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Marimekko's guide to Helsinki: Hakaniemi

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. 


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.


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. kahvisiskot

Hakaniemi Market Hall
The small soup restaurant is popular during lunchtime. The menu changes daily but bouillabaisse and a vegetarian option are always available.

Kuja Bar & Bistro
Hakaniemenkatu 7
The bistro-style restaurant serves casual food until late hours. A hearty brunch is available on Sundays.

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