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Norwegian foodprints

An easy way to choose local food
The “Norwegian foodprints” badge helps you find high-quality Norwegian food, and guides you to carefully selected restaurants. Four chefs invite into their kitchens .
A chef cooking with a flaming pan in a kitchen
Fossheim hotel.
Photo: Fossheim Hotell / dehistoriske.no

The passion for local food is on the rise in Norway, Restaurants with the “Norwegian Foodprints” badge serve home-cooked food with Norwegian ingredients, based on local produce and identity.

In order to become an approved Norwegian Foodprints restaurant there are strict criteria. 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 and restaurant tables. 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 also be bought locally, or through the large supermarket chains that are focusing more and more on higher quality products from local producers.

Travellers will meet the Norwegian foodprints badge at places to eat in many parts of Norway, as showed if you scroll further down to the map and to the interviews with four of the chefs.

The idea behind the label

Innovation Norway has, in cooperation with The Norwegian Farmers’ Union and HANEN, developed the independent quality badge Norwegian Foodprints to promote great, local food producers and restaurants that make use of the freshest ingredients Norway has to offer.

Read more about Norwegian foodprints (only in Norwegian).


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Restaurants that are certified by Norwegian foodprints

Fjord Norway
Store Ringheim Hotell & Restaurant is a small and unique boutique hotel situaded only 1,2 km from Voss town centre. Read more
Store Ringheim Hotell og Restaurant
Enhjørningen Fish Restaurant is the place for the diner who appreciates the fruits of the sea. Our à la carte menu has a wide range of fish and… Read more
Enhjørningen (The Unicorn Restaurant)
Bryggen Tracteursted serves traditional food based on solid craftsmanship a modern cuisine inspired by Norwegian and Hanseatic traditions. Read more
Bryggen Tracteursted
Restaurant with fresh Norwegian produce of the highest quality. Unique atmosphere in historic surroundings. Read more
To Kokker
Hardangerviddahallen Restaurant/Café is a modern cafè featuring traditional local cuisine. The cafè serves typical Norwegian food made… Read more
Hardangerviddahallen Restaurant / Cafe
Small, ecological farms and local producers deliver the raw ingredients to our kitchen. Our menu is defined by tradition and culture, combined with… Read more
Hanne på Høyden
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
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
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… Read more
Brygga 11, Geir Skeie
Eastern Norway
An Oslo institution dating back to 1857. Read more
Engebret Café
Heartfelt warmth, hospitality, incredible view over large parts of Eastern Norway, and time to enjoy… That is Norefjellhytta. Norway’s first “alpine… Read more
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
Seafood Restaurant, serving local delicassies by the waterfront, run by the Winner of Bocuse d'OR 2009, Geir Skeie. Read more
Brygga 11, Geir Skeie
Statholdergaarden is Bernt Stiansen's gourmet restaurant. In 1993 Stiansen became Norway's first culinary arts world champion. The restaurant, with… Read more
Skaslien Guest House is well known for it's culinary experiences, and has achieved several awards for the tasty food. Read more
Skaslien Guesthouse
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
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
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
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
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
Oldemors Karjol serves traditional Norwegian food based on grandma's cookbook, most of the raw materials are supplied by local farmers. Oldemor was… Read more
Oldemors Karjol
The small historic Hindsæter Hotel is situated along the touristic road over Valdresflya at 950 masl with a stunning view over the valley and… Read more
In the inner parts of Fredriksten fortress we find Restaurant Curtisen, with a fantastic kitchen on historic ground. Read more
Restaurant Curtisen
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
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
Northern Norway
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
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
Café in historic butchery dating from 1830 Read more
Aunegården AS
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
Svinøya Rorbuer offers visitors a unique dining experience. Our old quayside warehouse has been turned into an exquisite restaurant: "Børsen Spiseri". Read more
Børsen Spiseri
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
Don`t miss the only food, wine and herb farm in northern Norway! Read more
Hildurs Urterarium - Restaurant Sagastua
Enjoy a truly great meal based on fresh ingredients from the sea, while you enjoy the unique view of this ancient harbour in Henningsvær. Read more
Restaurant The Blue Fish
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
Restaurant Haldde at Thon Vica Hotel: High quality Arctic dishes. Menu in 7 international languages. Read more
Thon Hotel Vica - Restaurant Haldde
Chef Jon Aga and his staff create dishes inspired by modern classic cuisine, yet anchored in Norwegian as well as continental culinary traditions. Read more
Vega Havhotell
In 1885, Ellen Haugan served food and refreshments to her first guests. Ever since then, the menu at Fru Haugans Hotel in Mosjøen has been based on… Read more
Restaurant Ellen
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
Developing and producing our own proper food has always been a mainstay of our activities over the years. Home-made fare, cakes and bread are prepared… Read more
Vollan Gjestestue - Café & Restaurant
Southern Norway
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
Visitors at Færsnes stay in the traditional but modernized buildings of the farm with all comforts like a swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi. Read more
Færsnes Gjestegård guesthouse
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
At weekends the charming café offers freshly baked baker's products and you can also have tasty lunch and dinner meals like pie, salad and hot soups. Read more
Bjellandstrand Gård café
Visit "Verket", the restaurant at Rosfjord Strandhotell for a great meal. Read more
Rosfjord Strandhotel restaurant
ØYNA - at the top of Inderøy Øyna is a restaurant with conference facilities, located on a magnificent viewpoint overlooking… Read more
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… Read more
Vertshuset Røros Restaurant
To Rom og Kjøkken is a restaurant in Trondheim focusing on high quality every step of the way – from ingredients, venue, menu, bar and staff to… Read more
To Rom og Kjøkken
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
Welcome to our cafe and farm shop at Munkeby Inn in Levanger Our cafe and farmshop is located in the old "Masstua" (Brewery house) from… Read more
Munkeby Inn - cafe & farm shop
This is a culinary gem in the Bymarka recreational area serving local food accompanied by wonderful views. Lian Restaurant was established in the… Read more
Lian Restaurant
A pleasant restaurant at a venerable manor in Orkanger, approx. 40 km from Trondheim. You can enjoy a delicious dinner based on local ingredients and… Read more
Bårdshaug Herregård
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
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    Meet four cutting edge Norwegian foodprints chefs

