So, you are thinking about a city vacation? And you want to go to fancy restaurants, visit a castle, have a drink in a trendy bar, go on a shopping spree and then round off the day with a trip to a brewery in the archipelago. Sounds too good to be true? Welcome to Stockholm!
Ho’s Hornstull is according to many, the only authentic Chinese restaurant in Stockholm. Start the dinner with steaming pork-dumplings before eating “Mom’s Chicken” which is a dry-fried chicken in a sauce so tasty that you’ll want to drink it. This small restaurant is always crowded but cozy and we’re sure you’ll love it! Another big plus is the prices, which are extremely low for an expensive town like Stockholm. (Hornsgatan 151)
Miss Voon is a luxurious, elegant and modern are the words to describe Miss Voon. The bill may be high but the food will definitely meet your satisfaction. This restaurant mixes Asian and European flavours such as Lobster Taco and shizo, pork belly with kimchi and banana spring roll. For the indecisive, they also offer a seven course menu selected by the chef or a snack from the sashimi bar. In the bar you can top off the night with an Asian influenced drink and listen to guest DJs. (Sturegatan 22)
Boqueria is an urban and stylish restaurant dropped down in the middle of the restaurant floor like a food court. Pick some tasty pintxos, or choose traditional tapas like chorizo and serrano ham and relax on one of the platforms to enjoy the atmosphere. Hip and trendy with a price tag that is extremely reasonable when compared to the taste experience. Also a great place for an after work “Cava-style”. (Jacobsbergsgatan 17)
Saints Food & Drinks calls for sitting down in a gastropub with a “living room” atmosphere to enjoy a Sangria, Frozen Daiquiri or Mojito pitcher whilst listening to the cheerful conversations of pre-partying Stockholmers. (Hagagatan 4)
Melt A bar in three levels, crammed with red velvet couches and inspired by the prohibition era of the roaring 20’s. Behind the secret entrence you’ll find balconys where you can order a prohibition punch that is served in a diamond cut bowl with teacups or a sparkling drink in crystal glasses. Don’t be surprised if one of the waitresses spontaneously performs a burlesque dance on the bar! (Malmskillnadsgatan 45)
Himlen Enjoy the sunset and a view that is too sweet for words at the top bar of Skrapan. Here you’ll find a mixture of people ranging from tourists to international models and politicians, all chatting happily and enjoying a glass of wine from the extensive wine cellar. (Götgatan 78)
Mood Stockholm A collection of upcoming and well known Swedish designers like Rodebjer, Valerie and Mayla next to Ralph Lauren, G-Star Raw and Scotch & Soda. This place warrants a nice shopping spree in this newly built shopping centre. (Jacobsbergsgatan 17)
Lisa Larsson One of Stockholm’s most famous second hand stores and its carefully selected gems are a favourite among stylists and fashionistas. (Bondegatan 48)
Grandpa with two stores in Stockholm, this shop offers Scandinavian and international fashion, interiors, accessories and vintage furniture. A strong environmental commitment has resulted in a large selection of organic pieces. (Fridhemsgatan 43)
Gröna Lund is not just for children! What about the world’s highest whirligig – 121 meters above ground at a speed of 70 km per hour. What about the Haunted House or a roller coaster made of wood? Mix this with the live music from international artists during warm summer nights (for example Tenacious D and Marilyn Manson), and a trip to Ben & Jerry’s house and you’ll be more than satisfied. (Lilla Allmänna Gränd 9)
Fotografiska is a museum dedicated to photography, located right next to the water with an amazing view through the glass walls. Enjoy a glass of wine and a piece of cake in the restaurant after checking out the three store exhibit. Don’t forget to shop at the amazing gift shop by the entrance. (Skärgårdshamnen 22)
The archipelago. Of the more than 30.000 islands in Stockholm, some of them only 30 minutes away by boat, a trip to an island is the perfect way to spend a summer day. Choose island depending on your personal preference – Sandhamn to see the rich and famous, Fjäderholmarna to eat smoked shrimps and visit the local brewery, or Vaxholm – the “capital” of Stockholm’s archipelago.
Tössebageriet. Since 1920 people have trekked all the way to Tössebageriet to enjoy a classic Swedish cinnamon bun “Kanelbulle”, a “Semla” (Swedish traditional cream bun with almond paste only available during Feb-March) or a sticky chocolate cake called “Kladdkaka”.
|By Sophie Linnusaar|