Food trips to West Sweden

Oyster served in Swedish restaurant heatheronhertravels/Flickr

Oyster served in Swedish restaurant ©heatheronhertravels/Flickr

The beautiful Scandinavian country, Sweden is an excellent tourist destination. There are numerous things to see and to do in this amazing country. Sweden is abundant in both natural and cultural jewels. Besides, Swedish culinary is also attractive for tourists. West Sweden is an exciting destination if you would like to taste some Swedish specialties.

The provinces of Bohuslän, Dalsland and Västergötland form the western part of Sweden. All of these three provinces have their own regional culinary traditions, but all of them are famous for their excellent natural ingredients. Are you interested in more info about West Sweden’s culinary? Read the following guide, than make an unforgettable food trip to West Sweden.

“A Taste of West Sweden”

What is the “A Taste of West Sweden”? It is a network which accredits restaurants in West Sweden serving the best food of the region. Actually 35 restaurants make part of the network. These are located along the Bohuslän coast, on the islands which make part of the western archipelago and in the farmland of Västergötland. The Koster Gardens and Villa Sjötorp in Lyckorna are just two of the best ones. If you are looking for an excellent restaurant, choose one of these. You won’t regret it.

Oyster served in Swedish restaurant heatheronhertravels/Flickr

Oyster served in Swedish restaurant ©heatheronhertravels/Flickr


The province of Dalsland is famous for its wild areas, especially immense forests which are homes to wild elks and deer. Therefore, it is not surprising that game makes part of the restaurants’ menus here. The province is also well-known for its thousands of lakes and rivers which provide whitefish, perch and pike. Besides, wild berries and mushrooms are also common in the forests, especially during summer and autumn.


In case you prefer fish instead of game and mushrooms, I recommend you to visit the province of Västergötland. The area is characterized by the presence of rich farmland and two immense lakes: Vättern and Vänern. Vänern is the biggest lake of the country. It could actually be an inland sea. The lake is home to its own species of landlocked salmon. Thus, the province is famous for its fishy delicacies.

Besides, the area which surrounds the town of Falköping is best-known for its cows and cheeses. This province is undoubtedly a great choice if you are looking for excellent food specialties.

Fried herring served in Sweden Peter Alfred Hess/Flickr

Fried herring served in Sweden ©Peter Alfred Hess/Flickr

The Bohuslän coast

Do you love seafood? In this case the Bohuslän coast is your perfect destination. It is abundant in wonderful fishing villages and small towns. Fishing boats go out almost every day to catch lobster, prawns, oysters, langoustine, mussels and even herring. Herring is prepared in a hundred different ways in the region.

Besides, the seafood season lasts almost all year round. Visit the restaurants along the coast or meet local fishermen and purchase fresh seafood. It will surely be an unforgettable experience.

Village along the Bohuslän Coast Bengt Nyman/Flickr

Village along the Bohuslän Coast ©Bengt Nyman/Flickr



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