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Restaurant serving fresh food in the Turku Markethall. Menu changes daily, vegan options always available. Many of the items are also gluten-free. Smoothies and fresh juices, raw cakes. Lunch includes in-house-made bread, fair trade coffee and tea. Reported fully vegan October 2022. Open Mon-Fri 11:00-17:30, Sat 11:00-15:30. Mezebar is open 3-5:30pm; drinks etc. during full opening hours.

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25 Reviews

First Review by vagabond baker


Points +45

29 Jul 2023

Excellent brunch!

Delicious and filling brunch in a traditional market hall. Hummus, freshly baked bread and the stew were awesome.

Pros: Hummus, Bread, Smoothie

Cons: Tofu scramble would have needed a bit more salt



Points +21

29 Jul 2023

Exceptional tasty food.

We shared the big brunch option (brunch is available only on saturdays). And for two people its not too much food but enough to not be hungry anymore. But most important: The food was exceptionally tasty! Would go there anytime again!

Pros: Tasty food, Unlimited coffee and tea

Cons: Food could be more for the price.


Points +80

25 Jul 2023

The best vegan restaurant in Turku

The best place to get lunch on weekdays and brunch on Saturdays in Turku. They have different lunch options everyday and the food is always delicious ❤️


Points +340

01 Jul 2023

Good value tasty lunch

We had the mixed brunch platter, it was a really generous portion for the price & very tasty.


Points +93

28 Jun 2023

Kind of basic vegetarian food

Had the lentil/carrot-stew.

Tasted as expected. Good but kinda basic.

Friendly staff, crowded location.

A little to expesive for that kind of food in my opinion


Points +335

04 Jun 2023

Delicious food in cool old food hall

We had the hot dish of the day, a veggie and tofu curry with roasted cashews and spiced basmati. The portion size was perfect and the flavors were great.

Pros: All vegan! , Delicious lunch, Friendly staff


Points +37

04 Apr 2023

Really nice food and staff

Helpful and nice staff and tasy vegan food

Pros: Only vegan options


Points +187

02 Jan 2023

Tasty and not that expensive

We could choose between a warm meal, a salad and a soup. We chose the warm meal which was delicious. Bread, coffee, and tea are included in the price, for us 12€ per person.


Points +447

08 Dec 2022

Lovely lunch

Crowded for a reason. Lunchtime you can choose from warm meal, salad, soup or mix. Friendly staff.

Pros: Spices, Tasty


Points +128

07 May 2022

Great vegan food

Great vegan food in the heart of Turku for a resonable price! The menu changes day-to-day, the veggies are locally sourced and everything is 100% vegan! We had burgers and fries with a delicious mayo dip for lunch (12€ each, coffee included). Definitely would go again!

Pros: Everything was 100% vegan, Menu changes daily, Affordable

Cons: Shared table space with other restaurants


Points +151

Mostly Veg
19 Feb 2021

Something good sometimes

Some days they have one option without cilantro (fresh coriander/korianteri), usually none. As it is very strong taste that makes me and many people vomit, I want to warn everyone about this. If you enjoy cilantro, this is definitely your place.


Points +880

29 Jul 2020

Excellent meal

2 choices every day: daily special or salad, includes bread and a coffee. There is always vegan option and you can get your meal gluten free. Last summer we had excellent burgers here, today it was an open faces tortilla.


Points +173

10 Jul 2020

Good food but crowded during lunchtime

The food was fine, but the place gets crowded during lunchtime so you may not get a seat


Points +62

06 Jul 2020

Always delicious

The lunch is very tasty. I had a simple meal of couscous, marinated tofu and veggies with the most delicious hummus and garlic mayo. Always something vegan to eat.


Points +100

10 Mar 2020

Really good

The brunch they serve is heavenly and the burgers are outstanding, the food court is cozy but sometimes a bit crowded and that is a minus, but the food definitely deserves five stars.


Points +343

27 Aug 2019

Really Good

I am vegetarian and I looked a while for a good vegetarian restaurant before I found the Market Hall... I found Roots Kitchen and I really recommend it. It was really really good, cheap and the staff is so nice :)
Bread and detox water are included in any meal order.
Go for it !

Pros: Really good, Nice place, Good value for money


Points +38

21 Aug 2019

Hidden gem

After walking around Turku in search for a good vegan meal with no satisfying result, I was lucky to discover Turku Markethall. The place has many vegetarian restaraunts, but the best for me was clearly Roots Kitchen. I was also lucky to find it on a Wednesday - apparently they have Vegan Wednesdays there. Very tasty food and friendly staff. The only thing is that you have to ask for the staff to translate the menu in English if you don't speak Finnish.


Points +146

29 Apr 2018

Healthy and tasty

This is one of my favorite places in Turku – the portions are always satisfying and balanced.


Points +36

15 Apr 2018

Fantastic burgers

I really enjoy the burger on Friday (ask for vegan), it's a perfect combination of health and junk.


Points +33

04 Jan 2018

Amazing lunch!

Very good, healthy and tasty lunch. Menu changes everyday and usually they offer a soup, salad and a warm meal that you can choose from. Been there twice and would recommend to anyone looking for delicious, quite affordable (9-10 euros) priced meal. I will definitely come back again while in Turku!!

Pros: Healthy, Nice atmosphere


Points +2757

31 May 2017


We had lunch here during our brief visit to Turku. Out of the three items on the menu, two were vegan and we ordered both of them to share. One was a curry and the other an Asian inspired salad. Portions were good. Bread and hummus or butter was included as well. But I really didn't find the food all that great. The hummus was a little off. The curry tasted flat and the rice underneath was all mush. The salad was on the bland side and could use more aromatics. Maybe it was an off day? I would've liked to give it another try, but I didn't have time the next day. This is a 3 for me.

Pros: value

Cons: food


Points +66

18 Apr 2017

great brunch

I've only been here for a brunch two times. But both times I had excellent food. It's popular for brunch, so it might be crowded and you might have to wait half an hour for your food. Best coffee in town!

Pros: delicious food, great coffee

Cons: can be crowded, might have to wait for long


Points +79

02 Nov 2016

Delicious lunch restaurant

This is so good lunch restaurant in Turku's market hall, middle of the city! Main food are mostly "orient vibe", but this place serves also burgers, tortillas etc. There is also soups and salads on offer. Wednesdays are usually "vegan wednesday", but it's possible to get vegan food also on other days. Brunch is available on satudays. Food menu chance every week. Staff is ok, sometimes a little bit busy.

Pros: tasty vegetarian/vegan food, location, brunch

Cons: expensive, sometimes repetitive menu


Points +1110

03 Aug 2016

get your vegan butts here now!

OMG this was an amazing meal!!! So delicious. I had a lentil curry with rice, salad, broccoli. The Broccoli was cooked with witchcraft... Of the best kind; never tasted anything like it... So so good! You get bread with your meal and this gorgeous pea purée style dip and free water, tea / coffee. Worth a trip to Turku just for this place. Staff are friendly, translated the menu, really lovely and the market hall is a great environment. Seek it out and enjoy

Pros: delicious, friendly, great environment

vagabond baker

Points +145

08 Dec 2014

Delicious And A Lovely Place To Eat

Walked into the gorgeous market hall and found Roots Kitchen really easily near the back. Friendly staff translated the daily special which was lentil curry with roasted squash on a bed of pearl barley. Topped with yoghurt, and shredded carrot and courgette. It was so delicious, warming and filling. Complimentary water, tea and coffee it.
Also had a spicy sweet potato soup on the menu.
I would definitely eat here again! My meal cost €9.20 and came with bread.

Pros: Delicious!, Nutritious, Friendly

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