The cold, clean waters around the city provide lobster, langoustine, shrimp and fish of a quality that is hard to match anywhere else. Here, seafood is a lifestyle and the locals like to buy their shrimp straight from the fishing boats, or from the beautiful fish market hall “Feskekôrka”.
Seafood restaurants in Gothenburg
The Swedish West Coast is a well known paradise for fish lovers and Gothenburg, with its thriving fish harbour and celebrated restaurateurs, is no exception to the rule. Here is a list of our favourite places.
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Of course, Gothenburg has its star chefs and restaurants but what really makes the city stand out is the vitality of the restaurant scene and all the new talent and places that pop up like chantarelles in the woods outside town. Speaking of chantarelles, there’s a strong vegetarian movement in Gothenburg and a lot of chefs create magic from local produce like beets, celeriac and swede. Urban farming is big in Gothenburg and ingredients such as mushroom, ramson and berries can be picked freely almost anywhere thanks to the Swedish right of public access.
Vegan restaurants in Gothenburg
The vegan trend is booming, and Gothenburg has plenty to offer if you’re a vegan or just want to try something tasty. We’ve listed some of Gothenburg’s vegan restaurants, some of them fully vegan and some that offer exciting vegan options, but there are plenty more to discover.
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Swedish fika in Haga
One of the first words you will learn when visiting Sweden is “fika”. Just like the Danes love their “hygge”, Swedes take this trademark coffee-break very seriously. Many engage in a fika ritual at least a couple of times a day. What is included except for coffee may differ, but in Gothenburg cinnamon buns are extremely popular. Head to the Haga district ant dive in to a world of pastries and buns.
Swedish Fika in Gothenburg
The Swedish tradition ”fika” (meaning to take a break, sit down with a friend for a cup of coffee and some baked goods) has become a world-wide sensation. And for good reason. Visit the cafés in Gothenburg and see for yourself why the concept of “fika” is so cherished in Sweden.
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Haga is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Gothenburg. The pedestrian street Haga Nygata is lined with well-preserved houses, many in the characteristic Gothenburg style called “landshövdingehus” with one floor in brick and the rest in wood. Today they house plenty of independent shops and cafés.
Seafood in the archipelago
The Gothenburg archipelago is located just a short ferry or bus ride from the city centre. People have lived on many of the islands for generations, but several are uninhabited and virtually unspoiled by man. They have exceptional natural beauty and diverse wildlife. To come here, in spring, summer, autumn or winter is a real treat for body and soul. Go on a lobster safari or buy some shrimps to enjoy on a sunny rock. There is nothing quite like it.
A guide to the Gothenburg archipelago
The Gothenburg archipelago is amazing and there are so many gems for you to discover. In this guide you’ll find a wide array of activities, restaurants and accommodation on the different islands. Experience nature, make new friends at an island Gin & Tonic bar or go on a fascinating seal safari.
Drink local beer
Ever heard of Stigbergets, Poppels, All in Brewing and Dugges? You should. Gothenburg is one of Europe’s hottest hubs for craft beer and several of the city’s approximately 30 micro-breweries are among the best in the world. Beer is always best served fresh and in Gothenburg you can visit several of the craft breweries and take part in tastings and events.
Beer pubs in Gothenburg
Gothenburg has a flourishing beer scene with plenty of top class craft breweries in and around the city. You will find everything from lagers and ale to porter and the names are often connected to the city or west coast.
Craft beer and breweries in Gothenburg
Ever heard of Stigbergets, Poppels, All in Brewing or Dugges? You should. Gothenburg is one of Europe’s hottest hubs for craft beer and several of the city’s breweries are among the best in the world. Here’s a comprehensive guide to the Lafite Rothschilds and Romanée-Contis of West Sweden.
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