Let’s Eat, Helsinki! – Pastor Drink & Dine

Helsinki’s robust restaurant scene has its share of Nordic kitchens, but there are several which diverge from that very trendy road. Pastor Drink & Dine stands out in this category by bringing a completely different flavour profile to the scene. While you can find several restaurants who serve non-European fare in Helsinki, Pastor is the […]

Let’s Eat, Helsinki! – Restaurant Eevert

Design Restaurant Eevert is a combination of classic Finnish design and quintessentially Finnish food at its best.  Located on Ratakatu in the artsy Punavuori district, this relative newcomer to the Helsinki restaurant scene presents a unique concept in which local design and food culture are seamlessly blended. Owners Tarja and Kimmo Martiskainen spent several years […]

Beer and More Beer

Finland used to have basically one beer. All the breweries used to make the same type of lager with almost no alternatives. Now, luckily, the trend has changed and Finns have a growing interest in beer in its many varieties. There are several new beer-serving bars with a large selection of craft beers.   Bier Bier (Erottajankatu 13) aims to make beer-tasting […]

Let’s Eat, Helsinki! – Restaurant KarlJohan

Heads up, foodies! If you’ve been searching for traditional Finnish food in the capital but coming up short, then we have a tip for you. Restaurant KarlJohan is a hidden gem that is known mostly by the locals, and which offers a menu that contains several hard-to-find Finnish classics. The street-level restaurant is on Yrjönkatu, […]

Let’s Eat, Helsinki! – Restaurant Lehtovaara

This week on Let’s Eat, Helsinki, we visited one of Helsinki’s oldest, classical restaurants Restaurant Lehtovaara, which neighbors the famous Sibelius Monument. Fine Tradition Established in 1916, Lehtovaara was originally located in Vyborg, Russia. The Winter War of 1939 led to the evacuation of Vyborg and the restaurant was resettled in Helsinki in 1940, at […]

Moomin Café

“Welcome home, Moomin, safe and sound, and welcome, friends! Come gather around!”  Moominmamma, from ‘The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My’ by Tove Jansson. In 1945 Finnish writer and artist Tove Jansson gave life to the Moomin family, Finland’s most beloved storybook characters. Their adventures in Moominvalley and beyond the Lonely Mountains have enriched people’s […]

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