Lunch-time value in Stockholm
The myth that Sweden is an expensive country persists, despite the fact that this is no longer the case. If you’re looking for a low-cost option, it can be worth eating a hot meal at lunch time. Swedes themselves often have a hot meal at midday, so most of Stockholm’s restaurants offer good value lunches. Why not visit the gourmet restaurants for lunch. Look out for “Dagens lunch” (“Lunch of the day”) or “Dagens rätt” (“Dish of the day”) when you visit Stockholm.
Another popular choice is to eat at a “saluhall” – an indoor food market. Hötorgshallen offers speciality foods from every corner of the world and a unique atmosphere. Browsing the products on offer at the busy stalls is absolutely fascinating. There are a few restaurants in this underground market, but it’s just as nice to buy something to eat and enjoy an impromptu picnic on the steps of the Concert Hall or in a nearby park – and its price worthy.
If you’re looking for an upmarket experience, head to Östermalms Saluhall. This charming venue dates back to the late 19th century, and is home to small, intimate restaurants, wine bars and cafés.