The best vegetarian restaurants in Stockholm
Updated 17 Nov 2021
Stockholm is considered to be a health conscious city; however finding scrumptious vegetarian and vegan alternatives was previously a bit of a struggle. Luckily the days of dull green leaves are long gone. Stockholm houses abundance of vibrant vegetarian restaurants and vegan joints perfect for herbivores. The word 'vegetarian' and 'vegan' no longer raises eyebrows the way it might have a decade ago. The offering is fragrant and aromatic with influences ranging from the Far East to the East coast and beyond. Our guide to the best vegetarian restaurants in Stockholm lists everything from modern fusion restaurants and chic cafés to classic buffet-style eateries.
RutabagaSödra Blasieholmshamnen 6, City/Norrmalm
Star chef goes green
In 2016 Mathias Dahlgren closed his fine dining restaurant Matsalen in order to open Rutabaga, serving "world-class vegetarian dishes". Lacto-ovo-vegetarian food inspired by all the world's cuisines is on the menu, and you can enjoy a long, multi-course dinner here or just grab a quick meal.
- Green guage: Lacto-ovo-vegetarian
Ling LongRiddargatan 6, Östermalm
Asian cuisine with vegan lunch
This restaurant, serving modern Asian dishes, is right next door to Story Hotel on Riddargatan. Culinary inspiration comes from the Sichuan province of China, Bali and Singapore and the bar creates innovative cocktails. The menu includes a large selection of vegetarian dishes, and lunches are completely vegan.
Sally Voltaire & SystrarÅhléns City, plan 2, City/Norrmalm
Modern vegetarian delight
Sally Voltaire & Systrar is synonymous with its chic retro-style pastel decor. This contemporary vegetarian concept combines deli, boutique and restaurant. The menu features predominantly vegetarian dishes and raw food, but does not only cater to herbivores.
- Green guage: Primarily vegetarian food. Serves fish and seafood but no meat.
Vegan and raw food
This contemporary vegan concept highlights the importance of organic produce and unprocessed food without additives. Pepstop's menu boasts trendy cold-pressed juice cleansers, salads, chia pudding and raw brownies. The deli-style premises are ideal for takeaway as only a few window seats are available.
- Green guage: Vegetarian, vegan and raw food
Friends' TableFridhemsgatan 43, Kungsholmen
Friends' Table is part of the concept store d.brand x Friends on Fridhemsplan, so you can both shop and eat here. The menu is full of creative small and medium-sized dishes which are all vegetarian or vegan, and they also serve baos in the evenings. The restaurant is also open for lunch and breakfast.
- Green guage: Only vegetarian and vegan
PitaGötgatan 96, Södermalm/Skanstull
In the mood for Palestinian flavours? Then head down to Pita on Götgatan, a stone's throw from Skanstull. Rather than the falafels they serve at sister restaurant Falafelbaren, Pita serves Palestinian streetfood in the form of delicious stews and dips served in homebaked pita bread. The vegetarian selection is as extensive as the meat offerings and could include their Moussaka made from aubergines and chickpeas in a rich tomato sauce.
FotografiskaStora Tullhuset Stadsgårdshamnen 22, Södermalm
Vegetarian cuisine and photo art
The old customs building on Stadsgårdskajen is a melting pot for creatives and tourists alike and boasts stunning waterfront views. With emphasis on seasonal and organic produce the menu is predominantly green - non-vegetarians are offered carnivorous options.
- Green guage: Vegetarian dishes with choice of meat if desired
Organic GreenRehnsgatan 24, Vasastan
Green is good
Organic Green is vegetarian and organic through and through. The wallet-friendly little restaurant attracts veggie lunchers, but you can also have an early dinner or healthy breakfast here. Everything is prepared on site and ordered from the counter, and you'll find dishes such as soup, pie and vegetarian lasagne on the menu.
- Green guage: Only vegetarian and vegan food
ChutneyKatarina Bangata 19, Södermalm
Indian vegetarian cuisine
Chutney was one of the first restaurants in Stockholm to serve an all-vegetarian menu. Fragrant and exotic Indian food is served - hence the name - along with complimenting organic wine.
- Green guage: Vegetarian/vegan
Eat Your GardenBrahegatan 9, Östermalm
Nutritious lunch dishes
This vegan lunch spot close to Stureplan serves gluten-free, healthy meals with an emphasis on locally-produced and organic ingredients. Choose from dishes such as substantial salads, Indian stews or hot soups, to eat in or take away. You'll also find healthy cakes and pastries and delicacies.
- Green guage: Completely vegan
Saigon StoriesHamngatan 10, City/Norrmalm
At Saigon Stories you choose which protein you want in your dish, meaning all hot dishes can be made vegetarian. Colourful, flavour-packed Vietnamese cuisine is the order of the day, with dishes such as phở, bowls and crispy spring rolls.
- Green guage: Everything can be ordered vegetarian
Martins GrönaRegeringsgatan 91, City/Norrmalm
Hearty vegetarian lunch
This lunch restaurant combines influences from around the world serving generous portions of vegetarian food. The quaint restaurant also offers ready-made lunch boxes filled to the brim with guilt-free delights, perfect for a chained-to-my-desk kinda meal.
