What a time to be alive. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken over the world and completely altered our daily life. All of us have been ordered to stay at home to stay safe. Maybe, like us, you’re feeling a little bit scared and confused right now, and maybe you’re unsure how you can still support local businesses. Even though you can’t go out to eat right now, a lot of restaurants are still open and offering takeout and home delivery options. This is part of a series of take-away guides in Scandinavia. We hope it helps make this time of quarantine a little tastier for you!
This guide is no longer being updated since restaurants in Sweden have been allowed to reopen. Check out our Malmö city guide for a full list of the best restaurants.
Support Your Favorite Local Restaurants!
Restaurants are struggling to survive right now. They have employees and rent to pay, and hardly any income. If we don’t support them today, we might not have them around tomorrow. That’s why takeout is the new eating out! You can support your favorite local restaurants, and also eat better food at home. This list is compiled by our friend and local Malmö foodie Pierre Orsander. Make sure to give him a follow on Instagram and check out his food blog Skitgott (“damn good”), where he also has translated this guide into Swedish.
Malmö: Take-Away & Delivery Food
Grab some seasonal, medium-sized dishes from one of Malmö’s favorites, Bastard. They offer their whole menu as take-away Tuesday-Saturday from 5:00 pm to midnight. Call +4640121318 to order.
BŌRU BOWL BAR
Bōru Bowl Bar is a Japanese, sushi-driven bowl bar that combines fast casual with quality ingredients. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. Call +4640212512 to order.
Fill your home with Italian love and passion through Dal Sud’s highly comforting food. Don’t miss out on their classic Margherita that makes you understand why pizza is all about the dough and the tomatoes. Open Tuesday-Friday from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday-Sunday from 12:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Call +4640190098 to order.
Got the dumpling-fever? No worries! Malmö’s very own dumpling-house Dubbel Dubbel has got you covered. They’re just as tasty as they are beautiful. Take-away and home delivery are available from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm daily. Click here to order.
FALAFEL & BURGERS
Grab one of the finest burgers and falafels in town at Falafel & Burgers. Their menu is small but focused, which is noticeable when you dig into their food. Take-away and delivery are available. Open Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Saturday-Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Call +46728352858 to order.
Hedvigsdal at Malmö Saluhall always offers delicious handcrafted pizza, and now they do it for a good cause with “Pizzakuten,” an initiative where you can order a pizza to be donated to local hospital staff during these times. While you are at it, grab one for yourself to take home! Open Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Saturday-Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
What kills pandemic blues better than delicious pizza? Mastio offers a cure! Grab a creative pizza from the menu or a time-limited specialty as take-away. Open from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm daily. Call +46406218200 to order.
Now you can grab all of the food from chef Frida Nilsson with team’s evening menu as take-away (except for the desserts). Available Thursday-Sunday from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Call +4646646400 to order.
The wine and cheese bar Julie won’t let you down in these times at home. They offer their food as take-away – meals, cheese and locally-produced charcuterie are available for you to bring home. Open Wednesday-Saturday from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Call +46406271160 to order.
Kv. Åkern is a neighborhood restaurant that over time has accumulated their fair share of regulars through their local food cooked with heart and passion. They now offer take-away from a constantly changing menu. See the menu on Instagram. Home delivery is also available in all of Malmö. Open Wednesday-Saturday from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Call +4640969600 to order.
Grab some traditional Lebanese food from popular restaurant Laziza. They offer a lunch box and a mezze plate for pickup between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm daily. They also offer delivery directly to your home. Click here to order.
With a lot of food competitions under their belt, Daniel and Tomas who run Lokal 17 know how to make people happy through New Nordic-style cuisine. You can order their lunch menu as take-away, or you can try their new concept: Tre Grytor (“three stews”). As the name implies, they’ve made three pre-cooked, hearty stews for you to warm up at home, sourdough bread included. Available on weekdays, order by 10:00 am for same-day delivery. Click here to order.
Craving roasted duck or crispy wo tip potsticker dumplings? Grab some true Cantonese street food as take-away from Lu. Their whole menu is available, with a 15% discount if you take it to go. Don’t worry about long waiting times if you walk in, they’re blazing fast! Various opening hours on the website. Call +4640319898 to order.
One of Malmö’s foodie favorites, Lyran, offers food from locally-sourced ingredients at a high gastronomic level. Lucky you, now they offer take-away dinner! Pre-order by 2:00 pm and pick up at 5:00 pm Tuesday-Thursday. Email [email protected] to order.
MAT & CHOKLADSTUDION
The small but mighty shop owned by pastry chef Joel Lindqvist not only offers a wide selection of pastries and pralines for take-away, they also offer a weekly New Nordic-style lunch with an appetizer and main course. If you place your order by 2:00 pm the day before, they can also offer bike-delivery right to your home. Call +46705087027 to order.
The popular restaurant Mutantur gets its name from the phrase “Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis,” meaning “Times change, and so do we.” Never has that been as true as now! Head chef Alexander Sjögren is offering take-away of classics such as schnitzel and Swedish “kåldolmar” and “wallenbergare.” Open Monday-Friday from 5:00 pm until late. Call +46761017205 to order.
