Walking and Eating in Stockholm

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walk & eat STOCKHOLM

by Paul Eade

The ONLY pocket guide you need  for walking and eating in Stockholm — trekker or not… This should be your pocket-guide Bible if you are considering a walking break in Stockholm. [But] it is jam-packed with relevant information, advice, history, cultural insights, recipes, trivia, maps, photographs, contact information and easy-to-say Swedish phrases — all of which is equally useful for those who have no intention whatsoever of doing any trekking in or around the city… (RM, Amazon)

I give this brilliant book to everyone who comes to visit us — it’s a wonderful guide to this beautiful city and for excursions in the Stockholm archipelago. (AVL, Stockholm)

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Description

Stockholm

This pocket-sized full-colour guide to walking and eating in Stockholm and around is designed for short-break walking holidays using public transport. Although all the walks described are easy, even ‘non-walkers’ will want to stroll in and around the city, so will find the large-scale city plans, descriptions of the sights, and recommendations for what to do in Stockholm and around useful. There are also three excursions to enjoy. Whether walking or taking a day trip, the suggested restaurants in Stockholm and around will help users find the best local cuisine. For each restaurant there is a photograph of the décor and one of their dishes, plus sample menu, price guide, opening times, and a recipe for one of their specialities. Other sections include: planning your trip, logistics on arrival, local markets and specialities, glossary of local food terms, and a restaurant mini-vocabulary. A special feature is the emphasis on natural local foods suitable for those with food intolerances. All recipes have been made by the authors and are known to ‘work’.

For an extremely useful source of information about the city, click here http://www.travelsavvy-europe.com/city-breaks/stockholm.html

Area covered: There are 8 walks in the city centre and outskirts, another 3 in the forests and national parks, plus several other walk suggestions for which a map may be downloaded free on the web. All the walks are easily accessed by public transport.

The best months for walking in Stockholm are during spring and summer, but this book concentrates on walks that can be done all year round. Naturally the excursions and restaurants in Stockholm and outside the city can be sampled at any time of year.

Where to stay

Your choice of where to look for accommodation will be governed by several factors. For instance, if you intend to hire a car you will benefit from a much wider choice. On the other hand if you plan to rely on public transport, you will need to choose a centre offering good access to the walk routes or excursions you plan to do. There is also the factor of what type of accommodation you plan to use, for example whether you plan to stay in a hotel or in a self-catering apartment or villa. The author provides useful advice on the various options in the Where to Stay chapter which will be found in the introductory pages of the book.

Edition/contents etc

11 walks and 3 excursions
144 pages, large-scale city plans for the walks; area maps for the excursions
1st ed, 2008; ISBN 978-1-85691-350 8; UK retail price £8.99 / USA retail price $14.99

Table of contents:

PLAN OF CENTRAL STOCKHOLM inside front cover
INTRODUCTION 4
the walks 5
the excursions 5
the restaurants and cafés 6
the recipes 6
planning your visit 7
when to go 7
getting there 9
where to stay 10
what to take 10
planning your walks 12
map of greater stockholm with walking areas 13
verifying timetables in advance 14
on arrival 17
local transport tickets and passes 17
tourist information 18
shopping for self-catering 18
markets 21
introduction to swedish food 22
eating out and ‘dagens lunch’ 24
Walk 1 · city centre and haga park 26
café: simons skafferi 32
recipe: simon skafferi’s fish and seafood stew 33
Walk 2 · brunnsviken 34
drinks: swedish soft and non-alcoholic drinks 39
recipes: janssons frestelse 41
Walk 3 · södermalm and the old town 42
restaurant: hotel rival 49
restaurant: snotty 50
recipe: swedish meatballs 51
Walk 4 · årstaviken 52
restaurant: gondolen 60
recipes: two ways with herring 62
Walk 5 · djurgården and skansen 64
restaurant: ulla winbladh 69
restaurants: café blå porten, rosendals trädgård, bellus 70
recipe: chanterelle mushroom soup 71
Walk 6 · alvik 72
restaurants: restaurang sjöpaviljongen, himmel och strand 77
recipe: swedish crisp bread from helsingland 79
Walk 7 · on the shores of lake mälaren 80
restaurant: street 86
recipe: swedish pancakes 87
Walk 8 · drottningholm palace and lovön 88
restaurants: sail and eat 92
recipe: västerbotten cheese quiche 93
EXCURSION 1 · gripsholm and taxinge castles 94
restaurants: taxinge slott, taxinge krog 99
EXCURSION 2 · grinda 100
restaurant: grinda wärdshus 104
restaurant: veteran steamboats 105
EXCURSION 3 · fjäderholmarna 106
restaurants: fjäderholmarnas krog, rokeriet 110
recipe: surströmming 111
Walk 9 · erstaviksbadet and saltsjöbaden 112
restaurant: bistro solsidan 118
recipe: pytt i panna 119
Walk 10 · tyresö slott 120
café: notholmen 124
recipes: kanelbullar 125
Walk 11 · tyresta 126
drinks: swedish alcoholic drinks 132
bar/restaurant: kvarnen 133
FURTHER AFIELD · sörmlandsleden, björnö nature reserve 134
EAT GF, DF 137
CONVERSION TABLES 138
GLOSSARY (menu decoder, ingredients list) 139
INDEX 143
IN the restaurant (pocket vocabulary) inside back cover
USEFUL SWEDISH WORDS AND PHRASES inside back cover

