Gamla stan or Old Town is, as the name implies, one of the oldest parts of Stockholm. Some houses in the area date back to the 13th century and tourists flock to the area all year round. Needless to say, this is one of the most crowded places you can visit when in Stockholm. But in between all the tourist trinket shops, you can find real gems in Gamla stan. One of these is the restaurant Djuret.
Djuret is a meat lover’s definition of heaven. Some of the meat on the menu is bred by the restaurateurs or by close, organic farmers. Other protein served is wild game which is hunted with the utmost respect. In addition to this, the restaurant takes pride in growing their own biodynamic vegetables and refines much of the meat served in their own butcher’s shop.
Each month the menu is built around one animal. The selected animal in question is always served in the form of two set menus: “Lilla Djuret”, consisting of four dishes and “Stora Djuret”, which is the bigger menu in which all available cuts of the animal are creatively served . Last time I visited, the animal was reindeer and I probably won’t ever try to eat that anywhere else since it won’t be as good (and that’s coming from someone who was basically raised on reindeer meat).
The place is small and popular so be sure to make table reservations in advance. It is worth it, I promise you.