Restaurants in Vasastan
Publish date: 24 November 2023
In recent years, Vasastan has become a hotbed for innovative and exciting new restaurants. But you'll also find some bona fide institutions that Stockholmers have returned to year after year either for dinner or lunch.
The mostly residential area of Vasastan lies at the northern edge of downtown Stockholm. Having been built by and large in the early years of the 20th century, the many examples of Nordic Classicism make it a great area for architecture and sightseeing. Some of Vasastan's defining landmarks are the Stockholm Public Library, the centrally located Vasaparken, the buildings of Atlasområdet, and the viewpoint at Observatorielunden.
The old buildings can seem cramped by today's standards, but this gives many of the restaurants a homey and cozy feel. And many have been around for a long time. Portal has been a restaurant since the 1960s, Tranan served its first diners in 1929, and Tennstopet opened up in 1867 as a café and pool hall.
Vasastan has seen its fair share of innovators as well, like Flippin' Burgers which started the burger renaissance in Sweden, or Babette which transformed the humble pizza into fine dining. Speaking of fine dining, you'll find some of the best that Stockholm has to offer as Agrikultur, Sushi Sho, and Etoile have a Michelin star each.
Here's a small selection of the many restaurants in the district, great for lunch or dinner.
Looking for more tips on Vasastan? Read our district guide for more inspiration and suggestions.