Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Groceries and a coffee break

A very popular place for groceries and finding a Finnish souvenier is the kauppatori at the end of Esplanadi. Unfortunately the crows of tourists and the central location have a big impact on the price level there. 

A good alternative is the market in Hakaniemi. This is the place where the locals prefer to go. Fruit and vegetables are way cheaper here and if you want to have a short break from the shopping and like to enjoy the market atmosphere just stop by at one of the café tents and get reasonably prices coffee and some Finnish pastry.

Next to the market square you find the Hakaniemi Kauppahalli. It is comparable to the one at the Esplanadi. The interior is just not quite as nice. Still you find a big variety of groceries and might even be lucky to get some good deals.

Both markets are open from Monday to Saturday. Find more information on their website.

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