The guide to Stockholm's best takeaway joints
Updated 1 Apr 2020
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
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.
Götgatan 132, Skanstull/Södermalm
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.
Essinge Brogata 14, Lilla/Stora Essingen
Take the warmth home with you
Garden Lounge is exotically decorated with palm trees, bamboo walls and lanterns and you can take the tropical vibes home with you as all their dishes can be ordered to take away. Everything from pasta dishes to hamburgers and Lebanese grilled platters.
Kungsgatan 25, Norrmalm/City
Budget-friendly artisanal pizzas
Pizza Posto within the K25 food court is run by the team behind Meno Male and they serve the same type of Neapolitan pizzas here, at slightly more reasonable prices. The menu includes a range of selected pizzas such as margheritas, classics with a twist and vegan pizzas. Eat in or take away.
M.O.A.S - Meat on a Stick
Roslagsgatan 6, Vasastan
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.
Scheelegatan 13, Kungsholmen
For falafel fans
Falafel fans make their way over to Maxos in Kungsholmen for healthy fast food made from scratch daily. Freshly-fried falafel, served as a wrap or plate, take centre stage. You can order takeaway or home delivery, if you don't want to eat on-site.
Långholmsgatan 3, Hornstull/Södermalm
Indonesia meets Scandinavia
Warung has brought a bit of Indonesia to Hornstull, serving a menu that combines Indonesian and Nordic cuisine. The result is Indonesian tapas in Swedish, using Swedish, often organic, ingredients and inspiration from Nordic nature. Dishes work well for takeaway, if you'd rather eat at home.
Linnégatan 38, Östermalm
Intimate neighbourhood restaurant
This neighbourhood restaurant in Östermalm has become a firm favourite for their warm, intimate atmosphere and excellent bistro food inspired by the Mediterranean. Choose between sitting and eating in the snug dining room, or picking up food to enjoy at home.
Mamma o. jag Bistro
Tjärhovsgatan 50, Södermalm
This intimate bistro on Tjärhovsgatan serves seasonal medium-sized dishes inspired by all the world's cuisines. The menu includes everything from saffron risotto to mini tortillas and flatbread. Pick up a selection of dishes to take away and enjoy at home on your sofa.
Kungsgatan 25, Norrmalm/City
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.
The Fishery & The Farm Family
Brunkebergstorg 14, Norrmalm/City
Crispy fish and substantial salads
Hearty salads and fish dishes are the order of the day at The Fishery and The Farm Family, under the same roof on Brunkebergstorg. The Farm Family focuses on creative salads with ingredients such as brussels sprouts, pancetta and Jerusalem artichokes, while The Fishery serves dishes such as fish burgers, fish tacos and fish stew.
Finnish falafel success story
If you've got a craving for pita and falafel, Fafa's near Odenplan and in Liljeholmen 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.
Stora Tullhuset Stadsgårdshamnen 22, Södermalm
Pick up your breakfast, lunch or dinner from Fotografiska's drive-thru and pop-up bakery. Order in advance online or via the phone and then pick up on site. Choose from five dishes, with vegan, vegetarian, meat or fowl options. Bourguignon and forest mushroom kebabs are among the choices on the menu.
Sturegatan 6, Östermalm
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).
Meatballs - For the People
Nytorgsgatan 30, Södermalm
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.
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.
Sturegatan 19, Östermalm
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.
Kungsgatan 44, Norrmalm/City
World food under one roof
Kungshallen has 16 restaurants and takeaway food from all corners of the world. Choose and tuck into health food, Indian, tacos, Scandinavian, chargrilled burgers and much more. Late opening hours!
Deluxe takeaway joints
Karlavägen 76, Östermalm
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.
Blasieholmsgatan 4A, Norrmalm/City
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.
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.
Indian Garden Västgötagatan
Indian Garden Heleneborgsgatan
Indian Garden Liljeholmen
Indian Garden Rörstrandsgatan
Indian Garden Franzéngatan
Lux Dag för Dag
Primusgatan 116, Lilla/Stora Essingen
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.
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.
Ciao Ciao Due
1889 Fast Fine Pizza
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.
Restaurang Gandhi Södermalm
Cumin Club Luntmakargatan
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.