EATS: From the sea and from the Tori Quarters
As the maritime location of the Market Square would suggest, seaside flavours are also present at the festival. Social Food’s menu of pike hot dogs and pike-lobster burgers represents traditional street food with a new, local twist. På Kroken’s smoked shrimps from Hanko come with a side of aioli. Café & Bakery Lisboa’s world of Portuguese tastes opens up from a plate of rice with seafood, Kimchi Wagon’s trendy dish of the day is mussels in coconut water, and the Italian-Estonian Streat Fish serves Italian classics as seaside editions.
Out of the restaurants found in the Tori Quarters, Bryggeri Helsinki’s steam buns are filled with the brewery’s lentil kofta, pulled duck and over-cooked roast beef. The bear meat burger by Savotta hails from Kainuu in Eastern Finland, awakening the hunter senses of city folk. Recently opened on Katariinankatu, El Fant serves a soup of Jerusalem artichoke, entrecôte steak with beetroot, and homemade archipelago bread. Other neighbourhood participants include Vaelsa and Salutorget.
Streat Helsinki EATS has free entry. Portion sizes and prices have been planned to fit the idea that festival-goers can sample many dishes. The festival area is found in the Tori Quarters: Sofiankatu, Katariinankatu, Pohjoisesplanadi and the Flower Market.
All street kitchen menus can be found online.