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Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Stockholm is complete without tasting the traditional Stockholm food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Stockholm to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.


  • Dopp i grytan: dip the pan is bread dipped in hot broth.
  • Falukorv: Swedish sausage made of a grated mixture of pork and beef or veal with potato starch flour and mild spices.
  • Filmjölk: is a Nordic mesophilic fermented milk product that is made by fermenting cow's milk with a variety of bacterium.
  • Gravlax: a dish consisting of raw salmon, cured in salt, sugar, and dill.
  • Inlagd sill: chunks of pickled herring.
  • Knäckebröd: crisp bread or hard bread.
  • Prinskorv: is a small Swedish sausage.
  • Surströmming: is a northern Swedish dish consisting of fermented Baltic herring.
  • Tunnbröd: (literally "thin bread") is the Swedish version of flatbread.



Main courses

  • Dillkött: dill-flavored veal stew.
  • Fiskbullar: fish balls, made from a combination of pork and beef.
  • Flygande Jacob: Flying Jacob, a Swedish casserole based on chicken with bananas, peanuts and bacon.
  • Gratäng: is a dish that is usually cooked in the oven.
  • Inkokt lax: poached cold salmon.
  • Isterband: is a coarsely ground, lightly smoked sausage from Sweden.
  • Janssons frestelse: a traditional Swedish casserole made of potatoes, onion, pickled sprats, bread crumbs and cream.
  • Julskinka: Swedish Christmas ham.
  • Kåldolmar: Swedish cabbage rolls.
  • Kalops: a classic Swedish autumn dish.
  • Kålpudding: layers of minced meat, rice and boiled cabbage.
  • Korv Stroganoff: sausage Stroganoff.
  • Köttbullar: Swedish meatballs.
  • Kräftskivor: crayfish party.
  • Kroppkaka: potato-dumplings with a filling of onions and pork or bacon.
  • Laxpudding: salmon pudding.
  • Lutfisk: it is made from aged stockfish or dried/salted whitefish and lye and has a gelatinous texture.
  • Palt: is a traditional Swedish meat-filled dumpling, of which there are many different variants.
  • Plommonspäckad kärre: roast pork stuffed with prunes.
  • Pölsa: is a traditional Swedish dish, very similar in taste and consistency to Scottish haggis.
  • Pyttipanna: is a hodgepodge of food similar to bubble and squeak.
  • Raggmunk: grated potatoes.
  • Sautéed Reindeer: or Renskav in Swedish.
  • Smörgåsbord: is a type of Scandinavian meal served buffet-style with multiple dishes of various foods on a table, originating in Sweden.
  • Smörgåstårta: sandwich cake.
  • Tjälknul: is normally made with meat from elk (roast), but a roast from beef cattle can be used.


  • Ahlgrens bilar: "Ahlgren's Cars" candy.
  • Arraksboll: Arrak balls.
  • Chokladboll: is a popular Swedish pastry.
  • Daim: is a crunchy butter almond bar covered in milk chocolate.
  • Geléhallon: an early form of gelatine-based candy.
  • Ginger Snaps Pepparkakor: spiced Swedish-style biscuits, delicious with a cup of tea or coffee.
  • Ischoklad: chocolate saffron buns.
  • Kanelbulle: cinnamon bun or roll.
  • Kladdkaka: chocolate mud cake.
  • Knäck: is a traditional Swedish toffee prepared at Christmas.
  • Lussekatt: a Swedish saffron bun eaten on the Saint Lucia celebration.
  • Napoleonbakelse: Napoleon pastry.
  • Ostkaka: also known as Swedish cheesecake or Swedish curd cake.
  • Pepparkakshus: gingerbread house.
  • Polkagris: is a Swedish candy stick or straight candy cane.
  • Prinsesstårta: Princess cake.
  • Punschrulle: Punsch-rol, a small cylindrical pastry covered with green marzipan with the ends dipped in chocolate.
  • Ris à la Malta: rice cream dessert.
  • Saltlakrits: is a variety of liquorice that gets its name from the relatively large amount of sal ammoniac.
  • Semla: Ii is a wheat bun with a cream and almond paste filling, traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday.
  • Skånsk äppelkaka: Scanian apple cake.
  • Smulpaj: crumb pie, is a Swedish dessert.
  • Spettekaka: Swedish for "Cake baked on a spit".
  • Wine gums: are chewy, firm pastille-type sweets similar to gumdrops without the sugar coating.

Fast food

Street food

  • Korv: Swedish hot dog.
  • Tunnbrödsrulle: thin soft bread rolled up with a couple of spoons of mashed potato, a sausage, ketchup and mustard in it.

Drinks (Non-alcoholic)

  • Blåbärssoppa: is a Swedish drink made from bilberries, which can be served cold or hot.
  • Champis: is a soft drink created by Robert Roberts in 1918.
  • Enbärsdricka: is a traditional Swedish table drink.
  • Fruktsoda: is a lemon-lime flavored soft drink from Sweden.
  • Julmust: is a soft drink that is mainly consumed in Sweden around Christmas.
  • Kopparberg Cider: Swedish fruit cider.
  • Löfbergs Lila: is a light dark roasted coffee with fruity aromas that give round sweetness and long aftertaste.
  • Pommac: is a soft drink made of fruits and berries and matured in oak barrels for 3 months.
  • Sockerdricka: Swedish for: sugar drink, is a soft drink dating from the 19th century.
  • Svagdricka: the beverage is common in the winter months and is commonly enjoyed at festivals.

Drinks (Alcoholic)

  • Absolut Vodka: one of the most well-known vodkas in the world.
  • Brännvin: is a Swedish word for liquor distilled from potatoes, grain, or (formerly) wood cellulose.
  • Explorer Vodka: is a Swedish vodka brand manufactured by the Swedish state company Vin & Sprit.
  • Glögg: is the term for mulled wine in Sweden.
  • Julöl: Christmas beer.
  • Norrlands Guld: is a Swedish lager beer introduced in 1965 by Sollefteå Brygger.
  • Pripps: is an inexpensive beer, for it is brewed with exactly 51% barley.
  • Punsch: is a traditional liqueur in Sweden.
  • Snaps: a word for a small shot of a strong alcoholic beverage taken during the course of a meal.

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