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!
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.
Guest House Pihlajapuu
Accommodation that promotes sustainability, food services, conference and party facilities, sauna and gym.
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.
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.
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.
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 Anna-Liisa Sorsa bakery
Genuine handmade Karelian pies with rye crust from Liperi.
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.
Great experiences in nature, a historical atmosphere, domestic animals, catering and conference services, Green Care well-being services, and straightforward Karelia à la carte local food at an idyllic farm just 6 kilometres from the centre of Joensuu.
At Laitalan Lomat, you can arrange a family gathering at the 1920s’ timber main building, a dancing pavilion or a Lapp hut.
Liperin Juurespakkaamo Oy
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.
The organic flour of the Liperin Mylly grain mill has the taste of clean Finnish grain and more than a hundred years of grain mill tradition.
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.
Luomutila Hassinen farm
New products from organic peas and products made from organic flour. Juice extracting and Green Care services.
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.
We make full-bodied and preservative-free dairy products in the small dairy. The milk is collected directly from the local dairy farm immediately after milking and is not homogenized. Some milk comes from Finnish cattle and some of the tested A 2 -cows producing milk protein type.
Polvijärvi, Liperi, Ilomantsi, Joensuu, Lieksa, Kitee, Tohmajärvi, 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.
We produce honey, true local food, collected by bees from city gardens at Niinivaara in Joensuu and apple orchards in Liperi and Kontiolahti.
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.
Ranta-Pirtti Mervi Turunen
Bakery sandwiches, pastries and snacks made from local ingredients. Available on order and from retail shops in Liperi. The catering service offers tasty home-made food for conferences and family celebrations.
Bomba restaurant serves Karelian delicacies in a magnificent timber building, Bomba house, which is in itself an attraction.
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!
Vegetable relishes and berry products for homes, industrial kitchens and presents
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!