Möllevångstorget: A melting pot of cultures and a paradise for foodies

I visited the Möllevången district of Malmö for the first time on a sunny but fresh day at the beginning of March. At its centre is the colourful and lively Möllevångstorget. The market square is not far from Triangeln station and is easy to reach from the centre of Malmö. Möllevångstorget is full of Oriental, Indian, Vietnamese, Iraqi etc. restaurants and food shops. There are also jewellery shops with lots of golden bling. And coffee houses. Möllevångstorget is a melting pot of cultures and a paradise for gourmets.

In Malmö, people usually just talk about “Möllan”. This abbreviation refers to both the neighbourhood and the market square.

Delicious and inexpensive food

Malmö is Sweden’s “falafel capital”. Falafel world championships are even held here. That’s why I went for a falafel and kebab roll for lunch (Shawarma Specialisten, Ystadsgatan 4). It was fresh, delicious and so big that even a construction worker would have been satisfied.

The prices at Möllevångstorget are generally reasonable. Where else in a large Swedish city can you eat really cheaply at lunchtime? Example: Indian Express, Möllevångstorget 4: Two dishes – e.g. chicken masala and kofta bhuna – plus rice, water and coffee for SEK 95 (as of March 2024).

During my visit, there were several market stalls selling fruit, vegetables and spices in the centre of the cobbled square. I heard that the market is particularly lively on weekends.

Labour movement

The labour movement began in Möllan at the end of the 19th century. The large statue on the square bears the name “The Glory of Labour”. With this sculpture, the artist Axel Ebbe wanted to express how collective labour keeps the economy going.

At the time, Malmö grew enormously with its industry. You can see some of these factories in the side streets around the market square. Today they house offices and flats.

Tolerance and openness

People from all over the world come together at Möllevångstorget. This only works with tolerance and openness. Everyone was very nice to me when I visited Möllan. I felt completely safe. I didn’t get to try out what it feels like in nightlife.

Triangeln railway station

From Malmö Central Station you can walk to Möllevångstorget (approx. 30 minutes) or take the bus.

However, the easiest and quickest way is to take the train. As Malmö has built an ingenious railway tunnel through the city, it only takes three minutes to get from the central station to the modern Triangeln station. Basically, the railway in Malmö works like a metro. You can also use it with a normal bus ticket (Skånetrafiken). You can take the trains from both Pågatåg and Öresundståg.

In Triangeln, choose the southern exit (“södra uppgången”). Then you will be at Möllevångstorget in five minutes via Smedjegatan.

Tips for the neighbourhood

Folkets Park is just a stone’s throw from Möllevångstorget. This park is one of the oldest public parks in Sweden. It is a beautiful green oasis where you can relax, picnic and enjoy open-air performances.

If you’re more in the mood for shopping and hustle and bustle, you can take the train to the Emporia shopping centre in Hyllie. The train from Triangeln to Hyllie takes just four minutes without a stopover. Next to the shopping centre is the Malmö Arena, the venue for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024.

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Möllevångstorget in Malmö, a paradise for foodies

Möllevångstorget in Malmö, a paradise for foodies

Möllevångstorget in Malmö, a paradise for foodies
Möllevångstorget in Malmö, a paradise for foodies

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