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Tender cabbage leaves stuffed with lentils and beans accompanied by yellow beet roots, sugar snap peas, radishes, and lingonberries.

This is a hearty, beautiful, and incredibly delicious vegetarian meal. Every bite contains something tasty and different, from cabbage leaves stuffed with lentils and beans to yellow beets, radishes, peas, and lingonberries. The lingonberries, a staple food in Scandinavian cuisine, give an underlying sweetness to the dish that make it stand out from anything I have tried before. It is also a surprisingly warming dish for one that is entirely vegan.  Overall, a truly standout meal.

KonstnärsBaren, Stockholm SW

KonstnärsBaren (‘The Artist’s Restaurant’) was opened in 1891 by a local supporter of the arts named Emil Jansson. Janssen always felt that his restaurant should be situated closer to Stockholm’s cultural center, ‘Dramaten’, so it reopened in 1931 in the base of the five-story building Konstnärshuset (‘The Artisthouse’) designed by architect Ludwig Peterson.

KonstnärsBaren was (and still is, to an extent) the local hangout for artists and actors in Stockholm. All of the design elements from the reopening in the 1930’s are still in place, from the murals lining the walls to the tables and chairs. The building displays art exhibits on all five levels that are free the public.

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6 thoughts on “Vegan Stuffed Cabbage with Lingonberries // KonstnärsBaren, Stockholm SW

    • They didn’t mention what the foam was (and did not speak English!) so I wasn’t able to ask, but I’m thinking maybe yellow beet foam? Not sure.
      We stayed in Stockholm for a night on either leg of the Rome trip, which saved us a bundle on the flight. Of course it turns out that Stockholm is one of the most expensive cities in Europe, so we spent what we would have saved while there. But got to visit another place!

  1. What an interesting dish, cabbage with lentils and beans, and snap peas and to crown it all lingonberries. I love lingonberries. They emend me of IKEA lunches!

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