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Delicious events in Stockholm

Publish date: 16 May 2024

Stockholm has its fair share of delicious events. Food festivals, tastings, conventions, and exhibitions. Here are some events that most definitely will whet your appetite.

Besides an abundance of innovative and unique restaurants and cafés, Stockholm has plenty of events revolving around food. From large conventions bringing local producers and restaurants together, to niched festivals, historical exhibitions, and tastings of local specialties.

The winter season, for example, serves up cheese and sausages at the Swedish Cheese Festival and Korvfestivalen (The Sausage Festival) respectively. As the weather gets warmer so do the festivals move outdoors. During the summer you can taste your way through the Street Food festival. In late summer the annual Stockholm Whiskey & Beer Festival pours up tasty beverages at Nacka Strand. In November Sthlm Food & Wine and Bak -och Chokladfestivalen serves up delicacies at Stockholmsmässan convention center.

Holiday and seasonal food-events

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Want to taste a traditional Swedish Christmas dinner? Or enjoy a classic kräftskiva in August? Many restaurants offer specials and holiday menus when in season. Check out the corresponding guide for more tips

  • Fat Tuesday – The day of the semlaThe semla is a traditional pastry, served from late December until Shrove Tuesday (usually mid-February), and can be found in most cafés during this period.
  • Easter in StockholmTraditional Swedish Easter dinners often include eggs, lax, pickled herring, potatoes, meatballs, and lamb.
  • Midsummer in StockholmMidsummer buffets are similar to easter dinners with lax, pickled herring, eggs, and meatballs. Since the weather has gotten warmer, they might include more barbecued meat and vegetables.
  • Crayfish-seasonCrayfish season is in August/September. A typical crayfish dinner, kräftskiva, includes boiled crayfish, Västerbotten cheese, crisp bread, and a selection of nubbar.
  • Christmas dinnersMuch like Easter and Midsummer, Swedish Christmas buffets include potatoes, pickled herring, lax, and meatballs. Two major additions are julskinka ("Christmas Ham") and julmust: a seasonal soft-drink.

Furthermore, there are several plces where you can enjoy tastings, guided by knowlageble professionals. Stockholms Bränneri gin distilery host regular tastings of their spirits and Spritmuseum & The Absolut Art Collection has a diverse program of tastings.