American Diner or German Bakery? All in the same great city!

Stockholm’s range of world cuisine seems to be continually expanding.

We’ve mentioned before that you should definitely seek out sushi in Stockholm as a lunch option – especially if you want to dine out on a budget.  And cafés in Stockholm are a must – not least to experience Fika (Swedish coffee & a sweet treat). Some of our favourite cafés include Bageriet Bulleboden and Cafe Kaffekoppen in Gamla Stan, while some other favourites among many Swedes are Cafe Saturnus and Sturekatten.

Lily’s Burger – An American Diner in Stockholm

We recently visited Lily’s Burger, an American-style diner (as recommended by our American friends) and we were not disappointed.  Lily’s is a 10 minute walk from Kristineberg T-bana and offers a simple burger menu with sides, shakes and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.  If it is a value-for-money deal you are after – choose their “burger of the week” which includes a free side of your choice.  With a fairly impressive range of American beers on offer, this place is set to complete your American experience in Stockholm and on a shoestring budget too!  Lily’s Burger is perfect for anyone craving a well-made burger that is grilled to perfection (cooked medium unless otherwise requested).

Location: Hornsbergsstrand 57, 11216 Stockholm
Nearest Tube: Kristineberg (Green Line)
Opening Times: Weekdays: 11.00 – 22.00, Weekends: 12.00 – 22.00

Bäckerei, Stockholm: A German Bakery in Stockholm – CLOSED

UPDATE: BÄCKEREI CLOSED FOR BUSINESS IN 2016 but you can still check out our other top eateries in Stockholm.

Meanwhile, in the centre of Stockholm, we recently discovered a Tyskt Bageri (yes, a German bakery) on the well-known street of Drottninggatan – the main shopping street that leads to the Old Town (Gamla Stan).  With only a few tables in the back, you are doing well if you can snag a seat in here but if not – don’t worry!  You can always buy one of their many sweet treats as a takeaway option as you amble along the cobbled streets outside.

As well as their selection of daily sweet treats such as German pretzels, baked cheesecake and apple and cinnamon strudel, their bread is also delicious – personally, I always like it when you can try before you buy and every time we have been, there have always been tasting samples in bowls next to the range of breads at Bäckerei… so you know what you’re buying!  They have a small selection of sandwiches made from their breads and…wait for it…let’s not forget Bäckerei’s gluten free range of tasty treats for our coeliac friends!

Location: Drottninggatan 73 C, 11136 Stockholm
Nearest Tube: Rådmansgatan or Hötorget (Green Line)
Opening Times: Weekdays: 7.00 – 19.00, Weekends: 9.00 – 18.00

So all this leads to the next question…what other delicious eateries are yet to be discovered by by us all in Stockholm?  If you have any great tips or simply would like us to try before you buy, get in touch…after all, that’s what we do!

And here are a few snaps of Lily’s Burger American Diner…

…Plus a few from the German Bakery: Bäckerei…

9th March 2015

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  • ds7

    Very cool site. I live in Stockholm and look forward to trying your recommendations! Since it’s “on a shoestring” I would love if the post included some example prices from each place for some typical or recommended menu items. I’ve just followed you on Facebook so I won’t miss any future posts!

    • Definitely. We have done this with some posts but will try to make sure we do it on all of our posts! Thanks for following! :)

  • Lagbas Tysken

    Jag var faktiskt också in. Als alter deutscher Schwabe.