The guide to gluten-free Stockholm
Updated 3 Sep 2019
The gluten-free trend has exploded in Stockholm over the past few years. Finding gluten-free options at restaurants, cafés and bakeries is no longer a problem - perfect for anyone with a gluten allergy, intolerance, or who chooses to avoid gluten for other health reasons. While gluten-free used to be associated with boring, dry breads and other foods, the selection of non-gluten items now includes plenty of delicious alternatives, including gluten-free pizza and pasta. To help you find the best spots, we've created this guide to gluten-free Stockholm.
If you have coeliac disease it's important to bear in mind that gluten-free products can contain a maximum of 20mg/kg of gluten.
This charming café is tucked away behind a large chestnut tree in a little square in the Old Town. Food, bread and sweet treats are made and baked completely free of gluten in a separate allergy-adapted bakery. They serve food and cakes and pastries for gluten-intolerant guests from morning until evening.
Kindstugatan 1, Old Town
Vegan joint with a gluten-free philosophy
Renée Voltaire's vegan café in Östermalm has lots to offer both health-conscious and gluten-free guests. How about gluten-free sandwiches made with buckwheat bread, buckwheat or teff porridge for breakfast, and delicious, protein-rich almond patties for lunch? They also serve cold-pressed juices, nut bars and raw food.
Riddargatan 3A, Östermalm
On the go
Blueberry is a health-conscious lifestyle concept famous for their "superfood smoothies", hearty salads, wraps and warming soups and nutritious sweet treats. Whether you're a health nut or allergic to certain foods, you'll find plenty of things you can eat as much of the menu is influenced by the raw food method.
Healthy food for lunch and dinner
This snug little café close to Fridhemsplan serves healthy breakfast options and homemade lunch dishes inspired by the world's cuisines. Their aim is to offer something for all tastes and diets, which means the menu varies from day to day and includes lots of gluten and lactose-free options.
Kronobergsgatan 41, Kungsholmen
A konditori institution
The historic Vete-katten opened in 1928 and they continue to preserve the long Swedish tradition of konditoris. Bread and pastries are made from scratch from top quality, additive-free ingredients and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming, with a whiff of nostalgia. They have a wide range of gluten and lactose-free breads and pastries as well as diabetes-friendly products.
Kungsgatan 55, Norrmalm/City
Healthy vegan café
A zeitgeisty health concept perfect for health nuts and anyone with food allergies. The emphasis is on organic ingredients and salads, wraps and trendy acai bowls are all on the menu. Treat yourself to a vegan sweet treat like "cheesecake" or nut balls made without refined sugar.
Hornsgatan 61, Södermalm
Green Queen, open only in the summer months, is inspired by the healthfood scenes in LA and NYC. "Clean food" is the order of the day - organic streetfood made without regined sugar - and everything they serve is gluten-free. Think buckwheat wraps, quinoa salads and grilled quesadillas with raw treats, accompanied by Fairtrade wine and organic vodka if you fancy a drink.
Norr Mälarstrand 64, Kungsholmen
Gluten-free plant-based dishes
At Fotografiska's restaurant, green, seasonal food takes centre stage - alongside spectacular views over the entrance to Stockholm harbour. Naturally, gluten-free dishes are available. Combine a culinary and cultural experience in one.
Stora Tullhuset Stadsgårdshamnen 22, Södermalm
Gluten-free posh pizza
Giro, part of Miss Clara, creates artisan pizzas by bakers from Da Michele, Italy's best-known pizza bakers. Pizzas can all be made with gluten-free bases and are served in pared-back, Italian-influenced surroundings, with tiled floors and wood and brass touches.
Sveavägen 46, Norrmalm/City
This Americana-style burger joint oozes retro-chic diner vibes, complete with pastel tones, gas pumps and leather banquettes. A choice of burgers are served with gluten-free buns in classic plastic baskets.
Djuret, Leijontornet's sister restaurant, has a strict organic, nose-to-tail philosophy when it comes to the meat they serve. They serve one animal at a time, in various forms and accompanied by locally-produced, biodynamically grown vegetables. Perfect for gluten-intolerant meat-lovers.
Lilla Nygatan 5, Old Town
This hummus and falafel restaurant serves freshly-fried falafel made from scratch daily. This healthy fast food is gluten and lactose-free, so tuck right in.
Scheelegatan 13, Kungsholmen
Guaranteed gluten free
Spring rolls, fishcakes, pho and rice noodles are just some of the dishes on the menu at Taste of Vietnam in Södermalm. You don't need to ask for gluten-free alternatives here - the entire menu is free from gluten and lactose, and many of the dishes are vegetarian. A top tip for anyone craving traditional Vietnamese food.
Folkungagatan 84, Södermalm
A true classic
Rolfs Kök has plenty of gluten-free options. Classic, robust and simple dishes are the restaurant's hallmark. Swedish flavours such as sausages, fish stew and råraka potato rosti are menu favourites - just remember to tell the kitchen about any food allergies you may have.
Tegnérgatan 41, Norrmalm/City/Vasastan
A Vietnamese taste trip
Food at this Vietnamese bistro is made mainly from organic and locally-produced ingredients. Guests are taken on a culinary journey to Hanoi, and most of the dishes are naturally free from gluten. They also have a whole section on the menu for vegan dishes.
Odengatan 94, Vasastan
Something for everyone
This fine dining restaurant is one of Stockholm's most celebrated Asian restaurants. Authentic flavours from southeast Asian gastronomy are the order of the day. The menu has something for everyone, meat-eaters, vegetarians and people with food allergies alike, with plenty of lactose and gluten-free dishes.
Tulegatan 7, Vasastan
Perfect for pasta lovers
Modern, creative and traditional at the same time - this Italian restaurant in Vasastan has everything for Italophiles. They have vegetarian, vegan and of course gluten-free options if you prefer.
Tulegatan 10, Vasastan
Gluten-free, Italian style
This charming neighbourhood restaurant with its exposed brick walls and arched windows serves classic Italian dishes with a Swedish twist. If you're allergic to gluten, you can enjoy pizzas with gluten-free bases.
Torbjörn Klockares gata 1-3, Vasastan
Gluten-free and vegan
Fröjdas in Hammarby sjöstad serves small dishes, inspired by food from all corners of the world. All dishes are gluten-free and vegan and made from organic ingredients. The warm, welcoming decor with indoor trees and plants makes you feel as though you're sitting outside.
Skeppsmäklargatan 5, Hammarby sjöstad
Avoid the crêpes, treat yourself to a gluten-free buckwheat galettes. Crêperie & Logi, which has its original outpost in Visby Gotland, is a cosy little spot perfect for a hearty meal or a smaller snack. Salmon, bleak roe and ham are some of the toppings you can choose on your galette, and then it's up to you whether you want to wash it down with coffee, beer or wine.
Surbrunnsgatan 39, Vasastan