When you visit Stockholm it is mandatory to try Swedish meatballs! The Swedish meatballs are most often made with ground beef or a mix of ground beef and pork, and sometimes veal. They are traditionally served with boiled potatoes, lingonberry jam, grave, and sometimes fresh pickled cucumber. Although, in restaurants today you most often see potato puree instead of boiled potatoes.

Below is a list of restaurants in Stockholm serving meatballs, both the traditional way and more innovative alternatives. If you any tips for me, please tell! 🙂

Restaurang Tradition – On the menu you find traditional Swedish dishes, which of course include meatballs.

Riche – Serving classic meatballs with a fancy touch.

Meatballs for the people – Serves ecological meatballs in several different compositions, from the classic ones to Italian and vegetarian alternatives.

Kalf & Hansen – Their concept is nordic street food and they serve a modern version of the Swedish meatballs.

Ulla Winbladh – Located at beautiful Djurgården, a few minutes walk from the city, this restaurant is perfect to visit on a summer day. And they always have the traditional meatballs on the menu.

Tures – Classic meatballs with traditional accessories.


Prinsen – Well-known for their ”homemade” meatballs served with potato puré, their own lingon berry jam and pickled cucumber.

Nalen – Serves KRAV-certified food cooked from scratch with locally produced products.

IKEA –  Sweden’s famous furniture store also serves some famous meatballs. No culinary sensation but you get it for less than 50 SEK.

I strongly recommend Ulla Winbladh and Tures, these two never fail 😉