Building the new food hall 2016-2020


Östermalms Saluhall is an institution in Stockholm, a place for the enjoyment of food in a historic setting, which since 1888 provides high-quality ingredients and food from Swedish and international cuisines. Östermalms Saluhall also has the highest level in the Stockholm City Museum’s cultural classification. Östermalms Saluhall cultural and historical heritage is stored inside the walls, and makes the building extremely special, but its age also means that there is an unmet need of refurbishment. To celebrate another 130 years, the City of Stockholm is now renovating one of Stockholm’s main venues Östermalms Saluhall and revitalizing the building including recreating the original star-shaped floor plan from 1888.

The project is part of the city’s Vision 2030 for a world-class Stockholm and work to improve the entire area around Östermalms Saluhall with adjacent streets. The city wants to develop Östermalms Saluhall to become one of the world’s premier venues for food and dining experiences.

Responsible for the project is the City of Stockholm, through the Real Estate Department (Fastighetskontoret) that manages the property.


The renovation of Östermalms Saluhall assumes its period character and traditional values​​. The hall retains its warm and friendly atmosphere and the building’s original star-shaped floor plan from 1888 is recreated. The developed layout improves the availability, opening up to more space for additional venues and highlights the building’s original architecture.

The renovation also means connecting Östermalms Saluhall to the property south of the main building. Two glazed courtyards will be created to surrounding restaurants and the entrance to Nybrogatan. The food hall will also be integrated with a new hotel that will be built in the property next door on Nybrogatan.


To renovate a building of great historical value must be done correctly. At the same time, we are anxious to be done as soon as possible. On April 14, 2016, the temporary market opened at Östermalmstorg and here is where all the traders will conduct their business while the regular food hall is closed. The new Östermalm Saluhall will open in winter 2020, if everything goes as planned. (updates are published on this site and also, you will find the latest news from The City of Stockholm at the link below under Contact and Information).

Temporary food hall at Östermalmstorg

During the renovation period from april 2016, all merchants conduct their business in the temporary covered market hall (Pavilion) at Östermalmstorg. The temporary market hall is built in simple but cheap materials and has a high standard of design. The temporary food hall will be sold when the traders move out.

You can follow the construction of the temporary food hall at Instagram here.


To learn more, visit:

Download folder in pdf (Swedish only) here.

Photo gallery for the project here.


Olle Henriksson. Project Manager, City of Stockholm.

Linda Laine. Communication Strategist, City of Stockholm.

Questions regarding the facilities or business inquiries as a trader in Östermalms Saluhall: Jeff Gustafsson, Property Manager, City of Stockholm. E-mail:

Press Inquiries, Östermalms Saluhall: Lina Bielsten

Press images, Östermalms Saluhall:

Guided tours

Inquiries regarding reservation of a personal guide for private tours or visits with business groups in Östermalms Saluhall, contact Lina Bielsten, Östermalms Saluhall Magazine:

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