At the heart of Swedish cuisine are meatballs (or köttbollar, to locals, where the ‘k’ is pronounced ‘sh’). Swedish meatballs have enjoyed international fame, thanks mostly to IKEA—but no good meatballs will come for under €3 in Stockholm. The dish has now gone high-end; and, of course, vegetarian. Supermarket freezers are packed with “green balls” off all kinds of weird and wonderful flavours (ginger and carrot balls, anyone?). Restaurants have got in on the act too, so you’ve no excuse not to sample some köttbollar whilst you’re in the Swedish capital.
Where to get it: Meatballs for the People