What's on in Sweden

Four fantastic foodie events across Sweden this weekend

Four fantastic foodie events across Sweden this weekend
It's beer and food galore in Stockholm this weekend. Photo: Brooklyn Brewery Mash
Most of Sweden should see some decent weather this weekend, and the chance of sun combined with gastronomic goings on will provide the perfect conditions for a foodie's day out. From learning about liquorice to the world’s biggest food and drink festival, here are four of our favourites.

1. Drink, eat and be merry in Stockholm

The Brooklyn Brewery Mash claims to be the world’s biggest touring food and drink festival, and the next stop is the Swedish capital. Featuring five different events that involve collaborations with Stockholm-based flavour connoisseurs, chefs, artists and breweries, the four-day affair will celebrate and explore some of the latest cultural and culinary trends in Scandinavia’s biggest city.

“What most excited me about the Swedish food and drink scene is the growing interest in local food and beverage. There are incredible restaurants that honour classic preparations, while creating exciting and interesting dishes and pairings,” Brooklyn Brewery's chef and head of culinary programming Andrew Gerson told The Local.

Highlights include a feast night on Friday in which a banquet will be accompanied by experimental beers, and a DIY dinner party on Sunday, where guests will have the chance to learn all about preparing a beer dinner from chef Gerson, before testing the menu. Entrance to events requires a ticket, which are available for purchase here.

Sweden's culinary trends will be explored in Stockholm this weekend. Photo: Brooklyn Brewery Mash

2. De-stress and re-fuel in Linköping

The only thing better than a tranquil boat journey is enjoying a tranquil boat journey while sampling some of Sweden’s famous pickled herring. Find out for yourself by heading to southern city Linköping, where the Sill & Grill cruise combines the famous dish with a journey down the beautiful Kinda canal. The cruise starts with the classic combination of pickled herring and cheese, then continues with warm dishes prepared on a grill. The voyage will take place on both Saturday and Sunday, and tickets are available here.

3. Sample food from across the globe in Uppsala

Uppsala’s Carnival of Cultures is not only a celebration of the city’s cultural and ethnic diversity, but also a celebration of the world’s diversity when it comes to food. Visit the world foods market to try dishes ranging from Chilean empanadas, to spicy Thai curries and delicious African delicacies. Alternatively, there’s plenty of local produce on offer if Swedish food is up your street. Top the weekend off by taking in the street parade through central Uppsala while you munch on your treat of choice. The festival runs from Saturday May 28th to Sunday the 29th, and entrance is free. More information can be found here.  

Try some world foods then take in the cathedral in Uppsala.  Photo: Mark Harris/imagebank.sweden.se

4. Learn about liquorice in Helsingborg

Helsingborg’s Lakritsfabriken produces some of the most luxurious liquorice around, and if the sticky treat is your thing, then a liquorice tasting day at the company’s new headquarters is the way to go. The event includes a chance to learn about the history of the sweet, how it is manufactured, and of course, an all-important tasting session with samples ranging from the liquorice root itself, through to the finished product. This weekend’s tasting day is on Saturday, May 28th. Tickets are available here.

Check out our interactive calendar below for more things to do in Sweden.



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