Food

Local Food Trip


Food in Finland (Finnish cuisine):
 
Food culture in Finland (What do people in Finland eat?): http://www.foodcultureinfinland.fi/
 
Grandma's Design (video recipes from Finland): http://www.grandmasdesign.com/media.php?state=FI

Salmiakki (sal ammoniac) is one of  the Finnish specialities. It is a salty licorice candy. Salmiakki is a black candy with a sweet and sour taste. You will either love it or hate it but remember to taste it! Also Finlandia Shop sells these salmiakki sweets.
 
Our foreign members have recommended Finnish "omenalimonadi" (apple lemonade, with almost the colour of cola drinks) and originally Swedish "Pommac" (mixed fruit lemonade). You get them from supermarkets.
 
Taste also Finnish "Rili - Arctic Black Taste", a soft drink with the flavour of tar. You can buy it from many K Shops. More details at http://www.rili.fi.
 
The famous Finnish film director Aki Kaurismäki partly owns restaurants Corona (bar & billiards, address Eerikinkatu 11), Nightclub Dubrovnik (New York -styled lounge & lobby, address Eerikinkatu 11) and Kafe Moskova (a small Russian style bar, address Eerikinkatu 11) in Helsinki. More details and photos at http://www.andorra.fi/default.aspx?site=10.
 
Video about local food in Finland: http://www.visitfinland.com/article/local-food/
 
Anthony Bourdain visits Finland: http://youtu.be/skHY4_WQXYE
 
What do they eat in Finland: https://youtu.be/ts6QiZRZu74

Eating Finnish Cuisine - including reindeer meat, salmiakki, Karelian rice pastries: http://youtu.be/YxaQI5WosVM

Why Helsinki takes the crown as Scandinavia's food capital: http://grownuptravelguide.com/helsinki-takes-crown-scandinavias-food-capital


Food Tours Helsinki: http://www.foodtourshelsinki.com/

Finnish and Scandinavian recipes: http://www.dlc.fi/~marianna/gourmet/finnish.htm


Book a table in a restaurant in Helsinki:
 
 

Michelin Star restaurants ("best restaurants"), Michelin Bib Gourmand ("best value") restaurants and Michelin Charming Restaurants in Helsinki:
 
Bar & Restaurant Boulevard Social in Helsinki (Michelin Bib Gourmand 2014-2015): http://boulevardsocial.fi/en/

Gastrobar Emo in Helsinki (Michelin Bib Gourmand 2014-2015): http://emo-ravintola.fi/en/

Hirvikartano - Have you ever kissed a moose? (Jämsä): http://www.hirvikartano.fi/

Restaurant Ask in Helsinki (Michelin Star 2014-2016): http://restaurantask.com/

Restaurant Chef & Sommelier in Helsinki (Michelin Star 2014-2016): http://chefetsommelier.fi/en/home

Restaurant Chez Dominique in Helsinki (modern Scandinavian cooking with French attitude, the Restaurant of the Year 2000 in Finland, Chaine des Rotisseurs 2001, Michelin Star 2001-2002, Two Michelin Stars 2003-2013, #39 on the list of the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2008): http://www.chezdominique.fi  - THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED SO FAR. YOU CAN STILL VISIT CHEF HANS VÄLIMÄKI'S OTHER RESTAURANTS: Midhill City (https://www.tableonline.fi/en/restaurant/helsinki/midhill_city/restaurant_presentation/187 and http://www.midhill.fi/) in Helsinki, Rikhard von Trappe (http://www.ravintola.fi/ravintola/rikhard-von-trappe/) in Helsinki, the small fine dining restaurant Välimäki (https://fi-fi.facebook.com/valimakirestaurant) in Helsinki, Masu Asian Bistro (http://www.ravintola.fi/ravintola/masu-asian-bistro/) in Tampere and August von Trappe (http://www.ravintola.fi/ravintola/august-von-trappe/) in Tampere.
 
