Posts tagged Södermalm

Panevino Italian restaurant

Don’t throw pizzas in a glasshouse

On the corner of Brännkyrkegatan and Ringvägen, there’s a little cute greenhouse hidden behind the entrance to Zinkensdamm’s subway station. It belongs to Panevino, an Italian restaurant that provides a much needed Mediterranean touch to the neighborhood.

There’s an Italian saying that goes: ”Chi mangiasulos’affoga, which translates to ”He who eats alone suffocates”. Great food is meant to be shared, so bring someone you really care about to Panevino. This area of Södermalm is usually not known for its great cuisine. It’s more the destination for people going to see Hammarby play bandy at Zinkensdamm arena or (read and) drink cheap beer at one of the many pubs in the neighborhood.

The concept of Panevino is not unique. It is as Italian as you expect an Italian restaurant to be, with creamy plates of pasta, wood-fired pizzas, and a risotto the size of a steering wheel. The thing that makes it special is the atmosphere, especially in the summer. Maybe we’ve just been lucky, but they’ve managed to get us a table even though the place’s been crowded every time. Choose between the nice bistro, the outdoor area or in the piazza—the greenhouse decorated with wooden floors and wines, palm trees and other plants. It’s open all year round and can be booked for larger parties.

Since we’re going to Sicily this summer, we couldn’t be happier to have this little piece of Italy around the corner so that we could practice our pasta-eating skills. And practice makes perfect.

A meter of pizza!

If you’re a group, or just really really hungry, you can order a meter of pizza! From personal experience, you should be three to four people, not two (just trust us on this). And ask for the creamy parmesan starter! It’s like an ice cream cone filled with nice Italian cream cheese. It’s soo good!

 

“Mangiare per vivere e non vivere per mangiare”Eat to live and not live to eat


Brännkyrkagatan 93, Stockholm
Website
Mon to Fri 11:00–14:00 & 17:00–01:00
Weekends 12:00–01:00
Sundays 12:00–17:00


Svenska: Vi älskar italiensk mat, och därför kan vi inte undgå att älska Panevino. Ta med dig din tjej, kille, man, fru, dina föräldrar, kusiner, morbror, farmor, dina närmare vänner och de du knappt känner och ta er till Zinkensdamm och ät, drick och skratta.

Top 5 burgers in Stockholm

The best burgers in Stockholm!

Hi, Fabian here.

Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen the burger hype grow stronger and stronger worldwide, and Stockholm is no exception. If you’re looking for a great burger while in Stockholm, there are plenty of places that won’t disappoint you. I always order a classic cheeseburger, because if you can’t make something as simple as that taste good then it doesn’t matter how many creative options you have the menu. This is my top 5 list of burgers in Stockholm.

Flippin’ Burgers

Observatoriegatan 8, Stockholm
Flippin’ is the starter of the Swedish burger hype—and the hype is real. For me, they still hold the crown of the best burger in Stockholm. Maybe it’s because they haven’t expanded like their competitions have. They have however opened up other restaurants, but with different concepts, such as Lådan and Dogfood. Flippin’ have been running the show since its birth, and the king is not dead yet—this year they declared that they’re going to work with even better ingredients from local suppliers. For vegetarian they have a crispy bean-based option.

Photo from flippinburgers.se

Franky’s famous burgers

Tegnérgatan 16, Stockholm
This little gem was first located in a small kiosk outside of Hard Rock Café but moved to Tegnérgatan in 2017. They only have a few seats, so get here early if you want to grab a spot. Unfortunately, they don’t have a meat-free option yet, but we can only hope it’s as tasty as the rest of the menu when they do. With their super tasty burgers (order Franky’s favorite, off the menu) at great prices, this is still one of the best-kept burger secrets in Stockholm.

Barrels – burger and beer

Stora Nygatan 20 – Smålandsgatan 22 – Bysistorget

Barrels first opened up in Gamla Stan (Old Town) but have now spread to the city and will open a restaurant in Södermalm any day now.

