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  • Post #31 - July 19th, 2015, 3:14 pm
    Post #31 - July 19th, 2015, 3:14 pm Post #31 - July 19th, 2015, 3:14 pm
    Ronnie, thank you so much for this treasure of information. We leave on Monday and will definitely make trips to some of your recommended spots. We'll be staying in a flat just a few blocks from the Saluhall, so i expect we'll find ourselves there more than once! I"ll do my best to provide an update when we return, though i'm sure my photos will never live up to the standard you've set.

    Cheers.
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  • Post #32 - July 19th, 2015, 3:32 pm
    Post #32 - July 19th, 2015, 3:32 pm Post #32 - July 19th, 2015, 3:32 pm
    bfolds wrote:Ronnie, thank you so much for this treasure of information. We leave on Monday and will definitely make trips to some of your recommended spots. We'll be staying in a flat just a few blocks from the Saluhall, so i expect we'll find ourselves there more than once! I"ll do my best to provide an update when we return, though i'm sure my photos will never live up to the standard you've set.

    Cheers.

    My pleasure. I'm totally jealous. Going through all those pix reminded me once again of just how sensational our trip was. What an incredible city Stockholm is. Though it may not have been entirely clear from my post, the Saluhall, Östermalms Korvspecialist and Androuet are all within a kilometer of each other, with Saluhall and Östermalms Korvspecialist being only a block and half apart.

    Last year at this time, they were experiencing unseasonably warm, 50-year-high temperatures in Stockholm. It was over 30 degrees C for most of our trip. It looks like it'll be much cooler for your trip.

    =R=
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  • Post #33 - July 20th, 2015, 9:45 am
    Post #33 - July 20th, 2015, 9:45 am Post #33 - July 20th, 2015, 9:45 am
    "Den som väntar på något gott väntar aldrig för länge."
    (Roughly - "You cannot wait too long for something nice")

    So nice to finally see your shots from last year's visit! We had some fantastic food and drink in truly epic weather conditions. Last year's intense heat has switched to this year's rain and cool. So, no - you and the family will need to squeeze in several more visits to Stockholm before we can consider you all truly versed.

    I don't have much to add to what your beautiful photos sum up. Östermalms saluhall isn't really at full swing in July but we managed to find the diamonds in the rough. I've yet to hit Östermalms korvspecialist on a bad day. Of course, as so often happens here on LTHForum, the company always clearly outshines the food.
  • Post #34 - July 20th, 2015, 1:29 pm
    Post #34 - July 20th, 2015, 1:29 pm Post #34 - July 20th, 2015, 1:29 pm
    Oh, damn! Ronnie. Damn. And the same to you, Bridgestone!

    Damn.

    Geo
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  • Post #35 - August 4th, 2017, 10:54 am
    Post #35 - August 4th, 2017, 10:54 am Post #35 - August 4th, 2017, 10:54 am
    I spent a very enjoyable week in Stockholm, though I confess I was not as over the moon about the food as some of the other posts in this thread. One thing to emphasize (which surely affected my appreciation) is that STOCKHOLM IS FRIGGING EXPENSIVE. Compared to other notoriously expensive cities like London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong, Stockholm easily takes the (princess) cake. Expect to pay $20-30 for starters and $30-40 for mains -- and not in Michelin-starred restaurants: we're talking meatball and herring places. A lot of the food tends toward the austere.

    Having said that, there are some places I'd be happy to visit again. The sausage stand seems to be going strong, thankfully -- being one of the few places that were both good and affordable. The Saluhall is temporarily relocated to the next building over while its permanent location is being rebuilt, but there were still enough vendors to make it a worthwhile lunch destination. (Still, $20 for a pre-made, open-faced gravlax sandwich. Was it life-changing gravlax? No, but it was tasty. You know, like you make at home.) Rosendals Trädgård is very much worth visiting, as much for the setting as for the food. And Oaxen Slip was solid all around.

    Now for two great places that I don't believe were mentioned before. You should get all of your meatball-eating done at Meatballs for the People. You are given a choice of meats and presentations, but meatballs is pretty much all they do, and they excel at it. Very casual place that tends to fill up fast, for good reason. Assuming the webpage is up to date, they seem to have an early lunch special where 11-11:30am on weekdays all dishes are 95 SEK. This is about half the usual price, so it's not clear if you get a smaller portion or not. But do go whenever you can.

    Speceriet is a small(ish) plate restaurant displaying the creativity that I thought was missing from many other places we visited and where the price-to-deliciousness ratio was within proper parameters. Very popular, so either go early or make a reservation.

    I fell in love with the cardamom buns at Fabrique's London location and was happy to find that they are just as wonderful in their natural environment. Actually, everything here is great -- including the yogurt.

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