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Djurgården Restaurants

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Oaxen Krog
Beckholmsvägen 26, Djurgården
The ever-creative Magnus Ek doesn’t play it safe. Case in point: At Oaxen Krog, there are only two menu options—a six- or ten-course tasting, no substitutions. The industrial space is a former boat shed, and the restrained but warm, dark-wood décor is a refreshingly understated setting for what is fundamentally a fine dining experience. Wines are selected from small European vineyards and most of the vegetables come from Oaxen's own farm on Djurgården. Expect fresh riffs on Nordic-style dishes like roasted cabbage in potato miso with soured Jerusalem artichoke cream and rhubarb with celery and fresh herb sorbet.
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Oaxen Slip
Beckholmsvägen 26, Djurgården
The more laid-back sister to Magnus Ek’s Oaxen Krog, Oaxen Slip brings the drama with triple-height ceilings that have old fishing boats suspended from the rafters—an ode to the building’s origins as a boathouse. The food is a type of new Nordic gastropub fare with plenty of inventive vegetarian options like Swedish beans with roasted flax seeds and Jerusalem artichoke, or a grilled then baked whole celeriac. It's open all week, but the weekend brunch is especially good, featuring cold cuts like cured ham, smoked salmon, and the potato-heavy dishes traditional to Sweden. Bring credit cards; no cash accepted.
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Rosendals Trädgård
Rosendalsterrassen 12, Djurgården
So much more than a market garden, Rosendals is a complete farm-to-fork concept with an orchard, vegetable fields, greenhouses, a vineyard, and rose garden, with sustainable, biodynamic farming practiced throughout. Aside from supplying many of the city’s best restaurants with their organic produce, Rosendals has a wonderful educational component where adults and kids can take cooking and gardening lessons throughout the year. Stop by to admire the flowers, pick some fruit, or just do as the Swedes do and forego lunch for coffee and the obligatory cinnamon bun from their excellent greenhouse café.
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