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You can do brunch in Stockholm one of two ways. Of course, there’s your traditional Swedish buffet, often served in a beautiful old ‘host house’ – these are still going strong. But if you’re not fussed about eating like a local, there’s also an emerging American-influenced brunch scene, where the meats are out and acai bowls very much in. Both are in high demand right now, and both are worth your time.
For a fixed-price Swedish affair (normally €30-€40, including coffee and desserts), it’s best to book ahead. And at leading American-Swedish establishments like Greasy Spoon, STHLM Brunch Club and Mr Cake, it’s wise to turn up a couple of hours before hunger hits and get your name on a list for later. Perhaps inevitably, the two strains of Stockholm brunch are beginning to merge: the traditional dairy, carb and meat-heavy Swedish offerings are increasingly being refashioned to cater to diverse dietary needs, though the newer fusion spots still lead the way when it comes to vegan and gluten-free options.
One last thing you should know? As is becoming the norm in Stockholm bars and restaurants, many of these brilliant brunch spots accept card only. So get browsing our list of the best brunches in Stockholm and camp out for the duration – you may find it hard to move come the afternoon.
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