Anybody who follows me on Instagram or personally knows me, will know one important fact…I LOVE FOOD. So obviously when I check out a new city my itinerary is going to revolve around where I can eat. I’ve made your trip to Helsinki a little bit easier by sharing my fave food destinations, with the variety meaning y’all ALL gonna be happy.

 

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Located in the centre of Helsinki, Strindberg boasts a beautiful brunch spread for a competitive price. It seems to be the thing in Finland to enjoy a plate of a sandwich of some sort, sided with yoghurt, a pastry + a beverage of your choice – fine by me!

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For €14 we demolished the above; a cheese + tomato sandwich (delicious bread), muesli with greek yoghurt, a boiled egg + last but not least AN UNREAL CROISSANT. In addition to this, the brunch also came with fruit juice + a coffee….what a sweat deal. Not only is the food amazing, but the staff are super friendly + the location is perfect!

 

johan_03This place is so cute! It has such a cosey layout + overlooks the waterfront so you can enjoy your coffee break in the perfect setting. There’s a large range of hot + cold drinks available as well as homemade pastries. Most importantly…THEY SERVE MATCHA + a delicious one at that. Why do I recommend? Johan is just what I would imagine a coffee shop to look like – filled with cushions, wooden stairs and beams + fast free wifi if you need to get work done. The baristas are talented too which means your cappuccino etc is going to be Insta worthy… (very important).

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WHAT AN AMAZING RESTAURANT/CONCEPT/FAMILY/VIBE/EXPERIENCE !!!!! Vegetarians + Vegans, I’m speaking you guys on this one…a whole buffet of meat free, nutritious + delicious food to be piled on your plate + devoured. Even if you are carnivorous (each to their own), it’s hard for anybody to resist the amazing flavours oozing from a Silvoplee feast. I took my boyfriend + although he didn’t fancy tucking into the food, he was absolutely smitten by the healthy smoothies on offer.

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The restaurant works on a weigh + pay system which means you can design your plate exactly how you like it. The smoothies are around €7 with around 6 flavours to choose from. Now don’t get me started on the desserts…so so so beautiful to look at never mind eat! All desserts are raw and homemade, as featured below.

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I shall be writing a whole blog post devoted to Silvoplee just because I was pretty blown away by the concept, quality of the food + point of origin. SO STAY TUNED.

 

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Quite literally down the road from Silvoplee we were treated to a beautiful feast by the team at Onda restaurant. The A La Carte menu is just brilliant. What did I love the most about Onda? It was Vegetarian heaven BUT ALSO a good time for a meat lover which made dinner time for my boyfriend + I that much easier (which can be very hard to achieve).

Surprisingly for an A La Carte menu the prices were rather decent, with a flank steak up for grabs at €17. The Hawaiian Vegan Poke bowl is a must try for your starters! I always see Poke bowls all over Instagram but never tried one due to the raw fish, however this Vegan Poke bowl…NOM NOM NOM.

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I went for the falafel and roasted cauliflower for mains – would definitely recommend! My boyfriend opted for the Crispy Pork Belly which I must say looked delicious (coming from a veggie).

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+ last but most definitely not least…

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Sometimes when you’re on holiday all you need is a good pizza with a beer to wash it all down. Putte’s in central Helsinki offers just that at a decent price, as well as catering for Vegans with their “Vegan Marinara”. The staff are fab + the atmosphere has a strong buzz – clearly a popular destination for people to let their hair down with a few bevs.

Going to be honest with you…the pizza was quite literally wolfed down before I took a picture..oops.

 

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