Discover local Swedish gems
Potentially disproving the theory that carbs lead to uncontrollable weight gain (we're exaggerating for dramatic effect, you guys), the Swedish diet is pretty heavy on bread, and potatoes are included as a side to almost every main dish. Other prominent foods featured in Swedish cuisine include stone fruits, dairy products, meat, and seafood. Kalops (basically a meat stew) is a hugely popular dish, with the meat of choice being deer. The most popular fish in Swedish cuisine? The pickled herring, which is prominently featured in the famous Swedish Smörgåsbord (basically a buffet of sausages, salmon, meatballs, and other culinary goodies).