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various: Saluhallen - the food halls
The best food hall in Sweden as Göteborg has cheaper food than elsewhere and is a logistics hub so competition is fierce. In Stockholm the (smaller) halls tend to concentrate on either immigrant food or expensive Swedish game and delicatessen but this one has it all, plus more fresh fish since it is along the west coast. The best thing about the food halls is that you can also get a delicious AND cheap meal at any of the small restaurants whilst watching shoppers! There are several little holes in the wall in the food hall so just pick the cuisine you fancy for the day. My own favourite is Alexandra's soup kitchen (second picture) with its Central European soups and casseroles for next to nothing, but you can also just buy fruit, oriental delicatessen and much more and bring to one of the parks for a picnic :)
Favorite Dish: Balkan soups and bean dishes, Middle East mix or Swedish fish dishes. You'll find it here. If nothing takes your fancy, just buy your own picnic ingredients and go to the seaside...
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Food Halls / Saluhallen: Saluhallen
This Market Hall was built between 1886 and 1889. You can buy local as well as produce from all the corners of the globe at the groceries market it houses.
In this bustling environment, there are restaurants and stalls packed with spices, coffee, cheeses, meat and fish delicacies etc.
Favorite Dish: I ate at Till Salu restuarant and I had a very tasty roasted salmon cooked with lemon and thyme.
This place is basically a large sort of indoor food market - lots of deli style stalls selling all kinds of delicious food. I was slightly inimidated by the fact I speak no Swedish and hadn't a clue what a lot of the stuff was but if you are more adventurous it would be an ideal place to pick up some bits and pieces for a picnic lunch - or for some dinner back at the hostel!
Another alternative is to eat at one of the cafes on the premises. On the recommendations of a couple of other VTers I went to Alexanders and wasn't disappointed. Not only was the food good but they have a long counter where most of the seats are so I didn't feel too conspicuous on my own. I normally avoid cafes and "knife & fork" restaurants when I'm on my own but I felt fine eating there!
Favorite Dish: I had the Jambalya which was delicious if a little fiery! Just as well it came with a glass of water and bread roll :)
It cost about 40SEK as did most of the other dishes which was pretty reasonable
- Food and Dining
Saluhallen is a place to buy meat, spices, cheese, tea, yeah just about anything, and of good quality too. There are several small restaurants in there and Alexandres is one of them. Ask for a mixed plate and you get a little of their stews, alittle yoghurt pasta and more. It's cheap and wonderful. Saluhallen was built over a hundred years ago and the smells that hits you when you walk in there is super! If you weren't hungry before, you will be then.
Favorite Dish: The mixed plate at Alexanders.
Food Halls / Saluhallen: Halal Meat Here !!
Saluhallen is a place to buy meat, spices, cheese, tea, yeah just about anything, and of good quality too. You can find several Muslim butcher here and the price is very cheap.
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