Kallion noutolounaat – Take-Out Lunch Options in Kallio

Koronaviruksen aiheuttaman poikkeustilan takia moni viettää nyt aikaansa pääasiassa kotona. Niin teen minäkin. Näinä sosiaalista etäisyyttä täynnä olevien päivien yhtenä ilonpilkkuna on toiminut mahdollisuus pitää tauko etäpuurtamisesta ja rientää noutamaan lounasta jostain lukuisista lähiravintoloista. Samalla tulee hieman sosialisoitua ja tietysti tuettua paikallisia yrittäjiä, joiden ahdingon suuruutta en ala edes arvailla. Mitä kauemmin poikkeusolot ovat jatkuneet ja enemmän palveluja koskevia määräyksiä on tiukennettu, sitä useampi noutoruokaa tarjoava ravintola on päätynyt sulkemaan ovensa kokonaan. Tällä viikolla kohtaamieni sulkemisilmoitusten myötä tuntui, kuin olisin menettänyt useamman vanhan ystävän.

Samalla heräsi tarve tehdä jotain tilannetta lievittävää. Edes jotain pientä. Joten eilen päätin kiskaista kengät jalkaan ja kiersin kokoamassa listan kaikista laajemman Kallion alueella lounasta (ja monessa tapauksessa illallistakin) edelleen rohkeasti mukaan myyvistä ravintoloista. Toivottavasti siitä on iloa sekä ravintoloitsijoille että kaltaisilleni arkisesta asioinnista nauttiville.

Täydennän ja päivitän listaa, laittakaa viestiä puuttuvista paikoista ja muutoksista. Käyn varmaankin myös vielä laajentamassa aluetta Vallilan ja Alppilan suuntiin. EDIT (4.4.): Listassa on nyt myös mukana Alppilan ja Konepajan alueen ravintolat. EDIT (9.4.): Listaa on laajennettu koskemaan myös Vallilaa. Alkuperäisen Kallion sijaan tämä on nyt itäisen kantakaupungin noutoruokatarjontaa seuraava lista.

Ovensuusta myynti on yksi tapa jatkaa myyntiä turvallisesti. Placing the counter at the doorway is one method for continuing service in a  safe way.

Many people are now living a very home-centered life due to the COVID-19 pandemic, myself included. One of the things that brings me joy in these social distancing times is the remaining possibility to take a break from work, leave the apartment, and grab a take-out lunch from one of the many restaurants nearby. You get to do some socializing and naturally support the local entrepreneurs, whose worry about tomorrow I can’t even start to imagine. The longer the “lock down” has continued and the more it has tightened, an increasing number of restaurants have begun to shut down their operations altogether. The closings I ran into this week felt as if I’ve suddenly lost several old friends.

I started to feel like doing something to help in this situation. Even if it’s not much. So, I yesterday put on my shoes and compiled a list of all the restaurants that still bravely serve takeout lunch (and in some cases dinner, too) in the wider Kallio area. I hope it will please both the restaurateurs and people who enjoy the delights of casual neighborhood transactions.

I will expand and update the list, please shoot me an email about places that may be missing and any changes down the road. I will probably expand the list with restaurants from Vallila and Alppila sometime soon. EDIT (4.4.): The list now also includes restaurants from Alppila and the Konepaja area. EDIT (9.4.): The geographic scope now also covers Vallila. The list has ultimately extended to cover the entire eastern inner-city area, not just Kallio.

Kallion noutolounasta tarjoavat ravintolat / Kallio restaurants that offer take-out lunch

Päivitetty / updated 11.5.

EDIT: Listan noutoruokaa tarjoavat ravintolat nyt nähtävillä myös kartalla / The restaurants on the list can now also be viewed on a map: http://tarri.fi/kalliotakeaway (Kiitos / Thank you Lassi Tarri!)

Addis Ethiopian Kitchen, Sturenkatu 28: https://www.facebook.com/addisethiopiankitchen/

Alenka Home Food, Läntinen Papinkatu 2-4: https://www.facebook.com/alenkahomefood/

Alice Italian, Konepajankuja 1: https://www.aliceitalian.fi/takeaway

Alppilan Kahvi, Aleksis Kiven katu 58: http://www.alppilankahvi.fi/

Anton&Anton Karhupuisto, Viides Linja 10: https://www.antonanton.fi/pages/kioskit

