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Restaurant Day spreads worldwide

Sunday is again Restaurant Day. Held four times a year, it allows anybody to set up their own food stall without having to worry about sale permits, taxes or other vending regulations. Started in Finland in 2011, these amateur food extravaganzas have spread to dozens of countries creating tens of thousands of pop-up restaurants.

Leivonnaisia pöydällä.
Image: Mari Vesanummi / Yle

On Restaurant Day when anyone can set up a restaurant, café or a bar for a day.

The first Restaurant Day was held in Finland in May 2011. Today, it is the world’s biggest food festival, celebrated in hundreds of cities by tens of thousands of enthusiasts four times a year.

Ravintolapäivän logo.
Restaurant Day logo. Image: Tuomas Tofferi

The reoccurring worldwide event is coordinated by a group of private volunteers. More information and a searchable listing of today's pop-up restaurants can be found at the Restaurant Day website.

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