[Finland] Food and restaurants recommendations in Helsinki ?

We will have a long stopover in Helsinki for a long haul fright in late June. Any restaurant or local food recommendations will be welcomed! We will arrive in time for a dinner and the next day, a breakfast and a lunch before leaving in the early evening. Thanks.

I watched a very interesting “The Foodie List” video on Air France which hit a few local specialties and currently popular restaurants. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLqF_iBW6ws

Thanks!

Some research so far:

I would really like to try sapas from Juuri for sure.

I have heard a lot of recommendations on Cafe Regatta. I don’t know if it’s far from the city centre.

Other places:
Food market, I have been thinking of visiting either one of these places:
Vanha kauppahalli (Old Market Hall)
Hietalahden kauppahalli (Hietalahti Market Hall)

Food I would like to try:
Lohikeitto (salmon soup)
Grillimakkara (grilled sausages)
Karjalanpiirakka (rice pies)
Korvapuusti (cinnamon and cardamon buns)
Riisipuuro (rice pudding)
Salmiakki (salty liquorice)

A local restaurant rating site: www.eat.fi
Sure, you will need the help of Google.

We have visited Vanha kauppahalli, the old market hall in Helsinki, a must for food lovers.

Bought a box. Sweet and salty at the same time, I find them alright, DH couldn’t eat it, he felt eating dead fish. Maybe the reason why they used the fish as their form?

He prefers the classical liquorice, comparatively, I find them sweeter and more mild in taste than those in France.

My visit of restaurant Juuri, Helsinki here:

“Food is a pretty good prism through which to view humanity.”

― Jonathan Gold