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The Best Neo-Nordic Restaurants in Scandinavia and America

Noma, the Danish restaurant that started the foraging movement, is just the tip of the neo-Nordic iceberg. Here are six places to try in Scandinavia, plus three places to get a taste of Scandinavia stateside.

By: Brett Martin and Mark Byrne

The Best Neo-Nordic Restaurants in Scandinavia and America

NomaCopenhagen
The original and still champion.


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Maaemo, Oslo
Go now, because soon everyone else will.


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LysverketBergen
Making a case for Norway’s second city.


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FrantzénStockholm
Austere and passionate, all at once.


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RelaeCopenhagen
Only four courses, still mind-blowing.


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Oaxen Krog & SlipStockholm
A neo-Nordic O.G., reinvented in Stockholm.


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No Airfare Required
How to get a taste of Scandinavia Stateside 

AskaBrooklyn
When Aska opened in the back of a gallery in an old garage in Williamsburg, it brought Nordic food to New York and won a Michelin star in its first year. Slated to reopen soon in a home it won’t have to share.


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The Bachelor FarmerMinneapolis
Minnesota might seem like an odd place for high-end locavorism, but Bachelor Farmer chef Paul Berglund’s commitment to farm-sourced food is straight out of the Old Country.


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The Willows Inn, Lummi Island, WA
Chef Blaine Wetzel cooked under Redzepi at Noma before opening his restaurant in an inn on a small island north of Seattle. The food, in true Nordic fashion, is “fished, foraged, and farmed.”

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Photos: 1) Mikkel Heriba, 2) Maaemo, 3)Antoine Bouillot, 4)Frantzén, 5) Per Anders Jørgensen,  6) Oaxen Krog & Slip, 7) Signe Birck,  8) The Bachelor Farmer,  9) Charity Burggraaf