By now it’s no secret anymore, that I have a total crush on Swedish culture, food, design, and shopping. My fingers were prickling with the urge to write this second travel guide on Sweden about Stockholm and share some of the magic with you. I feel like the Swedes just got a hang of a healthy and sustainable lifestyle (if you cut away the amazing “kanelbulle“, their signature cinnamon rolls). So I gave you a brief overview of general info on Sweden in the Gothenburg Guide already, so let me get right in there…
Notes on the side
Stockholm is a beautiful city just to wander around so go out and explore! Be sure to hit Gamla Stan, the little island and old town where the little narrow streets and corners invite you to get lost. While the “main island” of Stockholm is great for some hip bars, restaurants, and the common stores, Södermalm is where you want to be for the up-and-coming, the Vintage, the Retro and to satisfy your cravings with a ton of delicious and healthy cravings…
As this time we got breakfast at the hotel, I couldn’t go crazy on finding spots for my fave meal. But I’ll make a side note on the good breakfast menus I spotted.
The Traditional Swedish Food // Meatballs for the People
Vegetarians, don’t read over this: they have veggie-balls (because, Sweden)! This place on the island of Södermalm is perfect for fueling up in-between Vintage Shopping. But come with time, they have a waiting list. The menu is rather small, but you get to choose out of a full variation of delicious meatballs. And if you’re a snob about food and especially meat, as I am, they even have mapped out, what Swedish farms they get their meat from.
Delicious Dinner with a view // TAK Rawbar
Can I please go back? TAK was the PERFECT place to celebrate our last night. The rooftop restaurant and bar serve delicious plates of (what I would describe as) Japanese fusion in a tapas manner. Sounds to good to be true? Well, it tastes that way, too. Be sure to try some tipsy tea at At Six as well, a new bar in the same complex.
The ultimate vegan heaven // Hermans
I still have dreams about this place. Hermans is located perfectly right at the wonderful museum Fotografiska and grants an incredible view of the city’s skyline. But you’ll forget all that as soon as you tried the food from their buffet. Students get discounted 50% if you buy a drink, coffee and tea are included in the price.
Stroll, Dine, Drink // Urban Deli
Another Stockholm Hot-Spot is Urban Deli. As the name gives away the location is one half deli and half restaurant/bar. And so cool! I had a bad tummyache that day so I skipped dinner but Oskar had some mouthwatering food. There is also a hotel attached which seemed super stylish and is definitely worth a look!
The Fika-Place // Cafe Saturnus
Of course, we didn’t skip Fika! I did some research that led us to the very original-seeming Cafe Saturnus for some not-to-be-missed cinnamon rolls and my favorite: Matcha.
Vegan Treats // Mahalo
This place is yet another vegan heaven when it comes to Treats, Bowls, Smoothies et cetera and located right at the best second-hand shopping spots!
When I came to Stockholm in summer of 2016 for the first time everyone pointed out that we just HAD TO check out the Vasa Museum. So we, my sister, my cousin and her friend headed over to the museum without doing any research beforehand. Little did we know, the museum revolves completely around an old sunken and recovered Viking ship. So we came in laughing about the big wreck and then realizing this is the centerpiece – the whole building was built around this thing. We were so confused and amused by this, we couldn’t stop giggling. So, no that you’re warned: If you’re interested in history and Vikings and ships this museum is perfect for you. If not…well then maybe you can make a good laugh out of it, as we did.
This is one of my favorite museums of all time. I’ve come here twice and it blew my mind with it’s carefully curated exhibitions both times!
Stockholm, or rather the island of Södermalm is perfect for Second Hand and Vintage Shopping. The stores I got to check out are mainly located on Hornsgatan so be sure to just give the street some time for a stroll.
Vintage with a cause // Staatsmissionen
Menswear dream come true // Herr Judith
Oskars words when he came in: “Whoa, what a cool store! BUt babe, I don’t think it’s Second Hand…” No need to say: it is. It’s just very well curated!
High-End Second Hand // Judiths
The place for upcycled finds // Beyond Retro
Beyond Retro has several locations throughout the city and next to cool vintage finds they sell a great collection of upcycled pieces like cropped sweaters et cetera.
What are your thoughts on the city?
Let me know if I missed anything in the comments – I will definitely be back!
With love and loads of glitter