Where to find vegetarian Christmas julbord in Stockholm
Updated 24 Oct 2019
A traditional Swedish Christmas "julbord" buffet doesn't just have to consist of ham, pickled herring and gravadlax. Even the most typical julbord includes plenty of plant-based dishes, but they can often be overlooked. Christmas buffets that focus on the greener elements are becoming increasingly popular each year, and you can find vegetarian and vegan dishes in the more old-school restaurants as well as purely vegetarian spots. Follow our guide to some of the best vegetarian julbord buffets in Stockholm.
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Ulriksdals Slottspark, Solna
Discount for vegetarians
Ulriksdals Värdshus has been laying out their classic julbord since the 19th century, filled with ingredients from the restaurant's own kitchen garden. There are plenty of plant-based options and vegetarians and vegans pay a discounted price for the buffet. While you're there, enjoy the historic premises and the forest surroundings.
- When: 21 Nov - 25 Dec
- Price: 795 SEK - 30% discount for vegetarians and 40% for vegans
Stora Tullhuset Stadsgårdshamnen 22, Södermalm
This year the restaurant at Fotografiska has chosen to serve their julbord in a slightly different way, offering a Christmas dinner where you can enjoy a pre-dinner drink and four courses, as well as entry to all the museum's exhibitions. Traditional festive flavours combine with luxurious taste sensations, with an emphasis on plant-based ingredients and as little food waste as possible.
- When: 28th Nov-21 Dec
- Price: 595 SEK excluding VAT
Magnus Ladulåsgatan 10, Södermalm
Plant-based and sustainable
At Gigafood you can either hire out the whole place for your party, or they can cater your julbord for you at the venue of your choice. The Christmas food is completely vegan, with an emphasis on sustainability, and the buffet includes vegan "herring", cashew nut cream and gingerbread raw balls.
- When: Contact Gigafood
- Price: 350-395 SEK per person
Rosendalsvägen 8, Djurgården
Julbord for all
Ulla Winbladh has been serving a traditional julbord out on Djurgården for decades, but that doesn't stop them from catering to their vegetarian or vegan guests. This year, their vegan selection is bigger than ever, perfect for a party consisting of both carnivores and vegetarians.
- When: 22 Nov - 23 Dec
- Price: From 535 SEK
At this charming historic house in Älvsjö, they lay out a wide selection of classic Christmas favourites, along with several vegan options. Mustard-cured zucchini, meat-free sausages and vegan Janssons Temptation are just a few of the plant-based delights.
- When: 27 Nov - 22 Dec
- Price: 725 SEK
Frösundavik Allé 15, Solna
Vegan in regal surroundings
Visit the Radisson Blu Royal Park hotel and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of Hagaparken, with views over the waters of Brunnsviken. The hotel usually serves a vegan brunch on Sundays and this year's julbord includes plenty of plant-based options alongside their classic flavours, served in an atmospheric setting.
- When: 26 Nov - 21 Dec
- Price: 595 SEK
- Info for: 2018
Idyllic island atmosphere
Fjäderholmarnas krog might just be one of Stockholm's most idyllic destinations for a magical julbord. Take the ferry from Nybrokajen and within 30 minutes you'll arrive at Fjäderholmarna islands, where a Christmas meal in charming archipelago surroundings awaits. Since 2016 they've been serving a large selection of vegan dishes, such as terrine of salt-baked celery and Quorn stew with chili and chocolate.
- When: 20 Nov - 22 Dec
- Price: From 1095 SEK
Fjällgatan 23, Södermalm
Hermans has long been a favourite vegetarian spot in Stockholm and the view's not bad either. They serve a completely vegetarian Christmas buffet with dishes such as Jansson's Veggie Temptation, veggie mustard "herring" made from aubergine, vegetarian meatballs and vegetarian chipolatas, Finnish saffron rice, Indian korma with dried fruits, hazelnut paté and vegan cheeses.
- When: Fri-Sun 1-22 Dec
- Price: 495 SEK
Birger Jarls Torg 2A, Old Town
Historic and glamorous
The magnificent old state archive building has been serving a popular julbord for the past five years. The historic rooms create a glamorous festive feel and the buffet, by celebrity chef Niklas Ekstedt, is generously laid with classic Christmas food, including plenty of green options for vegetarians and vegans.
- When: 15 Nov - 24 Dec
- Price: From 695 SEK excluding VAT
Roslagsgatan 4, Vasastan
Christmas à la Italia
Skip the traditional Swedish Christmas food and try some southern flavours. Buco Nero creates an Italian Christmas, "il buffet de natale" as they themselves call it. There's something for everyone and as well as the usual green options you'll find an entire table with Italian vegan and vegetarian dishes.
- When: 18 Nov - 23 Dec
- Price: From 795 SEK
Stureplan 13, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
Experience something completely different with a Christmas buffet from the east. Enjoy an alternative julbord in the heart of Stureplan with a round trip to Asia at East. Sushi, dim sum, spicy soups, warm salads, stir-fries and grilled dishes are just a few of the things you'll find on their buffet table, and the majority of their dishes are vegetarian, lactose-free and gluten-free.
- When: 27 Nov - 24 Dec
- Price: From 495 SEK