Best Traditional Finnish Food; You Can’t Miss!

Best Traditional Finnish Food, Finland best popular food to enjoy with family: Finland is the beautiful Northern European nation bordering Sweden, Norway and Russia. If you are planning a trip to Finland then we are pretty sure that you are going to get hungry there while on your trip. Finland offers various delicious local cuisines particularly the fish which is very common because of the number of lakes. It also offers specialty meats, mushrooms, and berries. Traditional Food in Finland

Well, because of the low publicity of foods in Finland, the tourists end up going to expensive restaurants because of which they won’t able to try most of the traditional foods of Finland. So, if you go to Finland, at first you won’t be able to find proper places where you can get the food you want because of the same reason.

But Finland is a beautiful place with plenty of traditional mouth-watering food. You will find different traditional foods in Finland in a different season. Winter, spring, summer, and autumn serves you with different traditional foods. So, if you go to Finland then first do some research on the season and on the food that is available during that season in Finland.

Best Traditional Finnish Food:

Here is the list of best traditional Finnish food that you must try while traveling to Finland.

Valkosipuli Soup

Valkosipuli Soup is very popular and delicious soup which is loved by most of the people in Finland. You will easily find this delight in every restaurant in Finland and the soup is popularly known as garlic soup.

Karelian pies (Karjalanpiirakat in Finnish)

As the name says, this small delicious pie is originally from Southern East of Finland, Karelia. This amazing mouth-watering pie can be eaten all through many occasions: as a breakfast or snack, or quite often for the duration of festive dinners served with egg butter.

Smoked whitefish (Savustettu siika in Finnish)

Fish is a major ingredient in Finnish cuisine and very common because of the number of lakes in there. A large number of lakes and rivers provide remarkable chances to catch these fresh fishes and make your own dinner and prepare it on the open fire.

Bread cheese (Juustoleipä in Finnish)

Here is a typical dessert right from Northern Finland which is made out of cow milk. The bread cheese has a very unique taste and texture.  Bread cheese was very cherished in the old days that it was given as a salary to people working in the fields during summer harvest.


Finnish bread

Bread is a very important food in Finland which is served with almost every meal with a lot of different varieties produced domestically. Bread is made from grains such as barley, oat, rye, and wheat, or by just mixing different grits and flours. Dark and fiber-rich ruisleipä, rye bread is basically the most common staple of the Finnish diet.

Rye bread

Limppu, Reikäleipä, Ruispala, Jälkiuunileipä, Crispbread

Wheat and Other bread

Vesirinkeli, Potato bread, Oat Bread, Korppu, Rieska


Pulla and Sokerikorppu


Arctic wild berries are specifically included in Finnish cuisine with their strong flavor as well as high nutrient content. As per to the tradition, the berries were eaten fresh in the month of summer as well as dried at other times of the year.

Wild raspberries, bilberries, and lingonberries (cowberries) are most commonly found in almost every part of Finland. On the other hand, cloudberries, cranberries, arctic brambles, and sea buckthorns are mostly grown in more limited areas.


Finnish Traditional Sweets:


It is a salty black licorice candy which is a variety of licorice flavored with the ingredient “salmiak salt” and is most popular in Finland. It is mostly available in dark or dark brown color.

Fazer Blue

Fazer Blue also is known as Karl Fazer Milk Chocolate is a Finnish brand of milk chocolate owned by the Fazer corporation. The common name of this milk chocolate is derived from the iconic blue color of its wrapper, which is a registered trademark of the Fazer corporation. It is one of the most sold confectionery in Finland.


Tupla is a traditional Finnish chocolate bar that is made by Leaf. It is made up of milk chocolate with a nougat-flavored filling, covered with bits of almond. The meaning of the name “Tupla”, means “double”, derives from the fact that there are always two Tupla bars in a single wrapper.

Kouvolan lakritsi

Kouvola lakritsi (licorice) is a Finnish manufacturer of sweets whose history dates back to the year 1906. The factory of this amazing sweet is located in Kouvola, a suburb of Tornio. Kouvolan lakritsi has been selected many times to be one of the best licorice in Finland which also makes it possibly the best licorice in the world.

Best Traditional Finnish Food

Other Popular Finnish Traditional Food is as Follows:

·         Riispuuro (Rice Porridge)

·         Hernekeitto Ja Pannukakku (Pea Soup And Pancake)

·         Lohikeitto (Salmon Soup)

·         Siskonmakkarakeitto (Sausage Soup)

·         Lihapullat Muusilla Ja Puolukkahillolla (Meatballs With Mashed Potatoes And Lingonberry Jam)

·         Makaronilaatikko (Baked Macaroni With Minced Meat)

·         Karjalanpaisti (Meat Stew)

·         Pyttipannu (Pan Fried Potatoes With Sausages)

·         Kaalikääryleet (Stuffed Cabbage)

·         Paistettu Muikku (Fried Vendace)

·         Lihapiirakka (Meat Pie)

·         Lasimestarin Silli (Marinated Herring)

·         Korvapuusti (Cinnamon Rolls)

·         Leipäjuusto Lakkahillolla (Cheese Bread With Cloudberry Jam)

·         Mustikkapiirakka (Blueberry Pie)

·         Köyhät Ritarit (Finnish French Toast)



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