Restaurant Demo in Helsinki (Michelin Star 2007-2016): http://www.restaurantdemo.fi
 
Restaurant Farang in Helsinki (Michelin Bib Gourmand 2012-2015): http://farang.fi/?lang=en
 
Restaurant G.W. Sundmans in Helsinki (Michelin Star 2001-2007, Michelin Rising Star 2013): http://www.sundmans.fi/en
 
Restaurant Gaijin in Helsinki (Michelin Bib Gourmand 2012-2015): http://gaijin.fi/?lang=en
 
Restaurant Glöd in Helsinki (Michelin Charming Restaurant 2012): http://www.glod.fi/
 
Restaurant Grotesk in Helsinki (Michelin Bib Gourmand 2011-2013): http://www.grotesk.fi/
 
Restaurant Kolo in Helsinki (Michelin Charming Restaurant 2012): http://www.ravintolakolo.fi/Kolo.html
 
Restaurant Kämp Signé (Michelin Charming Restaurant 2012, Finnish & Scandinavian cooking): http://www.kampsigne.fi/en/
 
Restaurant La Table in Helsinki (former name Carma, Michelin Star 2008-2010, Michelin Bib Gourmand 2011-2012): http://www.latable.fi/ and  http://eat.fi/helsinki/la-table
 
Restaurant Luomo in Helsinki (Michelin Star 2010-2016): http://www.luomo.fi/ (CLOSED)
 
Restaurant Lupolo in Helsinki (Michelin Charming Restaurant 2012): http://lupolo.fi/
 
Restaurant Olo in Helsinki (Michelin Star 2011-2016, Finnish & Scandinavian cooking, the restaurant of the year 2009, "the world's best place to eat Nordic food" according to the Guardian Magazine): http://www.olo-ravintola.fi/ and http://www.olo-restaurant.com/home.html
 
Restaurant Postres in Helsinki (Michelin Star 2008-2014, "the restaurant of the year 2008" in Finland): http://www.postres.fi 
 
Restaurant Pure Bistro in Helsinki (Michelin Bib Gourmand 2013-2014)http://purebistro.fi/
 
Restaurant Solna in Helsinki (Michelin Bib Gourmand 2011-2013): http://www.solna.fi/eng/
 
 
Other restaurants in Helsinki and elsewhere in Finland:
 
Allun Grilli - Formula 1 driver Mika Häkkinen fans' restaurant in Vantaa (address Riihitontuntie 1, Asko-Center/Kehä III, Varisto, 01720 Vantaa) near the city of Helsinki: http://www.vantaa.fi/en/i_perusdokumentti.asp?path=110;6837;6865 (See Western Vantaa and Myyrmäki)
 
Amarillo Restaurants in many cities (TIP: If you are very hungry, order "Amarillo Sampler" which is a huge portion in "mixed grill" style): http://www.amarillo.fi, menu in English at http://www.digipaper.fi/amarillo/35725/ 
 

Bar & Restaurant Boulevard Social in Helsinki (Michelin Bib Gourmand 2014-2015): http://boulevardsocial.fi/en/
 
Bar Tapasta in downtown Helsinki (tapas & pasta): http://www.bartapasta.fi/en/frontpage/
 
Bear Park Summer Cafe Kiosk (Kallio, Helsinki): http://www.bearparkcafe.net/indexEN.htm
 
Bembolen Kahvitupa - a nice cafeteria since 1938 in an old farmhouse built in 1737 in Espoo (address Bellinmäki 1), near the city of Helsinki: http://www.bembolenkahvitupa.net

 
Chef Moz Dining Guide (bar & restaurant reviews): http://chefmoz.org/Finland/
 
Cosy Finland - cosy home meals in Finnish homes, visits to cottages & saunas: http://www.cosyfinland.com
 
 
Czech restaurant Vltava in Helsinki: http://www.vltava.fi/1959.html
 
Eat and Joy (Helsinki): http://www.eatandjoy.com

Finlandia Caviar Shop & Restaurant in Helsinki: http://www.savukari.fi/en/finlandia-caviar
 
 
 
 
 
