Stroll around on a culinary tour
In Östersund you can dine at Sweden’s most sustainable restaurant and the delicatessens are full of local flavours to take home.
Start your culinary experience at VisitÖstersund, where you’ll be given suggestions for things to do and a map of Östersund. Then begin your tour at Lilla Saluhallen, which sells local delicacies such as meat that’s been butchered on site, fresh fish and shellfish from Tröndelag in Norway, local cheeses, charcuterie and other delicacies. In addition to fine ingredients, you can buy food and sit down to eat at the market. True gourmands can also purchase Lilla Saluhallen’s recipes and bouillon, as well as other products.
Continue your culinary tour of the city, but do take a detour down Hamngatan if you’re interested in Jämtlandic art. Svenssons, a picture framer, sells colourful work by the pride of the county and one of Sweden’s most renowned naïve artists, Primus Mortimer Pettersson.
Storsjöhyttan glassworks is at the marina and, among other things, it produces its own series of glasses, the Jämtland Service.
Back on the pedestrian street, Prästgatan, you are welcomed by the scent of freshly ground coffee from Telo Gott, the city’s oldest confectioner. On the way to Stortorget, we recommend a stop at Gaupa. This is a shop that sells everything from home-knitted socks to impressive sheepskin rugs. Visit Jaktstugan if you’re hungry – it has great options for people who want to avoid gluten, lactose, milk or sugar, and lots of what they offer is organic and locally produced.
It’s also close to Clarion Hotel Grand where you can drop in to the lobby bar and finish your culinary tour with a refreshing glass of champagne before dinner. Kitchen & Table, by Marcus Samuelsson, is in the Clarion. You can eat a hearty breakfast, Saturday brunch, or gather around a community table for an exciting dinner.
Somewhere you shouldn’t miss is Jazzköket, the city’s most prized restaurant. A kitchen and bakery, a dining room, a living room with a live music stage several nights each week and, in the summer, outdoor dining. A celebrated concept that has become the city’s gastronomic star. The restaurant has received an award for “Sweden’s most sustainable restaurant” and in 2015 it was named Årets Hjärtekorg (the most loveable restaurant) by the White Guide. Ecology and sustainability go hand in hand with creativity, a love of food and good relationships with farmers, hunters and producers.