Nordic Food Destination

Goes to a society, an institution or a community, who has assembled producers of raw ingredients, restaurants and other local actors to lift a geographic destination through food-culture, cooperation and unity.

Emmaus Recycling Café (Emmaus Retur Café) Oskar Lindholm, chef


Emmaus Recycling Café is an oasis in the middle of Mariehamn with a café, restaurant, greenhouse and urban cultivation. The vegetable garden offers work training, garden therapy and social rehabilitation in a very practical way. Combating not only food waste but also social hardship with their trainee program, Emmaus Returcafé has created a unique concept. Serving top quality vegetarian cuisine lunch, dinner and brunch using locally and self-grown ingredients, mixing it up with food market supplied food waste, they serve a holistic concept. Eating green, local, seasonal, and climate friendly has never tasted better! Oh, and did we mention that their furniture is all supplied by a secondhand store?