Reviews by martinkubler

5 stars
Bärta - Bitar Chili & Lime

Great product to work with and tastes great. These are very versatile and work well in stews or casseroles, but also on their own on skewers or as a snack. Would totally buy these again.

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4 stars
Surprise airport find...

A dark gray plate on a light wood surface. On the plate, bottom right, is a small red raddish, which has been carved to resemble a flower. Top center and left are two potato cakes. One is sitting on a small pile of green guacomole, the other one on a pile of red tomato relish. There are several green salad leafs, a small red cherry tomato, and a slice of cucumber visible, too.
The Vegan Breakfast

I had dinner in the city centre branch of the StäV a few days ago and it was okay. Then I found it at the airport when I was looking for breakfast. They have a vegan breakfast that’s super tasty, freshly made, and, for an airport anyway, keenly priced. I liked it a lot. Probably one of the best vegan airport breakfasts I had so far.
They also have other clearly labeled vegan dishes.

Greasy Spoon, St Göransgatan, Sweden Stockholm
4 stars
Solid Vegan Fry-Up in Stockholm

A breakfast plate with a metal tub of margerine on the top left, a pile of yellow tofu scramble at the bottom, a vegan sausage on the left of the plate, a metal tub of baked beans in the centre of the plate. Above it, a potato roesti, and next to it some grilled tomatoes. Below on the right are two slices of bread.
The Fully Vegan Breakfast

If you’re in Stockholm and craving a good old fry up, Greasy Spoon’s version hits the spot and contains all the necessities: The right baked beans, a good sausage, nice tofu scramble, fresh mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, and a few slices of good bread. They even have brown sauce, the only correct condiment for a good fry-up, though they call it by its poncy name, HP sauce.
The place is laid back enough, service is good, and the toilets are clean. What else do you want? Gets busy, so use the digital wait-list function on their website.

5 stars
The Holy Grail of vegan Bavarian Food

Outstanding vegan Bavarian food. Everything we had was perfectly executed and tasted delicious. It’s been a long time I enjoyed a restaurant as much as Bodhi.
We had the Buffalo Wings to start with, then the Bodhi Pfanderl and the Enten Braten. We finished with the Mousse au Chocolat. The latter was just divine.
The portions are a good size, service is swift and friendly. There’s really no reason not to go here frequently. It’s probably a good idea to book in advance. The joint was packed when we arrived and without a booking we would have had to wait.

Vegan Buffalo Wings

Bodhi Pfanderl

4 stars
Massive Pizzas. Fair Prices.

Possibly the biggest pizza I’ve ever received in a restaurant! Easily enough to share for two people. For less than 14 EUR also very keenly priced, particularly given the city-center location of this place.
The outlet is large and it gets very busy - I’d definitely recommend making a reservation if you’re looking to go for dinner here.
The service was okay given how busy it was when we dined. I enjoyed the pizza and would totally come here again for another one. My friend had a vegan pasta dish, which was also a decent portion and tasted nice.
All in all a good place to dine in the centre of town and at very fair prices - the pizza, pasta, a small water, a glass of wine, and a beer came to less than 40 EUR.

<img data-v-40ab6d65="" src="" loadA big round pizza on a table with some glasses in the background. The pizza has a red tomato base and yellow-ish vegan cheese. You can also see some mushrooms on it. You can't see the plate the pizza is served on, because the pizza is bigger than the plate.
Yikes! Probably the biggest pizza I’ve ever received in a restaurant.

Applewood Vegan Smoky Cheese Alternative
2 stars
Average cheese, rubbish packaging

A block of yellowish vegan cheese in a plastic wrapper. The brand, Applewood, is written on top and the slogan "A Brit different" is below.
Applewood Vegan Smoky Cheese Alternative

Picked this up a couple of days ago mostly because I hadn’t tried it before. Taste-wise it’s average, not really smokey and creamy like advertised, but okay. Apparently, this was voted “Best Cheese in Canada” in 2021. I feel that, on this occasion, the Canadians are wrong. I’ll try and be polite about it…
I will, however, not buy it again simply because of the inane plastic packaging, which requires professional safe breaker tools to pry open. Why is it that companies so often put their products in difficult to open packaging made out of plastic? My mum, who has arthritis could never open this.

4 stars
Better than other vegan cream cheeses

Picked this up during my first bigger shop after coming back to Sweden. It’s not bad. I like the consistency - it’s nicer than that of other vegan cream cheeses. I wish they would do away with the plastic packaging, but overall, I feel that this is a good product, which enhance my breakfast routine.

A tub of vegan cream cheese called Philadelphia Plant Based Almon and Oat.
Philadelphia Plant Based Almond and Oat

4 stars
Just like the original, only vegan

I finally got to try the vegan version of Sweden’s best loved caviar, Kalles. I never ate the original, because caviar in tubes is such a Swedish thing and I only moved here when I was already vegan. The non-vegan wife says it tastes like the original. Personally, I like it. It’s not too salty, spreads nicely, and genuinely tastes good. It’ll be uplifting my breakfasts from now on. It’s nice to see more and more vegan versions of popular products appear in stores.

A bue tube of Kalles vegan caviar. The tube has a picture of a boy eating a sandwich with Kalles caviar on it.
A tube of Kalles Vegan

House of Barber Salon, Shams Boutique Mall, Abu Dhabi
5 stars
Great barber

This has become my favourite barbershop in Abu Dhabi. The prices are reasonable for the location and the staff are very friendly and skilled. I like the ease of just booking an appointment online and the fact that the staff remembers how I want my beard trimmed.

5 stars
A proper home away from home

I stayed here for a couple of weeks in January 2023 and enjoyed my time very much. I stay in a lot of hotels and the Cristal is certainly one of the smoothest and most professionally managed ones. The room was spacious and always kept spotlessly clean. The breakfast is on point, plus you have a nice view over the city from the breakfast room.
Everyone I interacted with wasn’t just friendly, but knowledgeable and focused on making my stay easy.
Sure, there are fancier hotels in Abu Dhabi, but that’s besides the point. You want a hotel that works and which is professionally run. The Cristal certainly is, so I can only recommend it.