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Five tasty events for foodies in Sweden

Five tasty events for foodies in Sweden
The food truck Mi Taquito at Street Food Saturday in Gothenburg. Photo: Hanna Axelsson/Avenyn
Hop on the food market trend while it's still growing. We've picked out the five best events in Sweden for you to get your teeth into this week, alongside our guide to the best other events around the country.

1. GRÅW Raw Food & Life Festival

The raw food trend – which includes fruits and vegetables but avoids for example foods that have been pasteurized or produced using chemical fertilizers – is growing in Sweden. This could possibly be the healthiest event you could attend in the Nordic country this week. It takes place at Hellasgården south of Stockholm on Saturday, July 18th.

Entrance is free – almost. Visitors have to bring one kilo fruit and vegetables, which will all be blended together to create green smoothies for everyone. Raw food 'fika', ecological clothing and fruit will also be on sale. 

2. Matholmen Food Market

We haven't been able to verify Matholmen's claim that it is the biggest street food market in Sweden – but it is certainly in the running for the title of prettiest. Foodies are offered the chance to sample foods from up to 30 different vendors on the island of Skeppsholmen against the gorgeous backdrop of the deep blue water of Mälaren.

It takes place from 11am to 5pm every Saturday and Sunday until the end of September and the best advice the market's website offers visitors is: make sure you're hungry when you get there. Our tummies are already rumbling in anticipation.

The bustling Matholmen food market. Photo: Max Andersson/Matholmen

3. Street Food Saturdays

What's the best Saturday of all? Street Food Saturday, of course. If you're in western Sweden this week, head to the Götaplatsen square in central Gothenburg to try out cuisine from all around the world: Jamaican, Ethiopian, Mexican, Greek, traditionally Swedish and much more.

Around 10 vendors will set up shop at the food market, which is open from 5pm to 10pm in the evenings every Saturday in July. Visitors will also be able to listen to live music performed by local Gothenburg troubadours.

4. Food Truck Movie Screening

Full already? Put your legs up and watch a movie while nursing your food coma. This Saturday, Sommarscen in Malmö in southern Sweden presents 'Chef'. The 2014 Hollywood flick stars Jon Favreau as head chef Carl Casper, living every Swedish hipster's wet dream as he quits his job and opens a food truck. 

Sommarscen is run by Malmö council and organizes various performances and movie screenings throughout the summer. 'Chef' will be shown at 10pm on Glasbrukskajen on Saturday, July 18th.

5. Swedish Museum of Spirits

Need something to help you wash down all that food? Stockholm's Spritmuseum (the museum of alcoholic spirits) is open throughout the summer. Learn about Swedes' conflicted relationship with alcohol, find out how to make your own beer like a pro and sample some of the exhibits at the museum's restaurant.

You will find the museum on the Djurgården island, accessible by bus, tram or ferry. Tickets are sold at 90-200 kronor, depending on special exhibitions and concessions.

For more tips on what to do in Sweden this week, check out the interactive calendar below.


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