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.
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.
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
As the name suggests, Grill is an expert in grilling all sorts of food. The restaurant uses five different grilling techniques to prepare dishes, and boasts nostalgic decorations and vintage furniture, which provide the perfect ambience for social gatherings. Live bands perform every Tuesday and Saturday, filling the venue with vibrant tunes whilst the bartenders create refreshing cocktails.
Mexican food is very popular among the Swedes and many supermarkets have a big section dedicated to Mexican food. If you want an authentic taste of Mexico, however, you should visit La Neta. Inspired by Mexican street food, the owner of La Neta uses fresh ingredients to bring tropical South American flavors to Sweden. There are numerous options to choose from on the menu, including their signature quesadillas, which are perfect for those who like a bit of spice.
Barnhusgatan 2, 111 23, Stockholm, +46 08 411 5880