Apollo Pizzeria, Vaasankatu 8

Aroy-D, Helsinginkatu 4: http://www.aroy-d.fi/

Asian Aroma, Hämeentie 101: https://www.facebook.com/asianaroma101/

Base Camp Hakaniemi, Siltasaarenkatu 3

Beerger, Hämeentie 15: https://www.beerger.net/

Bites Burgers, Nokiantie 2-4: https://www.facebook.com/bitesvallila – Ennakkotilaus suositeltu / pre-order recommended 0406871726

Brokadi, Mäkelankätu 45: https://www.facebook.com/brokadi/

Bumi Kallio, Viides linja 8: https://bumicafe.com/

Bun2Bun, Vaasankatu 13: https://www.facebook.com/bun2bunburgers/

Cafe Bakery Meli, Helsinginkatu 11: https://www.facebook.com/CafeMeliHesari/

Cafe Cardemumma, Kaarlenkatu 15: https://www.facebook.com/cafecardemumma/

Cafe Del Mar, Viides linja 16

Cafe Pequeño, Vaasankatu 11: https://www.facebook.com/cafepequenohki/

Cafe Picnic, Hämeentie 29: https://www.picnic.fi/helsinki-sornainen-hameentie-29

Cafelito, Harjutori 2: https://www.facebook.com/cafelitohelsinki

Camellia Café, Toinen linja 31: https://www.facebook.com/CamelliaCafe/ – Maanantaista torstaihin / Monday to Thursday

Capo33, Viipurinkatu 7: https://www.facebook.com/Capostreetfood/

Capris Pizza Kebab, Kustaankatu 2: https://www.caprispizza.fi/index.php

Chalupa, Porthaninkatu 3: http://chalupa.fi/

Chalupa Vallila, Mäkelänkatu 28

Chill & Grill, Porvoonkatu 23: https://www.facebook.com/ravintolachillandgrill/

Chilli, Siltasaarenkatu 11

City Kebab Pizza Helsinki, Vaasankatu 19

Coco Grill, Sturenkatu 31: https://www.facebook.com/restaurantecocogrill

Daily Dose, Hämeentie 68 C: http://www.dailydose.fi/

Daniel’s Cafe, Hämeentie 16: https://www.facebook.com/Daniels-Caf%C3%A9-408455742696203/

Döner Harju, Fleminginkatu 23: https://donerharju.fi/flemari/

Fafa’s Kallio, Vilhonvuorenkatu 10: https://www.fafas.fi/Fafas+Kallio

Fafa’s Hakaniemi, Siltasaarenkatu 12: https://www.fafas.fi/Fafas+Hakaniemi

Fazer Food & Co John S, John Stenbergin ranta 2: https://foodandco.fi/ravintolat/Ravintolat-kaupungeittain/helsinki/johns/

FLÄT no 14, Viides Linja 14: https://www.facebook.com/flathelsinki/

Gastro Cafe Kallio, Fleminginkatu 7: https://www.facebook.com/gastrocafekallio/

Georgian House (tilaukset etukäteen / pre-order required), Hämeentie 62: https://www.facebook.com/GeorgianHouseRavintola – Tilaukset / pre-orders 040 515 8815, ilmainen kuljetus 00500-00180 alueelle / free delivery within the 00500-00180 zip codes zone.

Going Greek, Läntinen Brahenkatu 12: https://www.goinggreek.fi/

Hakaniemen Hallikahvilat, Hakaniemem halli / Hakaniemi Market Hall: https://www.facebook.com/HakaniemenHallikahvilatKy/

Happy Garden, Kinaporinkatu 2

Hermannin kukko, Hämeentie 81-83

Hesburger, Hämeentie 2

Hesburger, Helsinginkatu 28

Hey Poke, Fleminginkatu 12A: https://www.facebook.com/heypokehelsinki

Il Gabbiano, Eläintarhantie 12: https://www.facebook.com/ilgabbianoravintola/

Indian Express, Wallininkuja 2: https://indianexpress.fi/

Just Vege, Vaasankatu 15: https://www.facebook.com/www.justvege.fi/

Kaffe Gaselli, Läntinen Papinkatu 2: https://www.facebook.com/gaselli.fi/

Kahvila Harlekiini, Porthaninkatu 5a

Kahvila Minh, Vilhonvuorenkatu 7

Kahvila Päijänne, Päijänteentie 1:https://www.facebook.com/kahvilapaijanne/

Kahvila Sävy, Aleksis Kiven katu 12: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Coffee-Shop/Kahvila-S%C3%A4vy-120657571290663/

