Silvoplee

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 12 Reviews
Buffet and soup, smoothie bar. Mostly vegan except honey and some dairy products, especially in the desserts. Take what you want, and pay for the food by weight. Moved from Toinen linja 3. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Organic, Buffet, Western, European, Finnish
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Reviews

First Review by marikasaa
Sakuru
Sakuru
1

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  • vegan

Nice place for a late lunch

4 Posted on 10 / 29 / 2013

Silvoplee is a good place for someone who likes fresh food. I have always liked the raw options but warm dishes are also tasty. The restaurant is open only till 6 pm so it's mostly for lunch - but at popular lunch hours it's crowded. Paying by the weight of the plate makes it little inconvenient.

Pros: Fresh food, Easy access by metro or tram, Friendly atmosphere
Cons: Somewhat pricey, Sometimes very crowded
SCos
SCos
12

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  • vegan

Hippie restaurant for healthy eaters

3 Posted on 09 / 10 / 2013

For friends of hippie food this is a good place: fresh vegetables, sprouts and other raw stuff. Be aware that these people use e.g. honey and dairy so remember to read the labels! Food is paid by its weight so this is also good if you want to eat only a little. They offer also homemade bread but not anything on the top of it (except butter for lacto-veges), I guess because they think margarine is not healthy. Luckily the food tastes good.

Pros: Good and healthy, Price is ok
Cons: Non-vegan place, Their ideology is "health based"
VegTim
VegTim
19

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  • vegan

Good old place popular amongst omnivores as well

5 Posted on 10 / 28 / 2012

Almost every omnivore friend in Helsinki suggested we would meet in that place for lunch when they heard that I am vegan. They knew it well, and I also had visited it in 2000. The food is of big variety and high quality. There is lots of raw available. You can eat as much as you want/or can pay for. The place is very popular so during the busiest lunch hour you may need to wait for a seat for a few minutes, but friendly other customers will eagerly make room for you as fast as they can.
Foods are well labelled in Finnish.

Pros: Good location, variety of food, friendly staff
Cons: sometimes crowded
vegantonio
vegantonio
23

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  • vegan

sad place...

2 Posted on 07 / 03 / 2012

and poor quality... but in helsinki will be difficult to eat good vegan food. we tried it few weeks ago and the best thing was the vegan cake. If you have the time you can jump in the eco shop next door... where you can buy all kind of european vegan goods and some pastry. otherwise you don't have to try.

Pros: location in helsinki, cake, cheap
Cons: no atmosphere, no service, no romance
dirty_boots
dirty_boots
2

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  • vegan

Lovely cakes!

5 Posted on 05 / 21 / 2012

Me and my child had two wonderful cakes, they had 4-5 to choose between, all vegan (chocolate and strawbeerie cakes eg). I really loved my carrot cake and had a nice avocado/banana smoothie too. You pay for the cakes by weight, nice for those of you, like me, who like two have two small instead of one big piece. I had a glimpse on the food buffet (also payed by weight), it looked interesting with both classical and more finnish plates. I really recommend. Child friendly and cosy atmosphere. I small bio-store in the restaurant and another big one up the street, 50-100 meters north of Silvoplee. Then you are ready for Borgbacken, the charming amusent park just a few blocks away!

Pros: The Cakes, The Atmosphere, Biological
Cons: Finnish signs (just ask), A bit expensive for a glutton
shapesh1ft
shapesh1ft
21

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  • vegan

The most obvious veggie place to visit in Helsinki

4 Posted on 11 / 01 / 2010

I live in Helsinki and have eaten here 10+ times. Raw foods are usually very good, the buffet changes from day to day. They have some warm dishes on the buffet table also, these are often ok, but nothing special. Anyway the buffet has a lot of options, so if you know what you want, you won't be disappointed.

The buffet is not "all you can eat", because greedy Finns would bankrupt the place. You pay according to the weight of the platter and it easily gets expensive if you like the buffet options :). The desserts are even pricier and actually not that good. It's often really crowded and it sometimes kills the atmosphere. Still this is the most obvious veggie place to visit if you're in Helsinki.

