The guide to Stockholm's best specialist food shops
Updated 23 Sep 2021
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.
Urban Deli2 addresses
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. There's also a restaurant under the same roof.
EatalyBiblioteksgatan 5, City/Östermalm/Norrmalm
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.
Stockholms MatmarknadStureplan 2 (Sturegallerian), City/Östermalm
Cajsa Warg2 addresses
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.
Hotel DiplomatStrandvägen 7c, Östermalm
Hotel food hall
This much-loved hotel on Strandvägen has its own little food hall, 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.
Mellqvist & JungHammarby Allé 130, Hammarby sjöstad
Selected gourmet goods
Browse the selected food items from all over the world, including artisanal Swedish foods, at Mellqvist & Jung in Hammarby sjöstad. Next to the little food market there's a restaurant serving Korean flavours, craft beer and wine.
Grand GourmetWollmar Yxkullsgatan 31, Södermalm
Grand Gourmet near Mariatorget is a popular little store that imports a wide selection of Spanish groceries. Foodies come here to stock up on olives, vegetables, oils, charcuterie and other delicacies.
Food markets3 addresses
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. Breathe in the sights and smells 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
AG KötthandelSankt Eriksgatan 54, Kungsholmen
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.
Lennart & BrorBirger Jarlsgatan 83, Vasastan
At butchers Lennart & Bror you can buy dry-aged meat to take home with you knowing exactly where it came from. Eat in, have a drink or take part in one of their quiz and jazz evenings.
Taylors & JonesHantverkargatan 12, Kungsholmen
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.
Erikssons Kött & CharkbodVikingagatan 3, Vasastan
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. If there's anything they don't stock they can order it in for you.
MeatballsNytorgsgatan 30, Södermalm
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 rooster to reindeer, but there are also vegetarian options. Ingredients are primarily organic.
Fish and shellfish
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. Eat in or just have a glass of wine while you decide what to order.
Melanders Butik & Brasserie
Worth a detour
These family-owned fish specialists in Fruängen have been around since 1974. Eat in and buy delicacies to take home with you in their cosy deli-bistro. The emphasis is on fish and shellfish, but they also sell fine cheeses, charcuterie and much more.
Lisa ElmqvistNybrogatan 31 (Östermalmshallen), Östermalm
Purveyors to the royal Swedish court
Respected 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.
Gamla Stans FiskMälartorget 21, Old Town
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, or order catering. A historic yet contemporary stop by the waterfront in the Old Town.
Cheese and more
Wijnjas GrosshandelBergsgatan 24, Kungsholmen
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 from 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.
Ostbutiken OdengatanOdengatan 33 , Vasastan
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.
ÖsterqvistOdengatan 84, Vasastan
Deli and catering since 1888
Österqvist is a historic deli importing fine foods from Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain. Browse among their delicacies or order catering. Almost everything is lactose and gluten-free.
In the Mood for TeaNorrtullsgatan 9, 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.
ChaikhanaSvartmangatan 23, Old Town
Explore different flavours at an authentic tea house
Sweden's first tea house in the Old Town stocks a wide range of teas and they're passionate about the drink. Perfect if you're keen to explore new flavours yourself or give someone an aromatic tin as a present instead of a bottle of wine. Why not stay and treat yourself to afternoon tea?
The Green QueenNorr Mälarstrand 64, Kungsholmen
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.
Ejes ChokladErik Dahlbergsgatan 25, Gärdet
Chocolate experts since 1923
Royal court suppliers Ejes make their own chocolate pralines next to 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.