Stockholm shopping is the best! You could easily spend your entire vacation shopping and not be bored (but don’t – there is so much more to see!). I have so many favorite stores I visit every time I go home, but also always find new ones.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was home in Stockholm for a few weeks earlier this summer, visiting family and friends and just hanging out. Unfortunately, I came down with a horrible cold that lasted for over a week, and we didn’t get to even half of my “want to do” list, but we did manage to visit a few old favorite places, and discovered some new ones too.
Walking home from dinner with friends one night, we happened to pass 8T8, which was closed since it was midnight, but I loved everything I saw in the windows, so we went back the day after. And I’m glad we did – it is such a cute store and the people are super friendly! Both a shop and a tiny restaurant/cafe located just around the corner from Mariatorget, they have tons of organic food items from small, local independent producers; everything from soap to meat.
And they also have some stuff from other places – we were delighted to see Taza chocolate, which is made a few blocks from where we live here in Massachusetts (it is so good)!
If you’re visiting Stockholm and are looking for unusual food items to bring back home, this is a great place to go (NK’s food department is another one). We bought a whole bunch of stuff, among other things the delicious spices and gorgeous tea pictured here.
The tea tins come in several different colors (and flavors) and after I bought this, I kept seeing them used as props in home goods stores all over the city. We also had a simple lunch (on delicious bean chips and spicy plantain chips that I have to try to make myself) on one of the benches outside, where, in the traditional Swedish way, fleece blankets are available in case you get chilly.
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