I finally got to visit a Stockholm institution last week – Günters hot dog stand. I’ve heard rumors over the years about the amazing hot dogs and the owner who is very strict with how you order. Though I was frightened of making a mistake (very similar to the Seinfeld ‘Soup Nazi’ episode), everything went fine and I have to admit, it was an amazing hot dog.
There’s always a long line, so you can’t be in a hurry, but it’s worth it! Remember, it’s only one guy running the stand and he makes them fresh. He’s not all that into chit-chat or customer service, but he will make you an amazing hot dog with toasted baguette bun (you don’t get a choice on that). Know what you want to order when you get up there and then step aside!
I looked up reviews from a few other people about the place. Here are a few excerpts:
I cry a little every time I eat any hotdog that isn’t from Günters
If left stranded on a desert island and I had to choose between 100 big macs or just one Gunters krauker wurst + sauerkraut korv I would pick the sausage.
It felt just like your were standing in line at the Soup-nazi-stand in Seinfeld:-)
Me and my wife stood in line and the guy in the stand just screamed – NEXT!
He handled like four five orders at the time and didn’t care if there were two or twenty people in line. He just had his own pace.
I thought I’d start a new thing at home where I make a menu of what we will have for breakfast during the week. Normally the kids love sausage & bacon, but now for some reason, they say they aren’t hungry for it anymore. Oh well – more bacon for me!
Sausage. How can anyone mess up a sausage? This was always my belief until I moved to Sweden. How do you mess it up? Turn it into falukorv! I’m not sure what falukorv is either than a nasty sausage that has a slight pickling taste. Sausages are not to be pickled!
For some reason, kids love this, so the only time my husband and sons get to eat it is when I go out. Wait a minute…. now I’m realizing why they’re always telling me I should go out more often. Hm….