They have several different tasty craft burgers on the menu, including a veggie option that is really good. The concept is nicely composed and well executed all the way throughout the experience, including the interior. If you’re looking for a place to eat and have a few beers with your friends, then you should definitely check out Barrels. Don’t forget to check out their monthly burger.

Bastard Burger

Rehnsgatan 22
Hailing from Luleå, Bastards Burgers is the king of the north when it comes to burgers. They conquered Norrland before making their way down to Stockholm, and the success is withstanding. The reviews have been great from the start, and even though I wasn’t impressed the first time I visited their joint in Vasastan, I’m glad to call myself a Bastard now. A plus is their selection of vegetarian or vegan options.

Phil’s Burger

Phil’s Burger is the probably the gourmet burger chain that has been growing the most over the last couple of years. They now have eight restaurants spread out in Stockholm, Uppsala and Eskilstuna, and rumor has it that they are planning to add more locations to their list quite soon.
If you’re looking for a nice place to bring the family for a casual meal on a Saturday, this is the spot for you.
Photo from philsburger.se

Funky Chicken food truck

If you happen to be in the same area as Funky Chicken’s food truck, you better hurry up and get in line before they sell out. Their simple and delicious burgers with smashed patties are almost too good to be true, so if you get there in time you better get yourself a triple cheeseburger. You won’t regret it. You’re most likely to find them in Nacka Strand or at Hornstull’s Market on the weekends.

Photo from Funky Chicken

Svenska: Vilken är den bästa burgaren i Stockholm? Vi har inte provat alla, men här kommer Fabians lista med de fem bästa ställena i stan.

Top 5 cafés for vegans in Stockholm

Stockholm is a plant-based fika heaven

Hi, Amanda here.

Today, we’re starting something new on the blog. From now on, we’re going to put together posts containing our favorites within a certain theme every now and then. And what better way to start it off than with vegan cafés in Stockholm?  Since I am a vegetarian that doesn’t drink coffee,  my list of go-to cafés is slightly different than Fabian’s. I like nutritious, healthy and vegan food, and after a few years in Stockholm, I have found the places for me. So if you’re visiting Stockholm, here are my top five vegan cafés:

Greasy Spoon

Södermalm & Vasastan
This is more of the place for brunch after a night out, but you can still drop by for a fika. The brunch is fantastic and has a variety of vegan options on the menu. I would certainly recommend the buckwheat pancakes or the avocado toast. They don’t take reservations, so expect to wait for 30–60 mins for a table. Their Södermalm location is a lot cozier and authentic, but the one in Vasastan is bigger better suited for those who want to show off on the gram.

Vegan pancakes at Greasy Spoon

Mahalo Hälsocafét

Södermalm & Vasastan
A 100% vegan café with everything from wraps, pancakes and raw food desserts. My absolute favorite is the acai bowl loco or the pancakes. And the raw food desserts… and the sweet potato fries… the list can actually be quite long.  This is perfect for both breakfast and lunch but beware of the long line of people trying to get through the door. Read our post about it here.

Gast

Vasastan
A really cozy and vegan-friendly cafe with amazing porridge and almond butter! Beautiful interiors and a nice selection of books and magazines to read while enjoying a nice breakfast. You want something to drink? Try the turmeric latte. Read our post about it here.

Porridge at Gast

Pom & Flora

Södermalm & Vasastan
Not everything is a 100% vegan at the hip and always crowded Pom & Flora, but they still offer plenty of vegan and vegetarian options on their menu. Just remember that their Södermalm location is not open during the weekends.

Sthlm Raw

Hornstull in Södermalm
This vegan raw food café in hipstery  Hornstull offers a wide variety of tasty, nutritious cakes and desserts. You could also indulge in some cold-pressed juices, smoothies, chia pudding and other vegan snacks.

Bonus tip: oat milk!

It is also worth mentioning that Johan & Nyström has some of the best matcha lattes in town. So if you’re in the mood for a hot beverage I would definitely recommend this place. And if you haven’t tried oat milk (instead of soy or almond milk) give it a try! You can get it at most places and it makes the even the vegan lattes extra creamy. Yum!


