Locally produced flavours and food prepared with love are served with genuine North Karelian hospitality and joyfulness in natural, impressive environments where contemporary and cultural history go hand in hand. Every company in the Karelia à la carte network with its own food-related stories is a distinctive and interesting operator, well worth visiting. The Karelia à la carte culinary tourism network currently includes 60 North Karelian food companies: restaurants, tourism companies, bakeries, other food processing companies and producers. Through cooperation, we create flavours that have deep roots!
Welcome to have a meal at the idyllic on-request open Latopirtti restaurant. Latopirtti restaurant is in old hay barn and in this unique surrounding we serve real Finnish food prepared from local and farm ingredients.
Annamaijan Gluteenittomat bakery
Gluten-free handmade bakery products for everyday enjoyment and feasts from North Karelia.
Stay the night and enjoy breakfast while enjoying genuine Karelian scenery and the changing seasons.
Break Sokos Hotel Koli
At Break Sokos Hotel Koli, you can find restaurant Grill It. Its specialty are dishes prepared in a charcoal grill oven, served with national park sceneries and a magnificent view to Lake Pielinen.
Café Kauppaneuvos is located in an atmospheric old wooden house quarter, Taitokortteli, in the centre of Joensuu. The café serves home-made pastries, traditional North Karelian delicacies and lunch. You can also arrange memorable private events in the romantic, country-style atmosphere.
Our restaurant and cafeteria are located in the centre of Lieksa town in a traditional and fully renovated almost 100 years old “Kotilainen” house. We offer homemade and tasty lunch and á la carte meals made from local ingredients.
Guest House Pihlajapuu
Accommodation that promotes sustainability, food services, conference and party facilities, sauna and gym.
We produce high quality and rewarded sparkling wines, wines, liqueurs and spirits made of natural and aromatic Finnish berries. Wine shop at the Winery is open all year round for shopping our products and other local delicacies. In Summertime, visitors can taste our products by the glass or order a tasting tray at the Winetower -café that is located at the top of an old water tower.
Delicious traditional food, cosy accommodation, friendly service and seasonal activities give you unique opportunity to spend unforgettable holiday by the lake Pielinen in Vuonislahti village. At Herranniemi we serve delicious rural food and traditional Karelian specialities made from local ingredients. Our restaurant operates on-request around the year, but in the high season we also offer daily changing dining options for our guests. We wish you warmly welcome to experience beautiful nature and lively North Karelian culture at Herranniemi.
Hilun Paikka -patisserie and cafe
Our patisserie and café serve guests in a charming old wooden building. Home-cooked lunch is available on weekdays, brunches and takeaway portions are served on weekends and handmade unique savoury and sweet pastries and cakes are available in our cafés every day.
The Honkavaaran Perinnepiha private restaurant serves you all year round for family celebrations, conferences and services for groups travelling by bus. Following the Karelian food tradition, we acquire our ingredients locally as close as possible, mostly from within our province. We use plenty of ingredients from nature: mushrooms, fish, berries and wild herbs.
Huoneistohotelli Lietsu - Boutique Aparthotel Lietsu
Boutique Aparthotel Lietsu boasts friendly service and comfortable accommodation. Our excellent location in the centre of Joensuu, rooms decorated in traditional Karelian spirit with a modern twist and our delicious breakfast guarantee that your stay will be a memorable experience. “Peace and quiet, or a chat in good company, however you like it. You will feel right at home and enjoy your stay”.
A service company operating near the Niirala international border crossing point. We have a shop, café, postal services and a service point of the Tohmajärvi pharmacy. We also provide fishing permits for the local area and Jänisjoki.
We are one of the largest food wholesalers in North Karelia. Our operations include processing, packing, distributing and marketing clean vegetables and potatoes from Eastern Finland.
Jäätelövankkuri is a small ice cream factory producing artisanal ice cream in Polvijärvi. Jäätelövankkuri ice cream is a high-grade ice cream made from genuine ingredients produced locally as far as possible.
Joensuun Teatteriravintola restaurant
Local food, with a unique taste and atmosphere.
Juhanantupa restaurant is open from June to August offering café and lunch services every day. Other times the restaurant is open on-request only. Catering service is open all year round. All meals and food are prepared by using wild berries and mushrooms, own garden products, local fish and meat - from cakes to Karelian pies, everything is handmade. There is a changing art exhibition in the Juhanantupa – welcome!
We offer temptations that one should not try to resist... see our plentiful selection!
Villa Raita is a modern, island-themed holiday cottage located among 100-year-old trees. It offers plenty of space for your thoughts, relaxation and refreshment, High-level equipment, individual service selection and the beautiful natural environment guarantee a luxurious holiday experience.
The world is full of great tastes, but Kerubi can only be found in Joensuu, Finland. Because we want to be here and there, our dishes taste of both faraway lands and Karelia.
Kotileipomo Isabella bakery
Handmade pastries, creating new flavours and honouring old traditions. Silver medal in 2018 and gold medal in 2019 in the national Finnish artisanal food competition.
Kotileipomo Riikonen bakery
Our Karelian products are handmade, lactose-free and additive-free. We make tasty, simple Karelian bakery delicacies cherishing our traditions and using no additives.
