Stockholm, and Sweden in general, has come a long way when it comes to developing a thriving food scene. What was once dominated by heavy cream and dill has now embraced the past with modern interpretations, and gone decidedly local. There are currently nine restaurants in Stockholm with at least one Michelin star and, while they all have their own unique spin on gastronomy, they’re all worth a visit.
Once located on the island of the same name, Oaxen is now found in a funky, old industrial quarter overlooking the water on the island of Djurgården. Based on traditional cooking methods and with a strong commitment to local produce, the food is innovative and what ends up on the plate is characterised by sustainable agriculture. The fact that the restaurant is charm personified just adds to the allure.
This intimate sushi restaurant has just nine seats and, in order to secure a table, you need to book about two months in advance. Is it worth it? Absolutely. This is sushi of the highest quality and uses the ‘Chef’s table’ concept, where you put your trust in the hands of the chef, allowing them to take full responsibility over choosing your menu. It’s a gastronomic delight and, if you can book a table, definitely put it on the calendar for your visit to Stockholm.
The big sister of Imouto, Esperanto combines Swedish ingredients with flavours from around the world, creating something of a universal gastronomy. Located in the old Jarla Theatre, there is a laser-like focus on the aesthetics of the décor, the food, and the presentation. There is a deep respect for the ingredients used, and the quality is at an incredibly high level.
This very popular modern bistro is perfect for those who want to enjoy a few courses of fresh, seasonal produce at lunch or dinner. You order small bites, so to speak, and enjoy dish after dish in a bustling atmosphere, with seats available at tables as well as at the bar. Don’t let the laid-back vibe fool you: the kitchen takes its food seriously, which is great news for you.
Just two years after opening, Sushi Sho has earned itself a prized Michelin star. Yet this comes as no surprise to Stockholm, where foodies in the know are well aware of the delights of this particular spot. With a traditional menu using Scandinavian ingredients, Sushi Sho has been described as a little piece of Tokyo in the heart of Stockholm.
With a focus on staying close to nature, Volt is arguably part of the wave of New Nordic Cuisine. The menu is carefully curated, with just four to six dishes that use raw materials and products from the forest, sea, and fields, accompanied by an excellent wine list that pairs with your meal perfectly. The chefs follow the seasons, so the menu is never the same – and the restaurant is KRAV-certified, meaning it’s certified organic.
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