Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hermans Tradgardscafe

For my last meal in Stockholm I wanted a restaurant with a view.  Stockholm is such a beautiful city, filled with islands connected my tiny bridges and lots of green space.  I had a wonderful time in the city; it was great to head up to Stockholm and escape the oppressive heat my friend and I had experienced in Budapest.  Even better was the fact that most people in Stockholm speak flawless English, many of them with no trace of an accent.  On my first day in Stockholm I ambled around the city's Gamla stan (Old Town), a beautiful island in the center of stockholm with cobblestone streets, narrow alleyways, and beautiful buildings.

Gamla stan
I eventually found myself in The English Bookshop, the perfect store for me as I was searching for a guide to the city.  I picked up Lonely Planet's Stockholm Encounter and based much of my eating, drinking, and sightseeing off the recommendations in that book.

One of the recommendations in the Lonely Planet book was Hermans Tradgardscafe, a vegetarian buffet with views of the city.  When I arrived to the buffet I was not disappointed; this place has unobstructed views of Gamla stan and the amusement park on Djugarden, an island in the center of the city that is also home to the world's largest outdoor museum.

Anyway, I digress from the topic of this post: Hermans Tradgardscafe.  This is a great vegetarian buffet with views overlooking the city.  It was a little pricey -- I believe the all-you-can eat buffet came out to $30.  Perhaps some may not consider that very expensive, but I wasn't particularly when I went.  I would definitely recommend going here with an empty stomach because there is so much great food to be had.  Even better, the people working at the restaurant were extremely helpful with the gluten free selection.  They had quinoa, grilled eggplant, grilled tofu, and other gluten free options.  The only gluten free dessert they were serving was something they called powerbars.

While the menu may not have been serving up any great gluten free desserts, the view was spectacular.

Do you love it or do you love it?
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Hermans Tradgardscafe
Fjallgatan 23A
Stockholm (Map)

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