 
Food from Finland - the official site of Finnish food: http://www.foodfromfinland.com
 
Food Sightseeing in Helsinki: http://www.foodsightseeing.fi/

Gastrobar Emo in Helsinki (Michelin Bib Gourmand 2014-2015): http://emo-ravintola.fi/en/
 
 
 
Greenhouse Restaurant Lind's Kök (Närpiö): http://www.lindskok.fi
 
Grill it! grill restaurant in Helsinki: http://www.grillit.fi/helsinki/english/index.html
 
Helsinki 3D Map (Virtual Helsinki: hotels, restaurants, museums, sights): http://www.virtualhelsinki.fi/
  
Helsinki Quality Restaurants (Finnish Savotta and Saari, Lappish Saaga, historical Savu, Russian Saslik and Samovar): http://www.asrestaurants.com/
 
Huviretki Restaurants in many cities: http://www.huviretki.fi (menu also in English)

Hvitträsk (Finnish-Scandinavian kitchen, local & fresh food in beautiful surroundings, in Luoma/Kirkkonummi, near the cities of Espoo and Espoo): http://www.ravintolahvittrask.fi/eng/
 
Iisalmi - a city with the smallest restaurant in the world (only 3.7 square meters, one indoor table for two, one terrace table for two, at harbour area, open in the summer): http://www.iisalmi.fi
 
 
Italian-American restaurant Virgin Oil in Helsinki: http://www.virginoil.fi/english.html
 
Italian restaurant Spaghetteria di Giovanni in Helsinki: http://www.spaghetteria.fi/?id=162
 
 
Konstan Möljä in Helsinki (traditional Carelian food): http://www.kolumbus.fi/konstanmolja/
 
Lapland Restaurant in Helsinki: http://www.lappires.com
  
Mihin.fi Travel Portal (search restaurants in all Finnish regions and cities): http://www.mihin.fi/en
 
M/S J.L. Runeberg Boat Cruises: http://www.msjlruneberg.fi
-Helsinki - Porvoo (old wooden town) - Helsinki (meal including salmon soup, coffee & local speciality Runeberg cake)
-Helsinki - Porkkala - Helsinki (the whole day at sea, a lunch cruise)
 
 
Näsinneula - the rotating restaurant in Scandinavia's highest observation tower in Tampere, International Euro-Toques Award for the quality and taste of food in 2005: http://www.sarkanniemi.fi/www/sisalto.php?lang=en&id=06
 
Palace Restaurants and Summer restaurants in Helsinki: http://www.palace.fi and http://www.palacekamp.fi
 
Panorama Restaurant Haikaranpesä - 76 meters over the sea level in Haukilahti Water Tower (address Hauenkallio 3, 02170 Espoo) near the city of Helsinki, views to Helsinki, Espoo and the Baltic Sea, only lunch buffets: http://www.ravintolaopas.net/haikaranpesa/ and http://www.ravintolahaikaranpesa.fi
 
 
Restaurant Aino in downtown Helsinki (Finnish traditional & modern kitchen): http://www.ravintolaaino.fi/en/frontpage/

Restaurant Ask in Helsinki (Michelin Star 2014-2016): http://restaurantask.com/
 
Restaurant Bellevue in Helsinki (the oldest Russian restaurant in Helsinki, established in 1917): http://www.restaurantbellevue.com/index_en.php

Restaurant Bronda in Helsinki (The Guardian: Bronda on the list "10 of the world's coolest restaurant interiors" in 2015): http://ravintolabronda.fi/en/
 
Restaurant Chef & Sommelier in Helsinki (Michelin Star 2014-2016): http://chefetsommelier.fi/en/home

