Run by an English chef who earned his stripes at restaurants in places as far afield as Dubai and the French Alps, the Hairy Pig Deli is one of Gamla Stan’s quirkiest places to eat.
The atmospheric building dates from the late 1400s, and the tiny cafe-restaurant takes up the ground floor. It’s a cosy, candlelit space, with antlers and other hunting trophies on the bare brick walls, and pots of English jam and chutney lining the shelves.
Just like the name suggests, there’s a lot of pork on the menu. We went for the sausage of the day, served in a brioche bun – it was a lovely, herby wild boar hot dog, sprinkled with roasted onions. For the money (65 SEK) it was really filling.
Homemade soups are also available but if you want something more substantial, you can order a few items from the tapas menu, which includes a black truffle salami from Tuscany and a lentil and chorizo stew. If you feel like having a drink, you can wash it all down with a beer brewed in Stockholm.
This place is informal and cosy, with friendly staff and reasonable prices. Recommended.
The Hairy Pig Deli Stockholm
+46 738 002 623
Mon–Thurs 11.30am–3pm then 5pm–9pm; Fri & Sat noon–10pm, Sun 5pm–10pm
Last updated: September 2014