The best lunch restaurants in Vasastan
Updated 24 Nov 2020
Vasastan's selection of lunch restaurants includes everything from classic Swedish homecooking to innovative green concepts. You'll find options for both business lunches and lunch dates, but make sure you get to the most popular restaurants in good time. To help you find the right spot, follow our guide to Vasastan's best lunch restaurants and cafés, divided up into Vasastan's various areas: Odenplan, Kungstensgatan, Sankt Eriksplan, Vanadisplan and Sibirien. The borders with the city centre and Östermalm run along Tegnérgatan and Birger Jarlsgatan.
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TrananKarlbergsvägen 14, Vasastan
Classic Swedish homecooking
This well-established restaurant in the middle of Odenplan is a long standing favourite where the classic Swedish homecooking is as famous as the red and white-checked tablecloths. Butter-fried herring, steak tartare, off-menu meatballs and other traditional dishes are the order of the day. Beyond the usual lunch budget but perfect for special occasions.
EatnamOdengatan 85, Vasastan
Lunch like in Vietnam
Take a taste trip to south Saigon in your lunch hour. This Vietnamese restaurant serves fast but well-made dishes such as spring rolls, noodle salads and noodle soups inspired by the owner's grandmother's recipes. The restaurant has stylish interiors, with exposed-brick walls and patterned tile floors, and you order your meal at the counter.
GuldEastmansvägen 10, Vasastan
Lunch oasis in Vasaparken
Whether you're interested in art or not, the café at Sven-Harrys art museum in the middle of Vasa Park has lunch options for everyone. Hearty salads, bowls and light main courses are served alongside coffee, cakes, beer and wine and the high windows provide great views over the leafy park. Healthy, fresh and modern.
The Old BrewerLuntmakargatan 98, Vasastan
This charming gastropub on Luntmakargatan is run by two dedicated owners. Tuck into delicious European dishes with strong influences from both England and Sweden. The lunch menu includes everything from ambitious British pub dishes to Swedish homecooking.
The Italian CousinsOdengatan 78, Vasastan
Small-scale pizza deli
Italian pizza slices with various toppings are the order of the day at this authentic little deli next to Vasa Park. You can even drop by for an Italian espresso and some tiramisu. The restaurant is run by two Italian cousins who share a passion for ingredients from small-scale producers.
Caffè L'anticoDalagatan 58, Vasastan
Italian café lunch
If you're in the mood for a light Italian lunch, head to Caffè L'antico on the corner of Karlbergsvägen and Dalagatan. This coffee bar serves hot sandwiches, fresh pasta, salads and other tasty snacks. Naturally they also serve espresso and Italian cakes and pastries.
Mowglis KökVegagatan 15, Vasastan
Mowglis Kök just off Odenplan serves Bengali streetfood with a a modern twist. The lunch menu includes dishes such as chicken tikka masala and palak paneer with classic accompaniments. Lunch is reasonably priced and you can either eat in or take your food away.
CocitoOdengatan 62, Vasastan
A modern little taqueria inspired by the Mexican food served in San Francisco. The menu consists of burritos, bowls and tacos which you can create with the ingredients of your choice. There are vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.
KnutUpplandsgatan 17, City/Vasastan/Norrmalm
A taste of the wilderness
The wilderness meets Vasastan at this Norrland-inspired restaurant. The menu includes Swedish classics that change every day, as well as obligatory northern Swedish elements such as flat bread with mountain-inspired fillings. Perfect for work lunches and other lunch dates.
JureskogsSveavägen 47, City/Vasastan
Posh burger made from Swedish beef
Star chef Johan Jureskog, who also runs Restaurang AG, serves fresh gourmet hamburgers at his eponymous burger chain. You'll find a large selection of burgers made with Swedish beef (there are vegetarian options) and exciting accompaniments. The organic burger buns are baked in the restaurant's own bakery.
Rolfs KökTegnérgatan 41, City/Vasastan/Norrmalm
Good value restaurant institution
This restaurant institution maintains its high standards. They serve classic, simple food with no unnecessary frills or flounces at both lunch and dinner. The lunch menu includes traditional Swedish homecooking dishes of the day. Good value, always busy and perfect for a lunch meeting.
LådanLuntmakargatan 63, City/Vasastan
Fast food favourite
Lådan is large and airy and, despite its popularity, you'll usually find a place to sit even during the lunchtime rush. They serve fast food favourites such as burgers (Flippin' Burgers is their sister restaurant), tacos and pizza along with a choice of tasty sides. The decor, with its industrial style wood-clad walls and picnic tables, makes it feel rather like eating at a food truck.