Genuine, famous North Karelian delicacies that have exactly what people are looking for in our cuisine.
Kotileipomo Sorsa bakery
Genuine handmade Karelian pies with rye crust from Liperi.
At Laitalan Lomat, you can arrange a family gathering at the 1920s’ timber main building, a dancing pavilion or a Lapp hut.
The Lipstikka bakery makes delicacies for everyday consumption and feasts from local and organic flours. Our catering service takes care of all family and corporate parties with professionalism.
Maalaisleipomo Ilomäki bakery
Genuine traditional handmade Karelian pies, potato vatrushka and baked sultsina crust.
Weddings, birthdays, funerals, confirmation and christening parties, training sessions, conferences, group lunches, accommodation, etc. You can trust us to organise all these for you.
Maijan juhla- ja pitopalvelu catering service
At Maijan juhla- ja pitopalvelu, you can enjoy Karelian hospitality and delicious local food.
Polvijärvi, Liperi, Ilomantsi, Hammaslahti, Joensuu, Lieksa, Eno, Kitee, Kontiolahti, Rääkkylä, Tohmajärvi, Valtimo, Outokumpu, Juuka
Makuvankkuri is a mobile local food shop specialising in food from small North Karelian producers.
A rural tourism company located at the shore of Lake Pielinen. Karelian-style catering service and accommodation with breakfast. Genuine, handmade Karelian pies, vatrushkas and sultsinas are our specialty.
Möhkön Rajakartano is a high-quality apartment hotel located in Ilomantsi, near the Russian border. The food in our private restaurant is made up of spelt we grow, berries and mushrooms from nearby forests, vegetable and wild herbs from our own fields and the meat and fish from our province. Come and enjoy the flavours served at Rajakartano!
Nordic Koivu is the world’s leading producer of birch sap. The company produces 100% natural, unheated birch sap that is free of additives and preservatives for drinking and cosmetics.
Organic barley farm Risto Laitinen
Indigenous” Jorma” barley is peeled cereal that is suitable for traditional and new kind of Karelian baking and cooking. “Jorma “barley flours and groats are available at the farm.
Karelian hospitality at its best beside the centre of Ilomantsi, in the Parppeinvaara Bardic Village.
Food industry corporate specialist services. Our customers include processing companies, retailers, wholesalers, restaurants and catering companies. Product demonstration work at shops and various events. Hygiene competence training and tests. Let’s work together for a great result!
Porokylän Leipomo bakery
At Porokylä, we bake our bread serving our sourdough with love and cherishing the North Karelian tradition. We prepare genuine experiences.
High-quality vegetables from fields and greenhouses to local and nationwide markets.
Experience the delicacies of the Karelian food tradition, prepared using wild herbs and organic ingredients.
Bomba restaurant serves Karelian delicacies in a magnificent timber building, Bomba house, which is in itself an attraction.
In restaurant Kielo, the food is based on strong and memorable flavours. We serve an often-changing menu consisting of the best ingredients of the season that are handcrafted from nature and the garden. Each menu is prepared and designed with care and passion and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do. In North Karelia, the best has always been put on the table for our guest – that is what we strive for. Welcome!
Runsas valikoima laatumarjoja varhaisesta kesästä syksyyn saakka.
Myös maistuvat jatkojalosteet karhunvadelmasta niin juhlaan kuin arkeenkin.
Sirola Organic Sheep Farm
The shop at Sirola Organic Sheep Farm offers organic Oxford Down lamb and sheep meat, meat products, wool and lambskin. Also available on order. Come and visit us!
Pienesti parasta - ihan luvattoman hyvää! Siellä on sisukkuutta, tarmoa, tahtoa, toimeliaisuutta, iloista puheensorinaa sekä naurun riemua. Sellainen on Soinilan. Soinilan Oy Hammaslahdesta tuottaa alkoholittomia juomia aidoista raaka-aineista, ja teemme käsityönä kauniita Tuliniekan kynttilöitä. Soinilan tilalla toimii tilapuoti.
Vegetable relishes and berry products for homes, industrial kitchens and presents. Additional information: Pirkko Karvonen phone +358 50 328 4883, [email protected]
Ulla´s Bistro – Restaurant Café
Ulla’s Bistro – Restaurant Café offers restaurant and catering services and cosy accommodation in a fully renovated former town hall of Taipalsaari by the lake Saimaa. On summertime lunch is served on weekdays and brunch on weekends - á la carte and chef´s recommendation is available after lunch service.
Enthusiasm for experiences, love for festivities, passion for food – Utran Uittotupa private restaurant.
At ViiniMarja private restaurant, we make your parties happen. We honour the North Karelian food tradition by using ingredients carefully grown and prepared by local producers and entrepreneurs. You can also find peaceful accommodation next to nature in an atmospheric farm outbuilding.
Villa Koivuranta is a full-service party venue in Uimaharju, 48 kilometres from Joensuu. We have comfortable and spacious facilities for family gatherings, Christmas parties or conferences for up to 200 people and more. Open by appointment all year round. Contact us, invite the guests, enjoy and listen to the compliments. We take care of all the rest!