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Norwegian foodprints

An easy way to choose local food
The “Norwegian foodprints” badge will help you find high-quality Norwegian food, made from scratch.
A chef cooking in a flaming pan in a kitchen A chef cooking with a flaming pan in a kitchen
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Fossheim hotel.
Photo: Fossheim Hotell / dehistoriske.no
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Local food is in demand in Norway, both amongst Norwegians and tourists.

If you are looking for genuine Norwegian food, restaurants with the “Norwegian Foodprints” badge are just the thing for you. All of them are serving home-cooked food with Norwegian ingredients, and they all emphasize local identity.

In order to become an approved Norwegian Foodprints restaurant there are strict criteria that must be met. The food must be made from scratch, and the restaurants must document that they use local Norwegian products and that they have good knowledge of local food and dishes.

Local food the Norwegian way

The rise in use of organic food has been an important political target in Norway, and in the last few years sustainable food consumption has gotten a big breakthrough.

In addition, the word “kortreist” (locally grown) has found its way into Norwegian cooking dictionaries. The word implies producing and consuming more local foods that don’t rely heavily on emission-inducing transport. Many of the producers combine ancient Norwegian food traditions with new scientific methods for developing the products in a safe environment.

The products can be bought locally, or through the large supermarket chains that are focusing more and more on higher quality products from local producers.

Many Norwegians also take pride in cooking from what they harvest themselves. During summer and autumn, the forests are brimming with fresh, wild berries and tasty mushrooms, and harvesting them is seen as a recreational activity.

Do you want to be approved?

It is Innovation Norway in cooperation with The Norwegian Farmers’ Union and HANEN who have developed the independent marketing channel Norwegian Foodprints for great Norwegian restaurants.

Read more about Norwegian foodprints (only in Norwegian).

 

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Norwegian foodprints certified restaurants

