Stockholm’s unique and varied culinary scene can be discovered by joining a number of organised tours that introduce you to some of the city’s finest foods and flavours.
Along with the rest of Scandinavia, Sweden has experienced something of a gastronomic boom in recent decades, and in Stockholm a revered high-end dining scene has emerged. But the city’s new-found foodie offerings extend far wider than its upscale eateries and into its more casual dining destinations and street food spots too. To explore them, here are 5 of the best Stockholm food tours currently available.
The Nordic Food Walk
Among other things, Stockholm is known for its many public food markets and on this 4-hour walking tour you’ll visit some of the city’s best markets, along with a number of famous sites and places of interest. Starting in the quaint Östermalmshallen, the old market hall of Stockholm, you’ll sample local cheeses and meats, before making your way through the city on foot, stopping for more local snacks as you go. Then, at Stockholm’s food market, you’ll sit down with a lunch plate filled with delectable Swedish seafood. There’ll also be stop-offs at a chocolate store, another food market, and finally a coffee and cinnamon roll in a romantic courtyard to round off your tour. From €86 per person.
Guided Sunset Kayaking Tour with Barbecue
Paddle along one of Stockholm’s many waterways in a kayak before heading back onto dry land to savour a delicious barbecue on this 3-hour guided sunset tour. Heading out from Stockholm Långholmen Island at early evening, you’ll traverse the waters for about an hour, taking in the stunning views as the sun falls, before reaching your destination point. Here, you can take a dip in the water as your local sausages sizzle away on the grill. After dinner, you’ll return by kayak to your starting point. The tour is suitable for everyone from families and groups of friends to couples or solo travellers. From €98 per person.
Cheese & wine tasting Tour in Gamla Stan
Taking place in a cosy wine cellar Stockholm’s historic Old Town, one of Europe’s largest and best preserved medieval city centres, this private tour will delight lovers of that classic gastronomic combination: cheese and wine. Over the course of two hours, you’ll try a selection of Swedish cheeses together with eight different wine varieties. The tour is run by expert guides in an easy-going and relaxed atmosphere combined with the delightful acoustics of the wine cellar. Tour groups are limited to 15 guests and those over the age of 18 only. From €79 per person.
Vegetarian, Vegan, and Raw Food Tour
It shows how meat-free diets have grown in popularity that there are now food tours themed around these culinary choices. This 4-hour walking tour caters to vegetarian, vegan, and raw food lovers by introducing you to the meatless possibilities of Stockholm. Highlights include visits to the neighbourhood of Södermalm and its many local eateries – from casual delis to food markets to cutting edge restaurants – that serve some of the finest vegetarian dishes to be found in the city. You’ll also stop off in the Mariatorget district where you’ll indulge in Nordic organic fast food with a contemporary feel. From €84 per person.
Private Food Tour on The 10 Tastings of Stockholm
Eat your way through Stockholm’s culinary scene on this private 3-hour tour. During the guided foodie adventure, you’ll try a grand total of 10 mouth-watering snacks and dishes beloved by locals: from savoury to sweet and local drinks too. But more than just a food tour, it’s also a cultural experience, and in between food stops, you’ll also get to discover some of the city’s most renowned landmarks and places of interest. For example, while discovering the tastes and smells of Stockholm, you’ll pass by the oldest church in Stockholm – Storkyrkan – as well as the official residence of the King of Sweden. From €101 per person.