Feast Helsinki serves up 100 sizzling events highlighting delicious food and beverages

The first-ever Feast Helsinki food festival welcomes everyone to dive in and experience Helsinki’s diverse culinary scene. From 24 May to 16 June 2024, Finland’s capital will be the site of over 100 delectable taste experiences for connoisseurs of everything from fine dining to burgers, featuring both traditional and ethnic dishes and unforgettable drinks.
The first-ever Feast Helsinki food festival takes place from 24 May to 16 June 2024. Photo: Tuukka Koski
The first-ever Feast Helsinki food festival takes place from 24 May to 16 June 2024. Photo: Tuukka Koski

The three-week Feast Helsinki food festival will shine a spotlight on the city's creative forces and tantalising and sometimes surprising tastes. Special dishes will be on offer to celebrate the event in restaurants and cafes throughout the capital. It will also be possible to dive into Helsinki's gastronomic culture on guided tours and at various workshops and exhibitions. Even more events will highlight the cuisines of different cultures, showing off the city’s wide range of delicious flavours.

“Feast Helsinki will bring out the full spectrum of flavours that Finland’s capital has to offer. Our city is a convenient oasis of great taste experiences that span not only the classics, but also local specialities that utilise the fruits of nature’s bounty and exotic flavours from all over the world. It is always easy to stop for a bite, as there are plenty of good options available. I’m thrilled we are able to offer Helsinki’s residents and visitors such a wonderful opportunity to get to know their local restaurant offerings better and appreciate our great food and drink culture,” said the City of Helsinki’s Tourism Director Nina Vesterinen.

Opening weekend culminates in Feast Sunday and the MICHELIN Ceremony grandstand

Feast Helsinki kicks off on 24 May with many special events focused on food and beverages. A few examples include a vegan brunch, a microbreweries tour and a meal of pike meatballs in the Helsinki archipelago.

The open-air food court known as the Summer Terrace at Helsinki’s Senate Square will likewise open for business on 24 May. Delicacies from the nearby Tori Quarters restaurants will be on offer at the terrace until 25 August.

The trendy Teurastamo area in Helsinki’s district of Kalasatama will host a spring party on 25 May with a flower and wild herb theme. In addition to food and drink, the party will feature live music and a great summer vibe.

All the opening weekend event(Link leads to external service)
The opening weekend of Feast Helsinki will include Feast Sunday and Monday – when dozens of local restaurants will open their doors on days they are usually closed.

On Monday, 27 May Helsinki will be covered with stardust as the latest MICHELIN Stars for Nordic restaurants will be unveiled for the first time in Helsinki. Members of the public are welcome to come watch a livestream of the Savoy Theatre ceremony at a viewing grandstand in Senate Square from 16.00–20.00. Before the broadcast, it will be possible to enjoy refreshments in the Tori Quarters’ Summer Terrace while enjoying disco tunes from DJ Vicky.

Read more about Feast Sunday and the grandstand 

The Feast Helsinki food festival will continue its celebration of culinary and beverage delights until 16 June. Among other things, residents and tourists can look forward to a rhubarb jubilee, a workshop on how to make Vietnamese summer rolls, guided tours of the city’s historic market halls and culinary history, and festivals celebrating flavours from around the world.

To learn more about Feast Helsinki and its associated events and activities, go to tapahtumat.hel.fi/en(Link leads to external service) and enter the keyword “food”. 

You can also read more information on the City of Helsinki website at hel.fi/feasthelsinki.