Despite (or could it be partly because of) the recent politically not so correct remarks about the quality of Finnish Cuisine, visitors to Finland are showing more and more interest in traditional Finnish food and fresh local ingredients.Helsinki is a haven for food lovers and offers a wide variety of restaurants, cafes and food stalls to suit most tastes and budgets. Market Square by the harbour is a must for all visitors; here you can sample fresh fish, berries, vegetables and even reindeer meat. For fine dining try Demo, recently voted the restaurant of the year. For something little less formal, Zetor tractor restaurant or Savotta will offer visitors a taste of traditional home cooking.

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