Fortunately, we are “occasionarians” because it was a little hard to find veg choices in Scandinavia. We consumed a lot of fish. But in case you are a dedicated veg, here are 3 places we found where you can have more than one boring choice.

These are my recommendations:

#3 Hermans, in Sodermalm (South Stockholm)

Here is a photo of the view from the windows of this fabulous place.

View from Hermans
View from Hermans

Pluses: Friendly, filled with life, great views, awesome buffet, totally vegan. Minuses, a tad expensive.

#2 Ciao Ciao, in Ostermalm (west Stockholm)

Pluses: awesome flatbread pizza offering 7 vegetarian choices and reasonably priced. (Price is relative; Scandinavia will give Americans sticker shock.) Loved the service.

#1 The Hermitage, in Gamla Stan (old Stockholm)

This was a Rick Steve’s recommendation, and as usual for his recommendations, we loved it. We arrived as the owner was opening up, so the lovely baskets of herbs shown here were later placed outside, along with outdoor tables. I loved the atmosphere here. The vegers who showed up were all so quiet and respectful, lending a pleasant and peaceful atmosphere. We met a traveler from the U.S., from Washington state. The food was great. I had a veggie patty, lentil veggie stew, rice with a mushroom sauce (hidden in the metal heating drawers below the buffet…be sure to look!), some horseradish dip and cold ratatouille made in a Greek style. The mushroom sauce was so good it almost made me weep.

The Hermitage Restaurant in Gamla Stan
The Hermitage Restaurant in Gamla Stan


Oh…and when you step out of here all full of veggies, you can walk up the street to the left and make your way up past this nice vine covered building to the big church (Storkyrken), the obelisk and the palace.

Looking up the street next to The Hermitage restaurant
Looking down the same street. Alley?


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10 thoughts on “3 recommendations for dining vegetarian in Stockholm, plus Gamla Stan walking tour tips

  1. Wonderful photos and writing, Nia! It seems that you are having a blast. I am glad for you! Thanks so much for the interesting posts and continue enjoying your trip! Take care! 🙂 Fabio


    1. Thanks, Laurie!!

      I’m in China now so if you don’t hear from me for a few days, it’s because of that. However I am suddenly able to access my WordPress account, so I’m going to post. If I don’t respond to a comment for a few days, just give me a few days and I’ll get to it.



      1. Thanks, Laurie. I appreciate your patience. I am collecting fabulous photos and while I can build a post, I don’t have the bandwidth to view the photos on the blog. I’m not comfortable posting until I can check what things look like.

        We have seen The Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, and The Temple of Heaven. Today we did a mundane thing and rode the subway. They put all the stops in English as well as Chinese, not so much because there are a lot of American visitors, there aren’t, but for convenience, since (nearly) everyone is learning English in school now. Handy dandy!


      2. No worries Nia. It’s great to see you’re enjoying yourselves. I’m looking forward to seeing all the pics that you are going to put up. What a great journey. It’s interesting that they’re learning English over there and they teach Chinese in many schools here. 🙂

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      3. Thanks, Laurie! That’s great they are teaching Chinese in Australian schools. I don’t think we are teaching it in American schools. It is an interesting language. I learned Xi is pronounced kind of like She. So Xi’an, where the terracotta soldiers are, is She ahn. Kind of. Don’t quote me, but I think that’s about right. And Qi is pronounced Tchi kind of. So the Qing Dynasty is pronounced more like Tching than King like I would have thought. When we rode the subway, the automated announcer said everything in Chinese then in English. When she said the station name, I concentrated on how she was pronouncing it and worked out a bit. Then I could “hear” better when she was saying the word and it was actually quite musical. It would be interesting to study.I am starting to appreciate the sounds more.


      4. I have enough trouble with English without learning another language Nia. Although we have a great capacity to pick them up when we’re much younger, I missed the train on that. 🙂 It’s good to see that you are training your ear while there, no pun on the train neither. I do hope you’re enjoying yourself.

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