Food

Welcome to Helsinki, where the food culture is enjoying a golden age! The new breed of food actors really deserves a round of applause. Helsinki has several Michelin starred restaurants and many local chefs, baristas, food producers and café owners have become recognized celebrities. Numerous new food outlets and delicatessens have been established recently, and a wide range of food events are held each year.

May 11, 2016
3 reasons to visit Eatos Mexican Diner premium
The so called green heart of the city, the Töölönlahti Park area next to the Central Railway Station, has recently received many interesting gastronomic additions: everything from Australian to Mexican eateries. Read my earlier blog post about the area here. This time I was invited to try out the Mexican restaurant in the area – […]
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May 6, 2016
New restaurant in town – OX premium
This spring has really spiced up Helsinki’s restaurant scene. New interesting restaurants have been popping up almost on a weekly basis. Pieni Roobertinkatu has slowly become the hippest restaurant street in town. No wonder, as the location is ideal – it is situated only a short walk from the Esplanade Park, in the heart of […]
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Garden paradise just a stone’s throw away from the city centre premium
Are you searching for a perfect day trip to urban nature of Helsinki? If yes, you must visit the Herttoniemi Manor and gardens, which you can reach in just half an hour by bike or by public transport. Herttoniemi Manor is one of those places, which you fall in love with the first sight. The beautiful […]
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April 28, 2016
May Day celebrations in Helsinki premium
You can tell the summer is finally coming as you get to the First of May, known as ”Vappu” in Finland. At this time of the year it may still be too cold to have traditional Vappu brunch outside but you can also have it at your home. All you need is delicious snacks, homemade […]
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April 27, 2016
Gallen-Kallela Museum – Silence Meal premium
Gazes, toasts, smiles, body language that is – that’s the only common language during this dinner. I arrive in the candlelight to the misterious and handsome castle-like Gallen-Kallela Museum because I have been invited to participate in a performance. Silence Meal is artist Nina Backman’s performative dining experience. The performance experiments with a series of […]
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April 3, 2016
Three reasons to visit restaurant Kuu premium
I was invited to celebrate restaurant Kuu’s 50th birthday. The birthday guests got to enjoy a special four-course anniversary meal. There are plenty of reasons to visit the 50-year-old Kuu (“Moon” in English) and in this post I will introduce three of them.   Central location in Töölö district The restaurant is located close to the […]
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April 3, 2016
Restaurant Day in wintry Helsinki premium
”Restaurant Day is a worldwide food carnival when anyone can set up a restaurant, café or a bar for a day. It can happen anywhere: at your home, at the office, on a street corner, in your garden or inner courtyard, at a park, or on the beach – only your imagination is the limit.” […]
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March 23, 2016
Pasha – delicious traditional Finnish Easter treat premium
For me, Easter has become more and more meaningful over the years. I love having the seasonal delicacies with my family over dinner. My absolute favourite dessert is the traditional pasha, which is drained in a wooden mold before serving.   Traditional Finnish Easter dessert – pasha  (for 12 people) Ingredients: 2,5 dl sugar 2 […]
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March 18, 2016
5 x gay bars in Helsinki – these are a must-see! premium
Despite the fact that Helsinki is, compared to the rest of the world, a relatively small capital, its liberal Northern gay life is very lively! Helsinki Pride gets more popular year by year, and it’s a great example of how the Helsinki lifestyle is not judgemental at all and that the local gay scene is […]
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March 10, 2016
4 reasons to return to Fleuriste premium
Already in 2012 I wrote a blog post about why one should visit this local café while in Helsinki. Now, four years later, this jewel of Design District Helsinki still shines bright and I thought it would be fun to write a post about why you should revisit Fleuriste, or if you’re a first timer […]
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March 10, 2016
Vegan’s favorites: 3 delicious vegan eateries in Helsinki premium
Veganism has become increasingly popular in recent years. These days vegans don’t need to compromise on having good food in the city, since Helsinki has a bunch of wonderful restaurants and cafes that offer great vegan food.   Silvoplee Whenever hanging around in Hakaniemi, it’s always a pleasure to have a lunch in cozy restaurant […]
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March 10, 2016
Guest blogger interview: Hanna Kärppä premium
Tell us something about yourself: what do you do, what do you like, what kind of hobbies do you have? I’m a 24-year-old journalist, Helsinki blogger and a friend of urban city culture. On my free time I spend most of my time in Helsinki’s cutest little cafes, testing delicious new brunches or traveling abroad. […]
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Sauna and winter swimming at Kuusijärvi premium
At Cafe Kuusijärvi, one can see a great view over the lake Kuusijärvi, surrounded by thick forest and peaceful nature. This atmosphere provides an ideal way for relaxation with several different kinds of saunas. Kuusijärvi is the only location inside the Helsinki Metropolitan area to get a public smoke sauna experience which is a must-do […]
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February 19, 2016
Helsinki museums: 3 shops & cafés not to miss premium
Yes, there are quite a few museums on a map of Helsinki. And, yes, each of them is worth a hasteless tour on Sunday afternoon. However, there are some proven ways to benefit from the museum visit without entering exhibition space. Think of shopping and a hearty lunch.   Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma – attention: […]
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