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Stora Nygatan 11, Stockholm, Sweden, 111 27

Cozy vegetarian buffet restaurant conveniently located in Old Town Stockholm. Provides vegan and vegetarian fare with changing global flavors, such as spicy Moroccan stews and falafel, lasagna and pancakes. Relaxed vibe, has Wi-Fi. Closed until 19 Feb 2018. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-8:00pm, Sat-Sun 12:00pm-8:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, International, Organic, Western, Salad bar, Juice bar, Take-out

121 Reviews

First Review by astalia

happy eating - Edit

Small but very nice restaurant in the heart of Stockholm. They have a tasty buffet of vegetarian dishes including soup. They also sell delicious cakes. Their prices are modest.

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Food was good - Edit

Food was good! The staff wasn't particularly nice though. Would still love to go back for the food.

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Filling, cosy and casual - Edit

Food was nice but typical of a buffet, nothing was piping hot except the soup which was fresh as we arrived. The location is great, price is about what I have come to expect in Stockholm. Not all vegan but when we went that meant we just had to avoid 1 particular sauce.

Pros: lots of vegan options , convenient location , filling

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Nice Buffet Stop - Edit

Cool cosy cafe atmosphere, Help yourself to the buffet. Not everything is vegan which is the main downfall, But good for location and friendly staff. Prices are a bit high but Stockholm is an expensive city and it is in the centre so don't be shocked. Still worth it :)

Pros: Buffet, Good central location

Cons: Not all vegan

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Great food - Edit

It's a small buffet with only a couple of hot dishes at a time, but it's great food. Hermitage is kind of like a mini version of Herman's (sometimes confusing) but I wish it was all vegan! Why not??

Pros: Great value

Cons: Not entirely vegan

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nice little restaurant - Edit

Well located but pricy for a small buffet
Food was good too both days i ve been there

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OK vegetarian cafe in nice location - Edit

The food was OK but limited choice and the evening buffet price has risen to 180SEK, which is expensive by UK standards.

Pros: Good location

Cons: Expensive by UK standards, Limited choice

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Too bad everything isn't vegan - Edit

Cozy spot with homemade style food. Very busy around lunchtime, and hard to get a table.

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vegetarian buffet in the city center - Edit

If you want to eat good vegetarian/vegan food on Gamla Stan and not get bancrupted, that's a good option. You pay for a buffet and eat as much as you want. I liked hummus and raw cabbage salad most of all. If you wish to have coffee/tea/sweets, you pay extra. The staff was friendly and happy to assist :)

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Vegan retreat - Edit

This was a perfect stop off after a morning of sightseeing in the Old Town. Considering the location the prices here are very inexpensive where you can get lunchtime deal for just 120SEK. Inside there is unlimited water and a number of vegan options to choose from such as soup, stew, curries, koftas, potatoes and salad bar, although I did have to ask which dishes were vegan. As with most buffets you can fill up your plate as much as you want but expect some buffet traffic whilst you wait to get your food. Although not as good as Hermans, the food here is hearty and tasty and we left feeling full and satisfied.

Pros: Vegan options, Inexpensive, Outside seating

Cons: Buffet traffic, Not 100% vegan, Vegan food could be labelled

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Great vegan food with a view - Edit

Good variety of great tasting vegan food. Beautiful outside seating with an awesome view.

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Good alternative in "Gamla stan" - Edit

A fair vegan alternative if you are in Gamla stan (Old city). A traditional vegetarian restaurant that serves the dishes in a warm and a cold buffet. You don't need to leave hungry.

Pros: Nice Location, Outdoor seating, You don't leave hungry

Cons: Can be crowded

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Great place but not entirely vegan - Edit

This place was nice, well located in Gamla Stan. You can find a buffet, however nothing indicates which plate is vegan or only vegetarian.

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Vegetarian Gem in Gamla Stan - Edit

Hermitage is an excellent vegetarian dining choice after spending a day or afternoon exploring the Old Town, the most beautiful part of Stockholm. We came after touring the Royal Palace. There is indoor and outdoor seating and we chose outdoor seating due to the warmth offered by the provided colorful blankets and interesting street scene. It is buffet style so you pay for your plate and can fill it as many times as you desire. Though there are limited options they are all excellent. Highly recommend the spinach cannelloni, vegan ratatouille and selection of natural sodas. Staff is very friendly. Highly recommend.

Pros: Location , Outdoor Seating with Blankets, Buffet Style

Cons: Small Restaurant, 2. Prices

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great! - Edit

Nice food. I love that it's all you can eat and not that expensive

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Good food in Gamla stan - Edit

Tasty food all you can eat. Baked potatoes, lasagna, spinach soup etc + salads. The place was small but cosy. You could have water spiced with lemon or fresh herbs with no extra charge.

Recommended!

Pros: Good food, Location, Cosy

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Good for a break from sightseeing - Edit

The food is not super creative or super tasty, but if you get hungry while strolling through the streets of Gamla Stan, this is a good spot to sit down and to have a break. I prefer freshly prepared food over buffet, but the options are fine and the food is good. The vegan cakes on the other hand are only suitable for people who like their dessert really sweet, so I would not recommend those.

Pros: Great Location, Easy and Fast

Cons: Cakes are too sweet for my taste

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Great choice for vegans - Edit

This is a warm and cosy restaurant - even though it was snowing heavily, this was worth the walk to the old town and was very well heated as well as serving piping hot food. There are lunchtime (120SEK per person)and afternoon/evening (130SEK per person) buffets, as well as a separate menu and choice of cakes. Hot drinks are 15SEK if purchased with a buffet. We had the lunchtime buffet, served from 11-14, which included four hot dishes, plenty of salad, quinoa, bread, hummous, dipping sauces and dressings, and unlimited water. All items in the buffet were vegan with the exception of one sauce - not sure about the rest of the menu although at least one cake was vegan. It was all-you-can-eat so you can refill the plate many times, though to be honest, after two plates each, we were set for the rest of the day! Staff are friendly and knowledgeable about which items were vegan, and also speak English.

