Domestic, locally produced ingredients highlighted in Flow’s food selection
Once again, Flow Festival surprises its visitors with a spectacular culinary ensemble with Emo, Andrea, Kuurna, Maannos, Gohan, Grön, and many other top restaurants joining the food line-up.
Flow Festival’s diverse assortment of food and drink consists of nearly 40 restaurants and over 20 bars. Locally sourced food and domestic seasonal ingredients are prominent in this year’s offerings, demonstrated especially by some of Helsinki’s most acclaimed restaurants joining Flow for the first time, including restaurants such as Emo, Andrea, Kuurna, Maannos, and Gohan. The Michelin Guide-recommended Emo amazes with its five-course tasting menu, Andrea combines flavours of Anatolian peninsula with Nordic ingredients, and Kuurna brings its Deep Fried concept to Flow, serving, for example, fritted season’s cabbages and potato tempura. Further, Maannos delights with Jerusalem artichoke and carrot tartares, and Gohan prepares dishes drawing inspiration from Japanese food culture.
Among other interesting newcomers are, for instance, Way Bakery, known for its sourdough breads, Lopez y Lopez, opening its doors this summer for the lovers of all things Mexican, and Bacco, serving, in addition to other Italian delicacies, pizza made out of dough proofed for 90 hours. Enjoying a cult-like following, Döner Harju showcases its first ever all-vegan menu, and Green Hippo Café charms the festival folk with their colourful dishes.
Returning to Flow are many favourites from previous years, who also rely on locally sourced food, domestic seasonal ingredients, and vegetarian food. Basing their food philosophy on wild, specifically Nordic ingredients, the Michelin-star restaurant, Grön, joins the festival again this year bringing back the extremely popular gourmet hot dog of Flow 2018. Living in the beat of the season, Bistro Sinne can be spotted at this year’s Flow with its summery flavour palette, created with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Finland’s first ever all-vegan burger joint Bun2Bun completes their Flow menu with a new vegan soft serve ice cream, and last year’s absolute favourite, Munchies by Matti Jämsén satisfies hungry festival-goers with new versions of beloved fast food favourites.
In recent years, Flow Festival has provided its food suppliers with Sustainable Meal training. This year, the emphasis is on decreasing food waste and waste created during the dining process itself. Inspired by this, many restaurants at the festival will also offer small tasting portions and foods served in edible packaging. Moreover, every restaurant will serve a special, ecological Sustainable Meal option, out of which a favourite of the audience and a panel of food experts will be chosen. Additionally, all restaurants will include at least one vegan option in their menus. In 2018, 46 per cent out of all the meals purchased at Flow Festival were vegetarian or vegan, and the goal is to increase the amount even further.
Read more about Flow’s restaurants here
Restaurants of Flow Festival 2019: Addis, Andrea, Baba Foods, Bacco, Bali Brunch, Beerger, Bistro Sinne, Bun 2 Bun, Café Sävy, Döner Harju, Emo, Gohan, Good Life Coffee, Green Hippo Café, Grön, Haiku Sushi, Kimchi Garden, Kuurna – Deep Fried, Levant, Lie Mi, Lopez y Lopez Mexican Taqueria, Maannos, Mad Wok, Munchies by Matti Jämsen, Ônam, Paulig Coffee Bar, Paulig Coffee Van, Pizzarium, Pobre Filipino, Pose G, Powau, Sandro, Social Burgerjoint, Street Gastro, Suvilahti TBA, Thai Papaya, Twisted Street Kitchen, WAY Bakery and 3 Kaveria.