In the main campus of Aalto University, Otaniemi, there are over 20 restaurants. Among them are subway (sub of the day for students – 2.60€, for others – 5-7€), fafa’s (popular chain of Israeli fast food) and a sushi restaurant. But I am going to tell you about the student restaurants. There are around 10 student restaurants on the campus and they are very cheap! Lunch only costs 2.60€ for students. For especially lazy students, it is also possible to have dinners for 2.60€. All-you-can-eat style or more like all-you-can-fit-in-one-plate 😀
I took pictures of my lunches for a week and I am happy to present them to you.
- Main dish: lasagne with tuna
- Salad: carrots, lettuce, beetroot, olive oil + balsamic vinegar
- Bread with butter
Don’t get intimidated by the amount of food. You can get more, I just don’t eat that much.
A typical Finnish combo – pea soup with a pancake. Pea soup goes with onions and ham and the pancake is served with delicious strawberry jam and whipped cream. Salad on the side. This might seem like a bad combination but it actually isn’t!
Oh boy, Wednesday! On Wednesdays, Täffä makes the best spaghetti bolognese in the world. All the other campus restaurants can close because EVERYBODY comes to Täffä. Period. 20 min of waiting in a line is totally worth it!
- Main dish: chicken with bacon in curry sauce, brown rice.
- Peaches, radish with cotton cheese, beans, and lettuce.
- Bread with hummus
- Main dish: steamed brown rice, turkey in cheese sauce
- Lettuce, carrots, some apple
- An egg
- Bread with hummus
- Sour milk
Finnish students cannot really complain much on their lunches. Especially appealing is the price/quality ratio. By the way, recently it became possible to also come with your own container, pay ~2€ and get the lunch leftovers home with you. Students don’t need to cook and cafeteria don’t waste food. Good idea!
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