I walk a lot when I travel. I pick out church spires on the skyline and I walk to them. Instead of waiting at a bus stop I walk along the bus line. I donâ€™t believe there is a better way to see a city than to walk it. Even living in Stockholm, I walked almost everywhere. There were parts of the subway line I never explored, simply because I could walk it.
All that walking made me hungry though, and finding a quick bite to eat that was also portable in Stockholm isnâ€™t always easy. Often times it feels like the only options are the same old fast food joints or a kebab. And while I love kebabs (and the occasional fast food joint for that matter), itâ€™s nice to have a change.
Thatâ€™s what makes HÃ¶torgshallen so great. This centrally located Stockholm food market offers all kinds of delicious, and portable, food options. Thereâ€™s even a dry fruit stand that offers samples. Something I was always willing to take them up on.
Along with the dried fruit, youâ€™ll be inundated with cheese, chocolate, meat, fresh fruits and vegetables. You can find food from various corners of the world. Turkey. Japan. Mexico. Sweden. Itâ€™s almost overwhelming. And itâ€™s definitely worth it.
Unfortunately, HÃ¶torgshallen has limited hours on the weekend. The market is actually closed on Sundays and only open from 10-16 on Saturdays (for a full listing of opening hours click here). Despite the limited hours, try to plan a stop at this Stockholm food market next time you’re in the Swedish capital.
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