The guide to Stockholm's best specialist food shops
Updated 20 Feb 2019
Picking up your groceries and deli items at personal specialist food shops is totally on trend. These days Stockholm is bursting with butchers, hip artisan sausage makers, fishmongers, chocolatiers, exotic tea shops and other specialist stores. The large indoor food markets have been joined by smaller deli-type stores where you'll find everything from charcuterie to organic vegetables, bread and edible gifts. We've rounded up some of Stockholm's best delicatessens and experts in fine food all over the city.
Popular holistic concept
Locally grown vegetables, organic products, shellfish, fish, cheeses and charcuterie... Urban Deli is well-known for its extensive range of food and delicacies. If you're in a hurry there's a salad bar, ready meals, juices and snacks. Don't miss the fresh bread from Urban Deli's own sourdough bakery.
Italian food mecca
At Eataly, in magnificent former cinema premises on Biblioteksgatan, you'll find restaurants and a food hall all under one roof. It's Italian all the way, with everything from coffee to sweet treats to authentic cooking and fine produce of the highest quality.
Biblioteksgatan 5, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
Popular mix near Karlaplan
Östermalm's answer to Urban Deli has quickly become a local favourite. You can stock up on charcuterie, cheeses, bread and other tasty morsels in the deli section. Anyone preferring to eat at home without cooking themselves can buy excellent ready meals to heat up.
Karlavägen 76, Östermalm
Fine ingredients chosen by discerning chefs
It's not just culture that attracts visitors to Millesgården sculpture park on Lidingö. The country-style Lanthandeln store sells farm cheeses, Swedish meat and other selected ingredients from small producers with a focus on quality and craftsmanship. The chefs behind the venture also cook excellent dishes to eat in.
Herserudsvägen 28, Lidingö
From the Sturehof stable
The food market inside Sturegallerian sells local produce such as fish and shellfish, meat, cheeses, vegetables, bread and other goodies to take home with you. The market is part of the same family as Sturehof, Taverna Brillo and Riche, and naturally you can also eat in.
Stureplan 2 (Sturegallerian), City/Östermalm
Homecooking veteran with wide organic range
You'll find a wide range of food here along with cosy homecooking vibes. A sure thing for anyone who cares about buying organic and locally-grown. Cajsa Warg is a real Södermalm veteran and a second branch also opened in the middle of Sankt Eriksplan a few years ago.
Foodhall at the hotel
This much-loved hotel on Strandvägen has its own little foodhall, selling locally-sourced produce and fine foods - everything from freshly-harvested vegetables and fruit to ready meals and the Diplomat's own teas. The shop is open from morning until evening seven days a week.
Strandvägen 7c, Östermalm
Deli, restaurant and catering
You'll find this high-end delicatessen and adjoining restaurant in Djursholm, north of the city. The counters are filled with everything from fresh fish and shellfish, to well-hung meat, cheeses and ready meals. Monrad's also do catering.
Vendevägen 8, Danderyd
If you really want to be sure of finding everything you need in the way of specialist food all under one roof then visiting one of the large covered food halls around the city is definitely the way to go. Inhale the atmosphere at Östermalms Saluhall, browse the international selection at Hötorgshallen or buy a little edible present from Söderhallarna. Bear in mind though that the opening hours can be rather limited.
Meat and fowl
Take the AG experience home with you
A must for meat-lovers - the same produce they use at award-winning Restaurang AG is sold here so you can recreate the taste experience at home. They aim to give customers an old-fashioned butcher's shop experience and sell kobe beef from Japan and wagyu from Småland, among other top-quality meats, and staff are extremely knowledgeable.
Sankt Eriksgatan 54, Kungsholmen
Serious meat pros
Discerning meat lovers will find plenty to buy here. Köttmästarn includes a restaurant and a charcutier where you can buy top quality meat and sausages at reasonable prices. Combine with selected produce and accompaniments such as marinades, sauces and dressings for everything you need for dinner.
Tegnérgatan 32, City/Vasastan
Butchers with a personal touch and pub evenings
At butchers Lennart & Bror you can buy dry-aged meat to take home with you knowing exactly where it came from. They also run pub evenings, and occasional lunches and dinners.
Birger Jarlsgatan 83, Vasastan
The best artisan sausages in town
The much-hyped sausagemakers/butcher shop Taylor & Jones have given the humble sausage a new lease of life, but they also sell meat, homemade pies and British groceries. Their sister shop in Hornstullsgallerian combines sausages with craft beer and was named Sausage pub of the year in 2014.
