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Old Market Hall (Vanha Kauppahalli)

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Address: Etelaranta | Along the South Harbor, Helsinki 00130, Finland
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Interesting building

This old market building has been converted into an indoor market of mainly food courts and coffee shops, I guess its geared up for tourists as they get off the ferry but it has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This old market building has been converted into an indoor market of mainly food courts and coffee shops, I guess its geared up for tourists as they get off the ferry but it has been tastefully done and is well worth a visit, the prices are a little higher than in town but I think its a credit to Helsinki... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Sadly, another great old food market turned into an overpriced tourist trap. Very few locals. Prices are extremely high - 5 euros for a small shrimp smorbrod. 3.50 for a tiny 'reindeer pie' with 3 or 4 specks of meat on it. 9 euros for a bowl of pho. Pho! A bowl of noodle soup.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

I was surprised to found that about 50% of that Place now is occupied with coffeshops and small foodstalls. Also it is very expensive,it is much better go to the Close market Square for buying finnish specialities

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Being Italian (and a little bit arrogant when it comes to food), I wouldn't describe it as foods' heaven, but it 1. is definitively worth a visit, either one's interested in food or not, 2. gives you an understanding of the Finnish food culture with its berries, fish, pastries, pies ecc., and 3. is the best place in Helsinki to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Old Market Hall is AMAZING!!!! It s a foodie's dream come true!!! Inside you ll find stall after stall selling different kinds of food - local and foreign. You can also find exotic food by US standards - deer meat and bear cream!!! After a stroll through Market Square you can stop by and have lunch here. Some of... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Our tour guide didn't tell us this was open on a Monday (aseveral other places were not) so we happened in on our own by chance. it is magical. the building is beautifully kept - a small architectural gem. The various shop keepers vie for the best displays and there is every sort of fish prepared in every which way.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Some great stalls with Finnish Food. Also don't miss the outdoor market nearby selling good food, produce and souveniers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Go here if you want to try the Finnish delicacies like freshly smoked salmon, fresh mushrooms, reindeer, karelian pies, herring, and all sorts of typical desserts we eat here. Vanha (old) Kauppahalli (market hall) has different kinds of shops selling fresh produce from all over Finland and you can buy for example reindeer meat for your stew. There are also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

It is very nice building with a lot of booths with various goods for sale. We had beef soup for lunch, and it was excellent!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This old building near the modern (outdoor) market in the harbour has been nicely restored. It's now full of shops selling every kind of fish, meat, cheese, preserves, pickles etc - effectively a huge delicatessen. There are lots of cafes too. It's busy & bustling. Good place for a look round and/ or a sit down.

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Address: Etelaranta | Along the South Harbor, Helsinki 00130, Finland
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki

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