This fall I set one last resolution for 2014, a quite late one. I resolved to eat out more and it has been quite successful so far. I’ve tried many restaurants in the city and here’s a quick round-up that you might find useful if you find yourself in Trondheim anytime soon. I’ve added a price symbol next to each restaurant. $ means that this restaurant is relatively on the cheap side and $$ means a relatively middle-priced restaurant. I added the word relative, because food in Norway is expensive, therefore you shouldn’t compare it with food in other countries. I hope you find this guide useful!
This is the perfect place for the weekend brunch before shopping or after shopping. You can order amazing sandwiches and omelets and great coffee or a juicy burger and beer if you’re more hungry.
Hagen $, vegan/organic
A new concept for Trondheim, in this shop you can find vegan food made from organic ingredients. There is not much of a variety, but there are few salads, sandwiches and wraps that you can combine with a very healthy freshly pressed juice (hello beetroot juice!) and raw chocolate cake.
Persilleriet $, vegetarian/organic
Another option for vegetarians and organic food lovers is Persilleriet. There is one dinner option every day and three different wrap options. I tried the dinner pack and I’m sure I’ll be back soon for more.
If you want a proper dinner with fancy plating, then Nyfiken is the place for you. The portions are just enough so that you can get a starter, a main dish and a dessert without feeling too guilty about it. The menu changes seasonally so you can go back to completely different recipes every time.
Brygghus 9 $$
What do you call a place with great beer that is not a pub, but actually looks like a fancy restaurant? I have no idea, but if there is a word for it then it would perfectly describe this place. Be careful, the food is spicy/heavy and perfect to accompany many glasses of beer. The good thing is that they have a huge variety and can offer some guidance about that the beer that suites best your food. Don’t skip the dessert!
Trondhjem Mikrobryggeri $, pub
This place is and actually looks like a pub. They offer their own beer and you can also get to test all of their beers before you find your favorite one. They also offer some dishes that go well with beer.
Frida $$, mexican
Here you can find as spicy or as mild food as you want. The chef is always willing to make a spicier than spicy sauce just for you. They also offer homemade nachos and fabulous margaritas. Their main dishes are amazing and their portions so big that you may not make it to dessert. It’s OK, you can always go back a second time.
Bangkok Cafe $, thai
Go for a table on the back, where you have to take your shoes off and sit on the floor and order a soup with rice, whichever soup. This is a unique experience.
Matute $, chilean
I don’t know much about Chilean food to tell you if the burgers they serve are actually traditional chilean food, I suspect not, but they sure taste nice and have a great quality. Beware, this place doesn’t serve alcohol.
Ristorantino Somma $, italian
A proper Italian restaurant with pizza, pasta and tomato fish soup. Everything I’ve tried from Somma was impeccable. Bonus their coffee place serves the most delicious desserts and the best cappuccino in Trondheim, probably because the owners are Italians.
That was it for now. I hope to keep up with my goal for this winter/spring as well and come back soon with 10 more places to eat in Trondheim. Meanwhile, tell me, how many places have you eaten in in your city?