Eat & Joy Farmers Market
Mannerheimintie 22-24, + 358 45 2505 333
Arkadiankatu 14, + 358 9 493 110
Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 29, + 358 9 492 556
Cafe & Eepos
Runeberginkatu 9, + 358 9 241 9595
Franzeninkatu 10, + 358 9 719 719
Hakaniemen Kauppahalli, + 358 9 726 1030
Restaurant Sea Horse
Kapteeninkatu 11, + 358 9 628 169
Aki Arjola lives and works in the Töölö neighbourhood. Geographically linking the city centre to its northern districts, Töölö was mainly built in the 1920s and 1930s and made up of apartment blocks and businesses at street level. Töölö is still predominantly a residential district with an active cultural scene.
Do it naturally
What do a €1,000 Burgundy and a mixed-grape variety table wine from Sicily possibly have in common? They both fall under the category of natural wine. These natural wines are made from handpicked, organically farmed grapes, produced with little or no sulphur and no added sugars, filtering or foreign yeasts. Natural wine is usually made in small quantities on low-yielding vineyards. Although most often French, there are a growing number of Italians in on the act. One French winemaker is Thierry Allemand, a former electrician who acquired vineyards in the Rhône and became perhaps the best-known producer in the region. He’s one of the masters of Cornas, a wine made from the Syrah grape.
Three of the best natural winemakers
- Thierry Allemand, Les Chaillots, France
- Arianna Occhipinti, Il Frappato Italy
- Anselme Selosse, Champagne Jacques Selosse, France
Four of the best places to drink it
Le Verre Volé, Paris
Three hundred of France’s best natural wine producers can be found in this tightly packed wine bar.
Sit at the zinc top bar for a plate of charcuterie and a glass or two of hard-to find natural wines from around the world. terroirswinebar.com
The Ten Bells, New York
Wines to pair with an excellent selection of cheeses. thetenbells.com
Café Cowra, Tokyo