Guide to Stockholm's best street food
Updated 3 Dec 2018
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
From food truck to restaurant
Tasty and simple is how El Taco Trucks rolls. The menu is seasonally-based and you can choose between four base fillings with classic Mexican accompaniments such as pickled red onions, chili and coriander. Whether you catch them on the move or on one of the busiest streets in Östermalm, you're guaranteed authentic Mexican street food.
Svartensgatan 10, Södermalm
Modern streetfood from America
Pulled pork sandwich, lobster roll, quesedillas, portabello burgers, fried chicken wings, fish tacos... the list is endless. Fred's Kitchen, which started out as Fred's Food Truck, serves an extensive menu with dishes from all over the American continent. Modern streetfood with no fancy frills or flounces is the order of the day, served with views over te waters of Hammarby sjö.
Jan Inghe Hagströms torg 10, Hammarby sjöstad
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.
Skånegatan 71, Södermalm
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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