Restaurant Chez Dominique in Helsinki (modern Scandinavian cooking with French attitude, the Restaurant of the Year 2000 in Finland, Chaine des Rotisseurs 2001, Michelin Star 2001-2002, Two Michelin Stars 2003-2013, #39 on the list of the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2008): http://www.chezdominique.fi - THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED SO FAR. YOU CAN STILL VISIT CHEF HANS VÄLIMÄKI'S OTHER RESTAURANTS: Midhill City (https://www.tableonline.fi/en/restaurant/helsinki/midhill_city/restaurant_presentation/187 and http://www.midhill.fi/) in Helsinki, Rikhard von Trappe (http://www.ravintola.fi/ravintola/rikhard-von-trappe/) in Helsinki, the small fine dining restaurant Välimäki (https://fi-fi.facebook.com/valimakirestaurant) in Helsinki, Masu Asian Bistro (http://www.ravintola.fi/ravintola/masu-asian-bistro/) in Tampere and August von Trappe (http://www.ravintola.fi/ravintola/august-von-trappe/) in Tampere.
 
Restaurant Demo in Helsinki (Michelin Star 2007-2016): http://www.restaurantdemo.fi
 
Restaurant Farang in Helsinki (Michelin Bib Gourmand 2012-2015): http://farang.fi/?lang=en
 
Restaurant Gaijin in Helsinki (Michelin Bib Gourmand 2012-2015): http://gaijin.fi/?lang=en
 
Restaurant Glöd in Helsinki (Michelin Charming Restaurant 2012): http://www.glod.fi/
 
Restaurant Grotesk in Helsinki (Michelin Bib Gourmand 2011-2013): http://www.grotesk.fi/
 
Restaurant G.W. Sundmans in Helsinki (the Restaurant of the Year 2002 in Finland, Michelin Star 2001-2007, Michelin Rising Star 2013) and other Royal Restaurants: http://www.royalravintolat.com/sundmans/en
 
Restaurant Hima & Sali (Helsinki): http://www.himasali.com/english/
 
Restaurant Jailbird (the former historical prison in Helsinki): http://www.jailbird.fi/index.php?set_lang=en
 
Restaurant Kappeli (Kappeli is a very famous restaurant in Helsinki since 1837. Scandinavian cuisine, e.g. the Kappeli sandwich, good cakes and pastries, tea and coffee. Some very delicious dishes: creamy salmon soup, smoked reindeer mousse, slightly salted salmon with caper sauce, breast of duck, cold cranberry soufflé with cranberry sauce. The burbot season in the winter. Address: Eteläesplanadi 1, the Esplanade Park. Phone: +358 (0)9 6812440.): http://www.kappeli.fi/english_chapel.html
 
Restaurant Kipinä in Helsinki: http://www.ravintolakipina.fi/en/frontpage/
 
Restaurant Kolo in Helsinki (Michelin Charming Restaurant 2012): http://www.ravintolakolo.fi/Kolo.html
 
Restaurant Kämp Signé (Michelin Charming Restaurant 2012, Finnish & Scandinavian cooking): http://www.kampsigne.fi/en/
 
Restaurant Lasipalatsi in Helsinki (high-class traditional Finnish food): http://www.ravintola.lasipalatsi.fi
 
Restaurant La Table in Helsinki (former name Carma, Michelin Star 2008-2010, Michelin Bib Gourmand 2011-2012): http://www.latable.fi/ and  http://eat.fi/helsinki/la-table
 
Restaurant Luomo in Helsinki (Michelin Star 2010-2016, address Vironkatu 8, Kruununhaka): http://www.luomo.fi/ (CLOSED)
 
Restaurant Lupolo in Helsinki (Michelin Charming Restaurant 2012): http://lupolo.fi/
 
Restaurant Olo in Helsinki (Michelin Star 2011-2016, Finnish & Scandinavian cooking, the restaurant of the year 2009, "the world's best place to eat Nordic food" according to the Guardian Magazine): http://www.olo-ravintola.fi/ and http://www.olo-restaurant.com/home.html
 
Restaurant Origo in Hanko (archipelago foods' table): http://www.restaurant-origo.com
 
Restaurant Postres in Helsinki (Michelin Star 2008-2014, "the restaurant of the year 2008" in Finland, address Eteläesplanadi 8): http://www.postres.fi 
 
Restaurant Pure Bistro in Helsinki (Michelin Bib Gourmand 2013-2014)http://purebistro.fi/
 
