ask Amanda about
bakery • breakfast and brunch • ethnic food • asian food • cocktail bars • nightclubs
What do you do and why do you do it?
I'm a Digital Producer at a display and ad tech agency in Södermalm, the hipster district of Stockholm. My work is steeped in a constantly dynamic and fast-paced industry, which is where I thrive. I feel fortunate because I genuinely wake up every morning excited to go to work.
You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?
"Best Thing I Never Had" by Beyoncé and "Break Up in a Small Town" by Sam Hunt, because I'm cheesey like that.
What are the best TV shows of all time?
Sabrina the Teenage Witch (all the cool kids that grew up in the 90's, you understand), and yes... I heard that there'll be a reboot.
Name some spots in Stockholm that are good for a Tinder date.
Fotografiska Museum because you won't be forced to speak to each other the entire time and Bar Grannen because it's cozy and you can bond over board games.
Who’s your hero and where in Stockholm would you take them out for a serious hang?
My best friend, Audrie, who I'd take to the famous Archipelagos, dinner at Fotografiska Museum, and then finish it off with some vomit-inducing rides at Gröna Lund's amusement park.
Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?
A majority of my closet consists of items from Aritzia, a Canadian-based retailer, but since I'm a million miles away, I usually look to high-street Zara or Weekday for decently good quality clothing. I'm also a big fan of Amsterdam's label Scotch & Soda.
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?
Hailing from Calgary, I'm a huge NHL fan, so it's a shame that I have yet to go to an ice hockey game. Especially strange considering hockey's popularity in Sweden.
What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Stockholm and where did you get it?
You really can't get more extreme than moose, which I had in Gamla Stan.
Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Stockholm that you particularly like?
Bara Enkelt in Södermalm. They only accept cash, but the food and drinks are cheap, and it's always a good time.
What restaurant in Stockholm looks crap, but the food’s amazing?
Jappi on Kammakargatan. This is the only one in the chain that offers traditional Chinese food and it's truly authentic and amazing!
Where can you get the best cocktail in Stockholm? Which one do you like?
Linje Tio does a great Old Fashioned, and sometimes even offers their own spin on the classic.
Where would you take your partner in Stockholm if you wanted to really pamper them?
Sturebadet Spa, the most lush and luxurious pool house I've ever seen, complete with art deco interiors from the 1800s.
Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?
Jordnötsringar, literally peanut butter rings; kardemummabullar, cardemom buns; and kanebullar/cinnamon buns.
What’s the one place you think is overrated in Stockholm?
Miss Voon. I think the whole Asian-fusion is a bit overplayed.
What’s the one place you think is underrated in Stockholm?
Ringen Teatern in Skanstull, a fancy food court with rotating food kiosks. Sometimes, you might even find one by a famous Michelin star chef.
What are the Stockholm spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
Gamla Stan aka Old Town. The narrow cobble stoned streets are both inviting and interesting to explore.
Tomorrow’s your last day in Stockholm. How do you spend it?
I'd go boating in the famous archipelagos and eat all the kanelbullar that I can get my hands on.
What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?
New Orleans because of its rich and spooky history. The food, cocktails, and live music are just some of the reasons I love visiting the city, not to mention the friendly locals.