8 Best Things To Eat In Malmo, Sweden

best things to eat in Malmo Sweden

Skane County in Sweden is home to some of the most vibrant and intriguing foods in all of Europe. If you want to experience quality farm to table fare then this is where you must visit. Malmo, Sweden is a short drive from Copenhagen, and it’s a great place to visit for foodies. Chefs in Malmo pride themselves in new and innovative dishes that use the spectacular local ingredients of the region. It’s this harmonious relationship between farmers and chefs that results in unprecedented dining experiences in the region. Be sure to try these 8 foods on your next trip to Malmo.

1. Aggakaka

Aggakaka Egg Cake
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Swedish Aggakaka is a classic dish of the Skane region, and Malmo offers some of the best in all of Sweden. This egg cake originated in Scotland, but Swedes have added some Scandinavian flare to the dish. Skane is known for prized pork, so topping this dish with crispy pork is a no brainer. Lingonberries are a quintessential Swedish ingredient, and they add a nice texture and sweet tartness to Aggakaka.

Brosarps Gastgifveri

Address: 21 Albovaegen, Brosarp, Tomelilla Municipality 273 50, Sweden

2. Venison tenderloin

Venison Tenderloin
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Sweden is a beautiful country filled with wild game, and chefs have been able to do amazing things with meat like venison. Salt & Brygga is one Malmo restaurant that specializes in this game meat when it’s in season. It’s served with lingonberries, chanterelle mushrooms and a cider sauce. Enjoy this healthy dish on the patio and feel the cool sea breeze.

Editor’s note: Salt & Brygga has been reported closed at the time of updating.

Salt & Brygga

Address: 7 Sundspromenaden, Malmo 211 16, Sweden

Website: Salt & Brygga

3. Spättekaka

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Spättekaka translates to cake on a spit, and once you see first hand how this elegant dessert is made you will see how it got its name. This is the most iconic dessert in southern Sweden, so it is a must try for anyone who has a sweet tooth. Martins Konditori & Café is known for its delectable Spättekaka, so enjoy a nice coffee here along with this famous local delicacy.

Martins Konditori & Café

Address: Södra Förstadsgatan 88, 214 20 Malmö, Sweden

Website: Martins Konditori & Café

4. Ålagille

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Do you consider yourself an adventurous eater? If you do, then you simply must partake in a smoked eel the next time you are in Malmo. The cold Scandinavian waters produce some spectacular seafood, and cooking up a fresh catch of eel is a longstanding tradition in Skane. In fact, the east coast of Skane was once known as eel coast. This tender and delectable dish is available at Limhamns fiskrokeri in Malmo.

Limhamns fiskrokeri

Address: Strandgatan 17B, 216 12 Malmö, Sweden

5. Gåsamiddag

Gås hos mamma & Meck #gåsamiddag
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If you have a big appetite then be sure to take in a feast of roast goose when you travel to Malmo. The best time to sample this luxurious and juicy fowl in on November 10 (St. Martin’s Eve). Swedes in Skane love to feast on goose during this time. It’s a time-honored tradition worth checking out.


Address: Kompanigatan 5, 211 35 Malmö, Sweden

6. Marinated herring

Marinated herring
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Sweden is famous for its smoked fish. Pickled herring is a popular delicacy that you should sample when you head to Sweden. Saluhall is one of the best markets in Malmo, and a visit here will make your mouth water and your eyes grow wide. There is simply so much variety. You can try a wide variety of marinated herring at this fantastic food market.

Malmo Saluhall

Address: Gibraltargatan 6, 211 18 Malmö, Sweden

Website: Malmo Saluhall

7. Bastard Planka

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If you are a meat lover then this is something that will be right up your alley. One restaurant in Malmo that has both locals and tourists raving is Bastard. This hip restaurant is the epitome of farm to table. Only the finest local ingredients from the Skane region are used. You haven’t tried charcuterie until you have sampled the Bastard planka. Delicious smoked and cured meats are piled high. Chef Andreas Dahlberg is surely one of the pioneers of Malmo’s new food scene and he has put this Swedish city on the foodie map.

Bastard Malmo

Address: Mäster Johansgatan 11, 211 21 Malmö, Sweden

Website: Bastard Malmo

8. Falafel

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This is one food item on this list that definitely doe not have Swedish roots, but it is Swedish none-the-less. Malmo has seen an influx of immigrants in recent years, and that means there have been some amazing new foods. Malmo has some of the best falafel in all of Europe, and it’s a great snack to have after a night partying and drinking. Falafel with hummus will certainly soak up all that alcohol. Falafel is also commonly used to refer to any middle eastern wrap such as shawarma or doner-kebab, so you can enjoy some kebab meat instead if you aren’t vegetarian. That will certainly soak up the alcohol, too.

The Orient House of Falafel No 1

Address: Österportsgatan 2A, 211 28 Malmö, Sweden

Classic Swedish food and new flavors

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Since most of the ingredients in Sweden come from the Skane region, it stands to reason that Malmo would be home to some of the best restaurants in the country. This southern Swedish city is the perfect example of why farm to table cooking is so important. You can taste the freshness and quality of the ingredients, and chefs in Malmo are doing some truly spectacular things. Classic desserts like spättekaka show how important and delicious classic Swedish cooking traditions are, but this is a country of multiculturalism and modern living as well. Those qualities are evident when you visit a food hall or sample falafel. The produce grown by farmers is rivalled only by the quality of the wild game in the region. Your stomach will be very happy the next time you visit Malmo.

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