The food truck scene in Stockholm is a relatively new endeavor, with mobile eats showing up sometime around 2012 and 2013. That said, street food is heating up, and Stockholmers are flocking to trucks for everything from crunchy fried chicken to juicy cheeseburgers to entirely vegan menus. If you have a hankering for fresh, quick food on a budget, check out these places for street food in Stockholm.
Indian Street Food & Co
This wildly popular truck crafts modern versions of Indian street food. Kathi rolls (Indian bread stuffed with fillings and spices), deep-fried samosas, grilled cheese paneer, Bhindi masala and grilled chicken tikka remain menu favorites. Follow Indian Street Food & Co. on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for truck locations or head to one of three brick-and-mortar spots in Stockholm.
Very vocal about “loving our planet,” this all vegan food truck whips up healthy, homemade wraps and bowls inspired by cuisine from the Middle East, Mediterranean, and California. Dig into delicious falafel with couscous and mango sauce, a veggie cheeseburger with roasted onion on hot brioche, and an eggplant, tofu, and hot potato wrap – all pairing perfectly with a plate of piping hot fries. Vegan Schmegan is also available to cater private parties.
The Good Gringo
Mexican food can be tough to come by in Sweden, but locals head to The Good Gringo (Scheelegatan 28) for hearty burritos of el pollo loco (ancho and chipotle-braised Swedish chicken) with all the fixings and heaping bowls of carnitas (slow-cooked Swedish pork) with optional cheese and kicky jalapeño peppers. Order a side of chips and guacamole with a Mexican soda and your meal is complete. Beyond the eatery, The Good Gringo offers a mobile food truck for events, and you can also find the crew serving up burritos from their truck at Hornstall Market.
Fred’s Food Truck
After taking a trip to the United States, Fredrik and Anders Melin returned to Stockholm with the brilliant idea of opening a food truck to serve all-American favorites instead of the usual sausages and burgers. In 2012, the team began cooking classics like the pulled pork sandwich, Philly cheesesteak, baby back ribs, and fried chicken. Today, two trucks roll around Stockholm during lunchtime, providing patrons with plenty of tasty choices for a mid-day meal that doesn’t break the bank.
Funky Chicken Food Truck
Stationed at Hornstull Market on weekends, this truck cooks up more than poultry. Hungry meat eaters rave about the triple cheeseburger and funky beef kabob. The most ordered items, though, are the chicken over rice: New York-style chicken with rice, Asian coleslaw, yogurt sauce, harissa hot sauce, and parsley, and the tasty vegetarian version sans chicken, but with black bean salsa, Grana Padano, and arugula. Also, find Funky Chicken Food Truck in Nacka Strand, which is about 20 minutes by ferry from Stockholm.
By Tracy Kaler