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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!

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

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

Tactical Urbanism Can Help Cities Meet Changing Livability Demands

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

Pro Helsinki 2.0 – The Urbanist Vision for Making Helsinki Denser and More Diverse

Today I have the great pleasure of introducing you to the alternative city plan for Helsinki that I have worked on with my fantastic colleagues from Urban Helsinki since early 2014. It’s our second land-use plan done completely in do-it-yourself fashion, and after the small project at the edge of Helsinki’s inner city we did some months earlier. I’ve written two posts about this project in Pikku Huopalahti, you’ll find them here and here.

Our experiences and insights from working with Pikku Huopalahti eventually got us even more excited about doing something substantial to stir up discussions about Helsinki’s future. The city has been in the process of drafting a new strategic city plan to guide the city’s growth until 2050. Once enforced, this plan will necessarily have a tremendous impact on what Helsinki will be like 35 years from now – for better or for worse. To help make sure it won’t be the latter, we decided to draft our own strategic plan. Continue reading Pro Helsinki 2.0 – The Urbanist Vision for Making Helsinki Denser and More Diverse

City of Boulevards or City of Malls? Urban Transport Infrastructure Retrofits Are Changing the Urban Landscape in Helsinki and Tampere

This article has been written in collaboration with Panu Lehtovuori and was originally published in Project Baltia's issue 22 "Infrastructure". Project Baltia is a professional journal covering architecture, urban planning, and design in North-West Russia, Finland, and the Baltic states. The journal is published in St. Petersburg. Panu Lehtovuori is an architect and urbanist. Currently he works as the Professor of Planning Theory at Tampere University of Technology’s School of Architecture. Not all images were published in Project Baltia.

Substantial infrastructure investments are currently reshaping Helsinki and Tampere, Finland’s two largest urban centres. The aim of most ongoing projects is to create new hybrid urban landscapes which will replace or modify large-scale transport infrastructures. These changes are taking place, in particular, around rail terminals and mid-20th century urban highways. The Finnish projects echo transformations in many European and North American cities, where single-use traffic zones are being converted to mixed-use neighbourhoods and parks to boost cities’ livability. Continue reading City of Boulevards or City of Malls? Urban Transport Infrastructure Retrofits Are Changing the Urban Landscape in Helsinki and Tampere

PehmoGIS-menetelmillä kohti asuintoiveita priorisoivaa kaupunkikehittämistä

Yksi nykypäivän kaupunkisuunnittelun ydinongelmista on, että suunnittelua ohjaa joukko rakenteita, jotka eivät osaa lukea 2000-luvun kaupunkilaisten käsityksiä kiinnostavasta ja hyvästä kaupunkitilasta. Useimmat kaupunkien rakentamiseen liittyvät lakimme, virastomme ja käytäntömme on nimittäin luotu aikana, jolloin palvottiin modernismin alttaria ja sitä myötä tuottamaan takavuosien suunnittelijoiden ihanteiden mukaista yhtenäistä kaupunkitilaa ihmislähtöisyyden kustannuksella. Continue reading PehmoGIS-menetelmillä kohti asuintoiveita priorisoivaa kaupunkikehittämistä

Can SoftGIS Tools Help Us Rediscover the “Human Element” for Shaping Livable High Density Urban Neighborhoods?

The field of geography is a brilliant academic discipline that gives you a thorough understanding of the world and lets you focus on whatever interests you. And being the urbanist geographer that I am, this summer I’ve been thinking a lot about what my colleagues could do to help with creating better cities. The more I’ve thought about it, I’ve begun to discover that the answer may lie in the area of specialization that I always liked the least: GIS. Continue reading Can SoftGIS Tools Help Us Rediscover the “Human Element” for Shaping Livable High Density Urban Neighborhoods?

Finnish Mall Enthusiasts Add Little Value to Local Economies

Jeez, not another mall”, I thought out loud to myself when I read that Helsinki’s City Board unanimously approved to reserve a 2.5-hectare piece of land in Roihupelto, in the middle of Helsinki’s eastern suburbs for the development of a new shopping destination. Two developers want to see new big box stores and to transform an existing modern but run down industrial building into retail space. If all goes as planned, construction of the shopping complex could start already this year with the introduction of Motonet, a chain that markets itself as a “department store for car owners”.

The other developer already owns a shopping mall called Lanterna that specializes in furniture and interior design just opposite to the proposed development’s site. I hear the numbers of shoppers visiting Lanterna have lately showed a decreasing trend, so I suppose this new project is strongly linked to wishes of attracting more customers to the area. Continue reading Finnish Mall Enthusiasts Add Little Value to Local Economies

DIY Urban Planning Revisited – Progress Report for Urban Helsinki’s Pikku Huopalahti Proposal

In February I wrote about a planning activism project I and my like-minded friends – we now call our group Urban Helsinki – initiated to promote dense urban living for a development site in Pikku Huopalahti on the northern edge of Helsinki’s inner city. In a nutshell, the story is that the land developer hired three architecture firms to draft ideas for transforming the site from its current rather useless state into an infill neighborhood. The city will eventually make a detailed plan for the site reflecting the ideas and discussions that follow the proposals. Gratefully, the city gave us a chance to submit our proposal along with the so-called official ones.

At the time of my earlier blog post we had just handed in our work. Nothing like this had been done before, so what would follow was a mystery for everyone. Continue reading DIY Urban Planning Revisited – Progress Report for Urban Helsinki’s Pikku Huopalahti Proposal