The 1888 Östermalm Saluhall indoor market hall is one of Stockholm’s main food Meccas, with stalls packed with fresh fish, meat, sweets, and traditional delicacies, as well as several popular restaurants. One of them is Tysta Mari, a two-storey all-day bistro, bar and food purveyor that was founded in 1834. In 2022, Tysta Mari was given a slightly quirky and endearing makeover by Stockholm design firm Note Design Studio.
Tysta Mari is part of Melander’s, a restaurant group that focuses on Swedish cuisine at its various spots around town. Head here for Swedish classics such as homemade meatballs (not at all like those found at IKEA), fried herring with browned butter and ‘kroppkaka’, a traditional Swedish boiled potato dumpling.