Saluhallen on Kungstorget is the biggest indoor food market in Gothenburg. It was built in 1889 and was originally designated for meat commerce but nowadays all kinds of food is sold here. It is one of few remaining indoor markets in Sweden and it was declared historic building in 1985. The building is a good example of late 1800s construction in iron and glass. There are about 40 different stores and places to eat at, and I really like to stroll around here and just smell all nice scents of food. If you’re hungry you can get a nice hot meal for little money or you could just take a fika (coffee and cake). Regardless if you’re looking for a special bread, cheese, meat or spice you’ll probably find it here. There is often a market trading just outside Saluhallen where you can buy nice vegetables and flowers. I’m really happy to say that we from last week live a very short walk from here. During weekends this is where we buy freshly baked bread and kanelbullar (cinnamon buns) or Wienerbröd (danish pastry) for breakfast. I’m sorry that theese photos don’t smell, but you’ll just have to improvise.

4 Responses to “Saluhallen”

  1. keiko
    June 9th, 2005 17:17

    Hi Dagmar – I’ve been to a market in Stockholm (forgot the name), this looks similar to it. It was a wonderful experience and I’d love to visit here too…

  2. Dagmar
    June 10th, 2005 17:55

    I’ve been to one in Stockholm as well, and if I’m not misstaken it’s bigger there and have even more interesting food. If you’ll ever be in Gothenburg and Saluhallen, don’t forget to come over for some “fika” as we say in Swedish :-) (coffee and cake)

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