Kampai3, Kolmas linja 18: https://www.facebook.com/KAMPAI3.FI

Kanniston leipomo, Kaarlenkatu 13: https://www.kannistonleipomo.fi/Kallio

Kanniston leipomo, Siltasaarenkatu 11: https://www.kannistonleipomo.fi/Hakaniemi

Ken Yau, Viides linja 16

KIM Cafe, Sörnäisten rantatie 1: https://www.facebook.com/kimcafeoy/

King Kebab Kallio, Vaasankatu 19: https://www.facebook.com/KingKebabKallio/

Kokoro Sushi, Elimäenkatu 9: https://www.facebook.com/kokoro.suomi/

Kolmon3n, Kolmas linja 11: https://www.facebook.com/ravintolakolmon3n

Korat, Vilhonvuorenkatu 3: https://www.facebook.com/Korat-Thairavintola-S%C3%B6rn%C3%A4inen-380523275877740

Korphai, Kolmas linja 36: http://www.thaimaalainenravintola-korphai.fi/

Kotipizza Alppila, Kirstinkatu 15: https://www.kotipizza.fi/ravintolat/kotipizza-helsinki-alppila

Kotipizza Kallio, Porthaninkatu 11: https://www.kotipizza.fi/ravintolat/kotipizza-helsinki-kallio-porthaninkatu

Kuja (Rytmin tiloissa), Toinen linja 2: https://www.kujabarbistro.fi/fi/

La Baguette Coffee Shop, Viipurinkatu 12: https://www.facebook.com/www.labaguette.fi – Ti-la / Tue-Sat

La Torrefazione, Siltasaarenkatu 12: http://www.latorre.fi/toimipiste/hakaniemi

Lebanese Food, Mäkelänkatu 45

Leipomo K.E. Avikainen, Franzeninkatu 10

Lemon Grass, Kolmas linja 12

Levant Kallio, Vaasankatu 25: https://www.facebook.com/levantkallio

Lie Mi Kallio, Hämeentie 19: https://www.facebook.com/kimsykallio/

Little Hong Kong, Toinen linja 11

Luckiefun’s Sörnäinen, Vilhonvuorenkatu 7-9: https://www.facebook.com/luckiefun

Luigi Pizzeria, Siltasaarenkatu 11: http://luigipizzeria.fi/

Marco Polo, Mäkelänkatu 22: http://www.marcopolopizzeria.fi/

Mashiro Vallila, Mäkelänkatu 22: https://www.facebook.com/mashirovallila/

McDonald’s, Siltasaarenkatu 12

McDonald’s, Teollisuuskatu 6

Metro Food, Hämeentie 6: https://metrofood.fi/

Namnam., Fleminginkatu 21 A: https://www.facebook.com/namnamhelsinki

Nilgiri, Kulmavuorenkatu 4: https://www.facebook.com/ravintolanilgiri/

Oishi 18 Sushi & Bar, Vaasankatu 18: https://www.facebook.com/oishi18sushibar/

Onda (tilaukset etukäteen / pre-order required), Hämeentie 13 B: https://www.ondaruokala.fi/lockdown.html

Onni Pizzeria, Kirstinkatu 13: https://www.facebook.com/www.onnipizza.fi/

Patisserie Teemu Aura, Siltasaarenkatu 12: https://www.facebook.com/Patisserieteemuaura/

Pihvipaikka Karhunpesä, Alppikatu 9: http://www.ravintolakarhunpesa.fi/

Pizza Service Sörnäinen, Hämeentie 35

Pizzeria Lumi, Hämeentie 7: https://www.lumipizzeria.fi/

Plein, Suvannontie 18: https://www.facebook.com/pleinhelsinki/

Poompui B’Staurant, Hämeentie 28: https://www.facebook.com/PoompuiBStaurant/

Rasoi, Mäkelänkatu 52: https://www.facebook.com/Ravintolarasoi/

Ravintola Oiva, Porthaninkatu 5: https://www.ravintolaoiva.fi/

Ravintola Romano, Läntinen Brahenkatu 4: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Cafe/Ravintola-Romano-1536541946604804/

Riviera, Harjukatu 2: https://www.facebook.com/rivierakallio/

Royal Nepal, Sturenkatu 32-34

Saba, Hämeentie 7, http://www.ravintolasaba.fi/

Sakura Sushi, Hämeentie 64

Sen Chay, Siltasaarenkatu 3-5: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Vegetarian-Vegan-Restaurant/Sen-Chay-169008529957447/

