Dine like a local in Stockholm

Dine like a local in Stockholm

Dining in Stockholm can be an expensive affair, but the locals do know of eateries that offer the best value for money. Some of these eateries will also not burn a hole in your pocket! 

Here are some eateries the locals in Stockholm love!

1. Bakverket

If bread is a staple forms a staple in your diet, you will love dining at Bakverket. Locals love beginning their day at this cosy cafe, where the aroma of freshly baked bread upon entry. Whether you are looking to have some bread, salads, pastries or yogurt, you can be assured that the food served here is fresh and of excellent quality. Apart from food, the beverages served at Bakverket, be it the coffee, tea or lemonade, are also loved by its patrons so the dining experience at this cafe is certainly not to be missed!

2. Vigarda

Burger-lovers will not want to miss this! Vigarda offers quality burgers at inexpensive prices and the crowd of locals you see is proof of the high standards of food they serve. If you would like accompaniments to your burger, simply get a full meal and you will also get a serving of fries, salad and sauce! Ideal for those craving for looking to grab a quick bite or a healthier yet delicious alternative to fast food. 

3. Citykonditoriet

With stunning interiors, excellent food and a relaxed ambience, you will be surprised to know that prices at Citykonditoriet are actually very reasonable. Serving top quality and traditional Swedish fare at an affordable price, it is little wonder that locals love coming to this cafe for lunch or to spend a leisurely afternoon over coffee and cake.  

4. Drop Coffee

Those who need a daily dose of caffeine must visit Drop Coffee at least once during a visit to Stockholm! Coffee-loving locals head to this cafe for their caffeine fix, which can be accompanied with a roll, pastry or slice of cake. With a wide selection of excellent coffee drinks to choose from, coffee-lovers will certainly not be disappointed. Even if you prefer your tea, you need not be put off visiting Drop Coffee as it also does excellent tea! 

5. Vete Katten

Locals with a sweet tooth frequent Vete Katten, where they can get their fix of traditional Swedish pastries. Tradition is emphasised at this cafe, where its pastries are made only with traditional recipes while its classic interior gives Vete Katten a welcoming and relaxed ambience. Boasting a grand selection of sweet treats, one trip to this cafe will not be enough for dessert-loving folks!

If you do not quite fancy dining out or perhaps hoping for a home-cooked meal away from home, try out a home-dining experience with Vidhatri, our BonAppetour host in Stockholm! A passionate cook, Vidhatri will delight you with a traditional and freshly prepared Indian vegetarian meal, serving up 3 courses at less than the cost of an equivalent meal at many eateries around the city! Whether you are a budget-traveller, vegetarian or crowd-hater, a meal at Vidhatri's is an experience you will not want to miss!

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Things to do in Stockholm

Things to do in Stockholm

The Swedish capital is built on 14 islands and located at the heart of Scandinavia. It is home to an abundance of green spaces and boasts stunning waterfront views which leave many struck by its beauty. But that is not all that Stockholm has to offer. With a medieval centre, cultural festivals in summer and a host of museums, Stockholm is undoubtedly a vibrant city that everyone must visit!

Let us be your guides in Stockholm.

1. Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan is the Old Town in Stockholm and one of the largest medieval centers in Europe. While the Old Town was established in 1300, many of its buildings were built between 1700 to 1800. Here you will find narrow yet charming and tranquil alleys, cobbled streets, merchant houses and meeting sqaures. This attraction is popular with visitors and locals alike and in fact houses other attractions such as the Royal Palace and Storkyrkan. 

2. Skansen

Visit the world's first open-air museum, which housesa miniature form of the whole of Sweden. Discover Sweden's history and culture over 5 centuries and learn about how people in various parts of the country lived and work in different periods. Skansen is also home to Stockholm's zoo, which houses animals that are native to Scandinavia. Families with young children, history buffs and animal-loving travellers will not want to miss a trip to Skansen! 

3. Vasa Museum

This museum is dedicated to the Vasa, a warship that sank on its maiden voyage in the 17th century. The Vasa was only salvaged in 1961 after over 300 years in the water and in the years that followed, tremendous efforts were made to preserve and restore as much of the warship. While the 69-meter long warship is undoubtedly the highlight of the museum, there are also other exhibits that detail life on board the ship and how ships are made. 

4. ABBA Museum

We couldn't talk about Sweden without mentioning its biggest export…Fans of the Swedish pop group will not want to miss a trip to this museum! Here, you will not only find the music and lyrics to the tunes of ABBA but also the costumes, memorabilia and films of the group. The lives and experiences of ABBA members are also detailed at this museum. If you are confident of your vocal abilities, you may sing your favourite ABBA song on the stage as the fifth member of the group! With interactive exhibits and non-stop music at the museum, you will indeed walk in and dance out!

5. Djurgarden

Djurgarden is where many of the city's highly rated museums are situated. These include the Vasa Museum, Nordic Museum and Skansen. But beyond the museums, Djurgarden is also an oasis in the vibrant city, with plenty of green spaces and a gorgeous waterfront view. Lovers of art and nature will find Djurgarden a haven!

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BonAppetour Potluck: Feasting in Stockholm!

BonAppetour Potluck: Feasting in Stockholm!

Midsummer was on its way and it called for a celebration of food, people and culture! This was when the BonAppetour team put together the idea of gathering Stockholm’s foodies for a night of food sharing and fun. 

The potluck was on the 19th of June over at the OpenRatio (our venue sponsors) Headquarters in Slussen. The event was very well received, and we had sixty guests attending it that night coming from different walks of life and different cultures.

The food itself was so diverse. We had a spread of Swedish meatballs with mash potatoes, Mexican chili and taco, BBQ pork ribs, Coca-cola chicken, Mac n Cheese, Bacon asparagus rolls, Chilean entrés, salads, an array of breads, a selection of desserts and a whole bunch of booze!

Over the course of the night we got to know many couchsurfers, Stockholm foodies, as well as people who were really enthusiastic about exploring culture through food – the idea behind BonAppetour.

Here are some pictures to show how the night went!

If you’d like to see more pictures, check out our album on Facebook!

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