Picture Jussi Hellstén / Visit Helsinki
Eating in the streets
There is a food revolution going on in Helsinki.
The streets of the city have been taken over by street food.
Now there are food trucks and café bikes touring the city as well as several street food events.
Fafa’s (www.fafas.fi) has several branches around Helsinki.
Loved by vegetarians and meat-eaters as well, this fast-food restaurant is known for its delicious falafel.
The most popular dish is pita with falafel and halloumi, ordered by 50% of the customers.
Street Gastro (www.streetgastro.fi) used to be just a food truck owned by two ambitious top chefs.
Now it is a chain of three restaurants serving delicious gourmet sandwiches.
Döner Harju (Fleminginkatu 23, Kallio district) was created when its owners wanted Helsinki to have a place that served good kebab like they do in Berlin.
The place has a cool minimalistic interior and is often packed with eager fans of kebab.
A nice way to enjoy excellent fast food is to visit Hernesaarenranta, a summer patio, bar and party area that also serves street food ranging from sushi to Thai food, skewers, crepes and trendy bowls.
Gourmet hamburgers are a big trend in Helsinki right now.
Naughty BRGR (Lönnrotinkatu 13) offers a short menu of superb handmade burgers and delicious sides.
The stylish place is run by one of Finland’s top chefs.
A short walk down the street from Naughty BRGR, you will find the Rosburger, the bearer of the title “The best burger in Helsinki” made by Roslund (Hietalahti market hall, Lönnrotinkatu 34).