Two blocks away from dome-popping vegan cinnamon rolls and pastries in Old Town (or Gamla Stan). I meant to take photos of the pastries, but I would always black out and wake up twenty minutes later with crumbs scattered across my face and cinnamon smushed into my sweater. It’s like my brain shut down because it couldn’t handle how perfect they were. Check them out at Sattva bakery! There are a few locations, and I visited the spots in Sodermalm and Gamla Stan.
Old Town can get really busy and touristy, but luckily jet lag was my copilot. We were there at 7am, hours before any of the stores opened for the day. We quietly strolled through the empty cobblestone streets, taking in all the strong architecture and soft light. It’s a totally different world once the town is awake, and I’m glad I got to see it at its best.