Explore the lively neighbourhood of Hakaniemi with Marimekko's Kortteli backpack. Check the tips for the blocks below.
00530 / Hakaniemi
Hakaniemi Market Square has always been a popular meeting point for locals. The market hall offers seasonal vegetables, fresh fish and other delicacies, and there is even a small Marimekko store upstairs. Many affordable restaurants and interesting ethnic stores are situated nearby.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
The picturesque Eläintarhanlahti Bay is great for walks. There are many theatres and playgrounds in the area too.
How to get there: Many trams, buses and the metro stop by the Hakaniemi Market Square, which is also easy to reach by foot or bike from the city centre.
PLACES TO EAT
Kahvisiskot Hakaniemi Market Square The owner of the cosy coffee tent, Raija Kaattari, has been making porridge for the locals for over 40 years. Salmon sandwiches and home-baked goodies go well with coffee too. facebook.com/ kahvisiskot
Soppakeittiö Hakaniemi Market Hall The small soup restaurant is popular during lunchtime. The menu changes daily but bouillabaisse and a vegetarian option are always available. soppakeittio.fi
Kuja Bar & Bistro Hakaniemenkatu 7 The bistro-style restaurant serves casual food until late hours. A hearty brunch is available on Sundays. kujabarbistro.fi