Malmö has an amazing food culture for a city its size, but if you don’t have the time or the budget to visit its Michelin-starred restaurants, the city’s Saluhall is a great place to get a taste and feel for it. On top of the amazing artisanal food products on offer, the atmosphere is somehow vibrant and cozy at the same time and impossible for me to resist.
The food hall bills itself as “the melting pot of culture, creativity and fun that is Malmö” and is home to about 20 deli-style merchants and restaurateurs offering high-quality meat and produce that is locally sourced and expertly prepared by people with a passion for their craft.
The building is also a fantastic example of urban renewal because it used the frame of a derelict freight depot that had been on the site since the late-1800’s as the basis and inspiration for its design. In 2017, the building won the city’s Urban Design Prize for its architects, who were cited for creating a “3-dimensional cookbook” to serve as a new meeting place for Malmö’s culinary culture.
The historic nature of the site and friendly energy of the vendors make it a wonderful place to visit, whether for a full meal or a quick coffee or snack. Plus the variety of international food styles available make it an ideal choice for families or groups of friends with a diversity of tastes and preferences.