Food and drink in Sweden – Swedish cuisine – News for foodies

Sweden has a distinct food culture that is based on its cultural heritage and its nature. Our inland forests provide a variety of game, berries and fresh fish, while the countryside areas produce fine cheeses, beer and schnapps. Bohuslän’s fish and shellfish is among the best in the world thanks to the cold, clean, mineral-rich water.

In this section you will find articles about food and drink in Sweden: Swedish food festivals, restaurants, food trucks, food markets, food products, and Swedish food and drink trends. Sweden’s innovative chefs continuously seek new ways to present our cuisine.

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The Feast of St. Lucia, December 13

The Feast of St. Lucia, December 13, is perhaps the most cherished of all Swedish traditions. A celebration of the "bearer of light in...
Five fika spots in Gothenburg - and three new coffee bars

Five fika spots in Gothenburg – and three new coffee bars

According to September figures from Statistics Sweden, the Swedish “fika” culture is growing like never before. More cafés are opening and more money is...
Gingerbread houses at ArkDes in Stockholm

Gingerbread houses at ArkDes Museum in Stockholm

On December 1, 2016 the annual exhibition of gingerbread houses will open at ArkDes, the architecture and design centre in Stockholm. ArkDes is located...
Nordic Street Food Truck, Malmö

Foodie news from Malmö: Award-winning Nordic Street Food truck; New indoor food market

Here are the latest foodie news from Malmö in southern Sweden: Nordic Street Food The recently opened Nordic Street Food restaurant will be located in the...
Food trucks in Gothenburg

Nordic Food Truck Championships in Mariefred, Sörmland

The charming town of Mariefred will be filled with food trucks from all over Sweden competing for the title of “Nordic Champion” in the...
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What to eat and drink in Sweden

Mark Wolters likes to give honest travel advice on YouTube and on Woltersworld.com. He has travelled the world together with his wife and two...
Grand Café on Strömkajen in Stockholm

Grand Hôtel, Stockholm: Grand Café opens doors to welcome spring

Grand Café on Strömkajen in Stockholm is once again opening its doors to welcome the spring with light lunches and pastries straight from the...
Swedish Easter eggs filled with candy

Yummy: Swedish Easter eggs filled with candy

Swedish Easter eggs are often made of cardboard or papier mache and filled with lots of candy or other sweets. Don't throw the eggs away...

Funny: Lynda Woodruff welcomes the artists (ESC 2016)

Sarah Dawn Finer was born and raised in Sweden but has grown up bilingually, with Swedish and English - her father is from the...
The café town of Alingsås in West Sweden

Guided “fika tours” in the café town Alingsås, near Gothenburg

Fika, the Swedish coffe break, is the backbone of daily life for a Swede. It is a social event that could even be described...
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Make your own Swedish crispbread pizza – step by step

In recent years the Swedish crispbread producer Leksands Knäckebröd has promoted crispbread pizza, a mixture of Swedish crispbread (knäckebröd) and Italian pizza. Leksands Knäckebröd...
Christmas smorgasbord at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm

Christmas smorgasbord at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm

The Grand Hôtel’s wonderful Christmas smorgasbord is a much appreciated tradition. For the entire month of December the Veranda restaurant will be serving a...
New Scandic Anglais bar in Stockholm

The new Scandic Anglais bar in Stockholm

After only eight weeks of renovation the doors to the new hotel bar “Bar Anglais” in Stockholm will open today. The bar is located...
Open Swedish championships in food craftsmanship

Open Swedish championships in food craftsmanship 2015

On October 6 a jury will evaluate all products in the Swedish open championships in food craftsmanship. The competition is organized by Eldrimner, the...
Responsibly produced fish in IKEAS restaurants

Responsibly produced fish in IKEA restaurants worldwide

IKEA today announces that seafood sold and served in its stores comes from sustainable and responsible sources certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)...
Christmas markets in Skåne

Christmas markets in Skåne (southern Sweden) 2015

There are many popular Christmas markets in Skåne. Browse among the Father Christmases and lanterns – a cup of mulled wine, a saffron bun and,...
Harvest festival at Tjolöholm Castle, Kungsbacka, Halland

Harvest festivals in Sweden, autumn 2015

Here is a selection of major harvest festivals throughout Sweden. Please check the festival organizers' websites for programs, opening hours, and exact locations. Öland's Harvest...
Lobster fishing in Bohuslän

Now is the time for lobster fishing in Bohuslän

On the first Monday after September 20 the starting signal goes at 7:00 a.m. sharp. Then it's time for lobster fishing in Bohuslän, a...
Swedish cinnamon rolls/buns

Happy Cinnamon Bun Day 2015: On October 4, the Swedes celebrate their favourite pastries

Anyone who has ever been to Sweden knows the classic Swedish cinnamon roll, called kanelbulle. It is one of Sweden's most popular sweet snacks....
Scandic to go

NORTH Food Festival, New York: The Swedish hotel chain Scandic opens hotel for just one week

September 23-28 the NORTH Food Festival will be held in the trendy West Village of New York. The Swedish hotel chain Scandic will be...

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