Scandikitchen: An Authentic Culinary Experience
This Christmas will be a delight for fans of Scandinavian food. The Scandinavian Christmas Market will take place towards the end of November in London, bringing the experience of a true Scandinavian market to the British capital. Like a true Christmas market, it will host food, drinks, crafts, clothes and more all brought directly from Nordic countries, including Finland. In fact, the Finnish Church of London will be an active participant hosting a Christmas fair within its doors.
For those looking for authentic Scandinavian experiences outside a specific season, Scandikitchen is perhaps one of the most popular places to go to. The café/online shop is all about food from Scandinavia, serving a selection of over 600 goods from Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden. Salmon, liquorice, crispbreads...you name it. It’s rare to find a specific Finnish restaurant, given that menus and bars often group Scandinavian countries. So while you’re enjoying some delicious Finnish drinks, you can be accompanying it with some mouthwatering Norwegian delicacies.
Finnish Style Bellinis and More
To calm your thirst, you can visit the Nordic Bar on Oxford Street. Complete with karaoke nights, the bar is Scandinavian themed and offers a wide array of Nordic beers, wines, cocktails and, of course, vodka. They also serve Scandinavian food for those who are wanting to try some Finnish dishes, or any other one from another region.
For exclusive Finnish goodies, the Finnish Church of London is the best bet. The heart of the community is, in fact, its cafeteria. Anyone looking for some sweet cinnamon buns or Karelian pies can find it there. Besides it being a sit-down café full of Finnish delicacies, it also offers a wide range of products to take home - from sweets, chocolate and mustard to porridge flakes and coffee.