Stockholm is a city that embraces healthy living, whether that means hitting the gym or eating right. Most restaurants in the city serve vegetarian options but if you’re looking for an eatery devoted to green you’re going to be spoiled for choice, because Stockholm is a city that loves its vegetarian and vegan restaurants.
This is one of Stockholm’s oldest vegetarian restaurants and opened way back in 1987. With inspirations from the Middle East and Asia, the exotic interior reflects the menu, which is loaded with dishes from India, Thailand, and Persia. Both vegetarian and vegan options are available, and in the summer months the outdoor seating is a true oasis.
Where: Katarina Bangata 19
Nearly every vegetarian in the city has, at some point, paid a visit to Hermans – and not just because of the stellar buffet – there’s also the unbeatable view of Djurgården from the terrace of this completely plant-based (no animal products are used) restaruant. But what about that buffet? It’s all you can eat, with both hot and cold dishes that are not your normal Swedish fare. In addition, there are salads and homemade bread, along with organic beer, organic soda, kombucha, and freshly-made smoothies. The vegan and raw food desserts also deserve a mention, and the outdoor grill during summer is not to be missed.
Where: Fjällgatan 23B
If you think vegetarian food is boring think again. The lunch at Martins Gröna means big portions made from fresh ingredients with influences from around the world. The homemade vegetarian food is preservative-free, and the takeaway lunch boxes, which you guy buy in the small shop, stay fresh for up to two weeks in the fridge.
Where: Regeringsgatan 91
This shop and restaurant is found in the midst of the burgeoning foodie scene on Vasastan. The focus is on organic, with hot soups, homemade vegetarian lasagne and pies, sandwiches bursting with goodness, and truly delicious pastries just the start. The soups and breads are always vegan, and there is a wide array of beverages, including freshly-squeezed juices.
Where: Rehnsgatan 24
The food at Légumes takes its inspiration from the Mediterranean, with a comprehensive and affordable buffet that serves up, among other things, hot soup, moussaka, and vegetarian lasagne. Great veggie sandwiches are also on offer, and there are a number of vegan options as well. Beer and wine are also served. While you can grab a table we suggest you take your food to go and grab a spot at Skinnarviksberget, where you’ll find one of Stockholm’s best views.
Where: Hornsgatan 80
This cosy little outpost tucked away on an unassuming Stockholm side street serves up vegan Chinese homestyle cuisine. The restaurant is small but the flavours are big. And only the freshest of ingredients are used, so the lunch menu is usually limited to one option, while in the evening there is more variety. Reservations are highly recommended (by phone only).
Where: Luntmakargatan 74
Located in the heart of Old Town (Gamla Stan) Hermitage doesn’t waste much time with the décor – instead all the effort goes into the food that fills the excellent buffet, as well as the regular menu. Highlights include the rice balls and the lentil soup and nearly everything is vegan, although there are a few vegetarian options that use dairy.
Where: Stora Nygatan 11
Govindas Vegetariska Restaurang
Laid back Indian run by Krishnas, Govindas is self-serve and offers both vegetarian and vegan options. Their motto is ‘karma-free food’ which can’t be a bad thing, right? The portions are big, the price is very reasonable, and the upstairs, where you can kick back on cushions, is the perfect place to unwind and consider your karma.
Where: Surbrunnsgatan 60 and Centralbadet, Drottninggatan 88
No gluten, no dairy, no sugar… STHLM Raw, owned by Gott by Malin, takes clean eating seriously, but does so with a lightheartedness that is very welcome. The organic vegan menu at the café serves salads, wraps, soup, smoothies, and sandwiches, and they have one of the biggest selection of vegan pastries. STHLM Raw is open until 7 pm and also has takeaway.
Where: Långholmsgatan 11
Located inside the Söderhallarna food market at Medborgarplatsen, Södermanna is affordable, lively, and serves up some of the best vegan food in the city, particularly if you’re up for a quick bite rather than a long drawn-out meal. The moussaka is particularly good, and the bread with hummus is free. Additionally, all teas are ecological, and while some might argue, we still think the falafel is one of the best in the city.
Where: Medborgarplatsen 3 (Söderhallarna Food Hall)
We hope the list will help you find your favorite among the best vegetarian restaurants in Stockholm. Enjoy your green meal!