I can't believe this is the last Babymoon recap that I'm writing. Going through all the pictures and putting together these posts has been such a fun way for me to reminisce on all the amazing cities Brett and I got to visit in Central Europe this past summer. The three week vacation (which Brett meticulously planned) really couldn't have gone better and I'm so thankful that this trip fell during the start of my 2nd trimester when I was feeling really good.
When it was time to fly to Stockholm, Sweden I was starting to feel "traveled-out." Once we got to the city, however, my excitement to explore returned and I immediately fell in love with Stockholm. I think Brett and I may have saved the best for last!
Stockholm is a beautiful city surrounded by lots of water and full of beautiful architecture. Brett and I stayed near to the old town and loved our little hotel room. It was so cute, quaint and located in such a convenient part of the city where we could easily walk outside and start exploring. As many of you may know, Stockholm is EXPENSIVE! So if you plan to travel there, keep that in mind...or don't stay too long.
Another wonderful bonus about Stockholm is all the wonderful vegan restaurants located throughout the city. I definitely didn't go hungry and loved tasting so many different kinds of cuisines and baked goods throughout the course of our three days there. Today I want to share with you the vegan restaurants we ate at in hopes that this post can help any of you plant eaters who are planning to travel to Stockholm in the future.
Herman's Vegan Buffet:
Herman's Buffet was my favorite restaurant that we ate at in Stockholm. It was located right along the water and had both indoor and outdoor seating. There was a wide variety of dishes to choose from for our main course and tons of teas, cakes and cookies to enjoy for dessert. Both Brett and my favorite dish from the buffet was the lasagna. It was so rich and flavorful and tasted as if they had used real dairy to make it. We also tried out their curry, different spreads with bread, and a variety of salads.
For dessert Brett got a berry tart with soy cream and I ordered a pineapple coconut cake with whipped cream that was to die for. Unfortunately the desserts aren't included in the buffet, so you have to pay for those separately, but all the tea bags for tea are included in your main meal which was nice.
I was absolutely stuffed after this meal but it was so worth it! If you can only make it to one restaurant while in Stockholm, I highly recommend Herman's Vegan Buffet!
Pepstop Vegan Grocery Store:
Pepstop is a fully vegan grocery store that sells packaged items as well as pre-made meals and baked goods. They also have freshly pressed juices and smoothies. It's not cheap by any means, but it's a great place to go if you're looking for a super quick and healthy meal. Lots of their prepared meals are raw and contain tons of vegetables, so it was a nice change of pace after eating richer foods.
Geronimo's Mexican Restaurant:
We thankfully happened across Geronimo's Mexican Restaurant one night while walking around the city. It's not officially a vegan restaurant, but they have a fully vegan menu which basically offers everything on their normal menu, except in vegan form. They had vegan tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas and much more. It was hard to choose, but I ended up ordering the vegan quesadilla which was stuffed with mashed potatoes and vegan cheese and came with lots of fun toppings on the side. The half portion of the quesadilla was huge and plenty for one person.
If you're craving Mexican food or are traveling with non-vegans, this is a great restaurant to visit.
Ekologiskt Vegan Bakery:
I'm so thankful that we found Ekologiskt Bakery (also called Naturbageriet SATTVA?). They offer so many vegan baked goods including croissants and pastries that are often harder to find. We had a hard time choosing which items to try, but I ended up going with the Swedish cinnamon roll that is flakier and dryer than American cinnamon rolls. It was super light and not too sweet and went perfectly with tea. We also ordered the chocolate croissant and the apple pastry to-go and they both were delicious.
Hermitage Vegetarian Buffet:
Another amazing buffet option in Stockholm is Hermitage Vegetarian Buffet. We ate here the first night we arrived in Sweden and, while it doesn't look like there are many options at first, it filled us up and was absolutely delicious! The night we ate here they had a salad bar (which I believe is always available) as well as different curries, roasted veggies, falafel, soup and bread. They also offer a wide variety of desserts, many of which are vegan.
Coop Grocery Store:
You can find vegan items in most of the groceries stores in Stockholm, one of which is called Coop and is located throughout the city. I was obsessed with soy yogurt during our time in Europe so I was so happy to have it at my fingertips during our time in Stockholm. If you need groceries for your hotel room or snacks for when you're out walking around, stop into Coop to see what they have! I also fell in love with the Flapjack granola bars pictured below. They taste like cake and came in a few different flavors.
Thanks so much for following along on our Babymoon adventures. I hope these posts are helpful for any of you who have plans to travel to Central Europe in the future and are on the lookout for vegan meal options!