Wäng IzakayaSveavägen 88, Vasastan
Visit Wäng Izakaya on Sveavägen for an ambitious Asian lunch served in relaxed surroundings. Choose from popular dishes such as sushi, pad thai and curries.
Organic GreenRehnsgatan 24, Vasastan
Organic plant-based option
If you prefer vegetarian organic food, or just need a break from eating meat, get down to this green lunch restaurant close to the Stockholm School of Economics. A popular and budget-friendly lunch spot, they serve dishes such as veggie lasagne, quiches and warming soups, accompanied by bread, salad and hummus, along with lighter options and smoothies.
Kale & CraveRoslagsgatan 2, Vasastan
Yummy yummy good for tummy
A popular healthfood concept for sensitive stomachs - at Kale & Crave they serve IBS-friendly food with kale taking centre stage. Hot dishes and hearty salads are the order of the day, with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.
Around Sankt Eriksplan
NeroRoslagsgatan 4, Vasastan
A second living room
If you fancy an espresso or long lunch in lively urban surroundings, Nero is a well-established and popular option. The menu consists mainly of good value pasta dishes, along with a couple of hearty salads.
Take RamenGästrikegatan 2, Vasastan
Inspiration from the streets of Kyoto
For a taste of authentic Japanese cuisine, get down to Take Ramen, where ramen, Japanese noodle soup, is the order of the day. The soup base is homemade umami-rich stock and the bowl is then filled with noodles, vegetables, eggs and protein such as chicken or pork.
Systrarna AnderssonKarlbergsvägen 45, Vasastan
Trendy and traditional in one
Traditional interiors combine with a modern feel at Systrarna Andersson. Order everything from omelettes to bowls from the à la carte menu or choose one of their daily lunch specials. Round off your meal with a sweet cake or pastry and a creamy coffee.
DalanisseVikingagatan 7, Vasastan
A hearty lunch
This neighbourhood restaurant in Birkastan serves substantial lunch dishes such as fried schnitzel, pea soup and fish stew at decent prices. The menu changes every day, but there are also regular dishes such as hamburgers and a daily vegetarian dish to choose from.
Minh MatOdengatan 94, Vasastan
A taste of Hanoi
Mega-popular Vietnamese bistro next to Vasa Park which has won accolades among the press and guests for their authentic cooking using top quality ingredients. The lunch menu includes good value dishes with and without meat and including vegan options. It can get very busy during the lunch hour.
MahaloOdengatan 26, Vasastan
Popular healthfood café
This vegan healthfood café on Odengatan is popular at lunchtime and you'll often find a queue for the counter. The menu is completely plant-based and includes substantial salads, veggie burgers and wraps. During the summer months you can eat outside.
Brasserie BalzacOdengatan 26, Vasastan
Paris meets NYC
This large Parisian-style brasserie serves a French plat du jour, as well as slightly smaller dishes (hors d'oeuvres) and other classic continental main courses. Perfect when you want to take a lunch break while taking in the international Paris-meets-New York vibes.
Meno MaleRoslagsgatan 15, Vasastan
Neapolitan stone oven-baked pizzas
At Meno Male you can treat yourself to an artisanal Neapolitan pizza for lunch. They use traditional techniques to bring out authentic Italian flavours from the pizza bases, tomato sauce and toppings. Choose from simple, classic pizzas or more innovative flavour combinations - or create your own from a list of top quality ingredients.
Fosch Artisan PâtisserieBirger Jarlsgatan 63, Vasastan
Speedy and good value
Fosch Artisan Pâtisserie serves simple lunch dishes in the form of rustic grilled sandwiches, hearty salads and a daily soup option. Dishes work well as takeaway if you're in a rush, otherwise take a seat in the cosy café and enjoy the fragrance of freshly-baked buns.
Haga BottegaEugeniavägen 6, Solna
Modern Italian in Hagastaden
This modern Italian restaurant concept in Hagastaden serves a "lunch table", where you choose from a range of vegetable dishes and order a main vegetarian, fish or meat dish directly from the kitchen to go with your selection. You can also order from the à la carte menu. Eat in or order your food to take away.
- Type of lunch: Lunch table/à la carte
OmniHagaesplanaden 50, Vasastan
Popular classics for all tastes
In the business district around Torsplan, Omni serves a wide range of popular classics such as Swedish homecooking favourites, pizza and pasta - including a salad buffet. Speedy, well-cooked food using top quality ingredients.