Silvoplee, Toinen linja 3:https://silvoplee.fi/takeaway/

Sivuraide, Hämeentie 54: http://sivuraide.fi/

Street Bar, Hämeentie 10: https://www.facebook.com/Streetbarkallio/

Sturen Express Pizzeria, Sturenkatu 35

Sushi Forest, Hämeentie 32: https://www.facebook.com/SushiForest/

Sushibar+Wine Kallio, Hämeentie 19: https://sushibarwine.com/ravintolat/kallio/

Sävel, Hämeentie 2: https://www.facebook.com/kallionsavel/

Thai O’Cha, Helsinginkatu 11 A: https://www.facebook.com/thaiochahelsinginkatu/

Thai Orchid Konepaja, Aleksis Kiven katu 25: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Product-Service/THAI-Orchid-Konepaja-395884650821419/

The Bull & The Firm, Kulmavuorenkatu 2 : https://www.facebook.com/thebullandthefirm/ – Tiistaista torstaihin / Tuesday to Thursday

Vallila Fast Food, Hämeentie 81-83

Via Tribunali, Hämeentie 33: https://viatribunali.fi/ravintolat/kallio-helsinki/ – Lounasaikaan auki perjantaisin / open at lunch time on Fridays

Villd, Helsinginkatu 21: https://www.villd.fi/

Väinö Kallio (tilaukset etukäteen / pre-order required), Hämeentie 11: https://www.facebook.com/vainokallio11/ – Tilaukset etukäteen 050 534 5257, maksu käteistasarahalla / Pre-order by calling, payment exact cash only. Tai Woltin kautta / or via Wolt.

Way Bakery and Wine Bar, Agricolankatu 9: https://www.facebook.com/waybakeryandwinebar/

WINO, Fleminginkatu 11: https://www.facebook.com/winokallio/

Yarsa, Kajaaninkatu 2:https://yarsa.fi/

Mukaan haettavat tai kotiin tilattavat annokset ovat harvoja jäljellä olevia tapoja tukea oman alueen lähiravintoloita. Takeout and deliveries are some of the few remaining things left for supporting your local restaurants.

P.S. Blog readers: Last year I worked on a book on Finnish urban policy (only available in Finnish unfortunately), which led me to temporarily giving up writing here. I’m now slowly planning to start working on the blog again, so stay tuned for new content!

Urban Lessons from Hong Kong and Tokyo

One of the best things is flaneuring across cities around the world. They’re all different, yet remarkably similar. It’s the perfect opportunity for reflecting how your own city or cities compare. Two places I’ve recently had the pleasure of exploring are Hong Kong and Tokyo.

These Far East mega cities may seem an odd couple at first, but there’s a key theme they share: they’ve been built over and over again. Hardcore redevelopment is part of their DNA. Continue reading Urban Lessons from Hong Kong and Tokyo

The Quest for Terrific Courtyards in Creating High-Class Density

Kallio, my neighborhood in central Helsinki is a fantastic and lively place to live in. Most services are within a couple of blocks, there are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from, you can hang out in a number of characteristic parks, and the connections to elsewhere in Helsinki are superb. There’s little to complain about.

Except there’s one thing. When I’m feeling too lazy to go out to the park or the weather’s a bit unpredictable, I often envy my friends who have the luxury to lounge on their balcony or in their yard. I live in a building from the 1930s that doesn’t have balconies and I can’t really resort to the yard option either. Continue reading The Quest for Terrific Courtyards in Creating High-Class Density

Making Downtown Helsinki more Walkable – It’s Time for a Grassroots Revolution

The latest episode in my series of DIY urban planning efforts is out.

With my Urban Helsinki team members we’ve already crafted urbanist proposals on a detailed level for a site in the future expansion zone of Helsinki’s inner city. And on a city-wide level with an alternative Helsinki master plan.

The focus has dominantly been on questions related to new neighborhoods. As many choose urban living over suburbia today, we’ve emphasized the need for high-quality urban environments for a new generation of city dwellers. Not to mention the need for decreasing mobility footprints by increasing the “walkability” and “bikeability” of our urban areas (= more walking and biking, less driving). Continue reading Making Downtown Helsinki more Walkable – It’s Time for a Grassroots Revolution

Could Your City Benefit from DIY Urban Planning? Yes, the Experience from Pro Helsinki 2.0 Suggests

It’s been a bit more than a year since I and my urbanist comrades accomplished one of the most exciting things ever – well, at least as far as urban planning goes. Following about 10 months of work during evenings, weekends, and holidays, in October 2014 we finally published Pro Helsinki 2.0, the alternative master plan for Helsinki.

