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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.
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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

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
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
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
ØYNA - at the top of Inderøy Øyna is a restaurant with conference facilities, located on a magnificent viewpoint overlooking Inderøy in… Read more
Øyna
Statholdergaarden is Bernt Stiansen's gourmet restaurant. In 1993 Stiansen became Norway's first culinary arts world champion. The restaurant, with… Read more
Statholdergaarden
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Local food and Norwegian products are much appreciated at Hanne på høyden. Even the restaurant is decorated with Norwegian design. Hannes vision is to… Read more
Hanne på Høyden
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Eat at Fossheim Hotel & Restaurant, and get a real taste of Norwegian mountains and nature" is the town motto. The location is perfect for the use of… Read more
Fossheim hotell og restaurant
Café, pub and party venue in Stordal. At Nilsgaardtunet they also sell specialties which is made from old recepies and traditions. Read more
Nilsgardstunet
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
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
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
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
Well-earned culinary joy. Known for its exciting and tasty food with an international and exotic character prepared with the very best of local… Read more
Hoelstuen
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
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
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
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
The restaurant serves traditional Norwegian cuisine made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients prepared with a culinary expertise firmly rooted in… Read more
Skaslien Guesthouse
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
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
Eldhuset cafe, just by the Storseisundet bridge. Read more
Eldhuset Cafe
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
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