The coming centre for good food which will serve consumer clients has got its first entrepreneurs through a competitive bidding that was arranged by the City of Helsinki’s Wholesale Food Market. The centre, which buildings were built in 1933 to house the Helsinki abattoir, will open this fall in the old red prick buildings of [...]
Do you already know where to have brunch this weekend? If not, here’s a hint for you! Café Piritta delights both with its location and program variety! The café, located next to the Tokoiranta shore, is accessible from four directions: Hakaniemi, Kallio, Kluuvi and Töölö. I would recommend visitors to approach the café either from [...]
Finnish design companies get inspired by World Design Capital 2012 bringing new ideas to table settings!
The World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 has inspired many Finnish design companies to create special WDC 2012 products to celebrate the year. The selection offers plenty of new ideas for table settings and decorations! Iittala is marking Helsinki’s Design Capital year with a bold interpretation of what it means to be Finnish and to live [...]
A21 Cocktail Lounge, which is one of Finland’s most known favorites on the World’s Best Bars TOP 10 list, and its masterminds opened little over a year ago a restaurant in downtown Helsinki. This restaurant takes the cocktails to a new level by combining them (instead of traditional food drinks like wine or beer) with [...]
Design District and We Are Helsinki have joined forces to create a new and improved version of the popular Late Night Shopping concept. The new concept will keep the doors of stores, galleries, restaurants and bars open longer on the second Thursday of every month starting February 9th. Late Night Shopping will take place ten [...]
The annual poll of City magazine, who is the leading media for young adults in Finland with its 306 000 readers, has again shown who the winners in Helsinki are. Nearly 3 500 Helsinkians voted for the best food, café, service, dance floor, doorman, pub, post party food and brunch, and here are the results [...]
Happy Restaurant Day! Today 291 restaurants, cafés and bars in 48 different places and 12 different countries await you! To recap in short what the Restaurant Day is all about, one can in short say that it’s a carnival in favor of the restaurant and food culture. The theme day started back in May 2011 [...]
The Helsinki City Tourist & Convention Bureau has been looking for new outfits that could be worn at its own stakeholder events, as well as at international travel fairs and workshops. The idea was that the outfits should represent high quality Finnish design and support Helsinki’s theme year as World Design Capital 2012. After reviewing [...]
Some 180 different events have been planned to delight the residents of Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo, Kauniainen and Lahti this upcoming weekend: these will be touching and fun meetings involving design! In addition to design, sometimes in very surprising forms and places, the events also promise to offer “bread and circus games”, performances, clubs, guidance for visitors, [...]
The worlds’ trendsetter the Nordic countries gets foothold in the city – clear and clean tastes at newly opened restaurant Spis!
Restaurateurs Antero Aurivuo, Jaakko Kinnunen and Jani Kinanen, who started their restaurant career in Porvoo, have now opened a new restaurant with 18 seats in Design District Helsinki. This restaurant bears the name Spis which stands in Swedish for stove and fireplace. This restaurant which maintains a Nordic atmosphere has concentrated in addition to Nordic [...]