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Östra Södermalm – Guide to my SoFo favorites in 2020


It's really strange that I wrote so little about Stockholm. The city that has been my home for more than 20 years is actually the place that I know best. Now, however, there will be other buns!

Sofo is an area south of Folkungagatan on Södermalm in Stockholm, where we often go for some cozy shopping and good food. So join us on “My Stockholm favourites” part 1 – because this is in danger of becoming a serial!


QUATROGRANOS

Beloved traditions

A place that I was late to discover, but now childishly fond of, is Beloved Traditions. A menu that tempts you to order way too much of crispy sweet waffles, crispy savory waffles, cookies and freak shakes. They are best known for their freak shakes, which are an abundance of goodies. (The milkshakes in the picture above are, however, regular milkshakes). Very popular on weekends and with a menu that also works for vegans, this is a place not to be missed during your visit to Stockholm.

Beloved Traditions
Södermannagatan 42
116 40 Stockholm
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Beloved traditions

DELICATESSEN

Pearl confectionery

You can find a real little gem of candy Pearl confectionery. Here you are transported back to the time when sweets were not a bulk commodity, but a craft to be enjoyed. Each and every caramel is cooked with love and is not only beautiful, but real delicious pieces. The favorite? Rose & Strawberry School!

Pearl confectionery
Nytorgsgatan 38
116 40 Stockholm
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FASHION

Sneakers stuff

The sneakers you can't find Sneakers stuff - they don't exist. In this well-sorted and well-thought-out store, you'll find sneakers that you didn't know existed and that you quickly realize you can't live without. Can't find the size? Check out their website – there are even more models!

Sneakers stuff
Åsögatan 124
116 24 Stockholm
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Sneakers stuff


ICE-CREAM

StikkiNikki

There are many lovely ice cream shops in Stockholm, but StikkiNikki has been my favorite for many years now. With three shops on Södermalm, there is always ice cream within reach when the sun is baking between the turn-of-the-century houses. During the summer, Skånegatan is a pedestrian street with lots of lovely restaurants, so slip into StikkiNikki's shop and try some of my favorite flavors – Brown butter, Salted Caramel, Blueberry Lavender or Licorice. Lovely big scoops are served according to StikkiNikki's motto: "Nice people get big scoops!".

StikkiNikki
Skanegatan 73
116 37 Stockholm
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FASHION

Swedish Hasbeens

Swedish Hasbeens are classic Swedish clogs with a trendy twist. Often with heels, often with open toes. The models are many and I really love the concept. At Södermalm there is their flagship store with the latest models.
(Psst: If you are looking for last year's models, you will find them in their outlet in Gamla Stan...)

Swedish Hasbeens
Nytorgsgatan 36A
116 40 Stockholm
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FURNISHINGS

Coctail

Coctail is an absolutely wonderful store that has been at the same address for many, many years. Here you will find the kitschiest coasters, the coolest decorations and the funniest gadgets. Flamingos, wax cloths and brilliant flowers - all in a small shop with lots of goodies!

Coctail
Bondegatan 34
116 33 Stockholm
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Coctail


CYCLES

And The Revolution

Sure, I love my black, heavy, beautiful Skeppshult bike, but if I were to buy a new bike today, it would be a ATR-bike. So stylish, so stylish and so light. If you're considering a new bike, stop by here first. Here you assemble your own bike, just the way you want it.

And The Revolution (ATR)
Åsögatan 122
116 24 Stockholm
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FASHION

Cissi & Selma

Retro, patterns, colors and dresses - Cissi & Selma has a store on Bondegatan that is filled to the brim with lovely dresses in all the patterns and colors of the rainbow. My sister's favorite store and a place that has given me the occasional lovely dress over the years. Here, by the way, you can find not only women's clothing, but also shoes, jewelry and children's clothing.

Cicci & Selma
Bondegatan 12
116 33 Stockholm
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FASHION

Grandpa

Furniture, clothes, accessories, bags, shoes – Grandpa has most things for most people. Here you will find many Scandinavian designers and plenty of inspiration. Södermannagatan is one of two stores in Stockholm.

Grandpa
Södermannagatan 21
116 40 Stockholm
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BAR & RESTAURANT

Katarina beer cafe

DN's gold dragon winner in the category Budgett 2015 is still as good. Katarina beer cafe (with a k) is petite, very charming and with a lovely beer menu with many locally brewed drinks. On the menu you will find many different kinds of Mac'n'Cheese and sandwiches. All very reasonably priced and hipster friendly.

Katarina Beer Cafe
Katarina Bangata 27
116 39 Stockholm
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DELICATESSEN & RESTAURANT

Urban Deli Nytorget

Urban Deli is exactly what the name suggests - delicacies for the big city. At Nytorget is one of their Stockholm stores, with a well-stocked deli counter and plenty of luxurious produce on the shelves. You can't get out of here without some new treat! It was heavy to carry Saturday's grocery shopping home, I can tell you...

Next to the shop there is also a restaurant, with a lovely bistro menu and one of Stockholm's absolute best raw steaks. Order a Korean raw steak with fries and the evening is saved!

Urban Deli Nytorget
Nytorget 4
116 40 Stockholm
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UrbanDeli Nytorget

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Travel blogger, gastronaut, photographer and family adventurer with over 55 countries in his luggage. Eva loves trips that include beautiful nature, hiking boots and well-cooked food. On the travel blog Rucksack she takes you to all corners of the world with the help of her inspiring pictures and texts.

5 Comments

  • Ann-Louise Paulsson
    3 June, 2019 at 21: 33

    What a great post! So many places that I haven't been to yet, so now I got lots of inspiration. Beloved Traditions, I have put them on my list of things that William and I will do on summer vacation. I am also sitting and writing a post about Södermalm, albeit with a bit more historical focus. 🙂

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    • Eve on rucksack.see
      3 June, 2019 at 21: 38

      Thank you! Is so lovely about SoFo – everything lovely is within a few blocks! Thinking of adding more favorites soon, but we didn't have time for more last Saturday 🙂

    • Eve on rucksack.see
      3 June, 2019 at 22: 12

      By the way Ann-Louise - don't forget to add the "freak" addition to the milkshake at Älskade Traditioner! ??

  • What a great post, lots of great tips here!

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    • Eve on rucksack.see
      3 June, 2019 at 22: 09

      Glad you liked it Helena! ? I'll get better at recommending favorites here at home, Stockholm has so many cozy places! ❤️

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