Cafe Damascus

Cafe Damascus started as a pop-up when a group of friends from Damascus got tired of waiting in a refugee center. With the help of group finance and experienced catering business actives they made Café Damascus happen.

In Helsinki Christmas Market Cafe Damascus offers vegan, cheese and chicken sandwiches, Christmas soup and their own mixed plate. You can also buy hummus and baba ganoush to take away. Read more here.

Waffles by Maannos

Salty and sweet waffles, based on a 200-year-old starter dough. The toppings follow seasonal thinking, leaning on clean ingredients, local produce, and modern cooking. Working together with local producers and using foraged wild herbs, Maannos is inspired by Finnish nature and the changing seasons.

Soil Wine & Friends

A hit restaurant specialised in fine wines found on Fredrikinkatu opens a holiday season eatery at the Christmas Market with top quality food and drinks.

Social Food Street

An already legendary burger joint! On the menu: the best burgers in town, according to many. Options include a cheeseburger, a special cheeseburger, a pike-lobster burger, and a vegan burger.

Roots Helsinki

A sweet mix of yoga, cake, and life

Ravintola Kaarti

Known for their archipelago style bread and date cake, Sarfvik serves top quality dishes from fresh, local ingredients. Soup of the day, a sweet pie, and grilled romaine.

Porridge Bar PUUR

Praised by critics and customers, the Grön restaurant on Albertinkatu makes a special appearance at the Market with a porridge bar, serving savoury and sweet rice porridge.

Levant Middle Eastern Street Food

The family business Levant offers vegetarian dishes with a Syrian-Lebanese holiday twist.

Lempi Helsinki

Five kinds of blinis – three of them with fish and two vegetarian ones. In addition to blinis, try the gluten-free cinnamon buns, or Karelian pasties with the house glühwein or coffee.


Leaning on Nordic flavours and seasonal produce, Kolmon3n is the market’s main restaurant for the second year running. Their market menu fits all tastes, also vegans.

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