Food culture

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.

Today´s multicultural society has also resulted in a wide variety of ethnic restaurants and an exciting "crossover" style in which traditional Swedish dishes are reinvented with new foreign influences.

You will also find all the usual fast-food outlets and pizzerias, and if you are after a good value and tasty snack, you´re never far from a hot-dog stand selling the popular "varmkorv".

A "Dagens rätt" (dish of the day) is available in most restaurants at lunchtime, which is served from about 11am to 2pm.

There are plenty of cafés and cafeterias for lighter snack.

Read more about Food & Drink in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö


  • Fresh potatoes and bleak roe, a Swedish specialty

Fresh potatoes and bleak roe, a Swedish specialty

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