Veggie Mania in Scandinavia

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Thousands have become vegetarians…Why not you? It’s no surprise that Vegetariaism has become increasingly popular over the years.

The health benefits include: reduced risk of disease, weight loss, longer life span, stronger bones, increased energy, regular bowel movements…yada, yada, yada….

Now, don’t get me wrong…

I LOVE bacon and other meat, but sometimes I become a vegetarian when I travel to take advantage of the local cuisine.

Next time you visit Scandinavia, why not give our selected veggie eateries a try? Be a part of the veggie mania in Scandinavia!

Vegan Eateries in Scandinavia

Copenhagen

BioMio, Halmtorvet 19, 1700 København V

Bio Mio is located in the new hot spot The Meatpacking District, in Vesterbro. The eatery is 100% organic and named CLIMATE+ restaurant and green café.

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In the hip eatery you will be served delicious organic food, prepared in the large open kitchen. You order your food directly with the chef, who is happy to answer questions and take special orders. If you want healthy, organic, and tasteful food at fair prices, in a nice cozy atmosphere, and want an experience beyond the usual, aim for the big red Bosch sign above Bio Mio’s facade.

Morgenstedet, Fabriksområdet 134, Christiania,1440 København K

Morgenstedet  is an organic, vegetarian  eatery in freetown Christiania.

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It has existed in more than 20 years, on a concept of collectivism and voluntary workforce. This results in an intriguing mixture of cuisines, from Far Eastern to Mediterranean, depending on what chef is on shift.

One thing you can be sure of is that it is homemade vegetarian fare, based on organic ingredients. Most often you can choose between two hot dishes and several salads.

The café is housed in a small white washed house, with a pebbled front yard. When the sun is out, this is a perfect place to lounge. The interior of the house is made up of a quirky composition of furniture, an open countryside kitchen with an antique stove.

42 Raw, Pilestræde 42, 1112 København K

Copenhagen’s first raw food bar. Raw food is not only, as the name suggests, raw food. Preparation is also a part of the food, but is only heated to a maximum of 42 degrees – hence the bar’s name.

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In this way food retains maximum vitamins and enzymes; enzymes are catalysts for a myriad of important body processes, and affect among other things how and when these processes go on.

The Standard, Havnegade 44,1058 København K

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Claus Meyer from Noma, Meyers Madhus and jazz musician Niels Lan Doky, joined forces to open a combined restaurant and jazz club. Here you can enjoy Nordic as well as Indian food while listening to soothing jazz tones. Read more.

Oslo

Loving Hut, Bjerregaardsgt. 6, 0172 Oslo

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Second Loving Hut in Oslo, opened Apr 2014. Asian vegan fast food cafe that’s part of the international chain of restaurants opened by followers of Supreme Master Ching Hai, an advocate for veg living. Each location is individual family owned and operated. Serves all vegan food, desserts, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Helt Raa, Maridalsveien 17, 0175 Oslo

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First raw food café in Norway. Raw food cafe inside Mathallen food market. It was the first raw food restaurant in Norway when it opened in Sandvika (no longer). Uses vegan ingredients except for honey. Accepts credit cards.

Vega Fair Food, Akersgt. 74, 0180 Oslo

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Features all-you-can-eat buffet which includes hot foods, soup, bread. Has organic coffee, non alcohol bar, fairtrade chocolate, organic cakes and bread made by its bakery. Gluten-free options. Entrance at Kurbadet, Thor Olsens gate. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible.

The Fragrance of the Heart, Fritjof Nansens Pl. 2, 0155 Oslo

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Coffee shop and vegetarian cafe serving a variety of vegetarian dishes, vegan soups, coffee, and beverages. Relaxed atmosphere. English spoken by staff.

Stockholm

Bliss Café, Oslogatan 77, Stockholm

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Raw vegan cafe, since 2012. Offers a variety of raw food, snacks, and desserts; plus smoothies, herbal teas, and coffee alternative. Casual set up. Has outdoor seating.

Matapoteket, Bondegatan 6, Stockholm, 11623

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Serves raw food lunch, smoothies, fresh-pressed juices and desserts. All vegan and free from sugar and gluten. Moved from Bondegatan 1F.

Café Fleminggatan, Fleminggatan11, Kungsholmen, Stockholm, 11226

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Cafe Fleminggatan, also known as Sattva’s Eko Smak, is an organic vegetarian cafe that offers soups, salads, sandwiches, cakes, bread, coffee, tea, and more. Vegan, sugar-free, and gluten-free products are also offered. Their own bakery, Naturbageriet Sattva, provides the bread and baking. Takeaway is available. Delivery service is also offered.

Cafe Heyday, Upplandsgatan 10, Stockholm

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A cozy vegetarian café in Vasastan that offers mostly organic food. Some dishes can be veganised upon request. Since Nov 2014.

Compiled and written by Tor Kjolberg