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Food blogger Anders Husa tries out restaurants.
Food blogger Anders Husa tries out restaurants.

Food & Drink

Where the Norweigan food bloggers eat

They boil, roast, bake, and pickle. And then share their knowledge and recipes with their readers. We asked three of Norway’s top food bloggers to tell us their favorite restaurants.

Andershusa.com

Anders Husa was one of two bloggers behind the Two foodies eating blog. Now he has launched a new blog in his own name, Anderhusa.com. Husa says that his love of food comes from home.

“I am a foodie living in Oslo,” Husa tells Scandinavian Traveler. “I love to visit and share the best places to eat good food. Especially in the city where I live, but also in other places in Norway and out in the world when I’m traveling. I am also very interested in good coffee and wine. Sometimes I play the chef at home in my own kitchen. It’s something I have inherited from my parents, who always made food from scratch, putting in real ingredients and a lot of love.” 

Husa shares his culinary tips on Instagram every day, while the blog is updated weekly. 

Here are Husa’s favorites in Norway:

 

Pjoltergeist

Pjoltergeist is my absolute favorite restaurant in Oslo. The chef comes from Iceland and fuses Icelandic and Asian ingredients. The food is presented in a rough and ready manner, but it looks nice on the plate, and everything tastes great. The interior, the music, the clientele, and the staff lift the atmosphere of the venue to a fantastic level.

Pjoltergeist

Rostedsgate 15 b, Oslo

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Måltid

Måltid is a gourmet restaurant in Kristiansand deserving of a Michelin star. It serves amazing New Nordic cuisine, beautifully presented and in step with the latest culinary trends from Copenhagen. I have had the pleasure of eating here once.

Måltid

Tollbodgata 2 b, Kristiansand

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Coffeeberry

Coffeeberry is a coffee bar, but they also serve simple food. Coffeeberry was started by a married couple in my birthplace of Sandnes, and they have recently opened a branch in Stavanger. It has the best coffee and the nicest staff in Rogaland.

Coffeeberry

Klubbgata 3, Stavanger

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Helle Øder Valebrokk runs the HellesKitchen blog. She has also published a cookbook.

HellesKitchen.org

This blog provides recipes, food-related news, and restaurant tips, both at home and abroad. It is run by Helle Øder Valebrokk.

“I don’t make traditional everyday Norwegian food, because I have roots in both Norway and Denmark,” blogger Valebrokk tells Scandinavian Traveler. “I take a lot of my inspiration from culinary adventures abroad and I love using spices. At HellesKitchen you are just as likely to find a drink recipe on a Monday, because my goal is to make life a celebration.”

Here are Valebrokk’s favorite restaurants:

Munchies

“For the ultimate burger, I recommend Munchies. The hipster factor is high, but the burgers are grilled to perfection and the sides are wonderful. They also make a lovely vegetarian burger that is highly recommended.

Munchies

Bernt Ankers gate 8, Oslo

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Rôtisserie

Rôtisserie is a new kid on the block that serves top-class French cuisine, such as slow-roasted chicken and duck. Eating here feels like Sunday lunch at grandma’s house.

Rôtisserie

Hausmanns gate 31, Oslo

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Enoteca

Enoteca, which is a local restaurant in Frogner. I love eating in the neighborhood. There are parts of Oslo that are really nice to visit when you are in town. Enoteca is a small restaurant that serves Italian dishes such as pasta, pizza, antipasti, and salads. And they do it perfectly. The wine list is impressive. You will need a reservation, as it is a very popular place.

Enoteca

Bygdøy allé 59, Oslo

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Monica Csango has published the cookbook Til å spise opp. Photo: Gyldendal Norsk Forlag

Monicacsango.blogg.no

Monica Csango is a journalist, writer, and director. She also runs one of the most popular food blogs in Norway. In 2013 she published a cookbook called Til å spise opp. She was also a judge on Norwegian TV show Kakekrigen for four seasons. The blog contains recipes for everything from buns to Thai food.

[Monica Csango has published the cookbook Til å spise opp. Photo: Gyldendal Norsk Forlag]
Monica Csango has published the cookbook Til å spise opp. Photo: Gyldendal Norsk Forlag
“Right now, I make a lot of food that fits in a bowl,” Csango says. “Quinoa with sweet potato, broccoli, and tahini. Or maki in bowl.”

Here are Csango’s favorite restaurants:

St Raw

St Raw makes the best sushi in Norway and is housed in the basement of the cozy Saga hotel. Treat yourself to freshly caught Swedish oysters, scallop sashimi, and wonderful maki rolls. I let the chef choose for me whenever we eat there. Don’t be fooled by the basic premises, it’s what is going on in the kitchen that matters here: Fantastic ingredients. Fingerspitzengefühl, not to mention a unique way of looking after guests – courtesy of Håkan, a Swede. Everyone should have a St Raw experience.”

St Raw

Eilert Sundts gate 31, Oslo

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Vietnamhouse

Vietnamhouse is a wonderful place just a stone’s throw from Oslo Central Station. The venue is a bit peculiar, resembling a Greek stalactite cave. But if you choose to sit at a table here, you can enjoy the city’s best cold spring rolls with shrimp, a spicy Vietnamese pho (soup), or order a no. 8 from the menu, which is what I eat almost once a week. Number 8 contains rice noodles, bean sprouts, peanuts, pickled onions, and fried tofu. Plus some secret spices the chef will not divulge. I drink Vietnamese iced coffee with it, as I sit and think that sometimes good food is the meaning of life.

Vietnamhouse

Bernt Ankers gate 6 b, Oslo

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Delicatessen

Delicatessen the Grünerløkka branch has been a favorite ever since they opened. They do also have other branches, but this is the best. This is where you will find the best tapas in Norway. I always have the grilled paprika padron, which are small green peppers that are grilled and salted. I also have the chevre, which is baked and sprinkled with honey. Yardlong beans with lemon vinaigrette and a bit of scampi. Bread and aioli on the side. If you order the sangria with elderflower cordial, I promise you will have an excellent dining experience. You cannot make a reservation here and there is always a waiting list in the evening, so don’t come completely starving. Sometimes the wait is over an hour, but it’s always worth it.

Delicatessen

Søndre gate 8, Oslo

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