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Marisa Fjarem’s Stockholm Address Book

21st January 2016

Words: Adam Park
Photos: Dan Dennison

The Swedish artist/designer recommends a meat-lover’s paradise, a classic Stockholm food hall and a restaurant where the food is so good it makes her cry

EATING OUT

Djuret

Lilla Nygatan 5, 111 28 Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden; www.djuret.se
A meat-lover’s paradise with a noted wine cellar. “They pick one animal a week, sometimes a pig or an elk, and they’ll base an entire menu around that animal.” – Marisa

Lilla Ego

Västmannagatan 69, 113 26 Stockholm, Sweden; www.lillaego.com
“A wonderful food experience that is cheap and very unpretentious. Their food is like fireworks, with new textures and tastes and that have been planned meticulously. The staff are also very friendly.”

Matbaren

Södra Blasieholmshamnen 6, 111 48 Stockholm, Sweden; www.grandhotel.se
One part of Swedish chef Mathias Dahlgren’s restaurant empire. “The food here just makes me cry. This is a less formal sister restaurant to his others, you don’t have to dress up. The service is so nice, they’re very friendly and welcoming.”

Pizza Hatt

111 23, Upplandsgatan 9A, 111 23 Stockholm, Sweden; Facebook Page
“I work here couple of nights a week, so I’m biased. I’m a pizza snob now, and ours is definitely the best in Stockholm [laughs]. It’s a sourdough pizza. When I tell people I work there, I always insist that they come. They have a great beer list too.”

BUYING IN

Östermalms Saluhall

Östermalmstorg, 114 42 Stockholm, Sweden; www.ostermalmshallen.se
This is one of Stockholm’s three original food halls (pictured above), alongside Hötorgshallen and Söderhallarna. Marisa takes us here to eat toast skagen at Lisa Elmqvist. “I like the tradition of talking to the seller and understand from where your food comes from, having a taste and getting some recommendations.”

Aubergine

Nytorgsgatan 25, 116 40 Stockholm, Sweden; +46 8 642 15 68
An independent provider of organic and fresh vegetables and fruit in Södermalm. “It’s a really dedicated and unpretentious food store where you can find fresh herbs and veggies, nice olives, good quality pasta, beans and so on.”

Hillsta

Hillsta Östra Uppgård, 610 75 Västerljung, Sweden; www.hillsta.com
Västerljung is a small village between Stockholm and Norrköpping. “This is a real ‘put the dime in glass jar’ kind of place. They put all their veggies and eggs in a chilled room in a barn and every time I pass by on my way home or to the country house, at any hour, I can go in and buy the freshest food there is.”

Posted 21st January 2016

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Words: Adam Park
Photos: Dan Dennison

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