Restaurant Pääkonttori in Helsinki: http://paakonttori.fi/ and http://eat.fi/en/helsinki/paakonttori

Restaurant Sandro in Helsinki (the best brunch in Helsinki): http://sandro.fi/
 
Restaurant Savoy in Helsinki (this restaurant is recommended by the bestseller book 1000 Places To See Before You Die): http://www.royalravintolat.com/savoy/
 
Restaurant Solna in Helsinki (Michelin Bib Gourmand 2011-2013): http://www.solna.fi/eng/
 
Restaurant Torni in Helsinki: http://www.ravintolatorni.fi/
 
 
Restaurants in Turku (recommended by our members):
-Fransmanni (address Eerikinkatu 10, Turku) http://www.fransmanni.fi and Sevilla (address Eerikinkatu 23, Turku) http://www.sevilla.fi/english/turku.php have a special Moomin menu for children
-Viking Restaurant Harald (Aurakatu 3, Turku) http://www.ravintolaharald.com
-Angel Restaurant Enkeliravintola (Kauppiaskatu 16, Turku) http://www.enkeliravintola.fi
-The very funny Water Closet Restaurant Puutorin Vessa (Puutori, Turku) http://www.puutorinvessa.fi
-170 years old cellar restaurant Foija (Aurakatu 10, Turku) http://www.foija.fi
 
Restaurant Sofra London in Helsinki (address Korkeavuorenkatu 2, modern Turkish & Middle Eastern Cousine): http://www.sofralondon.com
 
Restaurant Wanha Laamanni (a historical restaurant in a building built in 1780-1790 in Porvoo): http://www.wanhalaamanni.com/
 
Rosso Restaurants (41 family restaurants in Finland from Helsinki to Rovaniemi): http://www.rosso.fi/menu_english.html
 
Royal Restaurants in Helsinki: http://www.royalravintolat.com/en/index.asp
 
Search restaurants, lunch restaurants, discos, night clubs, pizza restaurants and fast food in Finland (Ravintolakeskus - Restaurant Centre): http://www.ravintolakeskus.fi/index.php?lang=eng&language=english
 
Sevilla restaurants: http://www.sevilla.fi/english/ (menu also in English)
 
S Group restaurants in the Helsinki region: http://www.restaurantshelsinki.fi/ and http://www.kattaakaupungin.fi
 
Skärgårdssmak (delicious food from the archipelago): http://www.skargardssmak.com/start.con?iLan=3
 
Sports Academy in Helsinki (the leading sports bar in the Nordic Countries, the biggest hamburges in the town, 1 kg!): http://www.sportsacademy.fi/frontpage_sportsac.html
  
Särä is a delicious lamb dish which is made in a special method in the municipality of  Lemi near Lappeenranta, south-eastern Finland. http://www.lemi.fi/kunta/engl/lemix.htm
 
Taste of  Finland (Finnish food culture and restaurants to visit): http://www.tasteoffinland.fi/In_English/Frontpage

The RIFF Rock 'n' Roll Bar in Helsinki (the rock bar owned by Jussi69 of The 69 Eyes rock band): http://www.theriff.fi/
 
 
Timbaali (the only escargot restaurant in Finland, an archipelago buffet at lunctime daily in the summer, Porvoo): http://www.timbaali.com/en/
 
Uniq (Copacabana Arctic Icebar in the heart of the city of Helsinki, address Yliopistonkatu 5): http://www.arcticicebar.fi/ and http://www.helsinki360.fi/ravintolat/seurusteluravintolat/arctic_icebar/arctic_icebar.htm
 
Vegetarian food (most popular places to get vegetarian food in Finland): http://www.vegaaniliitto.fi/restaurants.html and http://www.happycow.net/europe/finland/
 
 
 
Zetor ("Happy Tractor Driver's Bar" in Helsinki, the famous restaurant with a humorous interior and countryside style, address Mannerheimintie 3-5, Kaivopiha): http://www.ravintolazetor.fi/etusivu_en.html
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