Satoa Kuopio Food Festival

If you’re looking for something to do in Kuopio this weekend, you need to check out Satoa Kuopio Food Festival. It is packed with street performances, music and delicious, locally produced dishes from Northern Savonia – all bite size. I had not been to a food festival in Finland before so I was excited to visit and try out many local flavours from my hometown. And, having small portions as a meal is right down my alley – like sharing appetisers for supper. All small portions are from 3-6 €/each and there are over twenty different restaurant tents.

SATOA KUOPIO FOOD FESTIVAL, Kuopio, Finland | Karoliina KaziSATOA KUOPIO FOOD FESTIVAL, Kuopio, Finland | Karoliina Kazi

STALL 2. VS RAVINTOLAT

Black chanterelle risotto with barley from Hussola, tangy lemon zest and thyme.

SATOA KUOPIO FOOD FESTIVAL, Kuopio, Finland | Karoliina Kazi

STALL 16. & 17. EHTA AND FRANS & SOPHIE

Tender-cooked lamb, lovage aioli, veggies and herbs in Hanna Partanen pie crust.

SATOA KUOPIO FOOD FESTIVAL, Kuopio, Finland | Karoliina KaziSATOA KUOPIO FOOD FESTIVAL, Kuopio, Finland | Karoliina Kazi

STALL 6. VIA GOURMET

Bruschetta from Savonia; crispy toast, crayfish, smoked vendace mayo and shoots.

SATOA KUOPIO FOOD FESTIVAL, Kuopio, Finland | Karoliina Kazi

STALL 19. RAUHALAHTI

Log driver’s slow-cooked beef with malt and whisky sauce, oven-baked veggies and autumn cabbage.

SATOA KUOPIO FOOD FESTIVAL, Kuopio, Finland | Karoliina Kazi

STALL 3. INTRO

Nut kibbeh, made with Barley from Myllylä farm and topped with lemon yoghurt.

SATOA KUOPIO FOOD FESTIVAL, Kuopio, Finland | Karoliina Kazi

STALL 12. LÄHIRUOKASNÄGÄRI

Breaded pike perch from Kallavesi lake with potato cakes, coleslaw, smashed peas and herb yoghurt sauce.

SATOA KUOPIO FOOD FESTIVAL, Kuopio, Finland | Karoliina Kazi

STALL 10. VIIKINKIRAVINTOLA HARALD

Pork ribs from Harald’s Smoke Sauna; Finnish, smoked pork ribs drizzled with herb and chilli oil. Roasted root vegetables by Lempyy from Suonenjoki and apple and mustard seed compote.

SATOA KUOPIO FOOD FESTIVAL, Kuopio, Finland | Karoliina Kazi

STALL 19. RAUHALAHTI 

Smoked vendace mousse from the smoke sauna with rye chip and pickled cucumber.

SATOA KUOPIO FOOD FESTIVAL, Kuopio, Finland | Karoliina Kazi

You’ll be tempted to try everything, if you go for a share & share sort of deal you might just be able to.  So bring a friend, or make one there 🙂

SATOA KUOPIO FOOD FESTIVAL, Kuopio, Finland | Karoliina Kazi

STALL 5. KUMMISETÄ

Honeyed carrot cake, carrot caramel with orange-flavoured crème fraîche.

SATOA KUOPIO FOOD FESTIVAL, Kuopio, Finland | Karoliina Kazi

STALL 9. HOUKUTUS

Pavlova; red currants from the garden and salted caramel sauce.

SATOA KUOPIO FOOD FESTIVAL, Kuopio, Finland | Karoliina Kazi

STALL 19. RAUHALAHTI 

Savotta-Sanni’s blackcurrant cake with roasted white chocolate.

SATOA KUOPIO FOOD FESTIVAL, Kuopio, Finland | Karoliina Kazi

STALL 21. ISO VALKEINEN

Orange-seasoned raspberry cheesecake.

SATOA KUOPIO FOOD FESTIVAL, Kuopio, Finland | Karoliina Kazi

Well worth a visit if you’re in the area. Still on tonight till 9 pm, and tomorrow (Saturday 27.08.2016) from 11 am-8 pm.

Come hungry and bring cash. You won’t regret it.

SATOA KUOPIO FOOD FESTIVAL

Kauppakatu 28, 70100 Kuopio, Finland  |  website

13 Comments

  1. Maca
    28th August 2016 / 5:29 pm

    You got me with all these lovely and yummy options! I need to start planning my next trip already!

    xo,
    Maca

    http://www.heymaca.ca

    • Anonymous
      16th September 2016 / 5:50 pm

      Thanks! I’m sure you would love it in Finland 🙂

  2. 28th August 2016 / 7:28 pm

    Oh my gosh, this stuff looks amazing!!

  3. 28th August 2016 / 8:47 pm

    Food festivals are fab. It’s great to have that opportunity to try all those wonderful flavours in one place.

    • 28th August 2016 / 9:16 pm

      So true – and the restaurants were all giving their best 🙂

  4. 28th August 2016 / 10:39 pm

    Omg! I wish this was closer to my home, it looks fantastic. I really like the way you photograph food.
    Much love,
    Tina ♡ http://www.savourbytina.com

  5. 29th August 2016 / 3:00 am

    I love food and the pictures got me 💛 love your article

    • 29th August 2016 / 3:21 am

      Thank you for visiting Laveena 🙂 Glad the Nordic flavours got you!

  6. 3rd September 2016 / 9:21 am

    I’ve never been to Kuopio but would love to go – this post makes it look so posh! 🙂

    • 3rd September 2016 / 9:41 am

      Hi! Kuopio is like any other city in Finland, beautiful and lively during the summer 🙂

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