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Stockholm Syndrome: the new Swedish kitchen

  • Words by Per Styregård
  • Photos by Erik Olsson

Recent developments on the Swedish restaurant scene make it difficult to avoid using the word ”boom”. My personal, unscientific attempt to count the number of seats in recently opened restaurants only in Stockholm, easily reached a thousand. Most new places serve everyday, comfort-style food. Many are large establishments, very few fine dining.

During the last couple of years, previously rather sleepy Old Town in Stockholm has gradually become more and more interesting as a restaurant destination. Lately, the area around the streets of Stora Nygatan and Lilla Nygatan has exploded, turning itself into a haven for late night bar…

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