head chef Martin Berg
Created by chef Martin Berg, one of the early proponents of the New Nordic food movement, ARKET café is based on the approach to traditional foods, healthy ingredients and ethical production that was formulated in the New Nordic Food Manifesto (2004). One of the main goals of the manifesto is to work in close dialogue with local producers, and to innovate and improve the overall quality of our food; another to combine the best from Nordic cuisine with impulses from abroad, and to create new applications for traditional products. By developing a menu of simple everyday recipes, ARKET’s mission is to democratise foods and tastes previously associated mainly with fine dining.
ARKET collaborates with Swedish food-saving service Karma to reduce our environmental impact. Unsold meals from the café are offered for take away at half the price, which means we can save delicious food that would otherwise go to waste. Order and pay easily in the Karma app and pick up your breakfast or lunch bag in our stores at Drottninggatan 53, Stockholm, or 224 Regent Street and 27-29 Long Acre, London.