Stockholm’s Best Burgers
Rebecca Jones rounds up some of the best burgers in Stockholm.
For Americans (or any burger lover) in Sweden, the search for quality cheeseburgers can be an ongoing struggle. Expats can spend weeks, even months searching for a decent burger to give them a taste of home. If you’ve gotten your fill of the fresh local seafood and fika delicacies, try some of these spots for the juiciest and best burgers in Stockholm.
Vigårda brings some mouth-watering burgers to the table in their fresh, fast-casual restaurant with reasonable prices. Burgers are piled high with all the usual toppings, but with premium ingredients such as avocado, feta cheese, and truffle aioli. The restaurant also offers chicken burger and veggie burger options.
www.vigarda.se | Norrlandsgatan 13 (Mood)
By far the most talked-about burgers in town come from Flippin’. It was started in 2012 by entrepreneur and cheeseburger enthusiast Jon Widegren after a road trip around the U.S. in search of the perfect burger recipe. The menu features both classic and signature burgers, as well as a fried veggie burger tempting even to meat lovers. Flippin’ doesn’t take reservations, so prepare for long lines out the door. Flippin’ was also recently featured on The Stockholmer podcast, where Widegren hinted about what’s next for the popular burger joint.
www.flippinburgers.se | Observatoriegatan 8
Try scrolling through Franky’s Instagram feed without feeling your mouth water. The burgers are consistently top-quality, juicy and perfectly cooked. The unassuming kiosk is highly rated among Stockholm’s burger lovers– but there are only a few seats, so you might want to get yours to go.
www.instagram.com/frankysburger/ | Sveavägen 77
Allmänna Galleriet (AG)
Also featured on Slow Travel Stockholm’s list of Stockholm’s top steakhouses, AG has built its reputation on serving high quality meat. Top-shelf cuts make for top-shelf burgers where the meat takes all the focus. The menu features burgers served standard or Chef Johan “Jureskog’s way,” piled high with extra cheese and bacon.
www.restaurangag.se | Kronobergsgatan 37
Tourists may love Gamla Stan’s old world Swedish charm, but Grill Ruby serves up a varied US Southern-style menu in the midst of it all. Their burgers are crafted with prime Brazilian and German meat, and steaks, lamb chops and lobster also make the cut on the grill. They’ve also got a modestly priced lunch menu with lots of options.
http://www.grillruby.com | Österlånggatan 14
Bun Meat Bun
Bun Meat Bun is one of Stockholm’s most talked-about burger joints, with a counter-service, fastfood feel. Expect smaller patties here which you can double (or triple) up with melted cheese in between for the perfect pair. Simple combinations and few choices make ordering easy, and you can grab plain fries or add cheese and toppings. Bun Meat Bun also has a veggie burger option available – and don’t forget their milkshakes.
www.bunmeatbun.se | Medborgarplatsen 3
You might not think to visit a French-style bistro in Södermalm for classic American fare, but Bistro Bon nails it with their Waygu burger, topped with gruyere, bacon and chili pesto. The burger is big, so make sure you’re hungry if you order a double. Bistro Bon is small and seating can fill up fast, so you may want to make reservations.
www.bistrobon.se/ | Renstiernas gata 30
Worth the detour from the center city, Svenska Hamburgerköket has a simple menu but more than 100 meal combinations for the ultimate burger lover. They’ve got several burgers to choose from, along with fries, sauces, beers and milkshakes. Of course, you could always try something a bit different, like a veggie or salmon burger topped with a ginger dressing.
www.hamburgerkoket.se | Tellusborgsvägen 78, Hägersten
With four locations in Stockholm (and two elsewhere), Phil’s Burger is an easy solution to your burger craving. Phil’s focuses on simply-made burgers with fresh ingredients, including buns baked fresh each day. A standout on Phil’s menu is halloumi, a grilled cheese made from goat’s and sheep’s milk, which you can get as a vegetarian burger, on salad or as an extra to your classic beef burger.