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Helsinki’s culinary scene is truly blooming at the moment. The restaurant offering in downtown Helsinki is better than ever; you can find anything from affordable, tasty pizzas to high-end Michelin-starred restaurants. Cooking by the season is natural for Finns, and the restaurants mainly use simple and fresh ingredients in their dishes. In addition, Helsinki’s several indoor and outdoor markets sell seasonal local products beyond comparison.

The Finns are among the biggest coffee drinkers in the world and have been for decades. As a result, Helsinki today has one of the most vibrant coffee scenes in the Nordic Region.

(Photo ©Lauri Rotko/Helsinki Marketing)


of Helsinki

Helsinki’s gourmet festival, where the best restaurants in the city make a fabulous feast for you to enjoy. At Taste of Helsinki, you will have an opportunity to create your own tasting menu from the participating restaurants, getting a snapshot of the city’s gourmet restaurant scene in one place and at one time. Taste of Helsinki is organized annually in June.

(Photo ©Hanna Hurtta/Taste of Helsinki)


Baltic Herring Market

The traditional Herring market will be held in October at Market Square. The oldest traditional event in Helsinki has been held since 1743. The fishermen working on the Baltic Sea will bring their salted herring to market and a delicious selection of herring marinades, from rowan berries to red pepper.

(Photo ©Eetu Ahanen/Helsinki Marketing


Coffee Festival

Helsinki Coffee Festival is the biggest coffee festival in Northern Europe. It is the perfect place to reach coffee industry professionals and lovers. The festival atmosphere is created by the hottest DJs, tastiest coffee drinks, and a packed program of exciting events and is held annually in April.

(Photo © Jussi Hellsten/Helsinki Marketing)


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After years of hard work and wonderful responses from our international members, Délice plans to strengthen the network by extending its global presence.

Délice is seeking cities with a new and innovative approach to food & gastronomy and strong food culture. New members of this exclusive network will have the opportunity to share experiences and best practices worldwide, compare their different approaches, get inspired from each other, create partnerships and stay up to date on the moving trends regarding food & gastronomy.