Svenska: Här kommer Amandas fem favoritcaféer i Stockholm. Det de har gemensamt är att alla har veganska alternativ och maten eller fikan smakar otroligt bra! Det spelar ingen roll om du är vegetarian/vegan eller äter allt – dessa caféer har något för alla!

Brandstationen vintage interior, watches and jewelry

A dreamy vintage shopping boutique in Stockholm

If you’re looking for vintage shopping in Stockholm, then this is the right place. This chic—and pricey—boutique will make you feel like a kid in a candy store (if you replace the candy with vintage interior, jewelry, and watches).

Every time we walk pass Brandstationen, we can’t stop ourselves from going in even though it’s just to look around and dream for a moment. Part of the Herr Judit brand, Brandstationen’s focus is vintage interior while its sister shops have a more fashion-centered approach. The name translates into “the fire station”. Why the name, you might ask? Stupid question, some might say (someone else, not us). It’s obviously because they opened up in a really old fire station before they moved around the corner and can now be found on Hornsgatan.

When you walk through the doors, you just want to stay there. I could live in this real-life version of an interior magazine, you’ll probably think. You don’t have to be a dreamer to fall in love with everything Brandstationen has to offer—only a big wallet. There are so many pretty things to fall in love with—from desk globes, jewelry, and watches for all the genders, to lamps and furniture with stories for days if they could speak.

Carefully selected

Each and every item has been carefully selected to meet the standards of this boutique, and it really shows that they put a lot of love into finding them.


Hornsgatan 64, Stockholm
Website
Mon to Fri 11:00–18:00
Saturdays 11:00–17:00
Sundays 12:00–16:00

 


Svenska: Om du är letar efter bästa second hand-shoppingen i Stockholm ska du besöka Brandstationen på Södermalm. De har med stor omsorg och noggrannhet fyllt butiken med vintagemöbler, klockor, smycken och annat fint.

Grandpa Scandinavian life store

A shop for almost everything

Grandpa is not just a hip fashion store. Nor is it a bookstore or houseware shop. Well, they do sell all these things, but they’ve managed to provide a different kind of shopping by giving you the chance to go home with a piece of the Scandinavian life in a shopping bag.

A few weekends ago, we were wandering around in the hipster neighborhood of SoFo—ridiculous acronym for South of Folkungagatan— and ended up doing some shopping in a store that’s named after your grandpa (yeah, it’s called Grandpa). It’s super hipster and somewhat the grownup version of Urban Outfitters, selling high-quality products that have a purpose and that you’ll actually use.

So when you’ve stumbled into this boutique, you’ll find a nice range of fashion for both men and women. Even though everything isn’t from Scandinavian designers, you can be sure to find the latest trends that rule the north of Europe. The staff is super helpful and knowledgeable so don’t hesitate to ask them for help if you’re looking for a certain something. When you’re done browsing through the racks, you should check out the selection of homewares, posters, and all the other cool stuff they have to offer.

The brand is never more important than the productgrandpastore.com

Stockholm, Gothenburg & Malmö

This shop on Södermannagatan was their first store when it opened in 2003, and since then they’ve expanded to five locations spread out in Stockholm, Gothenburg (our hometown!), and Malmö.


Södermannagatan 21, Stockholm
Website and shop
Mon to Fri 10:00–18:30
Saturdays 10:00–17:00
Sundays 11:00–17:00


Svenska: Om du letar efter bästa shoppingen på Södermalm borde du passa på att besöka Grandpa. Här hittar du de senaste trenderna inom skandinavisk livstil – mode, inredning, böcker och en massa fint.

Mahalo vegan café

A world-class vegan café in Södermalm

This café in Södermalm has become a super popular hotspot for people looking for a more conscious choice of fika. Get there early or expect to queue up outside along with all the bloggers and celebs trying to get their hands on some of Mahalo’s vegan treats.

