June 12, 2016

Helsinki Food Guide Summer 2016

Summer is here and we wanted to provide you some recommendations for the summer

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Summer of a foodie

Here you have our top picks of food events, places, restaurants, cafés and bars to visit this summer in Helsinki. There’s plenty of delicious things happening so better start exploring now. Enjoy!

PLACES

Hietalahden kauppahalli – Hietalahti Market Hall
Story:
Popular outdoor flea market and foodie market hall
Location: Lönnrotinkatu 34
Open: Mon-Tue 08-18, Wed-Sat 08-22
#hietalahdenkauppahalli
hietalahdenkauppahalli.fi

Teurastamo
Story:
The Meat Packing District of Helsinki, vibrant event and restaurant area
Location: Työpajankatu 2
Open: Varies, best time to visit Mon – Sat
@teurastamo #teurastamo
teurastamo.com

Hernesaarenranta Beach
Story:
Summer playground by the sea featuring plenty of eats
Location:
Hernesaarenranta 16
Open: Mon-Sun 11-01
@hernesaarenranta #hernesaarenranta
hernesaarenranta.fi

Hernesaaren Ranta

Hernesaaren Ranta

Vanha Kauppahalli – The Old Market Hall
Story:
A classic local market hall with local treats
Location:
Eteläranta
Open: Mon-Sat 08-18
@vanhakauppahalli #vanhakauppahalli
vanhakauppahalli.fi

Torikorttelit – Tori Quarters
Story:
The new old town of Helsinki with great eats
Location:
Torikorttelit
Open: Varies
@torikorttelit #torikorttelit
torikorttelit.fi

EVENTS

26.5.-18.8.2016 on Thursdays
Torstaimarketti – Teurastamo Thursday Market
Story:
Farmer’s market, food, entertainment etc.
Location:
Työpajankatu 2
Open:
Thu 16-23
Tickets:
free entrance
@torstaimarketti #torstaimarketti
teurastamo.com

16.-19.6.2016
Taste of Helsinki
Story:
Taste of Helsinki brings the top eats available for everyone
Location:
Kansalaistori
Open: Thu-Sat 11-15 & 17-23, Sun 11-16
Tickets:
From 12 EUR + food and drinks
@tasteofhelsinki #tasteofhelsinki
tasteofhelsinki.fi/

Photo by Ville Malja

Taste of Helsinki – Photo by Ville Malja / Visit Helsinki

16.-18.6.2016
BBQ FEST Helsinki
Story:
Experience Finnish bbq culture
Location:
Rautatientori – Railway Square
Open: Thu-Sat 12-22
Tickets:
Free entrance
bbqfest.fi

27.-30.7.2016
Suuret Oluet Pienet Panimot – The Great Beers Small Breweries
Story:
The largest small brewery event in Finland
Location:
Rautatientori – Railway Square
Open:
Wed-Sat 12:00 – 01:00
Tickets:
Free entrance before 18:00, 10 EUR after
suuretoluet.fi

30.6.-2.7.2016
Craft Beer Helsinki
Story:
Craft beer and street food
Location:
Rautatientori – Railway Square
Open:
Thu-Fri 14-24, Sat 12-24
Tickets:
free entrance, mandatory glass fee 3 EUR
#craftbeerhelsinki
craftbeerhelsinki.fi

29.-30.7.2016
Street Food Carnival Suvilahti
Story: Street food party
Location:
Sörnäisten rantatie 22
Open:
Check website
Tickets:
10 EUR
#streetfoodcarnival
streetfoodcarnival.com

18.-20.8.2016
Herkkujen Suomi – Finland of Treats & Syystober
Story: Traditional celebration of Finnish food culture and beer
Location: Rautatientori – Railway Square
Open: Thu 16-22, Fri 11-22 Sat 10-19, Syystober until 01
Tickets: free entrance
@herkkujensuomi #herkkujensuomi #syystober
mtk.fi/herkkujen_suomi

RESTAURANTS

Linnankellari
Story:
Nordic Cuisine in a romantic refurbished prison canteen and amazing terrace in the jailyard
Location:
Merikasarminkatu 1
Open:
Mon-Thu 17-23, Fri 17-24, Sat 15-24, Sun 18-22
#linnankellari
linnankellari.fi

Jailyard Terrace

Jailyard Terrace

KuuKuu
Story:
Classic Finnish neighborhood restaurant
Location:
Museokatu 17
Open:
Mon-Thu 11:30-23, Fri 11:30-24, Sat 12-24, Sun 12-22
@kuukuuravintola #kuukuu
kuukuu.fi

CAFÉS

El Fant Coffee & Wine Bar
Story:
Quality coffee and wine including local food
Location:
Katariinankatu 3
Open:
Tue 08:30-18, Wed-Thu 08:30-22, Fri 08:30-23, Sat 10-23, Sun 12-16
@elfant_coffeewine #elfant
facebook.com/elfantcoffeewine

El Fant Coffee and Wine

El Fant Coffee and Wine

Good Life Coffee
Story:
Passion for coffee and avoiding bad life
Location:
Kolmas Linja 17
Open:
Mon-Fri 08:30-18, Sat 10-17
@goodlifecoffeehki #goodlifecoffee
goodlifecoffee.fi

BARS

Bier-Bier
Story:
Craft Beer in an elegant but casual setting
Location:
Erottajankatu 13
Open:
Mon-Thu 16-24, Fri-Sat 14-02
@bierbierhelsinki #bierbier
bier-bier.fi

100 DOGS
Story:
Kind of a dive bar by local cocktail bastards with shitty drinks, average food and bad service
Location:
Malminrinne 1
Open:
Tue 16-24, Wed-Thu 16-01, Fri-Sat 16-02, Sun 16-01
@100dogs_official #100dogs
100dogs.fi

Featured image by Jussi Hellsten / Visit Helsinki