This fine-dining restaurant serves what looks and tastes best at the time – all of its ingredients are local and seasonal. In fact, chefs Erik and Simo are frequently seen in Turku’s nearby forests collecting ingredients that later find their way to Kaskis’ plates. Show up early to ensure you get a table!
Situated on the riverbank, Café Art serves homemade pastries and freshly roasted coffees from Turku’s very own coffee roaster, Turun Kahvipaahtimo. The coffee here is so good that Café Art’s baristas have been named Baristas of the Year seven times.
Salmon from Åland, goat milk from Laitila, cranberries from Kemiönsaari. As ambassadors of local food and masters of Nordic cuisine, the chefs at Smör draw inspiration from the seasons and fresh local produce. The menu is updated approximately every eight weeks, so stop by often if you can.
Vegetarian restaurant Kuori takes a creative approach to plant-based food by respecting their ingredients and striving to minimize their ecological impact. Whenever possible, Kuori’s ingredients are organic and come from local producers, and the restaurant’s menu changes seasonally.
Oobu serves fresh dishes from the archipelago inside a gorgeous 19th century building in Turku. Fish, lamb and vegetables are showcased in various forms, both honouring local traditions and making use of new kitchen know-how.
Don’t miss: breweries inside a former school, prison and pharmacy
Finland’s largest brewery restaurant, Koulu, operates in a former school building, while Uusi Apteekki brewery is located in Kaskenmäki, in a former chemist’s shop. Visitors can also check out the most recent addition to Turku’s beer scene, Kakola Brewing Company, located on the premises of an old prison on Kakolanmäki Hill.