Searching for a fun place to eat in the capital city? Look no further than the Mathallen Oslo Food Market! With over 40 restaurants, shops, and bars there’s sure to be something for everyone. The Mathallen Food Hall in Norway is full of incredible international eats, drinks, and so much more. Here are the best tips from our visit and what to expect when you go.
About Mathallen Oslo
Mathallen is a massive food market that serves local and international specialties. This is a fun place to meet others and where you’ll find both locals and tourists alike.
It is modeled after other European food courts but with a modern Norwegian twist. On top of that, Mathallen Norway has a large variety 0f foods from around the world.
There are annual festivals held here and other great activities to take part in. So whether you’re looking to grab a coffee or a full hearty meal, Mathallen Oslo will be a blast!
7 Tips For the Mathallen Oslo Market
1. How to Get to Mathallen Market
When we visited the Mathallen Food Hall we walked from our hotel in the heart of downtown. It was about 35 minutes but we got to see a lot of the city along the way.
Don’t worry though, there are plenty of other ways to get there! If you’re driving you can simply use the attached Vulkan Parking Garage.
Public transportation is extremely easy to use and is actually included if you buy the Oslo Pass. Put Mathallen Market into google and mark the directions from your current location. The app will give you the best route and next bus or tram times.
- Tram 11, 12, 13 and Buses 111, 112, N12 stop Schousplass
- Bus 34 and 54 stop Mollerveien
2. Mathallen Norway Hours
The Mathallen Market is open every Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm and Sundays from 11am to 6pm. Unfortunately, Mondays the entire place is closed.
On these days you’ll have to look elsewhere for food. Luckily, there are many other great food markets and tasty restaurants to discover in Oslo.
3. Mathallen Market Gets Busy!
Specifically, around lunch and dinner time, Mathallen Oslo gets very crowded. Friday and Saturday will be a little more packed as well. The good news is there are so many different options that you shouldn’t have a problem with a wait.
Just keep in mind the peak hours may be tougher to find parking if you’re driving to Mathallen Oslo. You can even take your food and find a spot to eat outside.
4. International Flavor
The first thing you’ll notice when arriving at Mathallen Market is the stalls from around the world. The flavors will overwhelm you with dishes from Asia, Europe, and even South America to experience. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you will find it at Mathallen Oslo.
While we loved the Mathallen Food Market there are also a few other markets around Oslo that you can visit. If you are walking along the harbor near the Opera house you can stop at Barcode Street Food. This spot specializes in many international dishes after you’ve experienced Mathallen.
5. Mathallen Norway Outdoor Seating
There are plenty of tables inside the marketplace but it’s no problem to take your food to go. There’s nothing better than grabbing a park bench outside to enjoy your food on a summer day. We found a seat right above a beautiful river on the far side of this Oslo food market.
6. Drinks and Desserts at Oslo Food Market
The food is incredible at Mathallen Market, but don’t forget about dessert! You’ll find ice cream, Belgian waffles, and even Crepes. Our personal favorite is the Paradis Gelateria.
When you get thirsty, grab a coffee or bubble tea. There is also a great spot called Hopyard which offers over 200 types of beer.
7. Our Favorite Mathallen Food Hall Stands
With so many options at Mathallen Norway, it was hard to pick a favorite. However, after our extensive world travels we definitely knew what we were after. Here are a few of our favorite places to eat at the Mathallen Food Hall.
- Barramon: Amazing wine bar with Spanish tapas.
- Hongs Bao Bao: Delicious dim sum and won tons.
- Breddos Tacos: Tacos and more tasty Mexican food.
- Galopin: French cafe and wine bar. Try the Duck Confit sandwich!
- Refresh: Perfect stop for when you need a healthy fruit smoothie.
Have any questions about the Mathallen Oslo Food Market or want to share tips from your own visit? Let us know in the comments below!
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Where to Stay in Oslo Norway
Ultra Luxury – Amerikalinjen – Beautiful boutique hotel named after the 19th century cruise ship line. Enjoy the spacious and luxurious rooms with a classic Norwegian touch.
Fun Vacation – Clarion Hotel Oslo – Located in the heart of downtown, the Clarion is a great place to stay near the waterfront. We loved the modern rooms, buffet breakfast, and being within walking distance of all the best Oslo attractions.
Hostel – HI Oslo Haraldsheim – As one of the hotel hostels in the city enjoy the green nature around the Grefsen neighborhood just outside the city center. Hi Oslo is a fun place to meet friends and has both private and dorm rooms available.
Oslo to Copenhagen Cruise – DFDS Ferry – While not a hotel, this is a unique experience that is actually extremely affordable. You can jump on an overnight cruise from Oslo to Copenhagen Denmark! This is a great option if Oslo is the last stop in Norway and you plan to continue your travels through Europe.
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Norway Travel Planning
Rental Car: We use Discover Cars when abroad. It is especially popular to rent a car and spend one week cruising between the Fjords.
Tours: Check out Get Your Guide for activities all over Norway. You can book everything from an Oslo pass for museums and transportation to a Bergen Fjord tour and even take a famous Tromsø Aurora Borealis Tour!
Travel Insurance: Never travel abroad without being covered. We’ve been using SafetyWing for the last few years on the road and they are there when we need them.