FOODIE T(R)IPS AROUND THE WORLD

Here you'll find foodie places we've found and loved on our travels outside Spain. Bon Voyage!


Estonia


Tallinna


Bonaparte, Pikk 45

This restaurant empire consists of a restaurant, cafe and a bakery deli, where you can forget all dreams about ever fitting into a bikini again. Well worth it though - try crème brûlée- tart if you don't believe me.



Cafe Pierre, Vene 6

A trip to Tallinn  just isn't complete without a visit to Pierre and their cocoa and cakes. Hot chocolate with orange is my favourite.



Kohvik Moon, Vorgu 3

A restaurant run by two chefs who learned their trade in the top restaurants in Tallinn. Traditional Estonian and Russian cuisine with modern take. Slightly challenging location near the habour, but the food and the atmosphere make it worthwhile. Definitely my favourite restaurant in Tallinn. Excellent ingredients, great service, superbly priced and a wonderful atmosphere - here every day feels like Sunday. Reservation recommended.



Kompressor, Rataskaevu 3

Located in the heart of the Old Town this cafe is famous for their cheap and massive pancakes with a variety of savoury and sweet fillings. Perfect for nursing oneself back to life after a long night out. 



Leib Resto Aed, Uus tn 31

A restaurant overlooking a stunningly beautiful courtyard. The passion for food and quality ingredients is tangible. Great service and excellent wine recommendations. 



Nõmme market

Located about half an hour drive outside Tallinn, this market stocks everything: fish, meat, cheese, flowers, vegetables, fruits... Especially in the summer popular shopping destination for the locals. Easiest way to get there is the bus - no 23 departs from outside Kaubamaja.


Read about it in the blog


website



Von Krahli Aed, Rataskaevu 8

Located in the middle of the Old Town in a beautifully restaured town house. At its best the food is superb, but there's an unfortunate inconsistency.



Salt


The location of this petite and picturesque restaurant in Kadriorg might not be the most convenient one, but it's well worth the detour. Helpful and knowledgeable staff and a menu that changes often based on the availability of fresh ingredients. Also some rarer treats such as octopus and bull's testicles!


Read about it in the blog


Restaurant's website




Israel



Tel Aviv


Cafe Bialik, in the corner of Alleby str. and Bialik str.

Located close to the Carmel market (also worth checking out) this cafe is great for people watching and breakfast - try shakshouka with mergues. Not kosher.

Cafe's website (in Hebrew)


Salt, in the corner of Gordon str. and Hayarkon str.

A bistro located in a wonderful, small boutique hotel. Quality ingredients with a modern twist. Great service (not to be taken for granted at this part of the world) and a superb bar. Try to avoid the temptation to drink your way through the entire menu though the brilliant bartenders might make you want to do just that...Not kosher.

Restaurant's website (in Hebrew)


Ernesto, Ben Yehuda str.90

Nostalgic and endearingly traditional Italian family restaurant run by a family that originally came from Italy. Not kosher, so menu features fish, seafood, dairy and meat - such a their luscious duck breast carbonara.

Restaurant's website (in Hebrew)


Italy


Rome


The markets, especially Campo de' Fiore

Small market selling among other things fresh vegetables and artisanal produce. Surrounded by charming speciality shops such as bakeries and Norcineria Viola, fantastic charcuterie.

La Taverna del Ghetto, Via del Portico Ottavia 8

The neighbourhood is the old Jewish ghetto, so the street hosts several kosher restaurants. This is a meat one and probably the best. The kosher charcuterie are superb. Another dish worth trying is Carciofo alla Giudia, a Roman speciality of fried artichoke.



Vincenzo alla Lungaretta, Via della Lungaretta 153

Cosy family-run restaurant in the beautiful Trastevere. Homely atmosphere and good food.


Sweden


Grinda


Grinda Wärdshus

Located in the Stockholm archipelago about an hour away from Stockholm, this island is full of rural charm. The restaurant and hotel require a 20-minute walk from the harbour, but the peaceful atmosphere and good quality food are worth it. 




Vaxholm


Skafferi

Located about 1,5- hour boat ride from Stockholm Vaxholm is an absolute summer paradise. This little deli-restaurant is deliriously wonderful and close to the harbour.  Carefully selected products and outstanding customer service. Across the street there's a tiny terrace that's perfect for enjoying the goodies at an impromptu picnic with phenomenal sea views.



Vaxholm Hotel

Located right next to the Vaxholm harbour this traditional hotel and restaurant have that old school charm. Terrace offers spectacular views overlooking the archipelago. Not cheap, but excellent for fish and seafood. Reservation recommended.

 

*****  For information on the boats to archipelago please see here  *****


Stockholm



Beirut Cafe, Engelbrektsgatan 37Excellent Lebanese restaurant where the meze menu is so tempting itäs impossible not to get a little carried away. Popular restaurant, so reservation recommended!


Restaurant's website



Grand Hotel, Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8

Hotel that oozes old school glamour and prestige. Under one roof you'll find the superb drinks at Cadier bar (try White lady!) , their delightful afternoon tea (prices start at around € 40) , Swedish treats at the Veranda and Matias Dahlgren's Michelin starred restaurants (one's got 2, the other "just" 1) . Reservation for the afternoon tea recommended, for the restaurants it is a must.

Restaurant's website



Market halls, especially Östermalm market hall

Foodlover's heaven. Vendors selling all sorts of goodies and home to some nice restaurants too - Lisa Elmqvist is our favourite. Do also check out Beirut Café Deli's delicacies!

website


Primo, Kungbroplan 1


Italian restaurant located towards Kungsholmen right after Kungbro- bridge. Part of a chain (lo and behold) but don't let this scare you - atmosphere is authentic and food is good. I've had worse pizzas in Italy. Restaurant also houses a small Italian deli, where you can buy Italian treats to take home. 


website



Tunisia


Hammamet


Restaurant Barbarousse, medina

Hammamet represents exactly the kind of tourist hell I normally avoid. But should you find yourself there anyway, this place, located on top of the wall and overlooking the marina, is good for dinner.

Aux Bon Vieux Temps, La Marsa

Italian restaurant located right next to the La Marsa train station. Widely hailed as the best restaurant in Tunis, so do book ahead. Cannolis for dessert are a must. 

Aux Bon Vieux Temps, Sidi Bou Said

On top of picturesque neighbourhood of Sidi Bou Sid with phenomenal views to the sea. Mainly traditional Tunisian cooking in a stylish setting. Great service. Ideal for leisurely weekend lunch that just goes on and on.

Dar el Jeld, medina

A restaurant tucked away behind a yellow door in the narrow streets of medina. Located in a fabulously restored traditional Tunisian townhouse- the rooms alone are worth the visit. Traditional Tunisian fare with superb execution. Great winelist. Reservation recommended.



Marche Central, Rue de Allemagne

Central market of Tunis, #1 place to shop for everyone looking for fresh produce. Great selection of seafood. One of the few places in the country where you can get pork (in the corner of the side selling meat)