A Vegan Guide To Stockholm

While Stockholm can't compete with vegan hubs like NYC, Toronto, Portland, or Glasgow is does offer up an admirable share of vegan grub. You'll find tons of vegan products at every grocery store, making life easy for those who want to cook their own meals. As for restaurants, Stockholm has you covered. From hearty buffets to fancy pizza, Stockholm has all the vegan basics one would ever need. The best part? You can walk to all of them from the central station without too much trouble. This means you can stuff your face, walk it off, and repeat. 

So, without further ado I bring you my vegan guide to Stockholm!

 

O'Mamma Mia

vegan pizza in Stockholm

While O'Mamma Mia doesn't compare to the best pizza I've had (that award goes to either Apiecalypse Now in Toronto or Screamer's in NYC) this was a pretty solid offering for Sweden. In complete honesty, until now I've never had great vegan pizza in Sweden — even after over two years of living there. Fortunately, that has finally changed.

Pros

  • Dozens of vegan options

  • Fast, excellent service (even during their SUPER busy lunch)

  • Cool, kitschy decor

Cons

  • VERY busy lunches. If you go during lunch hour you'll definitely feel rushed as there will constantly be folks (usually students) waiting for a table

  • While not expensive, a pizza here isn't cheap (120 SEK)

 

Hermitage

Vegan guide to Stockholm

Hermitage offers a simple, hearty, healthy buffet. For 120 SEK during lunch (and 130 SEK for dinner), you get an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of vegan eats. During my two visits I ate some amazing curried pumpkin soup, delicious salads, tagines, homemade falafel and hummus, and fresh baked bread. This is a definite must.

Pros

  • Delicious food

  • Cozy atmosphere

  • Fair prices 

Cons

  • Limited options

  • Crowded during lunch (be sure to reserve a table if you are going for lunch)

  • Dessert isn't included in the buffet

Lao Wei

I read that Lao Wei served up the best Chinese food folks had ever had, so I had to give it a go. Their menu is 100% vegan and quite extensive, albeit a bit repetitive. While our meals were delicious they weren't anything mind blowing. While I would definitely go back for some additional “research,” I can't quite give this the "Best Vegan Chinese Food" award.

Pros

  • Simple, delicious menu

  • Large portions

  • 100% vegan

Cons

  • Small space (reservations are needed for dinner)

  • Very expensive (200 SEK per dish!)

 

Naturbageriet Sattva

Vegan guide to Stockholm

This is an organic bakery that has a TON of vegan baked goods. It was my daily breakfast stop on my most recent visit, chiefly because they have AMAZING vegan cinnamon buns. Their carrot bread was also spot on.

Pros

  • Almost everything is vegan

  • Located right next to Hermitage (dangerously convenient)

  • Lovely staff

  • Incredibly cheap for Sweden

Cons

  • Limited seating (this is a grab and go kind of place)

  • No wifi

     

Herman's

Vegan guide to Stockholm.

I must confess, Herman's was a bit of a bust. Christine and I went there for Valentine's Day and we were not impressed by the service. I'm hoping their regular service is less chaotic, which is why I'm listing them here. I will definitely give them a second chance next time I'm in the city and I encourage you to give them a whirl (just let me know how it goes!).

Pros

  • Plenty of options

  • 100% vegan

  • Good location

  • Nice atmosphere

  • Hearty, delicious food

Cons

  • Poor service
  • Expensive (our Valentine's Day buffet was double the price of Hermitage)

  • Very crowded

 

Omnipollos Hatt

I went to this place on a whim after realizing a friend from France happened to be in Stockholm. It was recommended to Christine and I by a colleague of hers, so we decided to give it a go. We were not disappointed. It's definitely a popular venue, catering to the hipster crowd. It was packed by 6pm — which apparently is the norm every night of the week. If you're looking for good vegan grub and drinks, this is your go-to spot. They make a mean pizza, arguably the best in Sweden.

Pros

  • Knowledgeable staff

  • Interesting (and vegan) beers

  • Incredible vegan pizza

Cons

  • Small venue and it fills up fast (it was too crowded for me to even take out my camera for photos!)

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Stockholm may not be a world-class vegan hotspot, but it has potential. If you're visiting this beautiful city be sure to check out some of the vegan restaurants — I promise you wont be disappointed!