CYeat Labels: Food, Stockholm, Sweden, Travel, Western
Finding affordable food while traveling on a shoestring budget in Scandinavian countries is indeed a huge problem. Since this will be my final post on the recent Scandinavian trip, I would like to share some tips on getting affordable food in Stockholm, capital of Scandinavia. First up will be Burger King, the American burger joint that serves the amazing Whopper burger. A typical combo meal of burger, fries and soft drink will only set you back a mere SEK69 (EURO 7) compared to a 2 course meal in a restaurant that easily cost above SEK200 (EURO 20).
Maybe due to the strict quality control and fresh ingredients utilized, the burger we ordered was surprisingly good. I must say it was much more better than what we have back in Malaysia.
The next tip I'm going to share is very important. Cheap but good food can be found in local supermarket. Supermarkets in Stockholm typically located near T-Bana/Metro/Subway Station and they sell cooked food such as salads, grill or fried chicken, prawns, salmon etc. The above meal I bought that consists of the amazing grilled salmon, teriyaki chicken, potato salad, bread, soft drink, potato chips and banana only cost around SEK120 ( EURO 12) enough to feed 3 person.
Mini markets or convenient stalls as shown above is also a good place to buy fresh fruits such as apples, oranges and banana. You can get a combo of 3 different types of fruits for SEK20 (EURO 2). The huge Costa Rica banana was very very good.
Last but not least is the stalls that sell quick snacks such as ice cream, toast, hot dogs etc. You could get a French hot dog for only SEK25 (EURO 2.5). A French hot dog is actually a baguette in cylinder form toasted and fill with a grilled hot dog and tomato plus mustard sauce. It can be very addictive. In short, one need to set aside around EURO10 per day for food.