'Stockholm' on Serious Eats

Günter's Hot Dog Stand in Stockholm, Sweden

Note: Roger Magnusson first appeared on A Hamburger Today with a review of Sweden's most popular burger chain, Max. Now he's back with another Swedish fast food report, this time about Günter's, a hot dog stand in his home of Stockholm. Gunter behind the counter with a Kabanoss served in a French bread roll (fralla in Swedish) with hot sauce, mustard, and sauerkraut. [Photos: Roger Magnusson] In Sweden, hot dogs are a typical fast food dish. We have all kinds, from the ordinary dog with only bread to a half special, a normal grilled hot dog topped with mashed potatoes and a mayo-based shrimp salad (räksallad in Swedish). In Stockholm, we have a lot hot dog stands, or korvkiosks. But... More

Serious Sandwiches: Östermalms Korvspecialist

Photograph by Sarah Brooks Much like most big cities here in the U.S., the streets of Stockholm are littered with stands selling their version of the hot dog. They call them "French hot dogs" or korv (from korvar, the Swedish word for "sausage"), and it is essentially a sausage stuffed into a French bread roll. Most stands in the city serve a generic-looking hot dog version, but for a real homemade sandwich, there's only one korv stand to visit—Östermalms Korvspecialist.... More

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