What are the best traditional Swedish restaurants in Stockholm?

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Klas Ekman
  • Klas Ekman

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  • Stockholm, Sweden, Europe

Two great examples are right in the city center, at Stureplan. Prinsen and Konstnärsbaren are almost neighbors, and their menus are almost related (they are also competitors about the city's best and nicest doormen). On Prinsen,  the thing to order is their Biff Rydberg (a dish of fillet of beef, onion, potatoe, mustard and  yolk) and on Konstnärsbaren their Wallenbergare (minced veal with loganberries and potato).

Den Gyldene Freden is not only in Old town, it's also the oldest one. It's the restaurant where the Swedish Academy lunches after discussing the next Nobel prize winner in literature. The rooms have a rustic cosiness, and the menu is full of Swedish classics like meat balls and smoked sea bass.

On Södermalm,  there is Pelikan, a mix between an old beer hall and a restaurant. It's extremely noisy, but in a lovable way and their meat balls are a Stockholm classic. But start with the S.O.S – a plate of pickled herring, bread and cheese. Then  add some snaps. It's impossible to order something more traditionally Swedish than that.

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