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Kalmar Söndag Just like in many countries in Northern Europe, the Swedish city of Kalmar has a simple national cuisine. That being said, despite quite simple ingredients, local food is very delicious and diverse. Modest use of various spices, sauces, and flavorings is one of the most distinctive features of the national cuisine. Local chefs add a bit of spices or do not use them at all. In the city, there are many variations of meat and fish dishes, traditional pies, and cheese. If you want to try something unusual, dishes with the game are the best choice. In Sweden, tourists can try venison and elk, as well as seafood – langoustines, crabs, and salmon.
Kalmar is one of the oldest cities in Sweden. First mentions of Kalmar date back to the 11th century. Archeological excavations prove that ancient people appeared in the region during the … Open
Gravad lax or cold cured salmon is a popular Swiss delicacy. To make this dish, you will need 800gr of salmon fillet on the skin; 100gr of sugar, sea salt, and fresh dill; 1tsp of fresh white pepper. Ingredients for sauce: 2tbsp of sugar and Swedish mustard, 1-2tbsp of vinegar, 200ml of vegetable oil with a neutral taste. Remove scale and make small cuts on the skin, generously cover the filet with sugar, salt, and spices on both sides. Put the fish under the press and leave it like that for 2-4 hours. Then put the fish into the refrigerator for 1-2 days, turning the filet from time to time. Before serving, clean the fish from salt and sugar, slice, and add sauce.
Fruit punch and mulled wine are the drinks that tourists in Sweden simply cannot miss. These drinks are usually made during the Christmas period. The mulled wine is easy to make at home: warm wine (but make sure it doesn’t boil), then add cloves, raisins, cardamom, and almonds. You can also add such ingredients as cinnamon, orange zest, and nutmeg. The ingredients needed for punch: rum, lemon, a glass of water, 150gr of sugar, a pinch of black tea, cardamom, and cloves. Slice lemon, add cloves and cardamom and then cover them with rum. Leave the mixture for a day. Make tea and dissolve sugar in it. Filter the alcoholic infusion and then mix it with tea. Leave the drink for one more day and then the punch is ready! Copyright
In Kalmar, tourists should definitely visit the main symbol of the city – an ancient castle that once protected Kalmar from invaders. Nowadays, this is a large museum with a very … Open
Nevertheless, fish and shellfish dishes are the most widespread in the menus of local restaurants. By the way, some dishes of Swedish cuisine may look bizarre to an unprepared tourist. For example, Surströmming – fermented herring cooked in accordance with a special recipe. This dish has one of the most putrid food smells in the world, but the taste is very unusual and unforgettable. Tourists are recommended to try Gravad lax (cold cured salmon) and Zilbular Korintzёs (herring steak). Additionally, don’t forget to order Schettebullar (Swedish meatballs) and Köttbullar (big dumplings).
Kalmar Cathedral Moreover, travelers can try unique soups in Kalmar. Swedish cuisine has many interesting soups with beans. Eelebrod, the so-called beer soup, is one more national dish with an original taste. To make soups more nutritious and to add a special pleasant taste, local chefs often add Knodel (mushy dumplings without filling). Potato is the most typical garnish in the region. It can be mashed, boiled, or baked. Mushrooms are also not rare in the menus of local restaurants. They can be served as a garnish or as the main dish. Desserts are quite diverse in Kalmar because Swedish people are famous sweet-tooths, so don’t forget to try several types of local cakes and pies.
1. Travelers who are not citizens of the European Union need a visa to enter the country. The visa can be obtained at a Swedish embassy or in a travel agency. It is better to apply for a … Open
Postgatan doesn’t lose its honorable title of one of the most popular dining establishments in Kalmar. It offers traditional Swedish, European, and Scandinavian cuisines. Stylish design, rich choice and high quality of dishes, and friendly service – these are the factors that make this restaurant so popular. It is also important to mention that Postgatan has separate menus for vegetarians, vegans, and people intolerant to gluten. It is obvious that the restaurant’s management cares about its clients and tries to do everything to make them satisfied and willing to visit Postgatan again.
Grona Stugan is a small but very cozy restaurant that attracts numerous visitors with its unusual design and magnificent dishes. It offers both Swedish and North European dishes. Quite an interesting fact – the restaurant has many types of tableware for different food. Dishes at Grona Stugan can be served in countless ways – from wooden boards to fine porcelain plates. Just like in many European restaurants, Grona Stugan offers menus of vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free food.
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Where to go for dinner in Kalmar: recommended cafe and restaurants

Bistro5/kalmarsund Hotell
Where: Fiskaregatan 5, Kalmar; Telephone: +46 (0) 480-480 380;
Where: Skeppsbron, Kalmar; Telephone: +46 (0) 480-41 10 20;
Helen & Jörgens
Where: Larmtorget, Kalmar; Telephone: +46 (0) 480-288 30;
Källaren Kronan
Where: Ölandsgatan 7, Kalmar; Telephone: +46 (0) 480-41 14 00;
Restaurang Byttan
Where: Stadsparken, Kalmar; Telephone: +46 (0) 480-163 60;
Restaurang Italia
Where: Storgatan 10, Kalmar; Telephone: +46 (0) 480-870 87;
Restaurang Larmgatan 10
Where: Södra Långgatan 6, Kalmar; Telephone: +46 (0) 480-86525;
Slottshotellets Restaurang
Where: Slottsvägen 7, Kalmar; Telephone: +46 (0) 480-88260;
Where: Skeppsbron 1, Kalmar; Telephone: +46 (0) 480-423858;
Stufvenäs Gästgifveri
Where: Söderåkra, ca 30 km south of Kalmar, Kalmar; Telephone: +46 (0) 480-21900; More info:;
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