Smörgåsbord is a type of Scandinavian meal served buffet-style with multiple cold dishes of various foods on a table, originating in Sweden. In Norway it is called koldtbord, in Denmark it is called det kolde bord (English: the cool table), in Iceland it is called hlaðborð, in Finland seisova pöytä, in Estonia rootsi laud, in Latvia Aukstais galds, in Lithuania Švediškas stalas (literally Swedish table), and in Germany Kaltes Buffet (lit. cold buffet).

Smörgåsbord became internationally known, spelled smorgasbord, at the 1939 New York World's Fair when it was offered at the Swedish Pavilion's "Three Crowns Restaurant." It is typically a celebratory meal and guests can help themselves from a range of dishes laid out for their choice. In a restaurant, the term refers to a buffet-style table laid out with many small dishes from which, for a fixed amount of money, one is allowed to choose as many as one wishes.

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