Having a food intolerance can make travelling and eating out tougher than one might think. You often need to do research before you get to a restaurant to avoid having to awkwardly walk out when you realise there’s nothing to eat. Luckily for coeliacs, Stockholm is an excellent city when it comes to gluten-free places. Here are ten of the best.
Situated next to Observatorielunden park, Organic Green is the ideal place if you are looking for great vegetarian gluten-free food. The cafe has a fully organic and gluten-free menu that changes every day and is displayed on their Facebook page before their lunch opens at 11.
Organic Green, Drottninggatan 120A, Stockholm, Sweden, +46 8508 285 08.
This place is for meat lovers and the idea is that each three-course meal is made with three different types of meat prepared in a way that will bring out the flavours in all of them. They do have a vegetarian menu, however, the care and attention they put into their meat dishes is what makes the place stand out. They can ensure that all their dishes are gluten free making it great for coeliacs. There is even something called ‘the walking dinner’ where you eat at three different restaurants including Djuret. Djuret is part of a collective of places all providing excellent food but in different styles making the walking dinner a special experience.
Djuret, Lilla Nygatan 5, Stockholm, Sweden, +46 8506 400 84.
A very common complaint about fast food chains is their failure to provide gluten-free options. McDonald’s for example still do not provide gluten-free buns in the UK or the US as well as many other markets. Max is Sweden’s answer to the big burger chains with hundreds of locations across the country and the ability to have gluten-free buns at nearly all of them. Even better is that there is a gluten free option you can select on one of their self-service machines, so if you need to run in and order quickly you won’t need to spend time explaining you need gluten-free bread.
Max Burger, Vasagatan 7, Stockholm, Sweden, +46 8506 120 70
If you are looking for a sit-down burger restaurant, as opposed to a fast food place like Max, then Phil’s is a fantastic option with six locations in Stockholm all of which can make any burger for you with a gluten-free bun. All the burgers are of excellent quality and they have a different special burger every month that is always fun and creative. For January, it was toppings of truffle mayonnaise, Emmental cheese, fried onion and pickles. A great option for burger lovers.
Stockholmers are famous for their love of brunch and Swedes in general are big lovers of a good buffet. These two things combine at Fafangan who do a superb brunch buffet which is chock full of gluten-free items for people to enjoy. Its location, on the island of Sodermalm right by the water, means you can enjoy beautiful views of the sea while you enjoy your food. They have a lovely outdoor terrace that is ideal for summertime outdoor eating.
Fafangan, Klockstapelsbacken 3, 116 41 Stockholm, +46 8642 99 00.