“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. Bon apetit!
Agrikultur (new addition)
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, opt for local and seasonal produce and stay away from imported produce. Agrikultur is without a doubt one of this year’s hottest newcomers on the restaurant scene.
(Agrikultur has moved to Gotland for the summer season, until Aug 31)
A House Bouillon (new addition)
Housed in the former School of Architecture is A House Bouillon, chef and restaurateur Sayan Isaksson’s (Nobel chef of 2015) latest lunch spot. As the name implies, bouillon is the name of the game, and comes in a number of different experimental flavours.
Adam/Albin (new addition)
Praised chef duo Adam Dahlberg and Albin Wessman have, after four years of running a lunch spot and several other culinary experiences, finally opened their eponymous restaurant. The atmosphere is lively and the food is casual.
Omakase Köttslöjd (new addition)
Omakase Köttslöjd is, in many ways, an otherworldly experience. It’s got 15 seats and five chefs. There’s a set menu of 17 courses, all of which include some form of meat (even the dessert), and a paired beverage menu. Now go explore the crafting of meats omakase-style.
Restaurang Volt (new addition)
The Stockholm foodie’s attention has yet again turned to Volt, a small neighbourhood restaurant that received its very first Michelin star this year. Here, culinary sensations are created from local, natural ingredients that change with the season.
Teatern (new addition)
Teatern, located in the Ringen shopping mall, is laid out like an amphitheatre, with seating tiers forming an arch around that which takes centre stage – the food stands. Gathering ten of the city’s most talked-about chefs who give their very own take on fast food is ingenious, and is sure to appeal to most customers.
The aim of becoming Södermalm’s best neighbourhood joint isn’t a meek one, but together, Andreas and Felix Bergman, Joel Söderbäck and Simon Åhnberg have the potential to make Paradiso shine. Expect a dose of serious gastronomic rock and roll at this modern reinterpretation of a neighbourhood restaurant.
Just when we thought we were getting slightly blasé in terms of innovative dining concepts in Stockholm, Imouto pops up out of nowhere and blows our mind with its excellent sushi tasting menu, flawless service and (potentially) social setting. With only nine seats… hurry, hurry, hurry!
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 spans the 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 pure and simple pleasure.