Welcome to my hood, Möllevången aka Möllan.
Just a quick introduction to where I live in Malmö, “the most colorful district” according to Malmotown.com. Not like I didn’t know. I grab last minute groceries at Baghdad Shop, drink cheap beer at Indian Curry Hut, eat the best tom-kha talay at Krua Thai, buy my favorite Japanese snacks at Asien Trading, and am tempted every day of my life to splurge on a kebab or falafel from the Middle Eastern cafes that are on what seems like every corner. The main square, Möllevångstorget, is about 2 minutes from my apartment and where you can find a pretty nice little outdoor market with fruit, vegetables and flowers that is open daily (except in winter). There’s also tons of cafes lining the square that become packed with people as soon as the sun starts to shine. There’s a lot of history in this hood – it’s were all the workers used to live back in the day when Malmö was the most industrialized town in Scandinavia. Now it’s full of hipsters, hippies, and junkies.
Folkets Park is also just around the corner from me. Definitely not the nicest park in town, but the one that probably has the most happening. Here you will find tons of people just chilling out on the grass when it is warm, Debaser (restaurant/bar/club with the perfect patio for enjoying some chilled rosé) and a really creepy amusement park.
Möllan is where the cool kids hang out and definitely an area you should go out of your way to visit when in Malmö. Just get off at Triangeln Station instead of Malmö Central. Some of, actually most of the best bars, clubs and restaurants in town are found here and it has much more of a relaxed vibe than say Lilla Torg, Svennebanan Central. Very proud to call this neighborhood, as well as the city of Malmö, my home.