Unforgettable taste sensations in an unrivaled location.
Kuopio, Tahko and Lakeland restaurants
The Finnish Lakeland and its capital, Kuopio, are well-known among tourists who love unforgettable food made from the freshest, local and natural ingredients.
Menus vary by season with fresh fish, game and other tastes of the forest, as well as locally grown berries, vegetables and herbs which are available year-round. It’s not just the food that is spectacular either, but the location and the ambiance.
You can choose from terrace restaurants, dining aboard a boat, cellars, international fusion kitchens, street food, Rôtisseurs-plate kitchens, relaxed pubs, and much more.
The region is also home to many popular food events including the annual SATOA Food Festival in August, Kuopio Wine Festival in July and Kalaryssäys – the fish market festival – at the end of summer. Food events are held throughout the summer, both in central Kuopio and elsewhere in the provinces.
Tahko Tourist Center, located at the top of Tahko’s ski slopes, always delivers on taste with many fast food restaurants, traditional restaurants, and rustic restaurants to choose from throughout the year.
Let your curiosity guide you and you will inevitably discover your favorite á la carte restaurants, lunch spots, summer restaurants, fast food places, pizzerias, international restaurants, rustic restaurants, and foodies festivals in the Capital of Lakeland.
If you’re feeling a little too comfortable in your delightful accommodation to dine out, you can also order high quality food directly to your door. In Tahko, food can also be ordered directly from the catering companies to your cottage and in Kuopio the Wolt service delivers many local restaurants food to anywhere near the city center.
European Region of Gastronomy 2020-21
In a first for Finland, the Kuopio region has been awarded the European Region of Gastronomy title starting in June 2020, until the end of September 2021. This celebration will build upon the region’s existing festivals, events, and pop up restaurants.