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Three Eating Habits in Stockholm

October 23, 2018

Lunch is an exciting moment of a working day. So exciting that some workers’ attention is all in their watches between 10h30 to 11h30 hoping it is going to be lunch time soon.. By the way, have you heard of the new growing trend called lunch beat? Well, some workers in Stockholm have found a rather offbeat way to spend their lunch hour. “The first lunch beat was held in June 2010 in an underground parking lot in Stockholm. Only 14 people showed up. But they had so much fun they immediately planned another event. Word spread, and now the Swedish capital has monthly lunch beats that attract hundreds. Dripping with sweat and awash in disco lights, they dance away to pulsating club music at lunch beat, a trend that started in Stockholm and is spreading to other cities in Europe.”

If you work in Stockholm and you prefer eating to lunch beat disco, do not expect a lunch free of charge from your employer unless there is a special occasion. You therefore have two options. Prepare lunch boxes to bring at work or go to restaurants for lunch. Most of the restaurants have lunch specials at affordable price.


“Fika”, which can partly be translated as “coffee break” is one of the unique Swedish ways of spending time together, catch up with friends, colleagues and family it is more than just a simple coffee break; it’s a moment to slow down and appreciate the good things in life. Having “Fika” can happen at any time and anywhere but the most common places are at a café, home or at work. Good to know! a true “Fika” is not without cakes, cookies, cinnamon buns, sandwiches …


Brunch which is a combination of breakfast and lunch eaten during the late morning or early afternoon is a way to eliminate the need to get up early on Sunday, and make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers. Brunch is cheerful, sociable, inciting and it is a growing trend in Stockholm. Very common in weekends, the growing trends of brunch is explained by long party nights or film streaming during weekends.


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