Guide to Stockholm's best street food
Updated 15 Jul 2019
Tacos, noodles and Indian street food - street food has struck back and these days you're just as likely to find such dishes in restaurants as on street stalls and kiosks. Plenty of food trucks have parked up their vans and opened up restaurants on the back of their reputations for great cooking. The ingredients may be higher quality, the flavours improved and the ideas updated, but the techniques are the same. Here are the gems worth seeking out in the jungle of Stockholm's street food scene.
A modern take on the hotdog
Burgers have been given a new, fresh and hip makeover and now it's the turn of the hotdog. Jon Widegren, the founder of Flippin' Burgers, opened Dogfood with a mission to give the humble hotdog a new lease of life, on your plate or in your hand. They serve a small but carefully curated selection of sausages with innovative accompaniments for a tasty experience.
Industrigatan 2, Kungsholmen
Streetfood and cocktails
Right next door to Poké Burger on Fleminggatan, this sister restaurant serves an innovative and creative combination of international streetfood and paired cocktails. The menu consists of seven different dishes which could include lobster rolls or Korean chicken wings.
Fleminggatan 39, Kungsholmen
Vegetarian by actor duo
The concept is simple; vegan and vegetarian food with halloumi and falafel taking centre stage. Choose between wraps or salads with delicious sides and dippers. Actors Mahmut Suvakci and Joel Kinnaman, who also run the hamburger joint Lily's Burger, are the owners. Drop by and eat in the dining room, the outdoor dining area or buy something to take away.
Ringvägen 127, Skanstull/Södermalm
Kebabs are hotter and fresher than ever. Çok serves ambitious döner kebabs according to a "fine fast food" philosophy, a combination of fine dining and fast food. Owner Mahmut Sucakci is an actor, known for his roles in the Snabba Cash (Easy Money) films, and he also runs Lily's Burger with fellow actor Joel Kinnaman.
Hornsbergs strand 53, Kungsholmen
Leave Stockholm for a while and discover the food culture of Bangladesh, via the vibrant food markets of Brick Lane. Gossip serves up a unique culinary experience of Bengali flavours with an emphasis on fish, lamb and vegetarian. Come for a simple meal, takeaway or to sit, eat and drink for hours.
Sliders and tacos
You could describe Lådan as a food truck without wheels, or as the little sister restaurant to Flippin' Burgers. They serve street food-inspired dishes with the same emphasis on top-notch ingredients and sustainability, with a constantly-changing menu that often includes themes and guest appearances from various corners of the world. Come for tacos and sliders with a twist and an urban bar scene.
Luntmakargatan 63, City/Vasastan
Just outside Stockholm centre, you'll find this much-talked-about and busy spot serving open sandwiches. They're passionate about substantial sandwiches with spectacular toppings, best enjoyed with a bottle of beer. The laid-back atmosphere makes it a perfect place to hang out, both indoors and out.
Vattenledningsvägen 44, Hägersten-Liljeholmen
Point out and select what you want - that's how it works at Barobao, a pared-down, simplified concept where the emphasis is on steamed bao. There are various different fillings for the buns to choose between, whether you're a vegetarian or meat eater. Whichever, they can all be eaten in your fingers, sitting down or on the run, just like street food.
Hornsgatan 66, Södermalm
Korean healthfood joint
At Kimchistan you can compose your own bowl with Central Asian flavours. You select your ingredients via a digital screen, on a base of rice or noodles and with your choice of vegetables and protein. Enjoy your food on the spot or pick it up to go.
Tegnérgatan 18, City/Vasastan
From pizza slices to Aperol spritz
Pizza slices made from top-notch, all-natural ingredients are the name of the game at this little deli run by two Italian cousins. Pop by and choose from various toppings at both lunch and dinner. As well as pizza, they serve everything from espresso to natural wines and Aperol spritz.
Odengatan 78, Vasastan
Urban food court
In the heart of Ringen shopping centre you'll find Teatern, Södermalm's foodie hotspot and a modern version of a food court. You'l find street food interpreted by a gang of top chefs, all you have to do is choose what kind of food you want to eat. Slurp tasty noodles at Raaman, by Adam/Albin, or try out Melker Andersson's Mexican joint Dos Gringos.
Götgatan 132, Skanstull/Södermalm
Rotisserie in the heart of town
Chef Marco Baudone's modern rotisserie serves farm-raised chicken and porchetta in a wrap or as salads with various different accompaniments. Take a pew in the industrial-style premises with views over Kungsgatan or buy your food to take away.
Kungsgatan 18, Norrmalm/City
With its fresh streetfood concept, this Finnish fastfood chain is a great success in their home country. Culinary influences come from the Middle East - they serve pita, falafel and various salads with fresh ingredients and accompaniments are made to their own secret recipes.
Upplandsgatan 38, Vasastan
Food, cocktails and music
Downstairs from Nabo you'll find the restaurant's sister bar 34B, which serves beer, cocktails and global streetfood perfect for sharing. Hang out, have a drink and listen to DJs and live artists.
Tegnérgatan 34, City/Vasastan
La Neta's aim is to serve genuine Mexican food, a world away from the pre-fab Tex-Mex the average Swede slings together on 'Taco Fridays'. This is the place to come for uncomplicated Mexican street food in an authentic taquería environment. You'll find Latin American classics such as tortillas, tacos and quesedillas with fillings such as slow-cooked beef chuck, beans, cheese and quacamole.
Indian traditions in a modern format
Indian Street Food & Co combines ancient food traditions with modern flavours, packaged in an urban street food format. Their popular Kathi Rolls are always on the menu; Indian bread filled with flavourful spices, sauces, a mixture of vegetables and your choice of protein. Check out where their food truck is today via social media or visit one of their restaurants in the city.
Fresh streetfood from Asia
This little lunch restaurant on Malmskillnadsgatan specialises in "fine street food" from Asia, with everything from salads to bibimbap and pad thai on the menu. All made from seasonal, organic and locally-produced ingredients wherever possible. With a limited number of tables, Happy Rooster is also a good takeaway option.
Malmskillnadsgatan 41, Norrmalm/City
Kenny Jones Jr, an American, founded The Good Gringo because he missed San Francisco-style burritos when he moved to Stockholm. He now serves authentic "Mission-Style Burritos" both on Kungsholmen and via his food truck, with an emphasis on great quality ingredients and an environmental conscience.
Scheelegatan 28, Kungsholmen
Peru is famous for the diversity and variation of its cuisine, and that's exactly what Cevicheria Barranco in the Hornhuset venue is all about. The restaurant feels like a classic "cantina", with colourful wooden furntiture and playful deor. The food consists of authentic and well-cooked dishes - choose between sharing plates in the form of tacos, ceviche and tapas or go for a main course such as roast chicken or fillet of char.
Långholmsgatan 15B, Hornstull/Södermalm
All in one
Street food for all occasions - whether you want breakfast, lunch, snacks or dinner. Some ten restaurants under the same roof, all experts at delivering fast street food. Choose from a varied selection of flavour experiences from cuisines including American, Mexican, Asian, Italian and Scandinavian.
Kungsgatan 25, Norrmalm/City
Authentic pizz and sports bar in one
Roman pizzas served in surroundings straight from the movies