    They made it, despite that earning the label Norwegian Foodprints is a tough ordeal. Four of these carefully selected chefs reveal how they make the most out of fresh, local ingredients.

    1. Quirien van Oirschot, Bjartmars, Averøy

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    “We hand pick many ingredients here.” Quirien van Oirschot

    2. Geir Skeie, Brygga 11, Sandefjord, Hemsedal and Stord

    When the blond-haired Geir Skeie won the world final in the highly esteemed culinary competition Bocuse d’Or in 2009, he was highly praised – and also experienced quite a lot of pressure. Shortly thereafter he started a new restaurant concept based on seafood, and everybody’s eyes were on him.

    The name Brygga 11, meaning “pier 11”, seemed surprisingly low-key for a Bocuse d’Or winner, but the reviews were raving in a way normally reserved for more upscale places.

    The menu is based on fresh food, which is typical for the Norwegian Foodprints restaurants. Depending on the day and the season, they serve crayfish from Norway’s largest fjord the Sognefjord, “rakfisk”, which is a traditional type of fermented trout, meat from a local inland farm, or simply the catch of the day.

    Since its start, Brygga 11 has expanded from one restaurant in the city of Sandefjord to two more branches, located in the small town of Stord in Fjord Norway, and in Skarsnuten Hotel in Hemsedal.

    Skeie is keen to keep a busy, but friendly atmosphere, and achieves that goal with the help of an international staff that moves freely between the three Brygga 11 restaurants for variation.

    “We like to mix local Norwegian delicacies with some international tastes and dishes that you usually don’t find here”, he says. “A common dish like taco can be transformed into something really tasteful when it is prepared with our fresh ingredients.”

    He is proud to say that Brygga 11 is not a “fine dining” kind of restaurant. “We want to be a place for everyone, where you can just drop by and have a fantastic meal”, emphasises Skeie.

    Skeie wants to inspire his guests to eat more fresh seafood, “Simply because it’s good for your health. Our motto in Norwegian is ‘ekte fiskelykke’, which translates into something like ‘genuine catch off the day.’” Truly in the Norwegian Foodprints’ spirit.

    “Just drop by and have a fantastic meal.”  Geir Skeie

    3. Anna and Jon Aga, Vega havhotell & restaurant

    Behind you lie wild forests and mighty mountains, in front of you the open ocean. This is the UNESCO World Heritage Site Vegaøyan – the Vega archipelago. Here, you get to taste the best of nature right from your table at a place that houses all the characteristics of Norwegian Foodprints – like local food made from scratch by chefs who know their ingredients.

    The couple Anna and Jon Aga has built a reputation on carefully prepared local food flanked by some of the world’s most special nature experiences.

    We go locally to choose venison, moose, grouse, veal, and pork, and we have berries, potatoes, and vegetables from nearby farms,” says Jon. He and his wife combine all this with the freshest seafood you can sink your teeth in, like cusk and scallops.

    “We believe that keeping it simple is the basis to preserve the genuine tastes that the guests come for”, Jon emphasises.

    “New guests seem quite surprised to find such a place to eat on an islet in the ocean. But to us, this is all natural.”

    “Keeping it simple preserves the genuine tastes.” Jon Aga

    4. Ørjan Johannessen, Bekkjarvik gjestgiveri

    “We’re right where the freshest ingredients are produced.” Ørjan Johannessen

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