Practical Information

Food and Eating

• The Palosaari campus has a school restaurant, where you can have lunch. A lunch costs 2,70-5,05 € for the students.
• Breakfast in Finland usually means bread and butter, cheese, perhaps porridge or yoghurt, juice, some milk products and certainly coffee (Finns drink a lot of coffee).
• At lunch and dinner people usually have only the main course. The main course is usually made of fish, chicken or meat and served with potatoes, rice or pasta and some vegetables or salad
• A particular Finnish habit is drinking milk or buttermilk with meals.
• Non- or low-lactose milk products are available. These products are marked with the word HYLA/INTO or LAKTOOSITON.
• People eat out quite seldom. There are two reasons: eating in proper restaurants is quite expensive and on the other hand people with families hold home cooking in high regard.
• For names and addresses of some restaurants and bars see under Bars, Restaurants and Fast Food

Finnish cuisine is based on dairy products, potatoes, meat, fish, vegetables and bread – dark rye bread, for instance, is for many the ultimate personification of Finnishness. Funnily enough, one of the most difficult things is to find real Finnish cooking in restaurants, though nowadays local dishes are included in many menus.
Most Finnish restaurants and cafeterias offer typical international food and the international fast-food chains have found their way to Finland as well. The larger cities also offer a number of national and ethnic restaurants.

Below is a small food vocabulary and prices (see also General costs for other prices)

loaf of bread

leipä

1 - 4 €

butter, margarine

voi, margariini

3,50 - 6€/kg

sugar

sokeri

1 €/kg

milk

maito

0,90 €/l

coffee

kahvi

3,50 - 5,50 €/500g

tea

tee

2 - 5 €/50g

cheese

juusto

5 - 10 €/kg

yoghurt

jogurtti

1,80 €/l

ice cream

jäätelö

1,50 - 3 €

eggs

kananmunat

1,80 €/10pcs

Breakfast cereal

aamiaishiutaleet

1- 4,50 €/500g

pasta

pasta

0,50 - 2 €/500g

potatoes

perunat

< 1 €/kg

tomatoes

tomaatit

2,50-5 €/kg

beef

naudanliha

12 - 20 €/kg

mincemeat

jauheliha

6 - 10 €/kg

apples

omenat

1,50-2,50 €/kg

oranges

appelsiinit

1,50 €/kg

bananas

banaanit

1,50 €/kg

pork sianliha 4,50-11 €/kg

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