In times of social distancing and self-quarantine, one way to keep your belly happy, local businesses running and yourself also occupied and feeling a bit fancy, is by ordering delicious meals to our home. Some restaurants in the city have changed their entire strategy or have now just started delivery to cope with this extraordinary time. Enjoy the delights from local restaurants delivered safely to your door or pick them up!
Here are the best restaurants in Helsinki for all things takeaway, delivery, and a couple of amazing pick-up-only locations you shouldn’t miss if you live in the area. Many of us (myself included) tend to order from the same tried-and-tested places, but here’s some inspiration to try something new!
Let’s all remember to #supportyourlocal and treat ourselves to fancy date night at home!
Be my guest – tasty Vietnamese goodness coming from Jätkäsaari! Their noodle around dish is very delivery-friendly and will make your soul happy. Also, the edamame with chilli and garlic are absolutely worth getting. Order it on Wolt here.
Tandoor – our go-to place for ordering Indian food, and after years of trying places, we have come to the conclusion, that this is the only one for us. Great Kofta for vegetarians, my standard order is the Garlic Tikka Masala or the Palak Paneer. On Wolt here.
Social Burgerjoint: the best burgers, in my opinion, are those from the guys at Social! Always so satisfying, perfect portion sizes and their monthly lunch burger is usually really good as well. Big plus is the moving mountains veg* pattie they offer. I’m usually sceptical when it comes to ordering burgers (nothing worse than stale fries) but the packaging is fine for it! Order here.
Tamarin – my favourite place for Thai food for years, and it’s always just really good. A true valeur sure. On my list are the Pad Siew street noodles and the Pad King fried ginger wok (with duck if I’m feeling extra fancy) and the Papaya salad. On Wolt.
Saigon House – for truly authentic and a large variety of amazing Vietnamese food, I recently discovered this gem of a place – and I’m so glad they deliver. The caramel braised pork with egg takes me right back to summer memories with friends. Order from Wolt here.
Lopez y Lopez – personally, their tacos have won me over and in my opinion, these are the best you can get in the city. Good news, with several locations now at this point, you can get them home-delivered to many places in Helsinki. Order it from Wolt.
Farang – oh who would have thought to ever enjoy Farang at home – what a time to be alive! One of Helsinki’s best restaurants has just now joined the delivery market. Their crispy pork with palm sugar caramel is probably one of the best things I have ever eaten. Order it on Wolt.
Pupu – if you’re feeling healthy today, Pupu salads are a great option. They have several locations that deliver. I always get the Hotti salad with shrimp, sweet potato and avocado (and extra dressing!). See it here!
Naples Jätkäsaari – finally our neighbourhood has its own decent pizza place – and lucky for everyone they also deliver outside of our island (there is also another location in Munkkiniemi). The four cheese pizza is a delight and so is the tuna pizza. Special mention to the selection of vegan options as well! Get it on Wolt.
Petiscaria – One of my favourite restaurants in the city has take-away available now! I recommend the piri-piri chicken and the Feijoada – but also the seitan is the best of all Helsinki – you can find all the info here or order home delivery on Foodora or Wolt.
Hanko Sushi – we all crave sushi on a regular basis, and Hanko has been my first choice for many years, both in the restaurants and by delivery. I usually get one of the sets, with some additional grilled teriyaki salmon and wakame salad. They have many locations on Wolt to get it home to you.
Fat Ramen – it’s hard to get through desperate times without Ramen, so do your soul a favour and order some here, who were the first ones to bring it to Helsinki. Interesting delivery specials that you can check out and order on Wolt!
Ora – after a successful venture into sushi, this fine dining locale now sells amazing looking bento boxes to take away. All info on how to order on their website.
Some great pick-up only options:
Locanda Scappi – the in-house restaurant of Noli Katajanokka has some seriously great pasta to take home. I highly recommend their cacio e pepe ravioli. They cook for a couple of minutes, I added some sage and butter and it was a divine dinner. Find their take-home menu and send an order here.