Östermalms Saluhall is one of Stockholm's most famous markets. While the prices aren't cheap, since 1888 the market has been where those looking for the very best fish, meat, and produce shop. For most travelers in Stockholm, it provides a good lunch option if you want a fish sandwich or snack in an atmospheric Victorian food hall. The Saluhall will be closing for renovation and moving to a temporary building across the street in January 2016, and is scheduled to return to its home in 2018 after it has been refurbished and upgraded, ready to serve discerning Stockholm residents for another 125 years.
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Swedish Specialties at Östermalms Saluhall
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Pick up gourmet pickled herring and other delicacies at Östermalms Saluhall. Dating back to 1886, this market hall, in Stockholm’s upscale neighborhood of Östermalm, holds roughly 20 stalls that sell high-quality gourmet meats, cheeses, seafood, ingredients, breads, chocolates, and more.
Buy fresh, handmade chocolate pralines from Betsy Sandberg Choklad (founded in 1926), a wide selection of local and imported deli cheeses and cured meats from M Seger Eftr. Kött & Ost, and freshly-made seafood specialties courtesy of Lisa Elmqvist Fisk, Skaldjur, Delikatesser o. Restaurang which has been operating for over 80 years.
The Saluhall food market, in the Östermalm neighborhood of Stockholm, is such a deliciously enticing spot. Gorgeous fresh fish, produce, and delicacies are for sale, and the stalls sit alongside several great places to sit down for a bite, notably Tysta Mari and Lisa Elmqvist.
Ostermalms Saluhall is a seafood lover's dream. Yes, you can also buy meat, produce, pastries and other items, but the abundance of seafood is what makes this place special, in my opinion. With restaurants tucked away inside the Saluhall, it's a great place to either pick up something to go or sit and linger over a nice meal and a glass of wine.
I stopped by here for lunch at the well known Lisa Elmqvist, where I had a beautifully presented and delicious toast skagen. Who knew shrimp mixed with mayonnaise and dill and topped with bleak roe would be such a great combination?