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Street food is the name of the game towards the end of March in the Capital Region, with Streat Helsinki on offer 21–22 March.

Reaching out to food professionals, amateurs and foodies alike, the festival might just catch the eye of anyone interested in urban development, trends, start-ups, and service design.

A feast of flavour descends on Punavuori.

Somewhere in the upper echelons of Punavuori, high up on Annankatu there is an ambitious and delicious piece of history being remade. Tres Bones, a restaurant, bar and club founded by a trio of friends with a passion for kooky tunes, great fusion food and cocktails is quietly remaking history. Resting on the ashes of the famous clubbing landmark Lost and Found, Tres Bones is no hack job, but an ambitious undertaking with attention to detail that lets you know immediately that this is a restaurant that knows what its doing.

Sharing authentic Thai flavours all around Helsinki and beyond.

Located on Helsinki’s Fredrikinkatu, Thai restaurant Tamarin opened its doors in 2008 and is one of the five Tamarin Restaurants located around the city. This successful family business keeps growing strong and is today managed by Kenny Woo, son and second generation taking care of his parents’ legacy.

Local stalwart soon celebrating 40 years of serving tastes a la Española.

PARRILLA ESPAÑOLA has offered exquisite Spanish quality food in Helsinki since 1973. This fruitful family business has been delighting palates for four generations. The story began when current owner Mika Kavekari’s grandfather owned Hotel Torni up until 1972. His pioneer spirit and ideas made him establish, among other restaurants, the very first Spanish Restaurant in Finland, Parrilla Española de Torni. After HOK Elanto bought the hotel he decided to open a new Spanish restaurant in the city. Thus Parrilla Española, situated in Eerikinkatu, was born.

Finland’s original Korean restaurant.

The best way to familiarise yourself with Korean culture in Helsinki is actually not by stumbling into the South Korean embassy to Finland unannounced, but to step into the Korea House restaurant found within the aesthetically pleasing Kruununhaka neighbourhood.

After descending half a level of stairs, two figures dressed in the traditional ‘hanbok’ dress welcome me in, and if it’s not enough to set the mood, some soothing, melodic music soon becomes detectable in the background.