Locally produced and organic
Erikssons Kött & Charkbod in Birkastan is run by master butcher Tomas Eriksson who sells locally produced, organic meat which is dry-aged on site, as well as Italian charcuterie and other delicacies. Why not take a seat and have a beer and something to eat while you're there?
Vikingagatan 3, Vasastan
Meatballs in all different guises
Tired of always eating meatballs the same way? The organic meatball shop Meatballs sells top notch meatballs made from everything from roosters to reindeer, but there are also vegetarian options. You can also buy all the accompaniments you need when you're frying them up for dinner.
Nytorgsgatan 30, Södermalm
Gourmet sausages for the discerning
You'll find The Hairy Pig Deli in a 15th century building in the Old Town, and you can pick up luxury homemade gourmet sausages as well as other delicacies here. The place opened in 2014 and is run by a celebrated chef with international experience.
Österlånggatan 9, Old Town
Famous turkey specialists
As the name suggests, this place specialises in turkey in endless variations, from sausages to ready made turkey dishes, salads and sauces. The brand is stocked in almost every grocery store in town, but if you really want the entire range to choose from, this is the place to come.
Humlegårdsgatan 13, Östermalm
Fish and shellfish
Well-established fishmongers who also sell meat
This reliable and well-reputed fishmongers can be found in all the city's covered food markets and on Dalagatan. Apart from fresh seafood specialities you can count on a selection of other delicacies as well as ready meals and even a meat and game section.
Purveyors to the royal Swedish court
Serious fish and shellfish veterans who can be found in Östermalm's saluhall food hall. The Elmqvist family have been selling delicacies from the sea in the heart of the food hall since 1926, and they never go out of fashion. The store is now a supplier to the royal court and has its own restaurant.
Nybrogatan 31 (Östermalmshallen), Östermalm
The oldest fishmongers in the city
Stockholm's oldest fishmongers, founded in 1907. Buy your fresh fish and shellfish from selected suppliers, as well as other top notch speciality foods, here, and sort out catering. A historic yet contemporary stop by the waterfront in the Old Town.
Mälartorget 21, Old Town
Cheese and various
Masses of cheese and delicacies
With one of the most extensive selections of cheese in the country this is a must for anyone looking to buy cheese to take home. Choose between everything from well-known classics to artisan cheeses from small farm dairies. You'll also find masses of other speciality foods, as well as cheese selection baskets to give away.
Bergsgatan 24, Kungsholmen
Straight from the wholesalers
Buy and order fine specialist foods and ingredients from European wholesalers. Fill your larder with farm cheeses, charcuterie, meat, oils and bread, order a gift basket or buy ready made dishes to serve to your guests.
Odengatan 33 , Vasastan
Italian passion for food
A Tuscan restaurant, wine bar and organic delicatessen in one - Garage del Gusto sell their own handmade pasta per hecto as well as masses of selected Italian fine foods such as charcuterie, olive oils, cheeses and sweet things. Genuine craftsmanship is the watchword here.
Västmannagatan 54, Vasastan
Tea shop for tea lovers
Fine teas sold by weight are almost hotter than coffee these days. At this popular tea shop there are hand-selected teas which both tea experts and novices alike can enjoy. A pretty packet of tea always makes a lovely present too.
Norrtullsgatan 9, Vasastan
Explore different flavours at an authentic tea house
Sweden's first tea house, Chaikhana, stocks around 250 types of tea and they're passionate about the drink. Perfect if you're keen to explore the flavours yourself or give someone an aromatic tin as a present instead of a bottle of wine. Naturally you can buy tea paraphernalia such as teapots here too.
Svartmangatan 23, Old Town
Paradise for the environmentally conscious
Since Paradiset opened Stockholm has finally got a serious food store focusing on organic groceries, treats and ready meals. You can find almost everything you need here, whatever you're craving.
Healthy like in Cali
Inspired by LA and New York, The Green Queen focuses on organic streetfood without any refined sugar. They serve substantial buckwheat wraps and quinoa salads, but also chiapudding, cold-pressed juices, green smoothies as well as coconut ice cream, snacks and raw chocolate.
Norr Mälarstrand 64, Kungsholmen
Fine chocolate pralines
Chocolatefabriken was founded in 1997 and there are now several branches around Stockholm. The counters here are full of homemade chocolate pralines, sold both by weight and in gift boxes, and you'll find something for all tastes, guaranteed.
Chocolate experts since 1923
Royal court suppliers Ejes make their own chocolate pralines alongside their old-fashioned shop on Gärdet, and their range is extensive. There really is something for all chocolate lovers - from dark chili truffles to white chocolate truffles with coconut. Sold by weight.
Erik Dahlbergsgatan 25, Gärdet