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Stockholm Hotels and meals- dietary restrictions?

My wife and I eat vegetarian, no meat, fish, but we do eat eggs, and wondered if the meals in the hotels in Sweden can accommodate us.
I am reaching out to the Wellington in Stockholm but thought I'd asked in the forum. So thankful for all the help I have received in the past.

Looking to travel for the first time to Sweden summer of 2024. Planning ahead!

Thanks
Mike

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I don't eat meals other than breakfast in hotels, because that's usually more expensive than eating elsewhere.

Scandinavian breakfast spreads are usually very expansive. I stayed in about the least expensive places I could find (not that there are really cheap hotels in Scandinavia), and the breakfasts I experienced were generous. I opted out of the breakfast when doing so saved money but still encountered a lot of Scandinavian breakfasts. You'll probably find scrambled eggs (degree of doneness varies), maybe hard-boiled or soft-boiled eggs, several kinds of bread, sweet pastries, cookies, both unsweetened and sweetened yogurt with self-serve toppings (probably including nuts and dried fruit), a variety of cheeses, raw veggies and cereals. I'm omitting things a vegetarian wouldn't eat, like ham and herring in various guises. No doubt I'm forgetting some things. If you check out hotels you're considering on booking.com and/or TripAdvisor, you may well find breakfast photos that give you an idea of what might be available.

Scandinavias are outdoorsy, healthy folks. You should have absolutely no trouble finding vegetarian meal options. I'm not a vegetarian myself, but I don't remember noticing non-vegetarian ingredients lurking in dishes one might expect to be vegetarian (as happens sometimes with ham in Spain, for example).

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That shouldn't be a problem. I rarely eat anything else than breakfast in hotels, but you should be able to find everything you need for a good breakfast in a normal hotel breakfast. For dinner is it probably not a problem, but it might be a good thing to let the hotel know.

And for vegetarian food in Stockholm, I can recommend the restaurant Hermitage at Stora Nygatan 11 in Gamla Stan. They serve a nice vegetarian buffet both for lunch and dinner.

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Thank you so much for the recommendation I will add it to my notes. I appreciate all recommendations of restaurants and even bakeries that have gluten free items for my wife as well. In the past we have bought at stores and brought into restaurants.

Be safe!
Mike

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I definitely saw separate gluten-free tables set up for at least some hotel breakfasts. For sure ask the hotel so your wife is aware of any special options available for her.

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We stayed in Hotel Rival in Stockholm and Radisson Blu in Gothenburg in September 2022 and both had extensive vegetarian options and sections identified as gluten free in the breakfast buffets. We are muesli, yoghurt and fruit eating breakfasters and had very nice options available to us, including nuts and seeds to make DIY granola. Both hotels had on-site restaurants with vegetarian options.

As I had COVID during our stay in Stockholm I can personally recommend Hotel Rival's room service menu which included vegetarian options.