EDIT Jul 2017 - most of what I have written before still stands, although the prices are now 130SEK and 140SEK for lunch and dinner buffets respectively. What has changed since my last visit is the attitude of the staff, who presently do not seem to be interested in greeting or helping customers. Whilst I understood the system, I heard a group of non-locals be talked to quite rudely because they did not know what was included or not in the buffet or if they could refill. Hopefully it was an off day, but for the benefit of new guests: you pay at the counter upon arrival. The whole salad bar and drawers with hot dishes are included, as is the bread and soup, and you can refill your plate as often as you like. If you want water, you can take it from the jugs at the opposite end of the counter, even though they are technically in the staff area, and tea and coffee are included at lunch, but cost 15SEK at dinner. Two/three of the buffet options contain dairy, but are not labelled, so say 'vegan/vegansk' when paying.

Updated from previous review on 2016-01-09

Pros: good value, tasty food, location

Cons: not fully vegan, staff could be more helpful

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good but don't expect too much - Edit

Small restaurant in the old town in the turist area. Good and affordable (for Stockholm) if your like us, in a hurry and are really hungry.

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Nice enough - Edit

Good if you want a reasonably priced really filling meal. Food was good but not amazing

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Good, Not Great - Edit

I had the lunch buffet at Hermitage and was satisfied. However, I found that it came up short in a couple ways. First, the salad is very boring. There isn't even salad dressing! Second, several of the dishes are salty. They would taste much better with less salt and more pepper/other spices. In any event, it seems like the best vegetarian option in the area when you want a full meal and not just a pastry or cheese sandwich.

Pros: Extensive selection of cold and hot dishes.

Cons: Boring salad, several dishes too salty.

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Alright - Edit

All in all, the food was alright. The bread, potatoes and falafel were tasty, but the salads and especially the humus could have been better (it tasted like they just creamed chick peas without adding any spices or garlic).. since they don't have that many different choices on their buffet, I think they should improve the ones they already do have. Compared to other restaurants in Stockholm it was cheap though: you could eat as much as you want and tea and coffee is included for only 120 swedish crowns.

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In love - Edit

This is the first restaurant I loved when I moved to Stockholm and it's still my favourite place to stop when I go shopping or take a round in the city.
The food is always fresh and tasty and, apart from the lasagna, everything is vegan.
You can order their sallads or choose the buffet, and with the last one you can eat how much You want.
Try also their cakes, they are fantastics!

Pros: Quiet place, in the hystorical part of Stockholm,

Cons: Few tables...but you can make a reservation!

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Great place - Edit

Food is tasty here, good service.
Layout is cozy and nice.
They offer sweets too.
I recommend coming here, we enjoyed very much.

Pros: Inexpensive Tasty meal You have a buffet option

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Small but good - Edit

Cozy restaurant with a small but flavorful buffet. For 120SEK (lunch) you can take as much as you like from the hot (5options) and cold buffet, have water, tea or coffee and bread.

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Quite Unfriendly - Edit

TL;DR: Chaotic and impolite.

Here's the (quite long) story:
Unfortunately, we were not able to eat here. When we arrived at the venue shortly before 6pm, the staff first gave us a half-hearted greeting but ignored us apart from that (simply standing quietly behind the counter). So, a bit unsure about what to do, we sat down at a table for two (there were only two other taken tables at that moment). It was only after we had taken our coats off that one of the two present staff members came up to us with a 'reserved' sign, signaling us with their hand that, the whole restaurant space that was still free, including our 2-person-table, would be reserved at 6pm, which was 5 minutes from then. (How badly organized!) The only other two places that we knew had vegan food in the vincinity were closing that very moment, so I asked them if they knew where else we could go. The second man then suggested we could still get a take away and eat it somewhere else or go outside - we didn't know where to take the food away to, so we opted to eat outside. So we proceeded to go outside, sat down, and, after waiting for a short while with no-one coming to serve, I went in to inquiry how we would get our food since we weren't told at that point if someone would come get our orders, if we had to order inside or if it was just buffet,... So I addressed one of the two men; the other one being busy eating himself. However, just when I started to talk to him, a group of people (apparently those who had reserved the places) entered and, instead of finishing (or even really start) to explain me how we should proceed, he just turned towards the group and started talking to them, letting me stand there. Even though we were quite hungry, that was the point when we gave up and left, having had enough of the sheer unfriendliness.



Updated from previous review on 2017-05-07

Pros: apparently you can book the whole place

Cons: unfriendly

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best value in stockholm? - Edit

130 kronor is cheap by stockholm standards for an all you can eat buffet.

Yet the food is really good. You have a soup, a vege stew with tofu, carrots cabbage, what i believe is gluten meat. And a bunch of other veggies, the stew is a bit oily but with all the veggies in there id say its still pretty healthy, if you want no oil you can always skip it, go the brown rice and salad, for salad they have a chickpea bean one, cous cous, shredded carrots, lettuce and cabbage. They also have fried pakoras. And what seems to be a hummus/dip but im not sure if its vegan. Everything i tried was good.

They also have some awesome look deserts but i didnt try them. Definitely worth visiting as you stroll around oldtown stockholm.

Pros: Quality food, price, variety

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