At Mahalo, they make all their food with love for the environment, the animals, and of course–their guests. By working with organic ingredients from local suppliers, they prove that you don’t need meat or dairy to eat good food. Amanda’s biggest passion is food that’s healthy for both body and soul, so it’s not strange that Mahalo is her favorite café in Stockholm. Matter of fact, she loves it so much that she even worked here when she was studying food science at uni.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve gone full vegan, or even vegetarian for that matter—this instagram-friendly café serves great food that just happens to be plant-based. The sweet potato fries are straight up fire, the acai bowl with homemade peanut butter is unmatchable, and the matcha latte will make other cafés green with envy (pun intended). Oh, and the desserts are gooooood.

If you snooze, you lose

If you’re going here on the weekend, you should definitely wake up early—especially if you want to get a table in their super cozy backyard. And dogs are of course allowed!

Photo by Mahalo

Hornsgatan 61, Stockholm
Check out their awesome Instagram!
Mon to Fri 09:00–19:00
Weekends 10:00–18:00


Svenska: Mahalo är Stockholms, och enligt Amanda världens, bästa veganska café! Skulle du inte vara vegan kommer du ändå inte gå hem missnöjd. De har supergoda sallader, wraps, sötpotatispommes, acai bowls och de grönaste av matchalattes på Södermalm.

Sneakersnstuff sneakers and streetwear

Nike or adidas, Asics or New Balance? Doesn’t matter. Sneakersnstuff got you covered.

If you’re a true sneakerhead you already know about Sneakersnstuff. If not, we’ve got some great news if you’re planning a trip to Stockholm. This is one of the most exciting sneaker shops in the world and a great place to start your shoe collection.

We have too many shoe boxes in the hallway of our apartment. Most of them contain Fabian’s selection of adidas NMD_, but Amanda has a few pairs as well. Even though we don’t have any more space (according to Amanda), we like to visit Sneakersnstuff to browse through the latest drops from the big sneaker and streetwear brands.

Sneakersnstuffis is the Mecca for sneakerheads in Sweden. They first opened in 1999 and has also opened stores in Berlin, London and Paris. Over the years, they’ve been given the opportunity to collaborate with big brands like adidas, Converse, New Balance, Puma, Asics, Reebok, and Vans, to design exclusive sneakers that sell out in the blink of an eye. Bring your sleeping bag a couple of days before their next shoe drop, or accept that you will have to pay up once they hit eBay.

Award-winning store

In 2009 Sneakersnstuff won a grand slam at Modegalan, an annual fashion award show hosted and curated by Habit, the largest magazine for the fashion biz in Scandinavia. They also received the Online Retailer of the Year Award, the Young Fashion Store of the Year Award  and the most desirable award of them all—the Fashion Store of the Year.

“If any store was going to be crowned king of collabs, the title would hands down go to Swedish duo Erik and Peter at Sneakersnstuff.”Sneaker Freaker Magazine


Åsögatan 124, Stockholm
Website and webshop
Mon to Fri 11:00–18:30
Sat 11:00–18:00
Sun 12:00–17:00


Svenska: Om du ska till Stockholm och vill shoppa så ska du absolut inte missa Sneakersnstuff, en av världens bästa sneaker- och streetwearbutiker. Vi brukar alltid titta in när vi är i det här området av Södermalm, trots att Amanda tycker att Fabian redan har alldeles för många lådor med skor i hallen.

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Hornstull’s Marknad flea market

Food trucks and someone’s old armchair

Looking to do some local and sustainable shopping, while also getting something to eat? Then just go to Hornstull’s Market in Södermalm. There’s something for everybody—whether you’re into vintage clothes or street food.

On the weekends, we usually get up quite early and hit the gym (Fabian) or yoga studio (Amanda), and then meet up to get something to eat. Last weekend wasn’t different, with the exception that Amanda was in Norway hiking with her family. If you follow us on Instagram (you really should), you know that she promised pictures of burgers. And I didn’t want to disappoint, so I jumped on my bike and headed west in Södermalm. I met up with some friends at Hornstull’s Market—a classic flea market where you can browse through stalls packed with antiques, art, design, and vintage clothes. But we mainly came here to eat our way through the food trucks lined up along the waterside.

