Stockholm's Best Cheap Eats
These great spots will offer you the best bang for the buck in Stockholm.
In a city known for its stunning archipelago and vibrant cultural scene, Stockholm also offers a range of dining options if you're on a budget. We've put together a list of some of the best affordable restaurants in Stockholm; places where you can get a great meal for 170 SEK or less.From the iconic sausages at Brunos korvbar to tasty bibimbaps at Arirang, and the fried dumplings at Xi'an-köket, these spots are a must-try for anyone visiting Stockholm. All picks are based on recommendations from local World of Mouth experts, such as Nicole Jacobsen, Tove Henckel, and Johan Agrell. Whether you're a local on the lookout for new budget-friendly spots or a traveler eager to explore Stockholm's affordable restaurants, our curated list is your ultimate guide to the city's best budget restaurants.
Brunos Korvbar - Östermalm is a popular food truck known for its impressive variety of sausages, including the spicy kabanoss. The restaurant offers a simple, fast, and flavorful street food experience, with the option to customize your hot dog with toppings like pickles or classic mustard. A family-run business since 1992, Brunos Korvbar has been recognized by various media outlets and even recommended in culinary books.
This is what street food should always be: Bold flavours, good products, simplicity and fastness. Bruno’s is a Stockholm landmark and should be treated like such, even though in the end it’s a food truck with a makeshift outside seating area. Your focus should be the hot dogs - there are several types of sausage to choose from, from the more spicy (and spiced) one to the more subtle. Choose your toppings - from several pickles to the all-time classic mustard -, grab a cold beer and be merry.
Günters is a spot that specializes in serving up hot dogs, with the double sausage topped with Günther's special sauce being a crowd favorite. Many visitors regard it as a must-visit destination, particularly for the unique flavor of the special sauce. Whether you're a hot dog enthusiast or just curious, Günters offers a memorable culinary experience.
A must!A must. A reason to go to Stockholm (and there are not that many). Go for a double sausage with some of Günther's special sauce.
"Xi'an-köket" is a family-run Chinese restaurant, known for its genuine homecoming dishes. This cozy neighborhood spot in Hägersten is particularly loved for its wonton soup, fried dumplings, handmade noodles, and duck in pancakes. Don't forget to try their homemade chili oil from Xian to add a flavorful kick to your meal.
One of our favorite cheap eats in Stockholm that happens to be located in our neighborhood in Hägersten. It’s genuine Chinese homecoming, we have tried alot of dishes on their menu and these are our favorites; wonton soup, the fried dumplings and their handmade noodles, and the duck in pancakes. Make sure to ask for their homemade chili oil from Xian, the roasted chili flavors will pump up everything is else to the next level.
Viet Kitchen is an authentic Vietnamese restaurant nestled on the lower ground floor in Söderhallarna at Södermalm, known for its traditional family recipes from Hanoi, North Vietnam. The eatery is highly recommended for its beef and chicken pho, both offering a rich, natural flavor from the protein used, complemented by a standout chili sauce and pickled garlic on the side. Despite its high-quality dishes, the prices are affordable with a big bowl of pho priced at just 95SEK, making Viet Kitchen a favored choice for budget-friendly meals.
I was really happy to discover an authentic Vietnamese eatery located on lower ground floor in Söderhallarna at Södermalm, Stockholm - Viet Kitchen. The owner is from Hanoi, north of Vietnam and cooks his family recipes. I can really recommend you to try both the beef pho and the chicken pho. Both broths are absolutely delicious and has a solid, fatty, natural flavor from the chosen protein. What really makes this pho stand out is the sides of an outstanding chili sauce and pickled garlic with high acidity, which I personally love to add A LOT to my pho. The price for a big bowl of deliciousness is only 95SEK, so this little joint goes straight in to my personal favorite cheap eats in Stockholm (which, to be frank, are hard to find). They don’t have Instagram, but make sure to support this eatery and try one of their delicious pho soups!
Stockholm Brewing Co. is a family-friendly spot situated near Gärdet in the Frihamnen area, a little distance away from the city center but worth the visit. Known for its delicious food, the restaurant also offers a selection of great beers, including its namesake, Stockholm Brewing Co.'s own brews. Whether you're a local or visiting from afar, perhaps by boat from Finland, you'll find this place conveniently close to the Silja Line terminal.
Family friendly restaurant in frihamnen close to Gärdet. A little bit far away from the city, but worth to visit (bus nr.1). it’s really close to Silja Line terminal, if you come by boat from Finland ;) Delicious food and Great beers (Stockholm brewing co.)
