Six Hours In Malmö
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Being a Swede in Copenhagen is quite luxurious. All the stuff you miss from home is literally 45 minutes away. And as the Swedish krona is so weak at the moment we got in the car to visit Malmö to do some shopping and enjoy a real good “semla”.
With a BroPas you only pay 210 DKK return if you travel in and out via the Oresund Bridge within six hours during the weekend and that amount is easily saved when you go grocery shopping in Sweden (we’ll put together a list of good items to get in the Swedish supermarkets below).
Malmö has a lot to offer but here’s what you (should) have time for during these six hours. We parked the car on one of the side streets close to Gram, and left it there. It takes about 15 minutes to walk from Gram to Kärleksgatan 3.
1. GROCERIES | GRAM
Mäster Danielsgatan 3, 211 58 Malmö. I’m totally in love with the idea of buying your groceries “in the nude”. Now don’t let your dirty mind fool y’all, I mean buying food without being wrapped in unnecessary plastic or paper. Gram is a cute little store located in an area with colourful houses and a great selection of cafés. Bring your empty containers and fill them with veg, washing up liquid, eggs, honey, spices, well, what ever you need really. It’s really one of the best feelings.
2. SWEET | SÖDERBERG & SARA
Mäster Danielsgatan 3, 211 58 Malmö. Next door to Gram we suggest you sit down for a coffee at Söderberg & Sara. Serving only (delicious) filter coffee this lowkey café sat the bar for finding the best semla in Malmö. I love everything about the interior and could easily have stayed longer if we didn’t have a tight schedule to follow.
3. INTERIOR | AB SMÅLAND
Södra Förstadsgatan 25-27, 211 43 Malmö. I want to live here. Can I, AB Småland? If not, I want to buy everything from the store. I want to fill our home with all the organic cotton linnens, fresh smelling soaps and carefully selected ceramics. AB Småland is totally interior shop goals and the concept of having a creative space smack on the busy walking street is brilliant.
4. EAT | KÄRLEKSGATAN 3
Kärleksgatan 3C, 211 45 Malmö. Sitting in the window at Kärleksgatan 3 (Love street 3, I mean, how cute) gave us proper French bistro vibes and the floor is a dream. Add attentive staff, great food and colourful artwork and I can tell you this is a spot we’ll visit again.
5. GROCERIES | ICA KVANTUM EMPORIA
Emporia, Hyllie stationsväg 22, 215 32 Malmö. Alright. Emporia is far from our favourite spot in Malmö. But in the basement you’ll find ICA Kvantum and they have everything you need. Parking is free for two hours if you ask the cashier to validate your ticket (as you enter the parking space, just follow the signs for ICA and Willys).
These are the groceries we always get as the quality is better and the price is much cheaper compared to Copenhagen: Oatly iKaffe, organic whole coffee beans (from ICA, Arvid Nordquist or Löfbergs Lila), butter, cashew nuts, almonds, all kinds of beans in tetra pack, chopped tomatoes in tetra pack, gluten free hard bread, corn tortillas, pain killers, alcohol free beers and alcohol free sparkling wine.