13 (Swiss)

List by: atasneem, created: 22 May 2020, updated: 01 Jun 2020 Public: Users can add dishes

These are the dishes you should try when you visit Sweden.

1. Tunnbrodsrulle

Tunnbrödsrulle (Swedish)

Tunnbrodsrulle is a thin bread roll, a fast food dish consisting of a hot dog (or other meat), mashed potatoes, and salad, rolled in a wrap of soft flatbread

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2. Kottsoppa

Kӧttsoppa (Swedish)

Köttsoppa is a hearty meat and vegetable soup that is commonly served in Sweden for lunch or dinner. The usual ingredients for its preparation include boiled meat, typically beef, chopped carrots, onions, parsnip, celery, and leeks, cooked in a pot and seasoned with thyme, white peppercorns, bay leaves, parsley, and salt.

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3. Pizza Vulkanen

Volcano Pizza, Swedish Volcano Pizza (Swedish)

Pizza Vulkanen is a visually impressive dish with extra everything – there are pockets of cheese and ham, salami, bacon, and beef tenderloin in a wide ring. Erupting from the center are french fries and a salad with Béarnaise sauce. This recent Swedish invention is ideal for large parties – with a great number of flavors, there is something for everyone involved.

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4. Polsa

Pӧlsa (Swedish)

Pölsa is a classic Swedish dish made with ground beef or pork that is mixed with liver and hearts, combined with beef stock, chopped onions, barley grains, white pepper, marjoram, and ground allspice. The dish is believed to have its roots in the days when people had to use all parts of the animals and nothing was wasted. It is typically accompanied by boiled potatoes, pickled beets, and (sometimes) fried eggs on the side.

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5. Kavring


Kavring is a classic Swedish bread that started by traveling through the Nordic countries. It originated as a crisp rye bread in Norway, and then, in the late 1800s, it evolved into a slightly sweet, tender, and fragrant loaf in southern Sweden.

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6. Brunkal

Brunkål (Swedish)

Brunkål is a simple Swedish dish that consists of white cabbage that is slowly braised with soy sauce, vinegar, and syrup. Usually associated with the Skåne region, the dish is traditionally enjoyed for Christmas, and it is typically served along with pork, sausages, or Christmas ham (julskinka). During cooking, the cabbage turns brown, hence the name.

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7. Flygande Jakob

Flygande Jacob (Swedish)

Flygande Jakob or flying Jacob is a Swedish casserole made with a combination of chicken, chili sauce, bananas, bacon, cream, and roasted peanuts. The dish is baked in an oven, then served with rice and a green salad on the side. This unusual dish was invented by Ove Jakobsson, a man who worked in the air freight industry, hence the name of the dish.

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8. Inkokt Lax


Inkokt lax is a Swedish specialty consisting of salmon that is lightly simmered in a marinade of water, vegetables, white wine vinegar, salt, and spices. The cooked salmon should be left to cool (usually overnight) before serving. Cold poached salmon is typically accompanied by new potatoes, fresh dill mayonnaise, and lemon slices on the side.

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9. Stekt Stromming

Stekt Strӧmming, Fried Herring (Swedish)

Stekt strömming or fried herring is a hearty Swedish specialty consisting of herring fillets that are seasoned with salt, white pepper, and fresh dill, coated with flour and breadcrumbs, then fried in butter until crisp and golden brown on the outside.

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10. Blabarssoppa

Blåbärssoppa, Mustikkakeitto (Swedish)

Blabarssoppa is a Swedish staple that is traditionally prepared with a combination of fresh bilberries or (optionally) blueberries, cornstarch, sugar, and water. It can be served hot or cold, depending on the season, and is often regarded as a health remedy.

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11. Nyponsoppa

Rose Hip Soup (Swedish)

Nyponsoppa is a simple dessert soup that employs rose hips as its star ingredient. The dish is best prepared with fresh rose hip fruits that are cooked and puréed along sugar and (optionally) spices such as cinnamon and cloves. It can be enjoyed warm or chilled, as a lightly sweetened starter or a creamy dessert, when it usually comes with a dollop of whipped cream or almond macaroons (mandelbiskvier).

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12. Smulpaj


Smulpaj, from the Swedish words smula, meaning crumb, and paj, meaning pie, is a delicious Swedish crumb pie. It consists of a crumbly mixture poured evenly over diced fruits and berries (typically blueberries and raspberries).

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13. Saffransbullar

Lussekatt, Lussekatter, Lussebulle (Swedish)

Saffransbullar is the Swedish version of a yellow, saffron-infused bun that is prepared with buttery yeasted dough and is often enriched with raisins or almond paste. The most popular version is known as lussekatt bun, a variety closely associated with St. Lucia’s Day, celebrated on December 13.

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