Pros: Raw food options, Taste
Cons: Price, Desserts, Crowded
ulpu
ulpu
17

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  • raw

The best raw option in Helsinki

3 Posted on 10 / 04 / 2010

Silvoplee is a good option for a raw foodist, also warm vegan dishes available in the buffet. Quite basic food, a bit home made like. Don't expect too much from the raw options, it's more or less simple salads and pates. Non-vegan dishes are NOT necessarily marked clearly, so take care! Raw and vegan cakes available. A bit pricy, but in Finland everything is...

Pros: raw options, warm dishes are simple and good, vegan/raw cakes
Cons: sometimes non vegan main salad, crowded at lunch time, menu doesnt vary much
premananda1382
premananda1382
8

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  • vegetarian

Superb Raw Food Restaurant

5 Posted on 01 / 30 / 2010

This is a really great place! You feel really nourished and healthy after each time you eat here.

You choose what you want from a stylish mid-restaurant buffet area and then you pay per weight. All the food is Raw Food, and they also have a good selection of warm dishes.

The food selection changes every day, so it is quite exciting each time you go there to see what they have.

They also have a selection of raw food cakes and deserts.

Please also try their Raw Food Champagne: Chi (basically non-alcoholic. max 1% alcohol). It is really refreshing and quite tangy. The drink it quite interesting it is fermented to the sounds of meditative flute music, and if you take microscopic pictures of it's crytals you will see some really beautiful shapes, which according to those who study water information, means it is really GOOD FOR YOU!)

The dining area is also very atmospheric, in natural browns and beige, with heavy dark brown wooden furniture. They usual have different art exhibits decorating the walls. The art is usually very soothing, meditative and beautiful.

The only critique I have is that if you are very hungry and grab a lot of food, it will become quite expensive, and it would be nice if the food would become cheaper per weight unit after you go over a certain limit. On the other hand it is top quality raw food, so it is natural that it is a little pricier.

Anyway you can get a decent meal for 8 - 10 Euro. I always go for a lot of sprouts, because they are very light, and very healthy. However, I sometimes smear them over with eg. cashew, avocado dressing which is quite heavy :)

All in all a great place! When I worked close by, I practically went there everyday for lunch.

Pros: Raw Food, Great tasting, Healthy
Cons: somewhat pricey if you have a large meal
maibi
maibi
4

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  • vegetarian

good vegetarian food in Helsinki

4 Posted on 01 / 27 / 2010

There is a variaty of food to choose from in this restaurant. You fill up your plate and then you pay for the weight of your food. It can be quite expensive and I think there should be a scale by the food so you could weigh before going to the cashier. The food was very good and you should definitely try the Chi-beverage as well.

Pros: good food, a lot of variety, healthy
Cons: can get expensive, closes at 6 pm
Linda Tallberg
Linda Tallberg
2

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  • vegan

The best vegetarian/vegan restaurant in town!

4 Posted on 01 / 21 / 2010

This has over the years remained the best restaurant in Helsinki specifically catering for vegetarians and vegans. There is no á la carte, but the large buffee should meet everybody's needs. Every dish is labelled with its ingredients, making it easy to leave out the occasional dish with honey or dairy if you are vegan.

This restaurant was voted as the best living food a few years back and has delicious raw cakes. Make sure to taste the soup of the day and remember you pay by weight at the cashiers (I always take way too much on my plate). The food is great and the ambience quite unlike any other place in Helsinki. If you come at 12 o'clock be prepared to wait for a table. I would eat here everyday if I lived closer!

Pros: Excellent variety, Great taste, Wonderfully healthy
Cons: At times crowded, Opening hours, A bit pricy
vali
vali
9

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  • vegan

Mixed

2 Posted on 10 / 01 / 2009

The restaurant had a really good variety of dishes, but the most of the food was not good. The falafels were sort of mellow, the tofu was not well dome, the soup was salty... and the prices are quite high.

Pros: Good selection
Cons: Expensive, Not tasty food
marikasaa
marikasaa
7

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  • vegetarian

Really healthy and great tasting

5 Posted on 01 / 19 / 2008

This restaurant was founded by a nutritional therapist so you can be sure there's always fresh fruit, tofu, beans and other B12 sources and delicacys like seaweed and wheat grass juice available. It's not the cheapest (full plate + health juice 10-15€) but the high quality can't be denied.

Btw. If you spend sometime in Helsinki and prepare your own food remember to check out the ethnic groceries (they sell tofu etc.) which are just around the corner of Silvoplee.



 

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