THE ORIGINAL MALMÖ FOOD WALK
We provide guided walking food tours to the flavors of Malmö, Skåne and all the exiting specialities from the wide array of international food stores that line the streets of Sweden’s most multicultural town.
Matkaravan translates as ”Food Caravan”, and is the original foodie Malmö Food Walk, going strong for over thirteen years.
All our guides are culinary professionals who have worked as chefs, sommeliers, food journalists and food stylists. All of our private tours are small so there is enough time for questions and special requests.
The tours take 2-3 hours with 4-6 stops along the way, while we taste specialities from the different shops and restaurants that we have hand-picked with a focus on quality and personality. Expect the unexpected! Our aim is to inspire you to look at flavors and ingredients in a new way and find inspiration for your own home cooking.
We host public food tours in English on Saturdays once a month during the spring and summer season – tickets can be bought here: The Foodie Caravan.
We also arrange private tours in English – below are a few popular options. We can also arrange tailor made tours for groups on request.
– our tours in English for visiting groups
The Swedish Tour
Discover the culinary heritage of Sweden through your tastebuds. Experience both classic Swedish fare like pickled herring, smoked and cured salmon and Scanian cured ham, as well as modern artisanal products like cheese, cloudberry jam, charcuterie, chocolate and ice cream from small-scale producers. Of course, all of the samples come with a story connecting them to Sweden’s and Malmö’s cultural heritage.
The New Nordic Tour
The New Nordic movement has gained momentum during the last 15 years. Hear the story about how these culinary backwaters ended up fueling one of the largest gastronomical trends right now. We will visit both restaurants and shops and try some of the rediscovered wild ingredients such as spruce tips, pickled rosehips, ramson capers, different fermented foods, and of course, natural wine. A tour for dedicated “foodies” wanting to get a grip on what’s happening on Malmö’s culinary scene right now.
The Sweet “Swedish Fika” Tour
The concept of “fika” is almost sacred in Sweden, and what at a glance looks like “just coffee and cakes” has deep cultural roots. This is a tour for everyone with a sweet tooth as we’ll be sampling artisan chocolate truffles with Nordic flavors, traditional and modern buns, biscuits and cakes, liquorice, handmade candy, coffee from local microbreweries and lots more.
The Speedy Tour
Pressed for time? Not to fret, in just one hour we can take you through the key elements of Swedish cuisine all in one place: Malmö’s newly built food hall, “Saluhallen”. Sample herring, elk, local cheese and more with knowledgeable guidance on the history of each delicacy.
The International Tour
Malmö’s inhabitants come from 181 nations, which is obvious when you look at the vast array of food stores and restaurants in town. In this tour we guide you to the best of the pick. You’ll taste Asian, Middle Eastern and European specialities and learn tricks that will make you a better cook.
Monocle 24 went on a Food Tour together with us in Malmö in October 2017 – klick the image to listen to the episode.
Visit Malmö has made a short film in English about our tours.