Time for a warming, enjoyable or just straight-up yummy meal which brings back old memories? When you're up against miserable weather, tough days or a touch of melancholy, comfort food is the culinary equivalent of a big hug. Comfort food is often associated with the classic dishes of the southern states of the US, but it can be so much more than that - most of the world's cuisines have their own version. Follow our guide to the Stockholm restaurants that serve rich stews, warming noodles, hearty pizzas, tempting waffles, Swedish homecooking and other delicious comfort food.
Where to find Stockholm's best comfort food
In this guide
The best comfort food in Stockholm
- Austin Food Works – A taste of the southern states
- Bird – Innovative comfort food
- M.O.A.S – Meat on a Stick – For kebab fans
- Scandwich – Sandwiches worth making a special journey for
- Flippin' Burgers – Worth queueing for...
- Nya Carnegiebryggeriet – Perfect with craft beer
- Greasy Spoon – All-day brunch
- Totemo Ramen – Oodles of noodles
- Ho's – Chinese slap-up meal
- Dell'Attore – Popular pizzas
The best comfort food in Stockholm
A taste of the southern states
Craving proper comfort food from the Deep South? Then you've come to the right place. At Austin Food Works, you can treat yourself to classic southern dishes at both lunch, dinner and brunch. In the evening they serve everything from chicken wings to burgers, BBQ and decadent desserts.
Innovative comfort food
Bird focuses on innovative comfort food with lots of chicken and other poultry dishes and influences from American streetfood. Forget healthy raw food, here it's all about indulgent sharing food to enjoy with friends. The chicken they use comes from selected Swedish farms, so you can treat yourself with a slightly clearer conscience.
For kebab fans
The word kebab is pretty much synonymous with really tasty, enjoyable food, and it doesn't need to mean dodgy fastfood. Meat on a Stick is run by a serious kebab fanatic who has made it his mission to serve kebab that tastes just as it should and here it's both great quality and sinfully delicious.
Sandwiches worth making a special journey for
What could be better than getting stuck into a seriously good sandwich with tasty toppings? Scandwich in Midsommarkransen has elevated the humble sandwich to an art form and people head out of the city centre from all over town for a taste. The substantial sandwiches are served at both lunch and dinner and can be accompanied by fries and craft beers.
Worth queueing for...
Flippin' Burgers hardly needs an introduction - the long line of regulars queuing for a table is testament enough to their delicious burgers and milkshakes. Anyone who has visited a real American diner in the States can count on a serious nostalgia trip.
Perfect with craft beer
The goal here is to serve food that pairs perfectly with craft beer, which is generally in generous supply at a brewery - or at least this brewery. Nya Carnegiebryggeriet makes beers for all tastes and preferences and then combines them with European and American comfort food in the restaurant. The menu includes classic gastropub dishes such as burgers, chicken wings and fish & chips.
Brunch is usually a weekend treat, but why wait all week? Greasy Spoon was one of the first restaurants in Stockholm to serve brunch dishes all day, every day. Tuck into dishes such as pancakes and waffles, or a hearty full English breakfast with all the trimmings.
Oodles of noodles
Slurping hot noodles warms both the tummy and the soul. In Stockholm, the Japanese noodle soup ramen has become a firm favourite, resulting in packed noodle bars and advanced techniques. If you're not afraid of queuing for a little while, the lunch noodles at the tiny, mega-hyped, Totemo Ramen are a smoking hot tip.
Chinese slap-up meal
The award-winning yet relaxed Ho's in Hornstull is the place to go for anyone craving a real Chinese feast to share. The restaurant is famous for its authentic cooking, which includes noodles, stir-fries and crispy duck with pancakes. Don't expect any frills or flounces or fussy portions - Ho's is all about getting stuck into good food together.
One of the city's best-known pizzerias, Dell'Attore is on Östermalmstorg and it's a family-owned restaurant with a classic film theme. Regulars and other Stockholmers alike flock here to feast on traditional Roman pizzas (or perhaps a pasta dish) in laid-back surroundings. Round off your meal with an Italian dessert.