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Virpi Mikkonen

Virpi Mikkonen is a food author and a recipe artist whose popular books are full of tips for a gluten-free and vegan diet. Instagram: @vanelja

1. Holiday

The new restaurant at Kanavaranta in Katajanokka has become my family’s regular favourite. The interior décor and atmosphere are stylishly laidback, and the food and ingredients are fresh and contemporary. The prices are also agreeable, while the service is the best in Helsinki.
Kanavaranta 7
Holiday-bar.fi

2. Mat & Ruokakauppa

This combination of a restaurant and food shop on Iso Roobertinkatu serves delicious and high-quality food made from seasonal and often organic ingredients. The food is uncomplicated but still imaginative and above all honestly tasty.
Iso Roobertinkatu 20-22
mat.st

3. Piece ‘n’ Love

This newcomer on Uudenmaankatu is my new favourite pizza place. The service is cheerful and familiar, and the toppings are interesting and tasty. The gluten-free and vegan pizzas are excellent!
Uudenmaankatu 9
piecenlovepizza.com

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