Smaka på Stockholm (A Taste of Stockholm) is a wildly popular 5-day food festival held every summer in downtown Kungsträdgården Park. As one of the biggest food festivals in the world, it attracts more than 350,000 visitors, and dozens of exciting restaurants and food trucks, and world-class chefs annually.
A Foodie’s Paradise
Whether you’re a meat-lover, vegetarian, vegan, or only eat salads — you’ll have no limit to options here! Food ranges from casual to fine — and each vendor is hand-picked for high-quality dishes. Choices seem endless among the food trucks: Vietnamese street food, Kobe burgers, vegetarian quesadillas, homemade Chinese dumpligns. And well-praised restaurants are offering their fare at a fraction of their normal cost! Oh, and — did we mention wine tastings?
Each day will feature a special pop-up restaurant, where chefs go wild in the kitchen and whip up a signature dish for only SEK 85. Each restaurant’s menu is different: look out for the aranchini con archipelago, mincemeat with apples, and the classic tartare. “Splurge” a bit more and sample a tasting set menu of delicate meats, fishes, and dessert at only SEK 195.
Swing by the Market Square for a chance to pick up tasty, quality produce from small food manufacturers and bakeries. “Visitors can try all sorts of really great stuff, cold cuts and berries, from all over Sweden,” Johan Turesson, the Event Manager, told View Stockholm — not to mention chocolates, cheeses, berry wines, and other specialities. Don’t leave without picking up some cloudberry jam from the Arctic Circle!
The Food Tech Village, a group of educational exhibits demonstrating technological innovations in the food industry that result in better ways to grow and prepare food. You can discover new techniques to promote healthy living and smarter farming. Learn how to grow vegetables in the city and how to cook with less impact on the environment. Check out smart refrigerators, the world’s first smoothie machine created specifically for better health, and protein-enriched insect bread (yes, you read that right!). On Saturday, star chef Ulf Wagner and Foodini will demonstrate the future of food cultivation with no other than a 3D printer.
Smaka på Stockholm promotes sustainable food, and all participating businesses are encouraged to leave as small footprint as possible. Look for the vendors who support the UN Association of Sweden and their efforts to reduce hunger among schoolchildren in impoverished nations worldwide.
Food and entertainment in delightful combination
It is not only food and drink that are on the menu, but also a number of artists who entertain from the stage during the four days. Two of the highlights are the soul band Blacknuss that performs on June 1 and Anders Wendin, a Swedish artist also known as Moneybrother, that will perform on June 4.
Whether you are food maniac or a novice – do not miss the chance to enjoy superb dining and drinks, ask questions, and to closely watch how some of the best chefs are working. And do not forget to visit the festival hungry!
Entry tickets to Smaka på Stockholm are Free!
For more info and a full list of vendors, visit www.smakapastockholm.se
Opening hours 2017
June 1-5: 11 am – 11 pm
June 6: 11 am – 10 pm