A cosy and truly inclusive food experience
TEXT: INGRID OPSTAD | PHOTOS © SØSTRENE FRYD
Ever since Søstrene Fryd opened in the heart of Ålesund in 2015, it has been successfully serving delicious organic and gluten-free food that everyone can enjoy.
The popular organic and gluten-free restaurant, café and bakery has a focus on sustainability and making sure that all customers will have the best possible food experience. “Our food is not only organic and gluten-free, but we also cater to any other allergy or special requirements guests might have. We saw a gap in the market here in Norway and wanted to make it easier for people who have challenges with food allergies or intolerances,” says general manager Turid Smoor.
At Søstrene Fryd, you can enjoy a fancy dinner, relax with a coffee and a slice of cake, or drop by to pick up a freshly baked bread on the way home. The menu is full of tasty delights such as tapas, burgers, pizza and desserts, as well as an impressive à la carte. “We are proud to serve great food that everybody can eat without compromising on the flavour,” says Smoor.
Their creativity is not only evident in the kitchen, but also in the interior. When entering through the doors, you find a mix of retro and modern designs. “Our aim was to create a homely environment. Throughout the year, we arrange intimate concerts and events. Our most popular happening amongst tourists and businesses is our authentic Viking-themed dinners,” Smoor explains. “You can taste traditional mead, dried meat and fish in our popular backyard when booking a guided Viking tour with Rollo’s Footsteps.”
It is also possible to purchase everything from organic products and baked goods to ceramics and art by local artists. Even the artwork that adorns the walls is for sale in this cosy, inclusive and unique eatery.