The market takes place every Saturday and Sunday, from the first weekend in April to the last weekend in September, and when the weather gods are in a good mood, you will have to elbow your way through the hip crowd.

As goes for the halloumi burger, it actually wasn’t mine. I went for the smoked brisket from Brisket & Friends, the closest thing to a Texas experience you can get this side of the Atlantic.
Well, probably. I haven’t been to Texas—yet.

The vision

The people behind the initiative have the vision to make Stockholm a more fun city, and they definitely live up to that vision.


Hornstulls strand 4, Stockholm
Saturday & Sunday 11:00–17:00

Svenska: Om du gillar streetfood och loppisfynd ska du ta dig till Hornstulls marknad på Södermalm. Vi brukar oftast börja våra helger med att gå och träna och sen möta upp våra vänner här för att äta något tillsammans. Öppet varje lördag och söndag, från april till sista september.

Papercut bookstore

Something to read on a rainy day

Since 2008, Papercut has been offering a unique selection of exclusive magazines, books, movies and other things to people with particular interests such as fashion, art, literature, design, film, or music. This is the perfect stop when you want to pick something up for a rainy day.

Looking for a cultural shopping experience in Stockholm? What’s better than spending a day curled up on your couch with a good book, listening to the late summer rain pouring down? B.I.N.G.O.—absolutely nothing. We never leave Papercut empty-handed, because it’s just impossible to not find something you absolutely want (even if Amanda might say that we already have too many cookbooks or high-end lifestyle magazines carefully placed somewhere to be seen by our guests).

You’ll find Papercut on Krukmakargatan in Södermalm, right next door to hip and trendy stores like Nitty Gritty, Our Legacy, and Uniforms for the Dedicated. The owners’ ambition is to be the ultimate store for people who consider fashion, art, design, music, and film to be an important part of their life. One could say it’s the “hipster’s bookstore”, but that’s too easy. The nerdiness of this store is raw and beautiful, and you can be sure to find a book about something that you care deeply about—or the perfect gift for someone you care deeply about.


Krukmakargatan 24-26, Stockholm
Website
Mon–Fre 11:00–18:30
Saturday 11:00–17:00
Sunday 12:00–16:00

Svenska: Papercut är paradiset för alla som är intresserade av konst, mode, litteratur, design, film eller musik. Här hittar du exklusiva magasin, böcker, filmer och annat som du kan fördriva tiden med under regniga dagar.

Kaffebar café

Grab a fika in Södermalm.

Kaffebar is a true gem when you are in desperate need of a good cup of coffee. Sit down, read a magazine, scroll through your Instagram feed, or talk with some nice locals—or do absolutely nothing at all. It’s all up to you.

Don’t be fooled by the humble surroundings of Bysistorget—this coffee bar is a nice stop when you need a refill of energy in the form of caffeine and sugar after some shopping in Södermalm. Kaffebar translates into Coffee Bar, and it would be quite weird if they didn’t serve great coffee. Don’t worry, they do. However, Amanda points out that tea drinkers might have better use of their money somewhere else. If you for some reason don’t drink coffee you can treat yourself with something from their selection of tasty sandwiches, snacks, and pastries delivered from Valhallabagariet, one of the best bakeries in Stockholm.

When the sun finally appears, which it seldom does in this country, the outdoor area will be packed with all kinds of people in all ages. There’s a minimalistic and easy vibe with a strong sense of culture lingering in the air, making it a popular hangout for artists, poets, and musicians.

We recommend you to not come here with an empty stomach. It’s more the type of place where you catch up with an old friend over a fika (a word you will come to love), or when you want a place to sit with your laptop to work on that novel you’ve never taken the time to write. If you get here early, start your morning with a small breakfast while watching Stockholm wake up and go to work through the large windows facing Hornsgatan.

Watch the cherry blossoms

Each spring, the cherry blossoms right outside turn this gloomy street into a display of floral fireworks. But the peak bloom period lasts only a few days, and precisely when it happens varies each year.

Bysistorget 6, Stockholm
Mon–Fre 07:00–18:00
Sat—Sun 09:00–18:00