11 of Stockholm's Top Child-Friendly Restaurants

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Stockholm, like the rest of Sweden, is generally super child-friendly, with restaurants often having a children’s section on the menu or they’re happy to do a children’s portion. While there are a few restaurants you probably wouldn’t want to take your kids to, there are some places that rise to another level when it comes to keeping the kids happy and making sure you don’t feel like you’re in the romper room, but can instead also enjoy yourself. Here’s the best of Stockholm’s child-friendly restaurants.


With an all you can eat buffet as well as a menu you can order off of, Pong is relaxed and perfect for kids who might love sushi or maybe hate sushi, but love satay chicken. Everything but the kitchen sink is included in the buffet, including bottomless desserts. What’s a kid not to love?

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Best Asian buffet in town / Photo courtesy of Pong


They like to say “Give peas a chance” and that tells you all you need to know about this green oasis on Södermalm. The vegan buffet, a relaxing garden, and killer views all add up to a healthy yet incredibly tasty restaurant experience. And kids are more than welcome—they love showing kids that eating optimally can feel incredibly good—and taste even better.

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Healthy and delicious / Photo courtesy of Hermans


This funky food hall in the Skanstull section of Södermalm is full of choices: burgers, fish, noodles, and much more are on tap from the various vendors. The setting is cool, a bit like a theatre (hence the name) and it’s very popular with families, not just for the food but also because there is plenty of room for prams.

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Plenty of options at Ringen ©lightwrite / Flickr

Creperie Fyra Knop

No matter what kind of crepes you like—filled with mushrooms, spinach, fruit, or pretty much anything else—you’ll probably find it on the menu here. Why? It’s the only thing they do—and they do it so, so well. It’s perfect for the whole family: kids can have strawberries, parents can have something a bit more hearty, and there’s a full bar.

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Who doesn't love crepes? ©Abi Porter / Flickr

Ciao Caio

This chain of Italian eateries has grown to a number of outlets around the city and they’re all equally tasty. They serve pizza from a stone oven, pasta like mamma used to make, and some truly great desserts. They’re friendly, they’re fun, the food is consistently good, and kids absolutely love this place. We love them all, although the one near Östermalmstorg is a personal favorite.

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Pizzas and pasta at Ciao Ciao / Photo courtesy of Ciao Ciao Östermalm

Flippin’ Burgers

Who doesn’t love a good burger? And who doesn’t love one that embraces the humble burger’s retro origins while serving them up in a thoroughly modern way? Flippin’ Burgers is one of a number of burger joints taking the city by storm and yes, your kids will love this place.


The kids will flipper these burgers ©Andreas Ivarsson / Flickr

Sabai Soong

Stockholm has, in recent years, seen an explosion in Thai restaurants and Sabai Soong is one of the best. The interior is funky and cool, the food beyond tasty, and kids are always welcome. There’s a small outdoor seating area on the sidewalk during the summer but you really want to experience the cozy interior. Even better are the reasonable prices, which means you won’t break the bank.

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Great Thai in the heart of the city ©Médéric / Flickr

Bistro Bananas

This family-owned, yet very trendy Södermalm bistro lives by the motto “Something for Everyone.” The menu is all about urban food culture, from outrageously good pizzas to three-course vegan meals. The bright neon and slightly nuts interior will wow the kids, and the outdoor seating is highly prized during the summer.


Something for everyone / Photo courtesy of Bistro Bananas


Do the kids want meatballs? Do they want possibly the best meatballs in town? If the answer is yes then head to Slingerbulten, where classic Swedish fare is served up in an unpretentious and friendly space. In addition to meatballs, there’s a classic fish soup (with a secret broth), along with reindeer and loads of other traditional Swedish food. Not to be missed.

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Traditional Swedish food is found here ©Ed G / Flickr

Under Kastanjen

With a wonderful collection of soups, toasted sandwiches, and salads, this is the perfect place for lunch in a wonderfully charming setting. For dinner, it’s heavier fare, such as lamb, beef, and fish—and some pretty good meatballs. They’re happy to accommodate dietary needs and the name? It means “Under the Chestnut Tree,” after the big tree just outside its door.

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Great charm, great food ©Susanne Nilsson / Flickr


It’s no secret that kids can be picky eaters and finding a restaurant that suits everyone can be something of a challenge. Kungshallen solves that problem by offering a number of stand-alone restaurants, as well as a food hall that had plenty of options. So whether it’s burgers and steak, sushi, tacos, or anything else you want, you’ll probably find it here.


Loads of variety / Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

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