Markets in Stockholm
Posted 03 July 2010 - 04:49 PM
Posted 15 July 2010 - 03:31 PM
this is a really good place to start Östermalms Saluhall
stockholm is a beautiful city, with lots of interesting things to do & see, especially in summertime. make sure that they visit the old part of town:)
Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:56 AM
A nice a pretty cheap place to buy cheese (mainly french and italian) is Winjas at Bergsgatan 24 on Kungsholmen. It looks like the entrance to a garage but the have a good selection of cheese, and also some sausages, pasta etc. Prices are without 12% GST since they are wholesellers as well.
Some nice places to have a pickninck is Djurgården, I'd recommend taking bus number 69 to the eastermost part of the island if they want less people around. Drottningholm is also a good place and so is Ulriksdal, which also have a nice café in the park. Bergianska trädgården (a botanical garden) is another good place.
The old town is nice but do avoid Västerlångatan which is packed with tourists.
If they are going to be staying for a while I'd recommend a trip out into the archipelago. If they will be visiting other places around the Baltic sea and like food markets the biggest one is probably the Riga Central Market, I wished we had a big market like that in Stockholm.
Posted 02 August 2010 - 01:19 PM
The Hemkop (add two dots over the "o") grocery store in the basement of the Ahleans (add a circle over the "A") department store also has a good selection and is very close to the central subway/train station. The NK department store also has a decent, if pricey store in its basement with good take out (Swedes say "take away" or "ta med") and also has a state liquor store (System Bolaget) in the same building where one can buy wine. Because of the high price of liquor in restaurants, many Swedes sit outside and have well-lubricated picnics when the weather permits.
The Pris Extra warehouse grocery stores (several in various locations) are good for staples, but are harder to reach.
For pastries and baked goods, don't miss Tosse (add two dots over the "o"). They also sell sandwiches and salads.
If you get fat from it all and feel a need to work/sweat it off, there are miles of running paths and/or spring for a workout and sauna at Centralbadet (Art Nouveau bath and gym--closed for renovation, reopening in Fall 2010).