole-in-the-wall shop did not let us down with its fresh ingredients, falafel balls fried to order, and tasty sauces. What more can you wish for in a good falafel? Our go-to here is the Double Cheese falafel in pita. We love the pieces of crispy halloumi, the rustic falafel balls, the labneh, hummus, and the salad. Make sure to drizzle some of the coriander sauce on top!
Liebling is a casual restaurant in Södermalm from the team behind Tjoget. The food is German-inspired, and the star of the menu is the hefty veal schnitzel. It’s a massive, battered piece of meat, slathered with ramson butter and served with accompanying sides, such as roasted potatoes with garlic, Brussels sprouts with honey, and dill pickles with crème fraîche. Trust us, this is the ultimate hangover cure. There are also a few types of sausages, and even a “korvfest” (sausage party) where you can try four different varieties, from currywurst to Thüringer bratwurst. If you’re looking to quench your thirst, you’ll find lots of our favorite German and Austrian natural wine producers on the list here.
Drop Coffee is our favorite coffee bar in Stockholm. This cozy little venue in the district of Södermalm is situated close to the public square Mariatorget and the subway station with the same name. We love to start our day here with a cardamom bun and a perfectly brewed Kalita coffee from these award-winning baristas.
Johan & Nyström
Johan & Nyström is a high-quality specialty coffee chain with three stores in Stockholm (and one in Helsinki!). When they opened back in 2004, they were one of the first micro roasters in Sweden, with an emphasis on direct trade and transparency in the coffee industry. If you're looking for a caffeine fix, this is still one of the best places to grab a great cup of coffee in Stockholm. We loved their Ethiopian Guji coffee with notes of vanilla, strawberry, and cocoa.
The charming Symbios in Södermalm is a Stockholm restaurant that has stolen our hearts. From the beautiful interior design to the amazing natural wine list (Lucy Margaux, Matassa, & more!), to the casual comfort food, we love everything about this place. The menu changes frequently; on our visit we loved the pork collar with potato salad and a ridiculously rich parsley butter. This is happy, tasty food! Hidden in the Symbios basement, you'll also find a taco speakeasy, Tacy.
Located in Södermalm is Bar Agrikultur, the casual little sister to the fine dining restaurant Agrikultur. The menu plays with seasonal Swedish produce, such as salt-brined cucumbers topped with smetana (sour cream) and honey. Whether you just want to drop in for a quick bite and a glass of wine (they have so many of our favorites on the list!), or stay and work your way through the meal, you’ll have a delicious evening. Save room for the almond and brown butter cake with whipped cream.
Café Nizza is a neighborhood restaurant from the Babette guys in Södermalm, with a focus on European flavors and small-scale wine producers. We dropped by for a glass of wine and a whole-roasted quail with chanterelles and vin jaune sauce, a twist on a classic chicken dish from the Jura district in France. We finished with an incredible mille-feuille with pistachio cream and cherries. Next door to the restaurant, they've recently opened Cave Nizza, a smaller venue that is more of a wine bar, but still has some small plates for snacking while drinking.
Are you looking for something completely original and utterly bonkers in the world of haute cuisine? Punk Royale is the totally bizarre fine dining experience, complete with all the luxury ingredients you would expect of a Michelin-starred restaurant, but set in a completely inappropriate environment. It's dirty, loud, and dark. Featuring a smoke-machine and lego bricks (don't ask). Prepare to be fed by the chef, and eat a scoop of caviar straight from your hand, paired with a vodka shot.
Folii wine bar is the Stockholm equivalent to Territoriet in Oslo, owned by the same people. The name Folii is a play on the word for madness in French ("folie"). Like at Territoriet, Folii uses a Coravin, so they can serve practically everything from their extensive wine list by the glass. The bar is run by Jonas Sandberg (the former restaurant manager at Fäviken Magasinet) and Béatrice Becher (Sweden’s best sommelier in 2014), who have also opened the restaurant Voisine (which means "neighbor" in French) right next door.
AIRA is one of the newest and most ambitious restaurants to open in Sweden. It’s a dream realized for chef Tommy Myllymäki, who has been designing the restaurant since 2015, when he took silver in Bocuse D’Or. The restaurant is located on the water in the Royal Djurgården park, and the sleek design of the restaurant is meant to resemble a boat garage, as it’s located right next to a marina. Hop off the dock, step inside, and walk through the open kitchen into the dining room. AIRA got one Michelin star just a year after opening, but we’re certain it will get its second soon. This is, without a doubt, one of the best restaurants in Scandinavia.
Funky Chicken Food Truck
The most hyped burger in Sweden right now can be found at the Funky Chicken Food Truck, located at Nacka Strand. But trust us, this burger is worth the hype! Funky Chicken has seven different burgers that they rotate through, but they only make one kind each week. (Check Instagram to see which burger they will be serving.) On our visit, the burger of the week was The Godfather, with cheese, parmesan bacon mayonnaise, crispy onions, and grilled paprikas. This is, without a doubt, one of the best smash burgers we have had. We love the crispy crunch of the patties – the meat is nicely caramelized, with a crunchy, lacey texture on the outside and a juicy center. It’s extremely umami rich, a savory paradise for the palate. Pro tip: take the ferry here for the ultimate burger experience, and arrive early – they sell out!