Stockholm - Post Report Question and Answers

What do people who suffer from environmental or food allergies need to know?

Some years the birch pollen can be bad, but otherwise seasonal allergies aren't a problem. Restaurants are very attuned to food allergy issues. - Dec 2020

Pollen in the spring with birch trees and grass can be bad. - Sep 2020

Sweden is woke to all food sensitivities. - May 2020

Celiac sufferers rejoice! Swedes experience an unusually high prevalence of gluten sensitivity and lactose intolerance. I've never seen more alternative diet-friendly items in a grocery store. Additionally, pretty much all restaurants offer gluten-free, vegetarian, and lactose-free options. - Jan 2017

Swedish restaurants are very accommodating to those with food allergies. Pollen and grass tend to be a problem for people in May/June. - May 2015

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