Eat All The Food
Swedish food is the Rodney Dangerfield of the food world. No one really gives it the respect it deserves; instead most people assume that it is just a larger version of an IKEA cafeteria. While there are elements of that, and yes, Swedish meatballs are in fact delicious, Stockholm enjoys a fun blend of food styles that draw on its very traditional past, but has a foot firmly planted in the global marketplace. I was short on time, and while I would have loved to spend a week eating my way from one market or restaurant to another, I needed help, which is why I hopped on the best food tour in town, Food Tours Stockholm. Led by a local cookbook author (insert Swedish Chef jokes here), I spent the better part of an afternoon following in Cathrine Schück’s footsteps, and hanging on her every word. I also should have skipped lunch, because the portions at the many stops along the way were enormous; and they ran the gamut from Swedish meatballs to more European influenced fare, and my favorite aspect of Swedish food culture, fika.