Guidebook index

PLACES
Alvik 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 89
Årsta Forest 54-5, 58, 59
Årstaviken 13, 52, 53, 54-5, 56, 57, 58, 59
Bellevue Park 35, 36, 38
Bergius Botanic Garden 34, 35, 36
Björnö Nature Reserve 136
Björkvik 136
Bredäng 13, 80, 81, 82-3
Brunnsviken 13, 29, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38
Djurgården 15, 18, 47, 52, 53, 56, 57, 64, 65, 66, 67, 69, 101, 107
Drottningholm Palace 13, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92
Erstaviksbadet 13, 112, 113, 114-5, 116, 117
Fjäderholmarna (Feather Islands) 6, 13, 16, 106, 107, 108, 108, 109, 110
Gamla Stan (Old Town) 21, 22, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 108, inside front cover
Grinda 6, 16, 20, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105
Gripsholm Castle 5, 15, 16, 94, 95, 96-7, 98
Gröna Lund 65, 66, 67, 107
Haga Park 13, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 36, 38, 91
Hamarby Hamnan 54-5, 56, 57
Handen 13, 126, 127, 128, 131, 134, 135
Henriksdal 13, 52, 53, 54-5, 57, 107
Kungsholmen 45
Lake Mälaren 6, 13, 60, 72, 73, 74, 75, 77, 80, 81, 82-3, 83, 84, 85, 89, 94, 95, 98
Lake Trekanten 81, 82-3, 85
Lovön 13, 88, 89, 90, 91
Mariefred 5, 6, 94, 95, 96-7, 97, 98
Riddarholmen cover
Rosendals
Palace 66, 67
Trädgård 64, 65, 66, 67, 70
Saltsjöbaden 13, 112, 113, 114-5, 116, 117
Skansen 22, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69
Slätmossens Nature Park 127, 128-9, 130, 131
Slussen 15, 18, 27, 45, 48, 53, 54-5, 57, 60, 67, 101, 107, 108, 113, 117, 132, 136, inside front cover
Solsidan 13, 113, 114-5, 116, 117, 118
Södermalm 13, 22, 42, 43, 45, 47, 48, 49, 53, 54-5, 132, inside front cover
Sörmlandsleden 4, 11, 12, 126, 127, 128, 131, 134, 135
Stockholm centre inside front cover
Tantolunden 53, 54-5, 56, 59
Taxinge Castle 5, 94, 95, 96-7, 98, 99
Taxinge-Näsby (station) 95, 96-7, 97, 98, 99
Tyresö 13, 120, 121, 122, 123, 123, 124, 135
Tyresta 12, 13, 126, 127, 128-9, 130, 131, 135
National Park 12, 13, 126, 127, 128-9
Vaxholm 13, 101
Zinkensdamm (station) 13, 52, 53, 54-5, 59

recipes
chanterelle mushroom soup 71
cinnamon buns (kanelbullar) 125
fish and seafood stew 33
herring
fried Baltic 62, 63
Swedish sill 62, 63
Janssons frestelse 41, 140
pytt i panna 119
surströmming 111
Swedish crispbread from Helsingland 79
Swedish meatballs 50, 51
Swedish pancakes 87
Västerbotten cheese quiche 93

Current updates

STOCKHOLM 2008, Updated 20/08/2008

Updates for the walks, restaurants, shops and recipes in Stockholm given below supplement those provided in the guidebook. It is vital that this Update is read in conjunction with the text of the book, but note that the Update applies only to the edition stated and not to any earlier editions. (If you have an older edition of this book you can “upgrade” to the latest edition at half price.)

Information has been forwarded to us by users of the book, and Sunflower Books offers the data in good faith but cannot be held responsible for any misleading or inaccurate content in the Update. Unless indicated otherwise, what appears here has not been verified by the author or publisher, so please allow due caution when new or amended routes are suggested. Each piece of information is dated; bear in mind that some of the older observations may have since been overtaken by events or further changes. If, during your holiday, you are using the current edition of the guide and are able to provide any additional updating to add to this page, we will be pleased to hear from you. Please send information, preferably by e-mail, to info@sunflowerbooks.co.uk.

Further afield (p.136): The café at Björkvik has closed. There is nowhere else in the area selling refreshments, and no shops – so remember to bring your own food and drink! (The author, 8/08)