Certified restaurants
"The hosts at Nordre Ekre are both chefs, and every day they put together a menu based on local ingredients from Gudbrandsdalen as well as… Read more
Nordre Ekre restaurant
Every day we serve lunch. The menu is what we have available. Fish soup, bacalao, mussels, halibut and more, and the shelves are full of goodies. Our… Read more
Lofotmat
Heartfelt warmth, hospitality, incredible view over large parts of Eastern Norway, and time to enjoy… That is Norefjellhytta. Norway’s first “alpine… Read more
NorefjellHytta
You can visit us for dinner, a snack or just a glass of wine. Come and enjoy our tasty dishes in a truly unique setting. The menu is influenced by… Read more
Bryggen Tracteursted
Visit our traditional fishrestaurant on Bryggen in Bergen. You`ll find Enhjørningen Restaurant (look for the Sign of the Unicorn) on Bryggen, Bergen`s… Read more
Enhjørningen (The Unicorn Restaurant)
The restaurant "Horisonten" is located in the second floor of the hotel Vårsøg Hotel. You may order breakfast, lunch and dinner. Serves all kind of… Read more
Thon Hotel Vårsøg - Horisonten restaurant
It is a pleasure for us to welcome you to To Kokker. We present a menu combing traditional Norwegian cousine with an added special touch. Fresh… Read more
To Kokker
The restaurant focuses mainly on local produce and preparing them in a Mediterranean style while the bar focuses on drinks and service at a top… Read more
To Rom og Kjøkken
Kronen Gaard restaurant tempts with local dining experiences such as deer and elk from Setesdalen, cranberries from Moi and wild mushrooms from… Read more
Kronen Gard Hotell
Focus on culinary food and wineexperiences At Kviknes Hotel, we place great emphasis on culinary experiences. Local ingredients are used as far as… Read more
Dining room at Kviknes Hotel
Hardangerviddahallen Restaurant/Café is a modern cafè featuring traditional local cuisine. The cafè serves typical Norwegian food made from local… Read more
Hardangerviddahallen Restaurant / Cafe
Café, pub and party venue in Stordal. At Nilsgaardtunet they also sell specialties which is made from old recepies and traditions. Read more
Nilsgardstunet
We wish you welcome to our kitchen and lavvu, where you can enjoy our farmhouse cuisine. With us you will always find the game of both fish and meat.… Read more
Andøy Friluftssenter
In the middle of Frederikstens fortress in Halden is Vertshuset Curtisen. The house was built in empire style in 1754 designed by the famous architect… Read more
Vertshuset Curtisen
An oasis for the good life. Savour the flavours of a bygone era in the restaurant, wake up to the smell of newly-baked bread fresh from the oven.… Read more
Haaheim Gaard - Restaurant
A stay at Engø gård, hotel and restaurant is an unparalleled experience. Set in a beautiful natural location, amid historical buildings, and with a… Read more
Engø Gård og Hotell & Restaurant
From time immemorial, the traffic between Trøndelag and Østlandet has passed over Dovrefjell mountain. For a long time, Nidaros’ significance as a… Read more
Kongsvold Fjeldstue
Kraftstasjonen is a small cafe and restaurant in the middle of Måløy centre. Food from fresh raw goods are served, and with the sea as their closest… Read more
Kraftstasjonen Restaurant
The food served at Vega Havhotell is inspired by Vega, and of the Mediterranean. Use of local ingredients are an essential part, in which herbs and… Read more
Vega Havhotell
Seljord Hotel Traditional accommodation in Telemark Right in the heart of Telemark lies Seljord, the realm of the fabled sea serpent of Seljord lake.… Read more
Seljord Hotel
The old trading atmosphere that once prevailed in these premises has been maintained by careful redecoration and refurbishment. The genuine,… Read more
Børsen Spiseri
Store Ringheim Hotell og Restaurant is centrally located in Voss, 1,2 km from the town centre, on the way to Voss Folkemuseum. The restaurant is in a… Read more
Store Ringheim Hotell og Restaurant
Restaurant Anno 1648 is in the original hotel from 1648 and has many cosy corners. The popular rooms Bord 33, Bord 34, Red Plush and Red Corner are… Read more
Restaurant Anno 1648
Restaurant Julie Our á la carte-restaurant was named after Julie Mjelva who opened the hotel in 1898 The restaurant seats 44 guests and its menu… Read more
Restaurant Julie
ØYNA - at the top of Inderøy Øyna is a restaurant with conference facilities, located on a magnificent viewpoint overlooking Inderøy in… Read more
Øyna
Restaurant 3 Kalver, is the place where you can get served the traditional dishes that are made by local traditions, and where raw materials are… Read more
3 kalver
The first camping site of the Lofoten Islands! Our years of experience contributes in giving you a great stay in picturesque surroundings Read more
Sandsletta camping
At the restaurant "Verket" at Rosfjord Strandhotell you get quality food with great taste. The dedicated chefs will choose the best food, most of it… Read more
Rosfjord Strandhotel restaurant
Our chef will prepare your meal in the traditional Norwegian or international way, according to your personal preferences. We can serve up to about 60… Read more
Restaurant Gammelbua
Deep in the beautiful Balsfjord you find Vollan Gjestestue, a family business that opened its doors on July 4, 1948. Since then we have provided our… Read more
Vollan Gjestestue - Café & Restaurant
Statholdergaarden is Bernt Stiansen's gourmet restaurant. In 1993 Stiansen became Norway's first culinary arts world champion. The restaurant, with… Read more
Statholdergaarden
Eldhuset cafe, just by the Storseisundet bridge. Read more
Eldhuset Cafe
The restaurant "The Blue Fish" & Henningsvær Bryggehotell is situated at the quayside of the largest fishing village in Lofoten. Enjoy a truly great… Read more
