10 sustainable cafés and restaurants
Here in Halmstad we have quite a few cafés and restaurants where the heart beats a little extra for locally produced raw ingredients and climate-smart meals.
We have listed here 10 suggestions for cafés and restaurants where you can enjoy excellent meals and light snacks that are also good for the planet. Be sure to check out Halmstad’s many farm shops, where you’ll find a fantastic selection of locally produced food ingredients and products. It doesn’t get more sustainable than that.
Only ten minutes from the center of Halmstad, in a wonderfully rural setting in the middle of the Halland countryside, you’ll find the charming Linda’s Eco-Café (swe). External link, opens in new window. Homemade baked goods and slow food is served here, with a focus on locally produced and organic ingredients. The café is housed in an old stable at Röinge Kronogård and is decorated with personal and charming details. Don’t miss the chance to check out their next-door neighbor Patriks Prylar, a one-of-a-kind furnishings and decoration emporium filled with really unusual stuff – vintage, new and repurposed.
At the intriguing crêperie Hygge (swe) External link, opens in new window. in Tylösand, sustainability and a relaxed atmosphere are on focus. Delicious crêpes and galettes are prepared here in Hygge’s own unique way, with inspiration from the cuisine of Halland and Denmark. Both Lisette and Christian, who operate Hygge, are passionate about good, high-quality ingredients. The menu is colored by local growers and food producers, with a focus on sustainability and contains only the best Halland has to offer. Precisely for this reason, the menu changes with each new season and the dishes are composed based on the fresh ingredients available at the particular time. Be sure not to miss their deli where you’ll find wonderfully selected items to take home with you.
At Steninge Kuststation (swe), External link, opens in new window. Coastal Station, only 200 meters from the sea, your conscience, stomach and eyes will enjoy themselves. Locally produced, climate-smart meals and snacks are served here, often with vegetarian options, with an idyllic view of the sea. Steninge Kuststation (swe) External link, opens in new window. is a certified One Planet Plate restaurant – a certification by the World Wildlife Fund Sweden (swe), External link, opens in new window. which is about reducing the climate impact of meals while contributing to biodiversity. Take the opportunity to order porridge from one of the world’s best chefs, a two-time world champion in porridge cooking, or enjoy a tantalizing local kale and seaweed lasagna. All One Planet Plate certified, of course!
Feldt’s colorful Tivoli Kiosk (swe) External link, opens in new window. is like nothing else. Blending Alice in Wonderland and Willy Wonka, a visit to the fun fair kiosk is like sneaking into just that – a fun fair. The environment is equal parts over exuberance and wonderfully quirky, with everything from a black and white checkered floor and popcorn machines to pennants and candy canes on the ceiling. For the famished or those simply seeking a light meal, there’s a menu of organic and locally produced delectable buns (sweet cakes), various excellent baked goods, and scrumptious lunches. The festive Tivoli Kiosk (swe) External link, opens in new window. is also not only a place to eat, but also a shop where you can find all of My Feldt’s wares.
Feldt’s bröd & konfekt
Behind the sunny yellow façade of Kasten Rönnowsgatan 10 in Halmstad lies the small artisan bakery Feldt’s bröd & konfekt (swe). External link, opens in new window. Here, everything is made from scratch with natural ingredients and organic produce. The seats are few, but the buns are all the more numerous. The shelves are lined with sourdough bread, cakes, jams, homemade caramel, ice cream and, of course, lots of sweet cakes. The bakery is very popular and is known all over Sweden, so be sure to stop by in the morning to make sure your favorites are still available.
Söderfamiljen (swe) External link, opens in new window. is a family-run neighborhood restaurant serving quick snacks, lunch and dinner in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Sit at an offbeat table in the charmingly decorated restaurant or sit on the outdoor terrace and take in the view of the Nissan River as it slowly flows by. The menu changes according to mood and season, but is always filled with delicious dishes made from locally produced, organic and high-quality ingredients. The pizzas are no exception and with each new season new exciting combinations are presented that will make your taste buds rejoice.
Mangold Restaurant (swe) External link, opens in new window. takes the concept of climate-smart agriculture to a whole new level. The restaurant’s upper floor serves a “climate-smart buffet” where you can enjoy tasty and seasonal food with a focus on reducing food waste. There is no fixed menu here, but rather the food is prepared entirely according to whatever raw ingredients are available on the particular day. Working together with various food suppliers, they buy the produce and other food ingredients that other restaurants don’t want, which means the meals here are made from food that otherwise would be thrown away. Ayes, certainly a creative challenge for the chefs in the kitchen, but oh so climate smart! For a somewhat more traditional lunch with a variety of daily specials visit ground floor of Restaurant Mangold (swe). External link, opens in new window. And sometimes, every so often when one least expects it, their Streetfood Kitchen opens up.
If you want to have a quick bite to eat at one of “The 7 Wonders of Halmstad,” head over to Särdals Mill (swe). External link, opens in new window. Built in 1890, the Dutch style six-story windmill is one of the largest windmills in the Nordic region. The mill is no longer in use today; instead you can enjoy here a nice light meal in their cozy café and purchase locally produced products from their shop. Delicious baked goods, hearty sandwiches and simple lunch dishes are on the menu, often prepared with local raw ingredients from Halland.
For many years, Katarina and Kjell have produced food products from the farm’s own lambs and pigs at Västergårdarna (swe). External link, opens in new window. Now they have also opened the doors to the Västergårdarna farm shop and waffle shack. In a traditional rural home environment, they offer good light meals and first-class meat products. Everything served here is prepared from either their own home-grown or locally produced ingredients. In addition to the farm’s own meat products, the shop also sells eggs, vegetables and honey from the farm’s own production.
Ekoteket at Hallandsgården
During the summer, Hallandsgården opens up its café at Galgberget: Ekoteket Hallandsgården. External link, opens in new window. You can enjoy excellent light meals here with a fantastic view over the city of Halmstad. The café, though recently renamed Ekoteket, has been serving waffles with jam and cream for over 90 years. In addition to waffles, there also have soups, sandwiches, ice cream and pastries to choose from on the menu – all organic and mostly from locally produced ingredients. Take the opportunity to visit the fantastic open-air museum. And let the kids play in the superb Sagoängen playground.
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