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Fisk & Vilt. Linger at one of the on-site
restaurants serving fresh-from-the-market
meals, from open-faced sandwiches at Nybroe Smørrebrød to seafood platters at Lisa
Elmqvist, an official purveyor to the royal
family. Östermalmstorg; ostermalmshallen.se.
Following a string of pop-ups, dinner series, and dining clubs, the chef duo of Adam
Dahlberg and Albin Wessman opened their
long-awaited first restaurant to critical acclaim. A multiuse space next door offers
cooking classes, casual lunches, and private dinners. But the young chefs now focus
on the ambitious restaurant, where diners
seated around long ash-wood tables eat creative five-course menus featuring flavorful plates such as South American-inspired
halibut with cilantro, ginger, and avocado.
Rådmansgatan 16; adamalbin.se.
Gastrologik and Speceriet
These side-by-side restaurants - the first a
Michelin-starred fine-dining room, the other
a cozy "back-pocket" bistro - share a kitchen and a New Nordic culinary philosophy.
"We're always adapting to the produce," says
Jacob Holmström, one of two chef-owners
and the former executive chef at Mathias
Dahlgren's lauded Grand Hôtel Stockholm
restaurants, Matsalen and Matbaren. Understated, copper-accented Gastrologik serves
superb seasonal tasting menus, while a recent
expansion at Speceriet created more space
for the convivial communal tables where à
la carte menus have included crisp Swedish
pork loin with cabbage and anchovies. Artillerigatan 14; gastrologik.se, speceriet.se.
One must-see for design-minded visitors: the
flagship store of Asplund, a contemporary design company that produces instant classics.
Peek into any stylish Stockholm apartment
and you'll likely spot one of the company's
signature bureaus, patterned carpets, or
Clockwise from left:
Seventies chic at Swedish
Hasbeens, Nordic home
goods at Asplund, and
brunch at Pom & Flora.
marble-topped sideboards. Rounding out the
shop's collection are exclusive products from
collaborations with stars of the Scandinavian
design world, from printed textiles by the
Swedish architect Thomas Sandell to sculptural brass candlesticks designed by Claesson
Koivisto Rune. Sibyllegatan 31; asplund.org.
The decadent riot of color and patterns on
display at this classic interior design emporium is the stylistic opposite of Nordic minimalism. Art teacher Estrid Ericson founded
the company in 1924; today, the shop occupies a mesmerizing labyrinth that includes
a design concierge and a second-floor tea
salon. Best known for its bold textiles,
Svenskt Tenn stocks a seemingly endless collection of whimsical, artistic prints and furniture by beloved designer and artist Josef
Frank. Strandvägen 5; svenskttenn.se.
FIKA AND ART
Visitors often overlook this northern neighborhood, with its wide avenues and quiet,
residential side streets. But therein lies the
appeal: Vasastan is dense with corner cafés
and neighborhood restaurants frequented by
discerning locals. Its peripheral location also
allows space for artists, and a former industrial zone has established itself as the city's
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