Vegan travel in Stockholm: yes, you too can fika
Move over Copenhagen. The Swedish capital is the next Nordic foodie destination. We take a look at some of the cafés reinventing Nordic cuisine, including vegan fika.
STHLM RAW, a cosy organic vegan café situated in Stockholm’s happening district of Hornstull, has made a mission of taking the fika concept to the next level.
Café manager Monika Majnik and the Unbakery vegan baking house are proud of their healthier, wholesome product line.
“We have changed the fika concept by serving plant-based coffee drinks, using oat milk instead of cow milk, and replacing traditional baked items with raw cakes free of refined sugar and gluten,” says Majnik, a devoted vegan.
The menu takes inspiration from the global vegan trend and the growing popularity of locally sourced organic ingredients such as oats, berries, and greens.
“Many of the items on the menu are the result of experiments in the kitchen where we take wholesome local ingredients and turn them into delicious snacks that nourish your body rather than harming it. We don’t use any processed foods and we even grind our own flour from Swedish grain right here on site,” says Majnik.
The fresh food selection at the café includes salads, wraps, smoothies, daily soups, and energising juices and smoothies. But the real stars of the menu are the vegan sweet treats created by STHLM RAW and Unbakery specifically for the ever-important daily fika enjoyment of Stockholm’s in-crowd.
“Cakes are definitely our most popular products. Our wide selection of healthier raw desserts is what we have become famous for in Stockholm,” says Majnik.
Her personal favourite is their take on the Snickers bar. “You simply can’t go wrong with nuts and lots and lots of raw dark chocolate!”
Text Alex Leander
Photos Vesa Salmi and STHLM RAW
Video Vesa Salmi and Alex Leander