Malmo Sweden with a peanut allergy

Is Malmo, Sweden safe for someone with food allergies?

We found Malmo amazing in dealing with Arren’s allergies, in our time there he didn’t have one reaction.┬á We didin’t eat out, but we tend not to, we did however stick to our allergy favourite of burger king for dinner, but we managed to find a lot of things for Arren to safely eat while there.

If you have a milk allergy it’s an amazing place to be. We found coconut yogurt, oatly oat milk, oatly cream cheese and a whole lot of safe breads,┬á for Arren’s multiple food allergies.

We found the products where extremely well labelled and trustworthy, people knew about the severity of allergies and everyone we encountered spoke excellent English.


  • We rented an airbnb with a kitchen close to a grocerry store to be able to make our own food easily.
  • Before leaving I researched the grocery stores.┬á We were close to a hemkop, they have a great online shop, that I translated to English to see if they had any oatly, I checked all the things that Arren would most likely eat.┬á The online shop showed the ingredients list and may contain, so it was easy to see what would be safe for him.
  • Find the words for your allergies in Swedish and read labels when you get there, it will most likely not be in English, but with a little planning you can be safe.
  • If you’re going to go to a restaurant take allergy cards with you translating your allergies into Swedish, make sure the waiters understand the severity of your allergy, if you don’t feel comfortable remember you can leave.
  • Be as relaxed as you can possibly be! Have fun! Try to put the what ifs away and enjoy the moment.

Common allergy translated to Swedish. 

Peanuts – jordn├Âtter

Tree Nuts –┬átr├Ądnotter

egg- agg

Milk -mj├Âlk

Soy – Soja

Mustard – Senap

Fish – Fisk

Shellfish – skaldjur

Wheat – vete

Sesame Seeds –┬ásesamfr├Ân

Sunflower Seeds –┬áSolrosfr├Ân

We found Sweden easy to navigate with food allergies, but that was our experience, we didn’t take any unnecessary risk, just because we are travelling with a toddler, they don’t really have a sophisticated palate so going to restaurants it him is just a pain.┬á You decide what your level of comfort is and you go with that.