For those not familiar with the project, head here to learn more about its contents. But in short, it’s a DIY urbanism initiative that emerged out of a need to diversify discussions around Helsinki’s official new master plan project. And, essentially, to propose something better than the city administration is. Pro Helsinki 2.0 illustrates how Helsinki could develop in a more sustainable way than its counterpart and offer more choice to the housing market by reviving the urban block. Continue reading Could Your City Benefit from DIY Urban Planning? Yes, the Experience from Pro Helsinki 2.0 Suggests

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Goodbye underperforming asphalt. Bringing urban feel to the suburbs is now officially on the horizon in the Helsinki area.

In September a community-based do-it-yourself initiative called Myyrmäki-liike (Myyrmäki Movement) invited me to talk about contemporary urban development trends. They had staged an event to generate discussion around a set of nine proposals to transformation the commercial center of Myyrmäki, a 1970s & 80s railway suburb in Vantaa. The goal is to retrofit a big parking lot into mixed-use urban blocks.

I didn’t hesitate to accept the invite because there’s a lot to get excited about in this project. Continue reading Retrofitting Suburbia – A New Life for Vantaa’s Myyrmäki

Could Europe’s Refugee Influx Trigger a Shift Towards Leaner Urban Policies?

The sudden need to make room for asylum-seekers may gather momentum for inventing new ways to solve housing shortages in Finland’s growth centers.

Urbanization is a highly transformative force in Finland. Our seven biggest urban centers are projected to grow by one million new residents by 2050 thanks to rural-to-urban migration, the geography of natural population growth and immigration. This means cities are facing a need to find strategies for realizing about half a million new dwellings already by 2030. Continue reading Could Europe’s Refugee Influx Trigger a Shift Towards Leaner Urban Policies?

Intelligent Mobility and the Long Walk to Freedom from Cars

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Finland and especially Helsinki have lately received a fair share of global media attention thanks to ambitious plans for bettering urban life by making car ownership obsolete in the next decade. Or “to fill in those gaps in door-to-door mobility which lead us to choose our cars“, like Anne Berner, Finland’s Minister of Transport and Communications recently summarized the aim.

The number one avenue for making this vision real is revolutionizing the transportation system through welcoming digitalization and new technology. Going high-tech and getting serious with intelligent mobility.

Continue reading Intelligent Mobility and the Long Walk to Freedom from Cars

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This spring, Finland’s second city Tampere has been the scene of an interesting urban planning spectacle. Or probably ‘drama’ is a better word to describe the turmoil around the city’s ambition to move on to the second phase of its experiment for temporarily transforming Tampere’s main street, Hämeenkatu, into a transit-only zone. The first phase was initiated last summer by cutting off the street’s eastern half from private cars. Access was left to buses, taxis, and logistics vehicles. The rationale behind the entire experiment is to prepare Tampere for the introduction of a new tram system in 2018 or 2019. Its arrival would make the transformation permanent.

A visalization of how Hömeenkatu could transform once the tramway gets built. Image courtesy of the City of Tampere.
A visualization of how Hämeenkatu could transform once the tramway gets built. Image courtesy of the City of Tampere.

The goal of the second phase is to slim down the now unnecessarily large space for vehicular traffic and to widen the sidewalk to add more people-space such as parklets, event stages, and room for terraces. Generally, the point is to set the scene for how the street could be like if the tram gets built. The budget for all of this is not high, only 70 000€.

The second phase of Hämeenkatu's experiment is set to bring more people-space. Image courtesy of the City of Tampere/Aihio Arkkitehdit.
The second phase of Hämeenkatu’s experiment is set to bring more people-space. Image courtesy of the City of Tampere/Aihio Arkkitehdit.

I’ve been very excited about this project because it represents exactly the kind of stuff Finnish cities should be doing today. But what happened next was a bit unexpected.

Continue reading Tactical Urbanism Can Help Cities Meet Changing Livability Demands

Istanbul: Notes on the Eternal City’s Urban Problems and Ideas

I had the pleasure to visit to Istanbul last week. This was just a leisure trip to explore the city (and have a break from work), but when roaming the streets I quickly noted that there’s no way I can keep myself from reflecting on what I’m seeing and hearing. I also had the privilege to meet with two local university students and explore different faces of the city together with them. Based on our wonderful talks and my observations, I decided to write a special feature on Istanbul that on the one hand highlights pressing issues in the city’s planning scene and on the other displays ideas other cities could learn and benefit from. This piece is not meant to be a comprehensive overview of Istanbul’s urban planning and policies by any means, but a collection of different aspects a Finnish urbanist encountered and found interesting during five days in the city. Continue reading Istanbul: Notes on the Eternal City’s Urban Problems and Ideas

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