Helsinki has recently gone through a bit of a vegan renaissance. The number of vegan restaurants in the city has gone up exponentially over the last few years. From burger chains to sandwich shops and fancy places that’d be perfect for a date night, here is my pick of the best.
Bun2Bun is Finland’s first ever vegan burger chain. Their burgers are plant-based and have been created to look, cook, and taste like meat. The restaurant serves four different burgers, priced between €13.50-€15.50. The Cheese is especially delicious, especially if you’re the kind of vegan who really misses blue cheese. And don’t forget to order fries and kombucha on the side!
Kampin Keskus 6th floor, Urho Kekkosen katu 1
Kauppakeskus Redi 1st floor, Hermannin rantatie 5
Kahvila Puhuri serves lunch between 11am-2pm on weekdays. There’s a new option every day, and they keep their Facebook page updated with the menu. For €10.40 you’ll get a big portion of hot food, salad, bread, and tea or coffee. From spinach pancakes with red currant jam to chickpea and sweet potato curries, everything they serve is delicious.
If you happen to be in Kamppi during the daytime, Kippo is the perfect place to stop off for lunch. Their sandwiches are made with cashew cheese and vegan mozzarella and they can be made with gluten-free bread if you like. Meanwhile, their smoothies are made with bananas and almond milk. They do juices and coffee shakes too, and all of their packaging is 100% compostable.
Kauppakeskus Forum 3th floor, Mannerheimintie 14–20
If you’ve spent any time travelling in Europe, you probably know Loving Hut. They’re a Asian counter-service vegan chain. If you’re feeling hungry, Loving Hut’s huge selection of vegan curries and spring rolls will be perfect for you.
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If you’re after something a little bit fancier than your average meal, and you don’t want to break the bank, look no further than Magu. From nettle and spinach ravioli to salt-roasted carrot with edamame and wakame, everything on their menu is delicious. They have a good selection of wines on offer too. Make sure you leave room for the seabuckthorn cheesecake for dessert!
Oh My Goodness
The best thing about Oh My Goodness is their all-day breakfast, which includes a spinach waffle and scrambled tofu. They also have a €10-13 lunch deal and the most delicious selection of bowls, burgers, wraps, and tacos for dinner. Oh My Goodness is the kind of place you need to keep going back to, so that you can work your way through their entire menu.
Kamppi’s OmNam serve a salad buffet with delicious bread, soup, and warm meal every day. Follow them on Facebook or Instagram to see their weekly menus. Their potato and lentil dosa and broad bean lasagne are both particularly delicious. They’re also open for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday.
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Sen Chay is a fully vegan Vietnamese restaurant in Hakaniemi. Their tofu pho is to die for and their summer rolls are definitely worth ordering too. Most dishes cost under €10 and the portions are enormous.