Food & Drink

  • Traditional baking of Swedish crisp bread
    Traditional baking of Swedish crisp bread

    © Björn Tesch/

  • Food & Drink
    Food & Drink

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  • Swedish "fika"
    Swedish "fika"

    © Erik LIndvall/VisitSweden

  • Restaurant Fäviken Magasinet in Jämtland
    Restaurant Fäviken Magasinet in Jämtland

    © Erik Olsson/VisitSweden

  • Nytorget Urban Deli in Stockholm
    Nytorget Urban Deli in Stockholm

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  • Mushroom picking
    Mushroom picking

    © Jonas Overödder/

  • Lobster safari in West Sweden
    Lobster safari in West Sweden

    © Fredrik Broman/VisitSweden



We you to join us in Sweden to sample our food and drinks and to go on a food adventure. Try Swedish!

It surely hasn’t escaped you that Swedish food and food experiences have been racking up accolades and column inches in international food and travel magazines and on foodie blogs. The reason is quite simple – a few years ago Sweden decided that it wanted to become a new culinary nation – by improving the quality of Swedish food and food travel experiences across the board. And by telling the world about it.

Try Swedish is an open invitation to taste and explore the world of our food culture. It is all about good food and world-class food experiences -  the combination of Sweden’s nature, flavours and some of the purest raw ingredients in the world. It’s about creative chefs and a modern, environmentally aware approach to leadership in restaurants and food-related businesses that take responsibility for the products being prepared and served.

And it’s about the much-admired Swedish lifestyle; many Swedes forage local woodlands for coveted chanterelles and berries. And at their weekend retreats in spring and summertime they go fishing for perch and pike-perch, or nab some crab or crayfish for the dinner table.

At the other end of the scale, there are world class restaurants in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. And the West Coast of Sweden’s internationally famous lobster and oyster ‘safaris’.

Taste for yourself. Try Swedish!


Try Swedish is an open invitation from the country of Sweden to taste and explore the world of our food culture

Michelin starred restaurant 28+ in Gothenburg

Food & Drink in Stockholm

Scandinavia is seeing a culinary wave, characterized by innovation and having a strong tie to nature. Stockholm is at the very center of this.

Restaurant Årstiderna in Malmö

Food & drink in Malmö

New tastes and influences from near and far blend with regional traditions from Skåne such as spättekaka (a local, sugar-based dessert cake baked on a spit), ålagille (eel feasts), gåsamiddag (the annual goose dinner on 10 November), äggakaka (a traditional thick pancake with fried bacon on top), and endless types of marinated herring.

Swedish Fika Square event in London

Swedish Fika in the UK

There are plenty of opportunities to try a Swedish Fika in the UK. Across the country more and more Scandinavian cafes are popping up, serving amazing 'just out of the oven' sticky cinnamon buns and freshly brewed coffee.

Seafood from Gothenburg, West Sweden

Food & Drink in Gothenburg

There is nothing to beat the mackerel, cod, turbot, hake and whiting caught here and skilfully prepared by some of the best fish restaurants in Sweden

Two of the world’s 50 best restaurants can be found in Sweden

Two Swedish restaurants made it into the World´s 50 best, with Magnus Nilsson´s Fäviken at number 25 and Frantzen now at 31st place.

Lobster safari in Bohuslän, the Swedish West Coast

10 reasons to visit Gothenburg and West Sweden

West Sweden has its own 'Big 5' safaris with the chance to see (and taste!) lobsters, oysters, prawns, mussels and crayfish from the clear blue waters off the coast during the Shellfish Journey.



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