Helsinki is famous for its restaurants and top-quality food. The city offers both international fare and traditional Finnish dishes. Here's some recommendations for those keen to try Finnish food.
Karelian pastry (karjalanpiirakka) – pasty with a rice or potato filling.
Kalakukko – a traditional Finnish fish dish placed inside a loaf of rye bread and baked in the oven for several hours.
Reindeer fillet – tender and juicy, it almost melts in your mouth.
Smoked fish – has a pleasant smoky flavour and scent, as well as a beautiful colour.
Berries – Finnish berries are not only healthy, but they also taste incredibly delicious. How about trying some strawberry sorbet, cloudberry parfait, blueberry tart, or lingonberry crème brûlé?
Beer – try local beers when visiting Helsinki.
Long drinks – cocktail culture is growing rapidly, and offers plenty of options.
Salmari – a popular shot that tastes of salt liquorice. Try it.