Dreaming about creamy pasta, packed with flavors and texture? Then get some food from Papi at Malmö Saluhall. Delivery is also available. Open Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Saturday-Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Call +4640230303 to order.
The Swedish/Korean Bib Gourmand restaurant Namu from chef Jennie Walldén is offering their lunch as take-away from Tuesday-Friday. They also offer their new “Namukassen” on the weekend, a three-course menu as take-away that you can warm up in the comfort of your own home. Click here to order.
Craving some crispy New York-style pizza slices? Opopoppa has an ever-changing menu with new pizzas on the menu every week, both recurring classics and some new creations. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Drop in to make your take-away order.
OST & VÄNNER
Feeling a bit cheesy? Grab the weekly bag of cheese handpicked by OST & Vänner. Available both for pickup in the store and home delivery through their webshop. Open Wednesday-Friday 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Click here to order.
PINK HEAD HQ
Grab some Asian fusion as take-away from Pink Head HQ. They offer their “Take a Wade” menu, cleverly named after chef/owner Wade Brown. Available Wednesday-Thursday between 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Friday-Saturday from 5:00 pm to later. Call +46761254486 to order.
PINK HEAD NOODLE BAR
If you’re a noodle lover, Pink Head Noodle Bar is your haven. Open Monday-Friday from 11:30 am to 7:00 pm, and Saturday-Sunday from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm. Call +46728749228 to order.
PLANT MAGIC’S KITCHEN
The tiny but impressive Plant Magic’s Kitchen offers their magical lunch as take-away. Don’t expect this to only be veggies and greens, however – the name actually comes from “planting magic in you”, which it most certainly does. They also offer “Magic Matkasse” – pre-cooked meals for you to warm up at home. Available Tuesday-Friday from 11:30 am to 7:00 pm. Click here to order.
In times when you need really good comfort food, a delicious sandwich from Poms will do the trick. With iconic sandwiches like the Reuben and the Philly Cheese Steak, there is no reason why you shouldn’t grab one. Open Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Saturday-Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Call +46706500739 to order.
Chef Quan Pham’s Vietnamese restaurant Quê is offering a three-course meal as take-away for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Delivery is also available. Open Thursday-Saturday from 5:30 pm. Click here to order.
One of Malmö’s finest little Japanese restaurants, Saikō, has switched their business to only serve take-away meals in these times. The temporary menu includes sushi bowls, vegan gyoza, and wonton dumplings. Available Tuesday-Saturday from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Call +46406160575 to order.
When Ola and Sebastian opened Saltimporten Canteen their goal was to serve Malmö’s best lunch. Shortly after opening, the critics, locals, and foodies agreed that it lives up to those words. And now you can get it as take-away! Expect rustic, New Nordic-style cuisine. Available Monday- Friday between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. Order before 11:00 am and they will deliver it to you. Call +46706518426 to order.
Is your belly screaming for some authentic, spicy, and balanced tom yum and som tam? SOI 29 is simply Thai food as it should be. Take-away is available Tuesday-Thursday between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm and to midnight Friday-Saturday. Click here to order.
Erik and Ellinor opened Spill (waste) with the goal to reduce food waste in the industry. They buy groceries with short dates and aesthetical deficiencies (such as crooked carrots), that normally would go to waste, and make delicious food out of them. Open 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday-Friday. Call +46737070813 to order curbside pick-up (payment with Swish) or e-mail [email protected] for bike delivery (no minimum order!).
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Sushibaren is a go-to sushi place that offers simple and creative combinations that amaze the tastebuds. Don’t miss their new piece with salmon belly, ponzu, and sea salt – it literally melts in your mouth! Available Monday-Saturday from 12:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Call +4640268081 to order. Curbside pick-up is available.
Feeling a bit rebellious? Grab some sushi from Sushi Rebellion, lead by head chef Pepi Anevski who was awarded Best Sushi Chef in the 2013 Sushi World Cup. Click here to order.
Get some Spanish vibes going. Vibliotek offers their a la carte menu and of course their bestseller, seafood paella, both for pickup and home delivery. Open Monday-Thursday 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Friday-Saturday 12:00 pm to 1:00 am and Sunday 12:00 pm to 9:00 am.
Click here to order.
The oh-so-cozy, small, but hearty restaurant with the same name as the street it’s situated on now offers a take-away dish of the night. See the menu here. Pick up after 5:00 pm Wednesday-Saturday. Call +464079313 to order.
Order some well-made Swedish cuisine directed by Michelin-awarded chef Titti Qvarnström at Restaurang MAT. Open for lunch Monday-Friday between 11:30 am and 2:00 pm. Click here to order.
Sometimes all you need in life is a huge platter of crispy, deep-fried tempura rolls. Zushi offers both sushi and Japanese tapas (“Japas”) to bring home as take-away. Click here to order.
Gift Cards, Donations & Future Reservations
If you want another way to support our restaurants during this time of crisis, consider purchasing gift cards for future use. The restaurants will get the money now, and you can treat yourself to a nice meal when life is normal again. If you have a reservation now, maybe postpone it instead of canceling. Stay safe out there everyone – and please remember to wash your hands, and practice social distancing.
Did we miss any of your favorite restaurants offering takeout? Feel free to comment below so we can consider adding them to the list!
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