Eat, Drink & Be Merry: Helsinki’s ‘Pop-up’ Restaurant Day

photo by Jonna Tammisto

On February 4th 2012 we’ll celebrate Finland’s 4th pop-up restaurant day – a trend we think is crazy fun and über cool.

The idea is really simple…for a day anyone can fulfill their dream of being a restauranteur. No permits needed. And no rules.  Pop-up restaurants may appear just about anywhere and last year we indulged in everything from an organic juice bar, tastes of Tokyo, a late night raw food kiosk, a soup kitchen, and at least one of my faves was a sandwich bar that lowered our goodies down in baskets from a quaint little apartment window. YUM!

If the upcoming Restaurant Day is anything like last year’s experience, then we’re in for an extraordinary treat.

photo by Roy Bäckstrom
photo by Kimmo Lind
photo by Roy Bäckman
photo by Anssi Kumpula

For more information visit the Restaurant Day (Ravintolapäivä) website or Ravintolapäiva on facebook (in Finnish).


One Comment

  1. helsinki:now fan

    Just in….for the upcoming Restaurant Day on Saturday February 4th, Paloni (shop location Eerikinkatu 7), will be transformed into a Ghanian Picnic, with two cooks serving delights from the Ashanti tribe for customers sitting comfortably on rugs and pillows. This will surely be exciting and exotic – join in!

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