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Visit a Expat family in Finland - a cultural exchange over a meal

Have you ever walked the streets of a city and wondered what´s going on inside the homes of the locals? What does it look like? What do they talk about? What do they eat? We have - that is why Home Dining exist​​​s.


Home Dining Expats will help you to find this experience. We put together a network of selected homes in various parts of Helsinki. Single individuals, couples or families have all their own stories to tell. Experience wonderful moments with us, in our homes, over a meal and you will catch a glimpse of our everyday life.


Home Dining Expats is not a restaurant but a concept where you can meet a local family at their home. Learn how Foreign Finns typically live, taste some of their cultural foods and enjoy a relaxed moment in the Expat's living room. The families live in different parts of the Helsinki area. You can choose the type of family you want to visit based on the language spoken and the food served. The "menus" come in three different main categories. The visit can be arranged for 2 – 8 persons at a time.

Category 1: 2 courses, 90€ / Person.

Category 2: 3 courses, 120€ / Person.

Category 3: Tasting menu, 140€ / Person.

Terms of reservation and cancellation

After booking, you get a confirmation from us, with details of the host and how to get there. During office hours, you will get the information on the same day. Your payment will be the final confirmation of the booking.

Our menu categories describe the general level and quality of the menu our hosts will arrange for you during your visit. The food served depends on the hosts, their lifestyle, and the season and availability of local ingredients. Alcoholic beverages are not included.

The price includes a visit to the family (2-3 hours) and the meal chosen. Children under 12 years pay 70% of the price. Children under 2 years of age are free.

Booking should be made well in advance to guarantee availability.

Terms of payment: Payment is due at the time of booking.

Terms of cancellation: Cancellation 2 weeks before the visit date, free of charge. For cancellation 14 days – 7 days prior to the date of visit we charge 80% of the total cost. For cancellations later than six days before the visit, we charge 100% of the cost.

All information is subject to change. All rates and terms of reservation and cancellation are subject to final confirmation.

Inquiries about Home dining Expats
Please contact Sumama
+358 40 7668135

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