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.
Whenever hanging around in Hakaniemi, it’s always a pleasure to have a lunch in cozy restaurant Silvoplee.
On a Thursday at noon Silvoplee’s tables are packed with customers: working people, students, pensioners and mothers with young children.
Silvoplee’s buffet consists of about thirty-course varied selection. There are a variety of salads, fresh fruits, fermented vegetables, sprouts, bean sprouts, marinated vegetables, sauces, fresh porridge, soups and warm dishes.
As I visit Silvoplee, all the dishes are vegan except one salad which includes cheese and one salad dressing which contains honey. According to Silvoplee’s website about 65 percent of the used food is organic and over half is raw food, which hasn’t been heated in over 40 degrees.
I have to warn you: it’s easy to go all nuts at this lunch buffet. The buffet is bursting with so many wonderful, healthy and tasty vegan treats that one is tempted to taste everything!
The price of your meal depends on the weight: the buffet costs €22,30 per kilogram and soup €17,30 per kilogram.
Every time I leave Silvoplee, it’s with a big smile. Cheerful customer service, colorful interior and tasty vegetarian and vegan food create a good feeling.
Silvoplee, Toinen linja 7, http://silvoplee.fi/en/
The café’s employees are accustomed to roasting bagels and blending smoothies in confined spaces, but still manage to serve overwhelmingly friendly every customer.
Special coffee can be made in soymilk, and there is always at least one vegan cupcake option. This time they we’re serving super chocolatey Death by Chocolate cupcakes. The cafe owners, sisters Brenda and Sharron, carried the cupcakes by their own hands from their Brklyn Bakery, which is situated in the same street. And oh, how fresh those pastries were!
When you taste Brooklyn Cafe’s vegan cupcakes, you don’t want to eat any longer anything else. These pastries are just beyond delicious. The soft cream above the cupcake is absolutely mouth watering.
Brooklyn Cafe & Bakery, Fredrikinkatu 19, http://www.brooklyncafeandbakery.com
I strongly believe that every Monday should start with a nice little breakfast in the city.
A varied menu offers something for everyone and wont disappoint even vegans. One can, for example, order his coffee or matcha their in coconut, quinoa or almond milk.
One The Cock’s breakfast specialties are smoothies bowls.
The taste of kiwi and avokado makes matcha smoothie bowl fresh. Granola makes the bowl nutritious.
Normally the bread comes with cream cheese, but you can easily leave it out. These generously sized breads really don’t spare avocado and sprouts, so I can quarantee you wont feel hungry after them.
If the food in The Cock is delicious, so is the interior. Aestheticians can only admire the beautiful décor: the white marble tables are just made for awesome food pics.
The Cock, Fabianinkatu 17, http://thecock.fi
Written by Hanna Kärppä.