Taste the Local Delights

The Karelian cooking tradition is known for its abundance and the Karelians for their hospitality. The cuisine is typified by its slow-cooked foods, the bounty of the forest, such as the use of mushrooms and game, as well as different types of pies and pasties for everyday and festive occasions.

Many restaurants in Joensuu serve a Karelia à la Carte menu with regional delicacies which have of course been prepared from ingredients produced locally.

Karelia à la Carte

Food from Finland