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Helsinki Cathedral The national cuisine is a kind of "fusion" of Eastern and Western traditions. Local culinary masterpieces will never leave any gourmet indifferent. Various vegetable stews and casseroles are considered popular dishes of home-cooking. When it comes to desserts, the locals prefer baking. Seafood is also very popular here, and many recipes of fish dishes strike with their originality and simplicity.
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Salmon is one of the most popular dishes, which is offered to guests in any restaurant dedicated to Finnish cuisine. The dish is usually served with aromatic sauces and fresh vegetables. You can also find some Lappish dishes in the list of meals representing the national cuisine. Here venison remains a confident leader. This is one of major specialties, which can be tried only in elite restaurants. Finnish bread, which is baked for centuries according to a special recipe, deserves a special praise. Seeds, bran and sweet raisins are essential ingredients that are often added to it. Pulla vanilla muffins are the favorite dessert of local residents and tourists. Fruit and berry desserts also do not lose their popularity. Finnish chefs prepare wonderful puddings and shakes made of northern berries, so refusing to try these dishes is simply impossible.
In addition to restaurants specializing in national cuisine, there are really many diverse culinary destinations in the city. Chez Dominique restaurant was opened in 1998. It specializes in French cuisine. Among specialties of this restaurant are beef steaks and small pancakes with caviar. Resisting the aroma of the meals served here is simply impossible. Apart from national cuisine delicacies, Lappi restaurant is the best place to enjoy home cooking. It serves amazingly delicious cheese, roasted meat of northern deer, and fried whitefish is considered the specialty of the restaurant. Pannonia is the only restaurant in the city dedicated to Hungarian cuisine. Here guests can enjoy homemade pickles, meatballs with cabbage and lots of other interesting dishes, the best addition to which will be wine from the Pannonia’s own cellar. Copyright
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Helsinki is home to a unique café, Ekberg, which is recognized not only as the oldest café in the city but also in Scandinavia in general. This historic café has its own confectionery that has been operating since 1852. Needless to say, locals love to have their breakfast at this gorgeous café. In the morning, it often offers so-called “buffet type” breakfasts that include various meat delicacies and gourmet cheese, vegetable dishes, and nutritious pies. The confectionery makes excellent cakes and pies. Moreover, it bakes fabulous, mouthwatering muffins. There is a shop in the same building with the café, so visitors are welcome to purchase different types of chocolate candies, coffee and tea in beautiful gift packages, jams, and even mulled wine.
Vanhakaupunki Fazer is a historic café that is also very popular with local people. This famous café has won love and dedication thanks to its delicious signature cakes. Every day, more than a dozen of different cakes are made at Fazer. It is also the right place to try traditional variants of cheesecake, signature berry cakes, mouthwatering chocolate cakes, and cute cupcakes. In the morning, this café also offers generous buffet type breakfasts.
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In order to try more unusual and sophisticated dishes, consider visiting Juuri. The basis of the menu of this café is represented by Finnish cuisine. It is important to mention that chefs at Juuri offer a modern take on the classical national cuisine. Visitors usually order magnificent mushroom soup and rabbit cooked in accordance with a signature recipe. The modern café will certainly appeal to travelers who follow a healthy lifestyle and choose only healthy food. There is a separated menu for vegetarians and even guests who practice raw foodism.
Helsinki Lohikeitto remains one of the most popular first course dishes in the national cuisine. The soup consists of salmon, cream, and potatoes. Local national cuisine restaurants also offer various types of kalakukko fish pies. Fine cuisine restaurants offer various dishes with trout, and graavi lohi is one of them. Quite an interesting fact – fish is a popular ingredient of various salads. For example, rosoli is a delicious salad that contains herring.
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Roasted venison is a typical local dish that, however, looks very exotic and unusual to tourists. The venison is usually served with cranberry sauce. Sara is another authentic Finnish dish that contains lamb meat. It has a very unusual cooking method. The meat is stewed for a long time in a special wooden pan. Thanks to that, the meat doesn’t lose its original taste. Finally, it would be a mistake not to mention Lapland cheese with cloudberry that is available for sale in many grocery shops and large supermarkets in Helsinki.
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Where to go for dinner in Helsinki: recommended cafe and restaurants

Baker’s Bar & Restaurant
Where: Mannerheimintie 12, Helsinki;
Restaurant Lehtovaara
Where: Mechelininkatu 39, Helsinki; Telephone: +358(0)9 440 833;
The Rivoli restaurants
Where: Albertinkatu 38, Helsinki; Telephone: +358 (0)9 643 455;
NJK Restaurant
Where: Valkosaari, Helsinki; Telephone: +358 (0)9 6128 6500;
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Michelin-starred restaurants in Helsinki
♥   Restaurant 'Farang' Helsinki. Type - South East Asian. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Ateljé Finne' Helsingfors / Helsinki. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Lyon' HELSINKI. Type - French. 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Passio' Helsingfors. Type - Modern cuisine. 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Gaijin' Helsinski. Type - Asian. 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Yume' Helsinki. Type - Asian. 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Bronda' Helsinki. Type - Modern cuisine. 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Muru' Helsinki. Type - Modern cuisine. 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Savoy' Helsinki. Type - Modern cuisine. 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Ragu' Helsinki. Type - Modern cuisine. 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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