- Green guage: Vegetarian
EatnamOdengatan 85, Vasastan
Vietnamese veggie option
Vietnamese cuisine is famous for its fresh, healthy dishes and at Eatnam on Odenplan you'll find masses of vegetarian and vegan options. The food is fast but well-cooked and served over the counter in hip surroundings.
- Green guage: Vegetarian and vegan options
TabbouliNorra Agnegatan 39, Kungsholmen
Mexican fast food
This contemporary Mexican concept offers fast food accessibility and exotic flavours. La Neta caters to a wide audience and serves various vegetarians dishes - vegans look the other way - skipping the creamy, piquant melted cheese is simply not an option.
- Green guage: Six vegetarian alternatives, meat and poultry
Phở & BúnKornhamnstorg 51, Old Town
Noodles, beer and organic ice cream
Phở & Bún is named after two famous Vietnamese noodles dishes, and there are plenty of options here for vegetarians - vegetarian spring rolls, mango salad and tofu-based dishes, to name just a few. Dishes are traditionally prepared and among the dessert options you'll find locally-made organic coconut ice cream.
- Green guage: Some vegetarian options
WeidaoVasagatan 7, City/Norrmalm
Green flavour journey to Asia
Centrally-located restaurant which gets its culinary inspiration from Asian cities including Bangkok, Peking and Seoul, with dishes such as sushi, ramen and bibimbap on the menu. Most dishes can be made vegetarian by swapping meat for tofu.
- Green guage: Most dishes can be made vegetarian using tofu
SeyhmusVarvsgatan 29, Södermalm
This quaint little eatery boasts homemade vegetarian food made from certified organic ingredients. The generous menu is inspired by the Middle East, the offering is updated almost daily and the owner also proudly serves his own creations.
- Green guage: Vegetarian
Reggev HummusRingvägen 145, Södermalm/Skanstull
Hummus and pita
This authentic hummus joint is a popular haunt. Vegans and vegetarians can indulge in delectable Middle Eastern dishes such as hummus, pita and pickles. Meat-eaters are offered carnivorous alternatives. Slake your thirst with Reggev's refreshing, freshly squeezed lemonade with mint.
- Green guage: Vegetarian, vegan and meat dishes
Lao WaiLuntmakargatan 74, Vasastan
Vegan Chinese grub
Lao Wai boasts classic Chinese food with a vegan twist. Exotic dishes free from egg and dairy products are served in a casual pared-back setting. Well worth a visit even if you aren't a veggie-convert.
- Green guage: Vegan and gluten free
HermitageStora Nygatan 11, Old Town
A culinary mix in Gamla Stan
This simple eatery fuses culinary influences from the whole world and serves an all-vegan and vegetarian buffet. Exotic, spicy flavours with an offering that largely consists of rice, pasta and couscous at an affordable pricing point.
- Green guage: Vegetarian/vegan
LégumesHornsgatan 80, Södermalm
Légumes caters to wide audience with its affordable, vegetarian Mediterranean-inspired buffet. The abundance of choice and inviting outdoor terrace makes this restaurant a particularly appealing option during summer months.
- Green guage: Vegetarian
Fox in a Box CaféSveavägen 14, City/Norrmalm
Plant-based breakfast, lunch and brunch
Fox in a Box Café on Sveavägen serves breakfast, lunch and brunch with both vegetarian and vegan dishes on the menu. Choose from hearty avocado toasts, healthy smoothy bowls, Reuben sandwiches with vegan cheese and more. They also have rawfood cakes and pastries.
Minh MatOdengatan 94, Vasastan
Veggie from Vietnam
Vietnamese food is the order of the day at Minh Mat and the menu is built around the five traditional Vietnamese base flavours – ngũ vị. Choose a few of their small dishes, which are mainly vegetarian, and experience the entire flavour range at the same time.
- Green guage: Vegetarian options
Green SmileSankt Eriksgatan 102, Vasastan
From salads to bowls
The healthfood café Green Smile on Vanadisplan is perfect for anyone who wants to eat nutritious, green food. Among other things they serve various salads (both vegetarian and non-veg), soups, smoothies, fresh juices and acai bowls. Eat in or order out.
- Green guage: Vegan and vegetarian options
HermansFjällgatan 23, Södermalm
Unbeatable views and veggies
This popular veggie restaurant boasts beautiful views overlooking the water and Djurgården. Excellent food is presented buffet-style, fresh out of the kitchen. Choose between hot or cold mains, bread and butter are included.
- Green guage: Vegetarian with lactos and glutenfree alternatives
KokyoSveavägen 105, Vasastan
Kokyo is famous for its delectable Japanese and Chinese food. The restaurant offers an impressive array of vegan alternatives with homemade tofu as its prize number. Perfect for vegans and health-nuts.
- Green guage: Vegetarian and vegan menu as well as meat and sushi
BabajanKatarina Bangata 75, Södermalm
'Rustic home cooking'
Babajan is a bustling melting pot that blends worldly influences from Africa, the Middle East and Asia serving rustic homemade food. This vibrant joint is ideal for vegetarians, vegans and meat-eaters alike.
- Green guage: Vegetarian, vegan, meat, fish and poultry