Helsinki, like Finns themselves, was long seen as the shy introvert among its Nordic neighbors. But that’s changed. Today there is a dynamic new energy pumping through the streets of Helsinki, and it’s evidenced in the city’s thriving food scene, old and new. Historic dishes like Savoy’s vorschmack or Wild’s Karelian pie are getting new love, while the seasonal-food trend — particularly challenging in a country where nothing grows most of the year — thrives at a spate of ambitious, locavore-leaning newcomers. Here then are the restaurants, bars, and dishes that define the cozy Finnish capital.
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