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Anikó Lehtinen

Anikó Lehtinen is a beer expert, author and food journalist with Hungarian roots. Anikó writes and talks about beer for a living. She even cooks with beer and owns together with her husband a home brewery. She is currently writing her dissertation on the loosening of medium-strength beer regulations in Finland. Anikó has authored two books on the subject of beer. See also her beer restaurant recommendations!

1. Töölönlahti 


My childhood stomping grounds. The new park is a great place for kids. The Tyyni café is nicely sheltered and right by the water.
Café Tyyni
Töölönlahti / Visit Helsinki

2. Teurastamo

This revitalised culinary and urban culture centre has a lovely courtyard and a wide selection of restaurants to choose from.
Työpajankatu 2
teurastamo.fi

3. Iso Roobertinkatu pedestrian street

This street near the city centre is full of restaurants and boutiques. You can have a great time there enjoying coffees in the morning and food and drink in the evening.
Google Maps

4. Eiranranta

The sandy local beach is a great place to swim and enjoy a picnic. The whole district on the southern peninsula is now full of great cafés and restaurants, including Birgita, Löyly and Hernesaarenranta – everything a person could wish for in summertime.
loylyhelsinki.fi
birgittahernesaari.com
hernesaarenranta.fi

5. Seurasaari

A great place for an outing. You can visit the open-air museum, enjoy the nature and squirrels, and swim on the sheltered beach. Remember to pack with your swimming gear if the sun is shining!
Seurasaari

punavuorigourmet.blogspot.com Photo: Mitro Härkönen