Seinäjoki has several environmentally friendly restaurants and cafes that offer a variety of vegan dishes and delectable pastries. This Visit Seinäjoki blog shows the vegan menu from establishments such as Hotel-Restaurant Alma, Bar 15 Street, Japanese Restaurant Juku, Restaurant Verstas, Holy Smoke, Café-Patisserie Pikku Paussi, Valkoinen Puu Cafe & Shop, and Hanna ja Kerttu. Welcome to Seinäjoki, where you can indulge in a delightful vegan culinary experience!
Hotelli-Ravintola Alma // Ruukintie 4, 60100 Seinäjoki
Bar 15 Street // Kauppakatu 15, 60100 Seinäjoki
Japanilainen ravintola Juku // Koulukatu 22, 60100 Seinäjoki
Ravintola Verstas // Seuralantie 25, 60220 Seinäjoki
Holy Smoke // Koulukatu 20, 60100 Seinäjoki
Kahvila-Konditoria Pikku Paussi // Koulukatu 18, 60100 Seinäjoki
Valkoinen Puu Cafe & Shop // Kauppakatu 6 B, 60100 Seinäjoki
Kahvila-Konditoria Hanna ja Kerttu // Kalevankatu 11–13, 60100 Seinäjoki
Address: Ruukintie 4, 60100 Seinäjoki
Hotel-Restaurant Alma is a historic and beautifully renovated architectural gem. It serves high-quality local meals in a stunning Art Nouveau-style dining room. The restaurant’s modern touch is reflected in its delicious three-course vegan menu.
Starter: Enjoy a smooth vegetable soup made from local ingredients.
Main Course: Indulge in a crispy vegan steak served with seasoned potatoes, plant-based creamy sauce, and fresh asparagus. Dessert: Delight in a berry sorbet made from local berries. The meal is complemented by recommended beverages, including vegan wines.
Bar 15 Street
Address: Kauppakatu 15, 60100 Seinäjoki
Bar 15 Street is a fantastic destination for a vegan culinary journey. Located in the heart of Seinäjoki, Bar 15 Street’s kitchen emphasizes vegan and vegetarian cuisine while also offering animal-based dishes.
Consider trying the mushroom skillet, grilled heart salad, and ramen soup. The mushroom skillet is filled with vegan mozzarella, garlic, and parsley which is served with homemade herb oil bread. The grilled heart salad includes vegan feta cheese, passion vinaigrette, and Bar 15 Street’s own herb oil. The ramen soup contains roasted marinated vegetables, tofu, and vegetable broth seasoned with miso, garlic, and ginger. For dessert, enjoy plant-based ice cream, known as näätelö.
Bar 15 Street offers a tasty soup lunch that changes on a weekly basis. This soup lunch is available from Tuesday to Friday, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. At the restaurant, nearly everything is crafted from scratch on-site. Dishes created in the same kitchen are also served at Mallaskoski Panimoravintola. Situated in the delightful Mallaskoski surroundings, Mallaskoski Panimoravintola features an array of options, including vegan burgers and other grilled delicacies.
Japanilainen ravintola Juku
Address: Koulukatu 22, 60100 Seinäjoki
At Japanese Restaurant Juku, you can enjoy a variety of sushi and warm Japanese dishes that cater to the Finnish palate. Their traditional dishes are made with seasonal ingredients and include rice, miso soup and noodles. Restaurant Juku offers vegan versions of several sushi options.
Sushi is often served with marinated ginger, wasabi and soy sauce. Be cautious not to use too much ginger with sushi. Consume ginger between different sushi plates to cleanse your palate. Enjoy beautifully arranged vegan sushi choices in the lunch buffet as well as separately ordered dishes.
Address: Seuralantie 25, 60220 Seinäjoki
Restaurant Verstas invites you to savor vegan cuisine in its splendid historical setting. The summer menu includes fried tofu, burgers, roasted vegetables, potatoes, sweet potato wedges, and more.
In addition to the summer menu, a lunch buffet offers vegan options like tofu-coconut curry, mildly spicy vegetable stir-fry, lentil-pumpkin patties with beetroot hummus, and roasted garlic tofu. Check the updates on the summer menu and the performances from the restaurant’s website.
Address: Ruukintie 4, 60100 Seinäjoki
Located in Seinäjoki’s city center, Holy Smoke offers burger meals, traditional grill dishes, and salads. The restaurant’s kitchen opens at 2 PM. Give the vegan burger meals and other dishes a try. Vegan options are available for lunch as well.
Holy Smoke excels in vegan burgers, featuring a variety of delicious vegan burgers and snack options. The dishes are made with traditional barbecue essentials with a vegan twist. Quality Beyond Meat patties are used, surprising even omnivores with their flavorful taste.
Kahvila-Konditoria Pikku Paussi (Café-Patisserie Pikku-Paussi)
Address: Koulukatu 18, 60100 Seinäjoki
Near Seinäjoki’s market square, you will find the cozy Café-Patisserie Pikku Paussi, which has been operating since 1989. A traditional and versatile café-patisserie offers a variety of vegan delights. Vegan treats can be pre-ordered, ensuring a selection of vegan options is available.
All of Pikku Paussi’s goodies are skilfully and lovingly baked in their own bakery. Enjoy traditional sweet buns like “possumunkki” and other pastries made using a vegan recipe. Pikku Paussi also makes vegan cakes for celebrations. Find the contact info for ordering from their website.
Valkoinen Puu Cafe & Shop
Address: Kauppakatu 6 B, 60100 Seinäjoki
The charming and bustling Valkoinen Puu Cafe & Shop offers great vegan options. Combining American heritage and local Southern Ostrobothnia recipes, Valkoinen Puu’s taste experience is unique. Sweet treats are a highlight of the café. Have a taste of the vegan mango passion and peanut butter cakes.
Savory vegan dishes include a veggie pesto salad and veggie pizza. All refreshing and warm drinks at the café come with plant-based choices. Customize your oat coffees with flavored syrups to your liking. During lunch hours, vegan options are clearly marked on the lunch menu.
Kahvila-konditoria Hanna ja Kerttu
Address: Kalevankatu 11-13
Hanna & Kerttu is a cozy café-confectionery of Ojalan Pakari bakery. The bakery makes vegan pastries, cakes, and other delights. From the bakery, you can order vegan catering for events and parties. Also available for order are lactose-free and gluten-free baked goods.
Photographs and text by Ilta Lahti, @ilta.lauriina