Every year in early June Stockholm celebrates a four-day long food and restaurant festival with lots of outdoor food vendors. The culinary festival is one of Sweden’s largest annual events and one of the biggest food festivals worldwide. It attracts up to 350,000 people. The festival is named “Smaka på Stockholm”, which can be translated as a “Taste of Stockholm”.
The venue for Smaka på Stockholm is the city park Kungsträdgården – the Stockholmers just call it the “Kungsan”. It is located in central Stockholm opposite the street from the famous department store NK.
For four or five days, visitors are given the unique opportunity to experience some of Sweden’s top chefs and their cuisine in pop-up restaurants, follow chef duels and cook-alongs, take courses, learn to grill, sample food from food trucks, buy food from a salutorget (food market) and listen to numerous artists from a wide range of music genres.
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Mathias Dahlgren serves a National Day cake
Photos: Peter Backman (photos are from various years)