The guide to Stockholm's best takeaway joints
Updated 19 Jun 2019
Hungry and on the run? No worries, just follow our guide to the best takeaway joints in Stockholm, from classic pizzerias and popular sushi spots to well-loved restaurants with ready meals and take-away menus. Or why not explore everything an entire food court has to offer? We also link to other relevant guides such as pizza, sushi and Indian. Under each link we give a few quick tips on the best places to start your search.
Classic takeaway food tips
The preferred takeaway food of the 2000s, sushi, is everywhere in Stockholm, and the quality and creativity of the city's sushi joints is improving all the time. See the links below for some sure-fire sushi tips when you're on the run.
Few things make for better takeaway food than pizza, the true takeout classic. These days you'll also find the Italian favourite in both gourmet and budget forms. See the links below for takeaway pizza tips.
The days when Indian food was synonymous with budget food may be over, but that doesn't stop the Stockholmers from getting their spicy fix. A popular takeaway alternative which covers everything from tandoori kebabs and curry to rice dishes, naan and so much more. See the link below for takeaway tips.
Thai cuisine can be found all the over the place in Stockholm and there's no Thai curry too runny to be taken home in a little takeaway box. See the tips below.
Chinese dumplings have become a popular alternative to sushi and other Asian classics. There are plenty of dumpling restaurants in town these days, more or less specialising in these little bundles of dough. Perfect as takeaway, but it's best not to transport them too far. See our dumpling tips below.
Hamburgers are a real takeaway favourite which have recently undergone something of a transformation, with homemade and locally produced the buzzwords. Most places have a large selection of sides, from classic favourites to healthier alternatives, including gluten-free options.
Breakfast on the go
Brekkie is a breakfast concept with an emphasis on sustainability and good food. As well as delivering breakfast to companies, they also have a store on Kungsholmen which you can stop by on the way to work to pick up your perfect breakfast.
Alströmergatan 34, Kungsholmen
Fast food from famous chefs
At this popular food court in Skanstull you'll find high quality fast food from some of the best chefs in Sweden, including Magnus Nilsson from Fäviken Magasinet, the Adam & Albin duo and Stefano Catenacci from Operakällaren. A handy concept which works just as well for takeaway as eating in.
Götgatan 132, Skanstull/Södermalm
Sushi on the go
Pick up a healthy sushi roll on the run, whether you like raw fish or not. Their rolls include everything from chicken to vegetarian and vegan options. The Odenplan branch is tiny, perfect for takeaway.
Norrtullsgatan 10, Vasastan
This ambitious fastfood joint alongside Hornsbergs strand serves "fine fast food" kebabs. Order a traditional döner with bread and vegetables, made from top quality ingredients. Çok is run by actor Mahmut Sucakci, famous for his roles in the Snabba Cash (Easy Money) movies.
Hornsbergs strand 53, Kungsholmen
Modern food hall
The trendiest restaurant court in town opened its doors in 2013 at Kungsgatan 25. There are eleven popular food outlets, all specialising in takeaway food. The selection is broad and international and several of the spots are offshoots of popular Stockholm restaurants.
Kungsgatan 25, Norrmalm/City
Select your own combination of ingredients and create a bowl with Korean flavours. Kimchistan in Vasastan serves food from central Asia. There are a few spaces to sit on-site but it's also simple and speedy to order food to take away with you.
Tegnérgatan 18, City/Vasastan
Finnish falafel success story
If you've got a craving for pita and falafel, Fafa's near Odenplan is the place to go. This Finnish fastfood chain focuses on fresh, mainly organic, ingredients, and makes a range of own-recipe accompaniments on site. You'll also find chicken and various salads on the menu.
Upplandsgatan 38, Vasastan
Fresh and fast
A well-established option with branches all over Stockholm. Panini serves both coffees and good food on-the-go, and you'll find one of their shops on Drottninggatan near the Old Town. You can eat in here or buy everything from breakfast to international ready meals, drinks and healthy snacks to take away.
Drottninggatan 2, Norrmalm/City
Kebab for gourmets
Forget the kind of dodgy food you'd only eat when blind drunk - these are proper kebabs with no additives and no shortcuts. The little Mediterranean-inspired restaurant opened in 2016 and serves chicken, lamb, pork and felafels in freshly stonebaked bread. Perfect for eating on the run.
Roslagsgatan 6, Vasastan
Italian marketplace with food for every meal of the day
The extensive Italian concept restaurant Taverna Brillo has its own marketplace which sells deli items and ready meals, among other things - from breakfast deals to good value main dishes such as lasagne. Their offshot Brillo Box inside the Sturegallerian shopping centre is another option; the same menu but with slightly shorter opening hours (the same as Sturegallerian's).
Sturegatan 6, Östermalm
Organic meatball fanatics
The city's only dedicated meatball shop sells the spherical classic in a range of organic variations, including moose, pork, salmon, reindeer and turkey. They also sell their own-made accompaniments, such as pickled cucumbers and cream sauce, to take home, if you don't buy a complete dinner deal or the evening's dish to take away.
Nytorgsgatan 30, Södermalm
Just like mama used to make
The Cajsa Warg shops on Södermalm and St Eriksplan are well-known for their organic and locally-produced groceries, but also for their ready meals. Perfect when you want homemade food without having to cook it yourself. You'll find both dishes for one and dinner packages ideal for sharing.
Deli and celebrated restaurant in one
If you like the food at Proviant, which has been awarded several Bib Gourmands, you can also buy the ingredients to take home from the store next door. You'll find meat and locally-grown vegetables, among other things. Their homemade classic Swedish dishes are a great tip for anyone wanting a ready meal that only needs sticking in the oven.
Sturegatan 19, Östermalm
Deluxe takeaway joints
Everyday luxury without the washing up
Broms is a bistro, bakery and gorgeous delicatessen all in one. Forget cooking and pick up something ready made from their range of Swedish homecooking-inspired dishes, perhaps some meatballs or a salad. It's a good idea to order food in advance.
Karlavägen 76, Östermalm
Fish specialist to go
Combined food hall and on-trend restaurant specialising in classic Swedish homecooking and fine ingredients from the sea. Everything from lunch and salads to three course dinners and the catch of the day from the wet fish counter is on the menu here. Don't miss the desserts, bread and side dishes to go with the fish. Another plus is that the restaurant is MSC certified.
Blasieholmsgatan 4A, Norrmalm/City
Prize-winning, popular Indian
This award-winning restaurant is said to be one of the best Indians in Europe and has now spread across Stockholm with several sister restaurants around the city. This is the place to go to eat in or order really good Indian takeaway food. Don't expect budget prices, but do count on awesome flavours and serious portions.
Everyday luxury in line with the seasons
The former fine dining restaurant Lux has become a little easier on the wallet but the standard remains high and the menu changes constantly according to the seasons. A nice touch is the hole in the wall through which you can order "walk through" direct from the kitchen; everything from the dishes on the menu to flowers and chocolates. You can also pre-order their "Friday bag" a pre-prepared three course dinner for two.
Primusgatan 116, Lilla/Stora Essingen
Dishes from Asia
With playful names such as "Humpling Dumplings", "Mumbo Jumbo" and "Red red rice", Mamadou on Kungsholmen serves both starters and main courses as takeaway, with flavours from China, Thailand and India, among other cuisines. Simple but good quality is their philosophy.
St Eriksgatan 6, Kungsholmen
Köttmästarn has almost everything a meat-lover could possibly want. Pick up a complete weekend shopping bag on a Friday with everything you need for a pre-prepared three course dinner for two people. The only thing you need to do is fry the meat when you get home.
Tegnérgatan 32, City/Vasastan