Vasastan is Stockholm’s second most densely populated district. It is a quieter, residential area that most tourists usually bypass. However, there are some excellent restaurants here that make it worth a visit. Here’s a list of our favorites.
Himlavalet has been described as an oasis in the heart of Stockholm. The restaurant, with a name that literally means ‘heaven’s vault’, was first established in the 1870s as a laundry house. Today it features a beautiful outdoor dining area that transports you away from the hustle and bustle of the main town. The traditional Swedish waffle and homemade cakes are not to be missed.Drottninggatan 120 113 60 Stockholm, +46 8-31 40 41
Gro Restaurant prides itself on using only organic and locally produced ingredients. The restaurant is decorated in an urban, contemporary and modern style. Although the dishes are simple and the menu is short, the chef puts lots of effort into their presentation and it is clear the food here is about quality over quantity. The Fennel, lamb and black radish dish is a highlight of the menu.Sankt Eriksgatan 67, 113 32 Stockholm, Sweden
Located in the heart of Vasastan, Tennstopet takes pride in using traditional Swedish cooking techniques to prepare Nordic delicacies that are hard to come by. The crow and the stockfish are dishes you’ve got to try. In addition to exquisite fare, the restaurant boasts dark wooden furniture and chandeliers, giving off a Scandinavian vibe with a luxurious touch.Dalagatan 50, 113 24 Stockholm, Sweden, +46 8 32 25 18
The chef at Rolfs Kök understands how simplicity can be used as a way to enhance one’s dining experience. All guests are invited to sit around the open kitchen, watching from their seats as the food is prepared right in front of their eyes. Spicy jumbo shrimps with grilled gem lettuce and zander green peas is one of the most popular options here.Tegnérgatan 41, 111 61 Stockholm, +46 8 10 16 96
Established in 1929, Tranan is one of the oldest restaurants in Vasastan. It is a traditional meeting place and is well-known among the residents of Stockholm. Hearty fare makes up most of the menu, and a particular treat is the fried herring with potatoes, a dish that has been on the menu for eight decades.Karlbergsvägen 14, 113 27 Stockholm, Sweden, +46 8 52 728 10