Arirang is a family-run establishment, known for its authentic Korean cuisine, and holds the distinction of being the oldest Korean restaurant in Sweden. The menu, although slightly condensed post-pandemic, consistently features classics like bibimbap, bulgogi, and kimchi jjigae, along with a beloved oxtail soup known as gorigomtang. In addition to dine-in and take-away services, Arirang also operates a deli shop offering Korean delicacies, ready-made meals, and various other items.
Authentic Korean food The oldest Korean restaurant in Sweden run by two sister, Byung-Hi and Byung-Soon Lim, their mother, Boo Mee Ja Lim, and aunt, Im Kee Sun. Authentic homemade korean food. After the pandemic the menu is a bit shorter but they always have bibimbap, bulgogi and kimchi jjigae on the menu. I also love their gorigomtang, oxtail soup. Arirang opened in 1975.
Eat East is a traditional Chinese restaurant, focusing on authentic flavors from Sichuan cuisine. The menu, crafted by their professional head chef Tan, a recipient of the Traditional Chinese Food award in China, includes popular dishes like Dry Pot, twice-cooked pork, and crispy duck in Szechuan sauce. Besides the regular offerings, they also have daily specials, providing a taste of the original Chinese food culture.
Authentic Chinese food.Go for Dry Pot, twice cooked pork and crispy duck in Szechuan sauce. Ask for the daily specials. Looks averege but do not get fooled - this place is great.
Strömmingsvagnen is a well-known food truck specializing in fried Baltic herring, a traditional Swedish fish meal. Offering tasty dishes like the classic fried Baltic herring with mashed potatoes, or the rye crisp bread with pickled fried Baltic fish, cucumber, onions, and herb mayonnaise, it's a must-visit spot for fish lovers. With its iconic status and affordable prices ranging from 5-10 euros, Strömmingsvagnen brings a unique culinary experience right on the streets.
Fried Baltic herring from a food truck-a must when in Stockholm!A traditional Swedish fish meal for 5-10 euros? Yes, this is the case at Strömmingsvagnen-the iconic fried Baltic herring food truck in Stockholm. The food truck-more known under the text of the sign ”Nystekt strömming” (fresh fried Baltic herring)-has been around for ages at Slussen, now on the Old Town side on Kornhamnstorg. Fried Baltich herring with mashed potatoes is the classic, I prefer the knäckebröd rye crisp bread with pickled fried Baltic fish, cucumber, onions and herb mayonnaise. Addictive!
Surfers Stockholm offers a vibrant dining experience with a focus on Chinese cuisine. The menu is aromatic and delicious, featuring flavors from various regions of China, including Sichuan, and is served in a way that encourages guests to order multiple dishes and enjoy them together. With a seasoned chef at the helm, Surfers Stockholm is a great spot to discover China's culinary heritage through essential cooking techniques such as steaming and stir-frying.
The new menu is aromatic and delicious with flavors around China - Gānbēi! Nothing better than a proper Chinese feast served with multiple shots of Baijiu. A great spot to discover the Chinese cuisine in Stockholm is at Surfers. Make sure to pay them a visit and don’t forget to order lots of Chinese liquor with your meal...
Totemo Ramen offers a select menu focused on rich vegan ramen bowls, featuring handcrafted noodles and high-quality organic ingredients. This ramen eatery is an ideal spot for a nourishing lunch, with its bowls filled with perfectly cooked noodles satisfying ramen cravings. Keep in mind that the place is pretty small with limited seating, so there might be a short wait for your steaming bowl of ramen.
Ramen eatery for a nourishing lunchAn off the beaten track noodles shop where the chef serves delicious and rich vegan ramen bowls, all made of high quality produce and perfectly cooked noodles.
Flippin' Burgers is a classic diner known for its cheese-dripping smash burgers and a selection of craft beers. The restaurant grinds its own grass-fed beef sourced from small farms, ensuring the freshness of each burger. Alongside its signature burgers, Flippin' Burgers also offers freshly baked potato bread and a notable tarragon mayo, available for takeaway as well.
This iconic burger joint in Stockholm serves cheese-dripping smash burgers, craft beers and fries. Great music, and don’t miss the squeeze bottle-tarragon mayo!
Sandhäxan is a popular sandwich spot known for its friendly atmosphere and delectable food. Many patrons recommend the Hot Tuna Melt, highlighting its exceptional taste. The restaurant also offers catering services, making it a convenient choice for various events.
Maybe the best sandwich place in Stockholm. Friendly and cool atmosphere and finger lickin good food. Their Hot Tuna Melt is really great.
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