Street Food is taking a stand in all of the Nordic countries proudly presenting an annual event around the subject within the New Nordic Food movement. In Helsinki, too, street is the new restaurant.

What Restaurant Day once started is now more or less a norm. Helsinki is famous for its great nightlife and greasy street food during the night hour but nowadays you’ll find a lot more surprises on the streets. Food vans are taking over corners and alleys bringing variety for the everyday eat.

Maulitos organic food-car circles around the city selling German Sauerkrauz and Currywurst and Cholo serves authentic Mexican out of a little kitchen at Lönnrotinkatu. Newcomer Street Gastro makes premium sandwiches with fresh salmon and dill, chicken and coriander, pork and spicy mustard coleslaw or veggie at Sofiankatu.

Restaurant Day goes strong never minding about winter. November 16th Helsinki and about 200 other cities turn again into a huge 24-hour restaurant as people put their best in a test serving meals to locals around streets, homes, parks and benches in way over a thousand locations.

Fafa’s is a vegetarian dream. The line can get long during lunch hour. Handmade pita bread and falafels stuffed with grilled halloumi, tzatziki, tabule, hummus, goat-cheese and on the side french fries made of sweet potato. Finish it off with a cup of mint tea or Turkish coffee.

/ Cholo
Lönnrotinkatu 9
Tue-Fri: 11am-8pm, Sat: 12noon-9pm

/ Maulito’s Food Truck

/ Street Gastro
Sofiankatu 1
Mon-Fri: 10:30am-8pm, Sat-Sun: 11am-8pm

/ Restaurant Day

/ Fafa’s
Iso Roobertinkatu 2
Mon-Thu: 11am-9pm, Fri: 11am-04pm, Sat: 12noon-04pm
Vilhovuorenkatu 10
Mon-Fri: 11am-9pm, Sat: 12noon-9pm


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