Managing specific dietary needs while studying abroad can be a challenge, as products and stores vary from what you are accustomed to in your home country. However, Stockholm’s diverse population gives access to many restaurants, supermarkets, and specialty shops where you can find full product assortments for particular dietary needs.
Be ready to explore new brands and products and remember, like in the U.S., specialty foods can be more expensive than mainstream products and stores – so budget accordingly. It is not difficult to live with dietary regulations in Stockholm if you know how to prioritize finding what you need.
This section aims to give you tips, pointers, and recommendations while you study abroad at DIS Stockholm – so that you can enjoy the city’s cultural food opportunities!
Using food and travel blogs can be a great way to get tips from other adventurers with dietary restrictions. Often these blogs contain a wealth of information and tips about managing dietary restrictions in different international cities.
Have you found a great specialty food shop or grocery store product you would like to let other students know about? Whether it falls into the category of non-dairy, gluten-free, vegan, or anything else, we encourage you to send resources and tips to DIS Housing and Student Affairs on firstname.lastname@example.org, and know that we are also here to support you should you have any questions!
Ten Swedish Food-Related Words to Know
When going grocery shopping or ordering at a restaurant, it will be useful to know a few Swedish words that describe your diet. Here are a few to start with:
For a more complete list, read our PDF on Swedish grocery vocabulary.
Your Dietary Restrictions on DIS Study Tours
Your dietary restrictions are taken from your initial Registration, and all meals on your Program Study Tours and/or Optional Study Tour are based on that information.