Restaurant The Blue Fish
Restaurant Haldde at Thon Vica Hotel: High quality Arctic dishes. Menu in 7 international languages. Opening hours: 3 Jan - 22 Dec, 12.00-23.00.… Read more
Thon Hotel Vica - Restaurant Haldde
Enjoy a walk in the garden, and the a meal in the summer cafe. Hildurs Urterarium is a proud member of Arctic Menu. Private parties in Sagastua by… Read more
Hildurs Urterarium - Restaurant Sagastua
Seafood Restaurant, serving local delicassies by the waterfront, run by the Winner of Bocuse d'OR 2009, Geir Skeie. Adress: Brygga 11, tel.: (+47)… Read more
Brygga 11, Geir Skeie
The restaurant serves traditional Norwegian cuisine made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients prepared with a culinary expertise firmly rooted in… Read more
Skaslien Guesthouse
You find the Restaurant Ellenstuen in Fru Haugans Hotel in the old part of Mosjøen. The Restaurant change the menu three times a year and the Kitchen… Read more
Restaurant Ellenstuen
Ekspedisjonen restaurant and cafe was established in June 2003 and offers 45 seats in charming surroundings. During the summer, one can enjoy the… Read more
Ekspedisjonen restaurant and cafe
You are always welcome, either you just want a snack, or you want to enjoy a festive dinner with friends. And if you`re not hungry it is still… Read more
Fiskekrogen Henningsvær
At Aunegården it has been cooked food for over 130 years, and today serving the food they themselves call the taste of Northern Norway. They also… Read more
Aunegården AS
In central Kolbotn, just a one minute walk from Kolbotn train station and bus terminal, in the centre of Kolbotn Torg (Market), you will find Gamle… Read more
Restaurant Gamle Tårnhuset
In the manor’s venerable living rooms, you can join us on an exciting journey back to Minister Christian Thams’ era. Combined with modern conference… Read more
Bårdshaug Herregård
SMIA Fiskerestaurant, one of Kristiansund's attractive eating places, is located in a pleasant little house from 1787 in the center of Kristiansund by… Read more
Smia Fish restaurant
Bjartmars Favorittkro is beautiful situated right by the Atlantic Road. Traditional norwegian food is served with this fantastic view over the ocean.… Read more
Bjartmars Favorittkro - restaurant
Visit our pleasant restaurant, where we take pride in using local produce and preserving local traditions. The requirements of our guests have always… Read more
Hovden Fjellstoge Restaurant
Bjellandstrand Gård is located at Bjelland on the island Tromøy, just outside of Arendal in Sørlandet (Southern Norway). Bjellandstrand Gård is a… Read more
Bjellandstrand Gård café
The Restaurant "Oldemors Karjol" became well known through the TV3 program "Hellstrøm cleans up" from 2008 and "Christmas with Hellstrøm" from 2010.… Read more
Oldemors Karjol
In addition to preserving the old building, Irene and Dag Moen have worked hard to maintain Gloppen Hotell's reputation as a fine place to dine. They… Read more
Gloppen Hotel
Tuddal Høyfjellshotel is in an idyllic setting overlooking water, mountains and forested hills. In the rural romantic dining rooms there is a quit and… Read more
Tuddal Høyfjellshotell
Welcome to Brygga 11, Geir Skeie, a great place for a great seafood experience. We are located by the seashore, a perfect place to enjoy a meal of… Read more
Brygga 11, Geir Skeie
Welcome to Sølvgarden Hotell og Feriesenter! Here you will find modern accommodation and wonderful food. In our restaurant we serve tasty food… Read more
Sølvgarden Hotell - Restaurant
The Cider House is located in Balestrand in an organic fruit orchard with more than 100 fruit varieties. We are situated a short 15 min walk along the… Read more
The Cider House
Do you like good atmosphere, good food and remarkable coastal culture? Then Knutholmen and the fishing village, Kalvåg is the place for you, where you… Read more
Knutholmen Restaurant
Engebret Café - an institution in Oslo where Ibsen, Bjørnson, Grieg and Munch all had regular tables. History is engraved in the historic walls. The… Read more
Engebret Café
The chefs at Tjuvholmen Sjømagasin agree that the simplest ingredient is often the best starting point for a good meal. Tjuvholmen Sjømagasin is a… Read more
Tjuvholmen Sjømagasin
Stokkøya Sjøsenter and The Beach Bar is situated near one of Norways finest beaches, and has both excellent food, comfortable accommodation and… Read more
The Beach Bar, Stokkøya Sjøsenter
Lysebu Hotel was built in 1918 in the traditional Norwegian style, and the place has kept its historic charm. The restaurant's food philosophy… Read more
Lysebu Restaurant
Visitors stay in the traditional but modernized buildings of the farm with all comforts like a swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi. The restaurant serves… Read more
Færsnes Gjestegård guesthouse
We do our best to give you an experience of food at our restaurant. We make our food from local materials, and try to keep the traditional meals from… Read more
SANS Bergmannskroa
Oslo's original city hall from 1641 is the home of Gamle Raadhus Restaurant. Food has been served here since 1856, and today lunch and dinner is made… Read more
Gamle Raadhus Restaurant
We take pride in offering some of the best produce and local cuisine with a modern touch. Located in the heart of Røros, season´s harvest is being… Read more
Vertshuset Røros Restaurant
Hoelstuen is in the middle of Harstad square in one of the oldest townhouses in the city, dating back to 1895. Cafes and restaurants have been run in… Read more
Hoelstuen
When you come here we want you to feel that you are visiting our home. At Fossheim we are concerned with upholding traditions. Originally a coaching… Read more
Fossheim Turisthotell - restaurant
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